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The Toyota JZ engine family: Engines for sale…

The Toyota engine family called JZ, has been around from 1990 and became one of the popular engines in Toyota cars, especially ones that were performance oriented. Widely used in high performance applications, the ability to produce plenty of power is one of it’s strong points. Forgetting to mention the long lifespan of these engines would be a mistake. Briefly, here is a basic history of the Toyota JZ engine family..


The 2.5 L (2491 cc) 1JZ version was produced from 1990 through 2005 , however still in production with the Mark II BLIT Wagon. It was a 4-valve DOHC engine with two belt-driven camshafts.

Output for the non-turbo 1JZ-GE was 200 hp at 6000 rpm.


The twin-turbo 1JZ-GTE. Although rated at Japan’s self-imposed maximum rating of 280 hp, this was probably quite conservative. A later unit (with VVT-i and a single turbo) probably produced well more than 300 hp. Torque was rated at 278 ft·lb at 2400 rpm.


The 3.0 L (2997 cc) 2JZ was introduced in 1992 (first released in the 1992 Lexus SC300). VVT-i variable valve timing was added later in 1997


The 2JZ-GE is a widely used version. Output is 215 to 230 hp at 5800.

It uses SEFI fuel injection, has an aluminum head and 4 valves per cylinder with some versions using VVT-i, along with a cast iron cylinder block.


The 2JZ-GTE was developed to power the fourth generation of the Supra sports car. It was based on the 2JZ-GE, but differed in its use of sequential twin turbochargers.

The introduction of sequential twin CT12B turbochargers raised its power output from 225 hp to 280 hp at 5600 rpm, officially limited in the Japanese and European markets, although the real undisclosed figure was well in excess of 300 hp. In the American market, power was raised to 320 hp at the same 5600 rpm. This engine is very popular with car tuners for its high horsepower potential and reliability. Modified versions of the 2JZ-GTE have been seen with over 1500hp. 2004, still running on gasoline.

Although Toyota engines are known for their durability, being used in the high performance car line has left more of these engines damaged or pre-maturely worn out from hard use has created a need among the performance crowd for used engines with low mileage. Not to say some people just flat wear them out from driving lots of mileage, since these engines are quite abundant.

Once it has been determined by a qualified engine shop that you need a replacement engine, should an unfortunate event force you into this spot, may I recommend a JDM engine for sale. The JDM engine line is a product of the Japanese Domestic Market. This market ships many engines from the JDM to America, engines that have less than 40, 000 miles on them. The reason is mostly due to the stringent emission standards in Japan, forcing people to buy a new car or replace the engine at about 40,000 miles.

In America an engine with 40,000 miles is barely broken in, which gives the opportunity to educated consumers the availability of this excellent option. To find out more about this eccellent option in engines for sale, call the specialists at GotEngines.com @ 1-866-320-1065 for more specific information on how to purchase your JDM engine.

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