Toyota 2L-TE

Toyota 2L-TEThe Toyota 2L-TE is a 2.4 L (2,446 cc, 149.3 cu·in) four cylinders, four-stroke cycle water-cooled turbocharged internal combustion diesel engine, manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation.

The 2L-TE engine has a cast-iron cylinder block with 92.0 mm (3.62 in) cylinder bores and a 92.0 mm (3.62 in) piston stroke. Compression ratio rating was 21:1. The motor has a cast iron cylinder head with a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) with two valves per cylinder. The 2L-TE is equipped with EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) system. Due to the EFI system, the 2L-TE engine develops significantly more torque than its predecessor 2L-T.

The Toyota 2L-TE produced 97 PS (71 kW, 96 HP) at 3,800 rpm of maximum horsepower and 221 Nm (22.5 kg⋅m, 163 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of maximum torque. Redline of this engine is at 4,800 rpm.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • 2 – 2nd generation engine
  • L – Engine family
  • T – Turbocharged
  • E – EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) system

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine code2L-TE
LayoutStraight-4, vertical
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement2.4 L, 2,446 cm3 (149.3 cu in)
Fuel systemEFI (Electronic Fuel Injection)
Power adderTurbocharge
Horsepower net 97 PS (71 kW, 96 HP) at 3,800 rpm
Torque output 221 Nm (22.5 kg⋅m, 163 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm
Firing (injection) order1-3-4-2
Dimensions (L x H x W):

Cylinder block

The cylinder block is made of cast iron. The crankshaft is supported by five bearings on the inside of the crankcase. The crankshaft bearings are made of aluminum alloy. The crankshaft is integrated with balance weights which are cast along with it for balance.

The cylinder bore is 92.0 mm (3.62 in), piston stroke is 92.0 mm (3.62 in) and compression ratio rating is 21:1.

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloyCast iron
Compression ratio:20:1
Cylinder bore:92.0 mm (3.62 in)
Piston stroke:92.0 mm (3.62 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Number of main bearings:5
Cylinder bore inner diameter:92.000-92.010 mm (3.622-3.6224 in)
Piston skirt diameter91.940-91.950 mm (3.6197-3.6201 in)
Piston ring groove clearance:First0.028-0.077 mm (0.0011-0.003 in)
Second0.070-0.115 mm (0.0028-0.0045 in)
Oil0.030-0.070 mm (0.0012-0.0028 in)
Piston ring end gap:First0.350-0.620 mm (0.0138-0.0244 in))
Second0.200-0.470 mm (0.0079-0.0185 in)
Oil0.200-0.520 mm (0.0079-0.0205 in)
Connecting rod big end diameter (standard):58.004-58.024 mm (2.2836-2.2844 in)
Piston pin outer diameter29.000-29.012 mm (1.1417-1.1422 in)
Connecting rod small end diameter (standard)29.008-29.020 mm (1.142-1.1425 in)
Crankshaft main journal diameter:61.985-62.000 mm (2.4403-2.4409 in)
Crankpin diameter:52.988-53.000 mm (2.0861-2.0866 in)

Cylinder head (2L-T II specs)

Cylinder head
Cylinder head alloyCast iron
Valve Arrangement:SOHC
Valves:8 (2 valves per cylinder)
Intake valves diameter:
Exhaust valves diameter:
Intake valves length:103.29-103.69 mm (4.0665-4.0823 in)
Exhaust valves length:103.14-103.54 mm (4.0606-4.0764 in)
Intake valve stem diameter:7.975-7.990 mm (0.314-0.3146 in
Exhaust valves stem diameter:7.960-7.975 mm (0.3134-0.314 in)
Camshaft journal diameter: 1st: 34.969-34.985 mm (1.3767-1.3774 in)
Others: 27.969-27.985 mm (1.1011-1.1018 in)
Camshaft lobe height (intake):53.450-53.470 mm (2.1043-2.1051 in)
Camshaft lobe height (exhaust):54.990-55.010 mm (2.165-2.1657 in)

Head tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • Step 1: 78 Nm; 8.0 kg·m; 58 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 90°
  • Step 3: Turn all bolts 90°

Camshaft bearing cap

  • 25 Nm; 2.5 kg·m; 18 ft·lb

Maintenance data

Valve clearance (Cold)
Intake valve0.20-0.30 mm (0.0079-0.0118 in)
Exhaust valve0.40-0.50 mm (0.0157-0.0197 in)
Compression pressure
Standard31.0 kg/m2 / 250 rpm
Minimun20.0 kg/m2 / 250 rpm
Compression differential limit between cylinders5.0 kg/m2 / 250 rpm
Oil system
Recommended engine oil10W-30 or 10W-40 (CF, CE or CD)
Engine oil capacity 2WD:
With oil filter change: 6.0 l (6.3 US qts, 5.3 Imp.qts)
Without oil filter change: 5.1 l (5.2 US qts, 4.5 Imp.qts)
With oil filter change: 6.5 l (6.9 US qts, 5.7 Imp.qts)
Without oil filter change: 5.7 l (6.0 US qts, 5.0 Imp.qts)
Fuel system
Nozzle opening pressure: New: 14,810-15,590 kPa (151-159 kg/cm2, 2,148-2,262 psi)
Reused: 14,220-15,200 kPa (145-155 kg/cm2, 2,062-2,205 psi)

Vehicle applications

ModelYears Produced
Toyota Mark II
Toyota Chaser
Toyota Cresta
Toyota Crown
Toyota Hilux
Toyota Land Cruiser (70 Series)
Toyota Blizzard LD201984–1990
Metrocab TTT2000–2006
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  1. Hello !

    Do you have this Toyota Motor ?

    Yearsmodel: 2000
    Vin: JT132LNH300015454
    Motorkod: 2L-T ( Turbo motor )

    BR: Timppa

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