Toyota 2E

Toyota 2EThe Toyota 2E is a 1.3 l (1,296 cc, 79.09 cu·in) straight-four 4-stroke natural aspirated gasoline engine from Toyota E-family. The 2E engine was manufactured from 1985 to 1998.

The 2E engine features a cast-iron block and aluminum cylinder head with the single overhead camshaft (SOHC) and three valves per cylinder (12 in total).

Compression ratio rating is 9.5:1. It has a 73.0 mm (2.87 in) cylinder bore and 77.4 mm (3.05 in) piston stroke.

The engine was available in the following versions:

  • 2E or 2E-L, 2E-LU It is a carburetored version of this engine. Horsepower ranged from 65.3 PS (48 kW; 64.4 HP) at 6000 rpm to 83 PS (61 kW; 81.8 HP) at 6,000 rpm with 89 N·m (9.1 kg·m, 65.6 ft·lb) at 3,600 rpm to 98 N·m (10 kg·m, 72.2 ft·lb) at 5,200 rpm of peak torque.
  • 2E-E, 2E-ELU – EFI version was used on Toyota Starlet Si (Ri) Limited.
  • 2E-TE, 2E-TELU – turbocharged version was used on Toyota Starlet 1300 Turbo S (Turbo R). This version was produced from 102 PS (75 KW; 100 HP) to 110 PS (81 KW; 109 HP)
  • 2E-LJ – this version was used on Toyota Starlet Van (3-rd generation). Thie version was produced 73 PS (54 kW; 72 HP) at 6,000 rpm of horsepower and 101 Nm (10.3 kg⋅m; 75 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm of torque.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • 2 – 2-nd generation engine
  • E – Engine family

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine code1E
LayoutFour stroke, Inline-4 (Straight-4)
Fuel typeGasoline (petrol)
Displacement1.3 L, 1,296 cm3 (79.09 cu-in)
Fuel system 2E, 2E-L, 2E-LU: Carburetor (Type V)
2E-E, 2E-ELU, 2E-TE, 2E-TELU: Electronic fuel injection system
Power adder 2E-TE, 2E-TELU: Turbocharger
Power output 2E, 2E-L, 2E-LU:
65 PS (48 kW; 64 HP) at 6000 rpm – 83 PS (61 kW; 82 HP) at 6,000 rpm
102 PS (75 KW; 100 HP) to 110 PS (81 KW; 109 HP)
Torque output 2E, 2E-L, 2E-LU:
89 N·m (9.1 kg·m, 66 ft·lb) at 3,600 rpm – 98 N·m (10 kg·m, 72 ft·lb) at 5,200 rpm
Firing order1-3-4-2
Dimensions (L x W x H):

Cylinder block

The Toyota 2E has a cast-iron cylinder block with five bearing support system. It has a 73.0 mm (2.87 in) cylinder bore and 77.4 mm (3.05 in) piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 9.5:1.

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloyCast-iron
Compression ratio:9.5:1
Cylinder bore:73.0 mm (2.87 in)
Piston stroke:77.4 mm (3.05 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Number of main bearings:5
Cylinder inner diameter (standard):73.000 mm (2.874 in)
Piston skirt diameter (standard):72.910-72.940 mm (2.8705-2.8716 in)
Piston pin outer diameter:
Piston ring side clearance:Top0.040-0.080 mm (0.0016-0.0031 in)
Second0.030-0.070 mm (0.0012-0.0028 in)
Piston ring end gap:Top0.260-0.490 mm (0.0102-0.0193 in)
Second0.150-0.430 mm (0.0059-0.0169 in)
Oil0.200-0.830 mm (0.0079-0.0327 in)
Crankshaft journal diameter:47.000 mm (1.8504 in)
Crankpin diameter:40.000 mm (1.5748 in)

Main bearing cap bolts tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • 57 Nm, 5.8 kg·m; 42 ft·lb)

After securing bearing cap bolts, make sure crankshaft turns smoothly by hand.

Connecting rod bearing bolts

  • 39 Nm, 4.0 kg·m; 29 ft·lb)

Cylinder head

The cylinder head is made of aluminum alloy which gives it good cooling efficiency. The engine has single overhead camshaft, that is driven by a timing belt and three valves per cylinder (12 valves in total). The 2E engine used special valve shims to adjust the valve clearance.

Cylinder head
Valve Arrangement:SOHC, belt drive
Valves:12 (3 valves per cylinder)
Valve head diameter:INTAKE
Valve length:INTAKE (First)92.26 mm (3.6323 in)
INTAKE (Second)98.50 mm (3.8779 in)
EXHAUST92.26 mm (3.6323 in)
Valve stem diameter:INTAKE5.970-5.985 mm (0.2350-0.2356 in)
EXHAUST5.965-5.980 mm (0.2348-0.2354 in.)
Valve spring free length:41.52 mm (1.6346 in)
Camshaft cam height:INTAKE (First)35.87-35.97 mm (1.4122-1.4161 in)
INTAKE (Second)35.38-35.48 mm (1.3929-1.3968 in)
EXHAUST35.83-35.93 mm (1.4106-1.4146 in)
Outer camshaft journal diameter:26.979-26.995 mm (1.0622-1.0628 in)

Head tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • Step 1: 29 Nm, 3.0 kg·m; 21.4 ft·lb
  • Step 1: 49 Nm, 5.0 kg·m; 36.16 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 90°

Maintenance data

Valve clearance
Intake valve0.20 mm (0.008 in)
Exhaust valve0.20 mm (0.08 in)
Compression pressure
Standard13.0 kg/m2 / 200 rpm
Minimun10.0 kg/m2 / 200 rpm
Compression differential limit between cylinders1.0 kg/m2 / 200 rpm
Oil system
Oil consumption , L/1000 km (qt. per miles)up to 0.5 (1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30
Oil type APISE, SF or SG
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity) With filter change 3.2 l l
Without filter change 2.9 l
Oil change interval, km (miles)10,000 (6,000)
Ignition system
Spark plugNGK: BPR6EY-11
Spark plug gap0.8 mm (0.031 in) or 1.1 mm (0.043 in)

Vehicle applications

ModelYears Produced
Toyota Corolla (AE92, AE111) – South Africa
Toyota Corolla (EE90, EE96, EE97, EE100)
Toyota Sprinter (EE90, EE96, EE97, EE100)
Toyota Starlet (EP71, EP81, EP82, EP90)
Toyota Starlet Van (EP76V)
Toyota Corsa
Toyota Conquest (South Africa)
Toyota Tazz (South Africa)
Toyota Tercel (Caribbean / South America)
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  2. Hi,
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  6. hi my name is sidwel i have a 13 1985 2 e the spec says my oil level should be 2 9 with out new filter but i only put two liters and it goes over the max mark what is the reason for that

  7. Hi everyone…plse help me am looking for a carburator 2e manual,am based in zambia…kindly send me where I can access the item…will appreciate

  8. Has anyone encountered water seeping into the fuel mixture? Fouling the engine performance. There is water by-pass hose to the carburetor, with the water/coolant entering through the intake manifold. Can this be eliminated?

  9. Do wet problem of Spark Plug connected with carburetor? how could wet of spark plug with fuel could be fixed?

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