Toyota 3UR-FE (5.7 L, V8, VVTi) Engine Specs, Review, Service Data

Toyota 3UR-FE Engine Specs

The Toyota 3UR-FE is a 5.7 Liter, 345.6 cu·in (5,663 cc) V8, four-stroke cycle water-cooled naturally aspirated internal combustion gasoline engine from the UR-family, made by the Toyota Motor Corporation since 2006.

This engine delivered from 362 PS (266 kW; 357 HP) at 5,600 rpm to 383 PS (282 kW; 378 HP) at 5,600 rpm of maximum HP and from 530 N·m (54 kg·m, 391 ft·lb) at 3,200 rpm to 546 N·m (55.7 kg·m, 402 ft·lb) at 3,600 rpm of peak torque depending on the year and vehicle model.

The Toyota 3UR-FE engine is fitted with an L-type sequential fuel injection system, Direct Ignition System ignition system with individual coils on each spark plug, Electronic Spark Advance (ESA), Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS), and ETCS-i (Electronic Throttle Control System-intelligent). 

The Toyota 3UR-FE engine has eight cylinders in a V-arrangement at a bank angle of 90° The Toyota 3UR-FE features two aluminum heads with two chain-driven camshafts (DOHC), a die-cast aluminum cylinder block with a five-bearings crankshaft and four valves per cylinder (32 in total). 

The Toyota 3UR-FE engine also used a Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing) system for the intake and exhaust camshafts. It has a 94.0 mm (3.7 in) cylinder bore and 102.0 mm (4.02 in) piston stroke. The Toyota 3UR-FE engine compression ratio rating is 10.2:1.

The breakdown of the Toyota 3UR-FE engine code is as follows:

  • 3 – 3rd generation engine
  • UR – Engine family
  • F – Economy narrow-angle DOHC
  • E – Multi-Point Fuel Injection

Toyota 3UR-FE Engine Specs

Toyota 3UR-FE (5.7 L, V8, VVTi) Engine Specs

Engine Specifications

Engine code3UR-FE
LayoutFour stroke, V8
Fuel typeGasoline (petrol)
Displacement5.7 L, 5,663 cm2 (345.6 cu in)
Fuel systemSequential multi-point fuel injection (SFI)
Power adderNone
Power outputFrom 362 PS (266 kW; 357 HP) at 5,600 rpm
to 383 PS (282 kW; 378 HP) at 5,600 rpm
Torque outputFrom 530 N·m (54 kg·m, 391 ft·lb) at 3,200 rpm
to 546 N·m (55.7 kg·m, 402 ft·lb) at 3,600 rpm
Firing order1-8-7-3-6-5-4-2
Dimensions (L x W x H):
Weight220 kg (485 lbs)

Cylinder head

Block head alloyAluminium
Valve Arrangement:DOHC, chain drive
Cylinder head height:
Valves:32 (4 valves per cylinder)
Intake valve timing:248°
Exhaust valve timing:242°
Valve head diameter:INTAKE38.0 mm (1.496 in)
EXHAUST34.5 mm (1.260 in)
Valve length:INTAKE105.85 mm (4.17 in)
EXHAUST110.40 mm (4.35 in)
Valve stem diameter:INTAKE5.470-5.485 mm (0.215-0.216 in)
EXHAUST5.465-5.480 mm (0.2152-0.2157 in)
Valve spring free length:INTAKE49.39 mm (1.9445 in)
EXHAUST49.39 mm (1.9445 in)
Camshaft lobe height:INTAKE44.291-44.441 mm (1.7437-1.7496 in)
EXHAUST44.196-44.346 mm (1.74-1.7459 in)
Camshaft journal diameter:№129.956-29.970 mm (1.1794-1.1799 in)
Other25.959-25.975 mm (1.022-1.0226 in)

Head tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • Step 1: 36 Nm; 3.67 kg·m; 27 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 90°
  • Step 3: Turn all bolts another 90°
  • For 12 mm head: 21 Nm; 2.14 kg·m; 15 ft·lb

Cylinder block

Cylinder block alloyAluminum
Compression ratio:10.2:1
Cylinder bore:94.0 mm (3.7 in)
Piston stroke:83.0 mm (3.27 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Number of main bearings:5
Cylinder inner diameter (standard):94.000-94.012 mm (3.700-3.701 in)
Piston skirt diameter (standard):93.950-93.960 mm (3.6988-3.6992 in)
Piston pin outer diameter:21.997-22.000 mm (0.866-0.8661 in)
Connecting rod bushing inner diameter:22.000 mm (0.8661 in)
Connecting rod big end diameter:59.000 mm (2.3228 in)
Piston ring side clearance:Top0.020-0.070 mm (0.0008-0.027 in)
Second0.020-0.060 mm (0.0008-0.0024 in)
Oil0.070-0.145 mm (0.0028-0.0057 in)
Piston ring end gap:Top0.22-0.33 mm (0.0087-0.013 in)
Second0.35-0.50 mm (0.0138-0.0197 in)
Oil0.10-0.40 mm (0.0039-0.0157 in)
Crankshaft main journal diameter:66.988-67.000 mm (2.6373-2.6378 in)
Crankpin diameter:55.982-56.000 mm (2.204-2.2047 in)

Main bearing cap bolts tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • Step 1:
    Inside: 61 Nm; 6.2 kg·m; 45 ft·lb
    Outside: 27 Nm; 2.7 kg·m; 20 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn bolts 90°
  • Cylinder block side 45 Nm; 4.6 kg·m; 33 ft·lb

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

Connecting rod bearing bolts

  • Step 1: 40 Nm; 4.0 kg·m; 30 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn bolts 90°

Maintenance Data

Compression pressure
Standard13.3 kg/cm2, (189 psi) / 300 rpm
Minimun10.2 kg/cm2, (145 psi) / 300 rpm
Compression differential limit between cylinders1.0 kg/cm2, (15 psi) / 300 rpm
Oil system
Oil consumption , L/1000 kmup to 1.0
Recommended engine oilSAE 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30
Oil type APISL, SM, SN
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity)With filter change: 7.5 l (7.9 US. qts, 6.6 Imp. qts)
Without filter change: 7.1 l (7.5 US. qts, 6.2 Imp. qts).
Oil change interval, km (miles)10,000 (6,000)
Oil PressureIdle speed: 70 kPa (0.7 kgf/cm2, 10.1 psi) or more
2,500 rpm: 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2, 32 psi) or more
Ignition system
Spark plugDENSO: SK20R11.
Spark plug gap1.0-1.1 mm (0.0394-0.0433 in.)
Spark plug tightening torque21 Nm (2.14 kg⋅m, 15 ft⋅lb)

Vehicle Applications

ModelYears Produced
Toyota Tundra2006-
Toyota Sequoia2007-
Toyota Land Cruiser 2002007-
Lexus LX 5702007-

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