Rebuilding The Toyota 22re Engine

repairing toyota 22reThe Toyota 22re engine, the successor to the Toyota 22r engine, was used in Toyota pickup trucks and Toyota 4 runners from 1985 to 1995. This engine was also used in the Toyota Celica, but for a much shorter period of time. it was used from 1983 to 1985. These cars can be kept in top condition using the original engine that was intended for them.

However, these engines are virtually impossible to find new. The best option is to purchase a rebuild kit. There are rebuild kits for each set of engine specifications. These rebuild kits can be purchased online, or sometimes in a local store. It is crucial to pay attention to the engine’s original specifications when purchasing a rebuild kit.

The Toyota 22re engine had two sets of specifications for the years it was in general use. The first set of specifications was in place for engines manufactured from 1985 to 1988. The engine was manufactured with a horsepower of 105 at 4,800 RPM. The maximum torque it achieved was 137 at 2,800 RPM. The engine had a displacement of 9.3 to 1. It had a bore of 92 mm and a stroke of 89 mm. The model specifications from 1989 to 1995 changed somewhat, but only slightly.

These slight changes did give the engine more power. The horsepower raised to 112 at 4,600 RPM. Its maximum torque was also increased to 142 at 3,400 RPM. However, the displacement, bore and stroke all remained the same. Depending on which model is required, it is imperative to ensure that a purchased rebuild kit matches these specifications. If it does not, it may not perform correctly in the vehicle and could even damage it. Cheaply made rebuild kits will cost less but may not meet the desired specifications. Buyers should be sure they know what they are getting before they click on the “checkout” button.

Rebuild kits can be purchased in several Locations online, including specialty stores, online department stores like, and auction sites. The prices can vary on the rebuild kits, but buyer beware on these kits. Less expensive 22re engine rebuild kits are often made overseas. Overseas rebuild kits are often made with cheaper parts that do not last very long. Buying a cheaper engine rebuild kit may seem like a more budget conscious idea at the time, but can ending up casting much more money in the long run. A more costly engine rebuild kit my not be a budget conscious idea at the time of purchase, but will save a considerable amount of money overall.

For those who do not wish to purchase their 22re rebuild kit online, auto parts stores can special order engine rebuild kits for customers. The advantage to buying in a local store versus online is that a knowledgeable sales professional can review options with the customer and help them pick the engine that best suits their vehicle and needs. These professionals can also help customers with parts and tools that may be required for the rebuild but may not come standard in the rebuild kit. A knowledgeable associate can help a customer avoid problem engine manufacturers, and may be able to set up delivery to the customer’s home, assuming store delivery is not preferred. Even with all of the conveniences of online shopping, there is always something to be said for the face to face interactions between customers and sales professionals when making a large scale purchase.

Engine rebuild time varies based on how much time is put into it on a daily basis and the complexity of the engine rebuild instructions. The end result is an engine that will keep that pickup truck or Celica running for years.