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I've got a 3S-GE engine in my Carina E GTi (2nd gen) aswell
The 3S-GE engines are pretty bullitproof. They tend to use a little oil with age, but mostly nothing really spectaculair. The sparkplugs are platina tiped, so they should last a whole lot longer than regular sparkplugs. Their replacement interval is about 100.000km's!
If you want to replace them: NGK BKR6EP-8
Just put some 10W40 in the engine and it will be fine. It takes about 4 - 4,5 liters of oil. The oilfilter is just a standard replacement.
But check everything with your Toyota dealer just to be shore. I'm talking 2nd gen, so there might be differences.
The real power of these engines just starts at 4500rpm. Even though my engine already has about 230.000km's on it, when they are properly warmed up, you can easily take her to 7000rpm. That's what they are built for!
Driving : '92 Toyota T19 Carina E GTi
Repairing : '92 Toyota AE92 Corolla Hatchback GTSi
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