Toyota 7M-GE

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A Cressida 7M-GE Engine

The 7M-GE and 7M-GTE were both high-performance engines used by Toyota in the 1980's and early 1990's. They are part of the series of Toyota M engine. In the US, only two Toyotas ever featured the engines: the Toyota Cressida and Toyota Supra. Both engines were very advanced for their time. The 7M-GE came standard with the Cressida from 1989-1992, offering loads of power, excellent fuel economy, and proven reliability. The 7M-GTE was simply a turbo version of the 7M-GE offered only in the Supra.

The engines had a 3.0L 24-Valve DOHC Twin Cam setup which provided plenty of power for both the Cressida and Supra. The 7M-GE is an Inline 6, or "straight 6" engine. Due to incorrect torque specifications from the factory, the head gaskets on both the 7M-GE and 7M-GTE engines are prone to failure. However, with proper replacement of the head gasket using a higher torque setting, these engines have been known to be extremely reliable.

The 7M-GE and 7M-GTE were both discontinued sometime after 1992 with the demise of the Cressida in North America.