Engine Toyota 6GR-FE

The 4.0-liter V6 Toyota 6GR-FE engine has been assembled at the concern’s Chinese plant since 2013 and is installed only on the third generation of the Coaster bus, which is popular in the local market. This power unit is essentially a type of second-generation 1GR-FE engine.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Coaster 3 (B40) since 2013.


Production years since 2013
Displacement, cc 3956
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 232
Torque output, Nm 345
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 94
Piston stroke, mm 95
Compression ratio 10.0
Features ACIS and ETCS-i
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Coaster 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 167

Disadvantages of the 6GR-FE engine

  • Chinese owners note high reliability, but fuel consumption is high;
  • The problem with the crackling of the phase regulators, proprietary for the GR line, is also here;
  • Keep the cooling system clean, the cylinder head gasket breaks very quickly;
  • The weak points of the engines of this family include a water pump and ignition coils.

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