3UZ-FE VVT-i Lexus v8 4.3 Litre 5 Speed
We sell the 3UZ 5 speed in pre-wired and running condition. The five speed has the same transmission as found on the 1UZ VVT. These engines are much newer than the older 1UZ non vvt and are the top of the UZ family of engines. They were produced from 2001 till 2005 with the five speed and was then upgraded with the six speed up till 2011. These engines are sold in running condition and use the original engine management system from Lexus. The lexus 3uz engine for sale at Lextreme at a starting price of R28500. The 3UZ-FE VVT-i Lexus v8 4.3 Litre engines are used widely in conversions on 4X4 and 4X2 vehicle upgrades. The 3UZ Lexus V8’s engine are mainly used for the heavier vehicles such as in modified land cruisers and Nissan Safari’s etc for the torque gain. If you require one of these engines from us you can go to www.lexusv8engines.co.za or www.lextreme.co.za
These Lexus V8 engines get taken out of the third-generation Lexus SC430, known as the UCF30. This is a luxury sedan equipped with the 3UZ-FE VVT-i Lexus v8 4.3 Litre Running on original engine management the V8 Lexus 3UZ engines are the top or the range V8 available from Lextreme producing 434 newton meters or 320 (ft·lbf) of torque at 3400 rpm and 216 kilowatts or (290 HP) at 5600 rpm.
The SC 430 would run a 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 6.7 seconds.
The 3UZ-FE VVT-i Lexus v8 4.3 Litre was built in Japan and mated to a 5-speed (A650E) automatic transmission between 2001 and 2003. The bore is 91 mm (3.6 in) and the stroke is 82.5 mm (3.25 in). It has a full aluminum engine block and direct overhead camshaft type cylinder heads made also in full aluminum. It uses SEFI fuel injection, has 4 valves per cylinder making it a 32 valve motor with variable valve timing with intelligence.
In 2003 the engine was linked to a 6-speed (A761E) automatic transmission in applications for improved fuel efficiency.
In 2006 the SC 430 was entered in the (Super GT) race series in the GT500 class (cars with approximately 500 horsepower). Extensively modified from the factory car, the engine used is a modified version of the SC 430’s 3UZ-FE V8 that was also used in the Toyota Supra race car from previous years.
The new 3UZ-FE VVT-i Lexus v8 4.3 Litre SC 430 based race cars were immediately competitive with former GT500 champion Juichi Wakisaka and no. 2 driver André Lotterer driving the Open Interface TOM’s SC to victory at the opening round at Suzuka giving the SC 430 its first victory on its debut race. Juichi Wakisaka and Andre Lotterer also won the GT500 class championship during the same year. In 2007, Lexus SC fully replaces Supras in the Toyota side, a Zent Cerumo SC 430 driven by Yuji Tachikawa was victorious in the GT500 opening round race.
In 2008, a Zent Cerumo SC 430 driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Richard Lyons won the Fuji 500 race, round 3 of the Autobacs Super GT at Fuji Speedway. In 2009, five SC 430s were entered in Super GT racing in the GT500 class, including the Petronas TOM’s SC 430 driven by Juichi Wakisaka and André Lotterer, along with the Eneos SC 430, Kraft SC 430, Dunlop Sard SC 430, and Zent Cerumo SC 430.