Jump to content

Identifying Corolla engine


Recommended Posts

Hi, I'm new to this forum but have just acquired a vibrating roller which is Toyota powered. I'm told the engine came out of a Corolla but have no more information. It hasn't run in seven years and is feeling a bit sad. Initial investigations discovered two cylinders full of water and the electrics totally corroded.

I've freed it up, got it spinning and sparking. I suspect it would fire, given fuel, but the carby is corroded solid. I'm thinking that, if I can identify the engine, it'd be easier to aquire a wrecked carby than try to re-build? Would really appreciate advice on the best way to identify the engine. Happy to supply images.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Small Toyota engines used in forklifts etc would either be K-series or Y-series.  Should be an engine number stamped on the block somewhere, as well as whatever kind of build plate the roller came with.


Photos tell a thousand words too, should at least be able to identify the series with a simple photo.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Many thanks for the reply. I'm now 99% sure the engine is a 4K-C. I tracked down the person who supplied the engine. It came out of his son's car after it had been rolled four times. I showed him different photos of Corollas and it seems it was a 70 series. That made it simple. No overhead cam or anything fancy. Virtually has to be a 1.3 litre.

Interestingly, I've also tracked down a manual for the original roller configuration, which was a Deutz diesel. Haven't got my hands on it yet but it's going to be interesting comparing the torque curves!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Toyota Owners Club AU © 2020 | This Website has no association with Toyota (AU) or Toyota Motor Corporation. | Cookies | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

  • Create New...