Toyota 2TR-FE Engine Specs, Problems And Reliability

The 2.7-liter Toyota 2TR-FE engine has been assembled since 2004 at factories in Japan and Indonesia for large pickups and SUVs. This motor was originally equipped with a phase regulator of the VVT-i type at the inlet, and in 2015 a newer Dual VVT-i system appeared on two shafts.

The 2TR-FE is Toyota’s largest four-cylinder engine. The exact volume is 2693 cubes, but row four is designated 2.7. Unlike the 3RZ-FE engine of the same volume, the engine is equipped with a Toyota variable valve timing system, which, in the case of the Land Cruiser Prado 120 and Prado 150, allows you to get 163 hp at the output. at 5200 rpm of the crankshaft.

The Toyota 2TR-FE engine is equipped with four valves per cylinder, which improves the purging of the combustion chamber and works to increase power because the airflow constantly moves in one direction – from the intake valves to the exhaust valves. The legendary Toyota reliability is also facilitated by the chain drive of the gas distribution mechanism. The 2TR-FE VVT-i is equipped with a multi-point injection system.

2TR-FE Specs

Manufacturer Kamigo Plant – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (Toyota Motor Corporation)
Production years 2004-present day
Engine code 2TR-FE
Layout Four-stroke, Inline-4 (Straight-4)
Fuel type Gasoline (petrol)
Bore, mm 95.0 mm (3.74 in)
Stroke, mm 95.0 mm (3.74 in)
Displacement, cc 2,693 cc (164.3 cu in)
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
10.2:1 – 2015+ with Dual VVT-i
Power, hp 160-164 hp (120-122 kW)/5,200
Torque, lb-ft 178-181 lb-ft (241-246 Nm)/3,800
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Engine oil 0W-20 (5W-20)
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.8 (6.1 qt)
Oil change interval, mile 6,000 (10,000 km) or 12 month
Number of piston rings (compression/oil) 2 / 1
Number of main bearings 5
Cylinder inner diameter (standard) 94.990-95.003 mm (3.7398-3.7403 in)
Redline 5500
Piston skirt diameter (standard) 94.940-94.970 mm (3.7378-3.739 in)
Piston pin outer diameter 21.997-22.000 mm (0.866-0.8661 in)
Crankshaft journal diameter №3: 59.981-59.994 mm (2.3615-2.3620 in.)
Other: 59.987-60.000 mm (2.3617-2.3622 in)
Oil consumption, L/1000 km (qt. per mile) up to 0.5 (1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Spark plug DENSO: SK20HR11, NGK: ILFR6C11
Spark plug gap 1.0-1.1 mm (0.0394-0.0433 in)
Spark plug torque 18 N·m (1.8 kg·m, 13.3 ft·lb)

Toyota 2TR-FE Engine Problems And Reliability

Like its predecessor, this is an extremely reliable motor, despite some design complications. The weak point of 2TR and its illness (until 2008) is a problem with a leak in the front crankshaft oil seal, which is solved by replacing it with a new revision. Also, these motors are distinguished by vibration at idle in frost due to automatic transmission. Change the oil in the box and the problem should go away.

It is advisable to pour engine oil into 2TR-FE which is recommended by the manufacturer, regular maintenance and good gasoline will increase its resource to the maximum.

The major concern is that the engine does not match its purpose. It’s too mild for heavy SUVs and pickup trucks, and it’s regularly overloaded, resulting in significant fuel consumption and noisy operation. The engine’s dependability, on the other hand, is a strong point. The 2TR-FE engine has an average lifespan of 250,000 miles (400,000 km).

Toyota 2TR-FE Oil Capacity

The Toyota 2TR-FE engine requires 6.2 quarts of 0W-20 oil with a filter replacement.

What Cars Have A Toyota 2TR-FE?

  • Toyota Hilux Surf
  • Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (updated with Dual VVT-i)
  • Toyota Fortuner (updated with Dual VVT-i)
  • Toyota Tacoma (updated with Dual VVT-i)
  • Toyota HiAce
  • Toyota Coaster (Bolivia, Hong Kong, Australia)
  • Toyota Innova (in some countries and updated with Dual VVT-i)
  • Toyota Hilux (in some countries and updated with Dual VVT-i)
  • Toyota 4Runner (2010 MY)

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