1MZ-FE Engine


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Engine 1MZ-FE – it’s the middle brother in the line, its cylinder capacity is about 3.0 liters (2994 cc.).

Bore and stroke of 87.5 mm and 83 mm, respectively. Power output varies from model year and the availability of variable valve timing system VVT-i and is in the range of 168-210 hp at 5200-5400 rpm and of 290-300 Nm at 4400 rpm. 1MZ-FE engine has a high fuel efficiency without high losses of power.

Later, the gas distribution system of the engine 1MZ-FE complemented with VVTi variable valve timing system.

The capacity of such motor makes 210 hp at 5800 rpm and torque of 328 Nm at 4400 rpm. Early versions of the engine 1MZ-FE with VVT-i system staffed throttle double hull, cast aluminum intake manifold and EGR system. In later versions of the engine installed plastic intake manifold to reduce weight and further reduce the cost. Optionally, they manned the throttle with electronic control.

In 1996, he was in the top ten best engines of the year published by the American magazine Ward’s

1MZ-FE engine specs

Manufacturer Kamigo Plant
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky
Production years 1994-2007
Cylinder block alloy Aluminum
Configuration V6
Valvetrain DOHC
4 valves per cylinder
Piston stroke, mm (inch) 83 (3.27)
Cylinder bore, mm (inch) 87.5 (3.44)
Compression ratio 10.5
Displacement 2995 cc (182.8 cu in)
Power output 140 kW (190 HP) at 5,400 rpm
156 kW (210 HP) at 5,800 rpm
Torque output 275 Nm (203 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
328 Nm (222 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
HP per liter 63.4
Fuel type Gasoline
Weight, kg (lbs) 158 (350)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (mpg)
for Camry XV30
15.7 (15)
8.3 (28)
11.0 (21)
Turbocharger  Naturally aspirated
Oil consumption , L/1000 km
(qt. per miles)
up to 1.0
(1 qt. per 750 miles)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, L (qt.) 4.7 (5.0)
Oil change interval, km (miles) 5,000-10,000
Engine lifespan, km (miles)
-Official information

300,000+ (180,000)
Tuning, HP
-Max HP
-No life span loss


The engine is installed in

  • Toyota Avalon
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Estima/Previa
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Lexus ES300/Toyota Windom
  • Lexus RX300
  • Toyota Harrier
  • Toyota Alphard
  • Toyota Solara


Timing belt sound. Hot engine. Toyota avalon 2002 1mz-fe

1mz 1mzfe timing camshaft position

Dan Hoffman

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