Toyota Corrolla 1.6i engine (4AFE) engine

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Toyota Corrolla 1.6i engine (4AFE) engine Specs

Specification Details
Fuel Type Petrol
Displacement 1587 cc
Valvetrain DOHC
No. of valves 16
Power Output in KW 84 KW
Torque Output 145 Nm
Bore x Stroke 81 mm x 77 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Toyota Corrolla 1.6i engine (4AFE) engine FAQ

Toyota Corrolla 1.6i engine (4AFE) engine is
This is a 16 valve engine made in Japan. It comes under the group of 4A-FE (4 cylinder, A stands for gasoline (carburetor), FE means electronic fuel injection). It replaced the old engine 2393 cc 3S-FE engine which had carburetor with it's production starting from year 1988 to 1996 April.

The Corolla family has more than 15 million units sold since its first inception way back in 1966. This helped establish itself as one of leading brands of world automotive industry.

Corolla is known for quality and performance that it offers. The 1.6i was developed keeping in mind all important points like combustion efficiency, smooth running capability, reliability etc. The main highlight of this engine is its 12 valves i.e. 4 for intake and 8 for exhaust, which ensures high performance output with low fuel consumption.

It has crankshaft throw of 85mm for better balancing and reduced vibration along with stiffer metal parts. It is equipped with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing - intelligent system) that gives more power than any other engine in its category around the world .

The Toyota Corolla 1.6 engine was known as a heart of many great cars through 1990s to 2000s. A few car models which used this engine are Corona Coupe 2TC(1986), Allion Alpha(2001-2005), Caldina GT4 St202/ St204(1998-2004). These gave new life to their respective models and they can still be found on roads all over the world.

As far as reliability is concerned, Toyota Corolla 1.6 engine has excellent reputation across the globe. This engine has been used in variety of cars because of its reliability and performance.

The engine's block was originally made from cast iron but it changed to aluminum alloy later which reduced weight by 12 kg (26 lb) compared with standard iron block Corolla CE70/LE70 . It can easily rev up till 7400 rpm though its red line value is 6900 rpm .It has bore diameter 86mm and stroke length 95 mm coupled with compression ration 9.8:1. The power rating ranges from 83 hp @ 6000 rpm for 1NZ-FE to 96 hp @ 6200 rpm for 4AFE.

The Corolla 1.6i can give awesome performance in mid range and top end too. The total curb weight of car depends on engine configuration, size and type similar to other cars in its category. It weighs around 1150 kg (2533 lb) which is decent for this size of engine that it has. There are two air filters fitted with this engine i.e. one by Toyota Motor Corporation Japan and another by Mann filter company Germany which gives better filtration than any other brand available in the world .

There won't be much problem faced while using Corolla's 1.6i engine unless there is physical fault or worn out parts installed during manufacturing or some other misdoings during maintenance. The only problem that car owners might face is oil leakage after long use . Some cars use 10W-30 grade engine oil, which hasn't negative impact on the engine's condition but it reduces fuel efficiency to little extent.

Some of the common problems with this engine are timing belt tensioner breakage, faulty Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) and Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). There can be air flow meter failure too if proper care has not been taken while driving the car.


Toyota Corolla 1.6i engine is one of the most reliable engines in its category throughout all over the world. The reason behind this reliability is its simple design which doesn't have many parts to go wrong. It has been used in variety of cars manufactured after 1990s because it can offer better performance, fuel efficiency along with comfort for driver and passengers too.


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