Engine Toyota 7M-GTE

Toyota’s 3.0-liter turbo 7M-GTE engine was assembled at a factory in Japan from 1986 to 1992 and was installed in only two of the company’s sports models: the Soarer in the back of the Z20 and the Supra A70. There were racing versions of this engine under the symbol 7M-GTEU with power up to 580 hp.

The M family also includes engines: 5M‑EU, 5M‑GE and 7M‑GE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Soarer 2 (Z20) in 1986 – 1991;
  • Toyota Supra 3 (A70) in 1986 – 1992.


Production years 1986-1992
Displacement, cc 2954
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 235
Torque output, Nm 344
Cylinder block cast iron R6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 91
Compression ratio 8.4
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging CT26
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Supra 1991)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 210

Disadvantages of the 7M-GTE engine

  • A well-known engine problem is a breakdown of the cylinder head gasket in the area of the 6th cylinder.
  • One of the solutions is grinding the mating surface for a metal package.
  • Also, the engine resource is reduced by the insufficient performance of the oil pump.
  • Another weak point is the outdated and capricious ignition system.
  • Every 50 thousand km it is necessary to adjust the valves using the selection of washers.

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