Toyota 22R-TE (2.4 L, turbo) EFI Engine Specs and Review

Toyota 22R-TE Engine Specs

The Toyota 22R-TE is a 2.4 Liter, 144.38 cu·in (2,366 cc) straight-four 4-stroke turbocharged gasoline engine from Toyota R-family. Toyota Motor Corporation manufactured the engine from 1985 to 1988.

The 22R-TE engine delivered 137 PS (101 kW; 135 HP) at 4,800 rpm of maximum HP and 234 N·m (23.9 kg·m, 172 ft·lb) at 2,800 rpm of peak torque.

The Toyota 22R-TE engine features an aluminium cylinder head with a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) and cast-iron block and two valves per Cylinder (8 in total). 

The Toyota 22R-E engine has an electronic fuel injection (EFI) system, turbocharger, and ignition system with a mechanical distributor.

The Toyota 22R-E engine compression ratio rating is 7.5:1. Cylinder bore and piston stroke are 92.0 mm (3.62 in) and 89.0 mm (3.5 in), respectively. 

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • 22 – 22 generation engine
  • R – Engine family
  • T – Turobchagered
  • E – Multi-Point Fuel Injection

Toyota 22R-TE Engine Specs

Toyota 22R-TE (2.4 L, turbo) EFI Engine Specs

Engine Specifications

Engine code 22R-TE
Layout Four-stroke, Inline-4 (Straight-4)
Fuel type Gasoline (petrol)
Production 1988-1988
Displacement 2.4 L, 2,366 cm3 (144.38 cu-in)
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection (EFI)
Power adder Turbocharger
Power output 137 PS (101 kW; 135 HP) at 4,800 rpm
Torque output 234 N·m (23.9 kg·m, 172 ft·lb) at 2,800 rpm
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Dimensions (L x W x H):

Cylinder block (86 and later)

Cylinder block alloy Cast-iron
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Cylinder bore: 92.0 mm (3.62 in)
Piston stroke: 89.0 mm (3.5 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2 / 1
Number of main bearings: 5
Cylinder inner diameter (standard): 92.000-92.030 mm (3.622-3.6232 in)
Piston skirt diameter (standard): 91.935-91.965 mm (3.6195-3.6207 in)
Connecting rod big end diameter (standard): 56.000-56.006 mm (2.2047-2.205 in)
Piston ring end gap: Top 0.250-0.470 mm (0.0098-0.0185 in)
Second 0.600-0.820 mm (0.0236-0.0323 in)
Oil 0.200-0.570 mm (0.0079-0.0224 in)
Crankshaft main journal diameter: 59.984-60.000 mm (2.3616-2.3622 in)
Crankpin diameter: 52.988-53.000 mm (2.0861-2.0866 in)

Main bearing cap bolts tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • 103 Nm, 10.5 kg·m; 76 ft·lb

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

Connecting rod-bearing bolts

  • 69 Nm, 7.0 kg·m; 51 ft·lb)

Cylinder head (86 and later)

Valve Arrangement: SOHC, chain drive
Valves: 8 (2 valves per cylinder)
Valve head diameter: INTAKE 45.0 mm (1.7717 in)
EXHAUST 37.0 mm (1.4567 in)
Valve length: INTAKE 113.8 mm (4.4803 in)
EXHAUST 112.9 mm (4.4449 in)
Valve stem diameter: INTAKE 7.970-7.985 mm (0.3138-0.3144 in)
EXHAUST 7.965-7.980 mm (0.3136-0.3142 in)
Valve spring free length: 48.5 mm (1.9094 in)
Camshaft cam height: INTAKE 42.63-42.72 mm (1.6783-1.6819 in)
EXHAUST 42.69-42.78 mm (1.6807-1.6842 in)
Camshaft journal diameter: 32.98-33.00 mm (1.2984-1.2992 in)

Head tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • 78 Nm, 8.0 kg·m; 58 ft·lb

Maintenance Data

Valve clearance
Intake valve 0.20 mm (0.008 in)
Exhaust valve 0.30 mm (0.012 in)
Compression pressure
Standard 10.0 kg/cm2 / 200 rpm
Minimun 8.5 kg/cm2 / 200 rpm
Compression differential limit between cylinders 1.0 kg/cm2 / 200 rpm
Oil system
Oil consumption , L/1000 km (qt. per miles) up to 0.5 (1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30, 10W-30
Oil type API SF or SF/CC
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity) With filter change ~ 4.2 l l
Without filter change ~ 3.8 l
Oil change interval, km (miles) 10,000 (6,000)
Ignition system
Spark plug NGK: BPR5EY
Spark plug gap 0.8 mm (0.0315 in)

Vehicle Applications

Model Years Produced
Toyota Hilux 1985-1988
Toyota 4Runner 1986-1987

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