The 22R comes from a Long List of R Engines Manufactured by Toyota
The Toyota R series was introduced in the Japanese auto market in 1953. The R series was a group of straight 4-cylinder engines. The original R engines were OHC versions with a chain-driven camshaft. These early engines were 1.5 litre cast iron blocks. For Japanese Engines for Sale Toyota, 22R and more, call (888)-840-8709 for a free quote.
The first Toyota Crown imported to the US had the 1.5 liter R engine as the power source, but reviews were not as good as expected due to low revolutions per minute. The engine was underpowered so in 1964 the 2R engine was introduced with a 3.07 inch bore and stroke. It produced 55 horsepower at 5000 rpms and 116 ft-lbs of torque at 2600 rpms. The 3R model had 60 horsepower at 4600 rpms and 142 ft-lbs of torque at 2600 rpms, but it was still no match for the muscle cars that ruled the roads during the 1960s.
Toyota continued to tweak the R series. A 4R, 5R, 6R, and 7R were produced through the 1960s and early 1970s. Each engine had more horsepower and torque and improved engine features that enhanced performance. The 8R, 9R, 10R, and 12R engines were also part of the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s Toyota car lineup. In 1974 Toyota introduced the 16R and 18R, which powered the Celica, Corona, and the Cressida.
The 19R, 20R, and 21R, were 2-valve SOHC 2.2 liter engines with 96 to 105 horsepower. They were used from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. The 22R 2.4 litre, 2-valve SOHC engine made its debut in 1981, and was used through 1995. The 22R fuel injected engine was introduced in 1982. The 22R produced 105 horsepower at 4800 rpms and 137 ft-lbs of torque at 2800 rpms. In 1985 the 22R was completely re-engineered.
The 22R Gets Turbocharged in 1985
Horsepower and torque increased when the 22R-TE came on the scene in 1985. The strong block and large displacement gave the engine 135 horsepower at 4800 rpms and 173 ft-lbs of torque at 2800 rpms, but it was still weak in terms of high end power. Even though the 22R had a couple of issues it is known for its decent fuel economy, durability, and good low to mid range torque. One popular modification to increase power is the 22R head, which has a smaller combustion chamber and a higher compression ratio.
We sell remanufactured, used and new crate 22R engines. Call (888)-840-8709 now for more information.