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Engine sizes

Series Size


2P 1198cc

K 1100cc

3K 1156cc

4K 1300cc


T 1400cc

2T 1588cc

3T 1770cc

12T 1588cc

13T 1770cc


R 1453cc

2R 1490cc

3R 1900cc

4R 1587cc

5R 2000cc

6R 1707cc

7R 1591cc

8R 1858cc

12R 1587cc

16R 1808cc

18R 1968cc

20R 2200cc

21R 1972cc

22R 2400cc

M 1988cc

2M 2300cc


4M 2600cc

5M 2759cc

7M 3000cc

1S 1832cc




2Y 1812cc



3A 1452cc

4A 1600cc

1C 1839cc

2C 1974cc

1G 1988cc


2JZ 2997cc

After the dash we have the options as follows:

B Dual carbs (only used on non-twin cam engines, obsolete code)

C Californian pollution control (also most of the world)

D Dual carbs but more powerful than -B

E Electronic Fuel Injection

F Twin Cam (economy)

G Twin Cam (sports), twin carbs (unless EFI)

H Unknown but never combined with -B or -C

i Single point fuel injection

II Unknown - possibly denotes L.A.S.R.E

J Unknown, possibly autochoke, possibly another anti-pollution control

L Transverse mounted engine (seems to be an obsolete code)

LPG LPG fuel

M Phillipines market (details unknown)

P LPG fuel

R Low compression for regular (not super or premium) fuel.

S Swirl intake ports (only a few made in mid '80s)

S Direct injection & swirl pot pistons (starting from '97/98)

T Turbocharged

U Japanese pollution control (introduction of "U"nleaded?).

Engine uses TTC-C, TTC-L or TTC-V.

Z Supercharged

This now makes Matts engine a 1G-FZE! :cool:


T40 alloy 4 speed manual, usually behind T engines

T50 alloy 5 speed manual, usually behind T engines

W40 steel 4 speed manual, usually behind R engines

W50 steel 5 speed manual, usually behind R engines

W55 alloy 5 speed manual, behind R and T engines

W58 alloy 5 speed manual, behind M engines (Supra)

P51 steel 5 speed manual, close ratio box usually behind R-G engines

A30 ? 3 speed auto, until August 1973

A40 ? 3 speed auto, after August 1973

Sorry if i bored you!

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