Engine Toyota 8A-FE

The 1.3-liter Toyota 8A-FE gasoline engine has been assembled in Tianjin since 1998 and is installed both on models of the Japanese concern and on cars of Chinese companies. Such a unit on Lifan cars is known as LF479Q3, and on Geely under the index MR479Q.

The A family also includes engines: 8A‑FE, 5A‑FE, 5A‑FHE, 4A‑FE, 4A‑FHE, 4A‑GE, 4A‑GZE, 7A‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Vios 1 (XP40) in 2002 – 2006.


Production years since 1998
Displacement, cc 1342
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 85
Torque output, Nm 110 – 120
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 78.7
Piston stroke, mm 69
Compression ratio 9.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Vios 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 125

Disadvantages of the 8A-FE engine

  • First of all, this motor often suffers from poor-quality assembly and components.
  • In second place is lubricant consumption, which may appear even up to 100 thousand km.
  • The culprit of the floating engine speed is usually the contamination of the injectors and throttle.
  • The weaknesses of the engine also include sensors and components of the ignition system.
  • Hydraulic compensators are not provided and the valves need to be adjusted periodically.

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