Well thanks for that site. I don't seem to be able to navigate, my browser I suppose. But I did find this. :
Tercel 1987-91 1456cc 3E engine
1.5L Carb. 12-valve SOHC 4 connecting rod - CRTO26 $79.25
Tercel 1990-94 1456cc 3EE engine
1.5L F.I. 12-valve SOHC 4 connecting rod - CRTO26 $79.25
Paseo 1992-95 1497cc 5EFE engine
1.5L F.I. 16-valve DOHC 4 connecting rod - CRTO26 $79.25
Tercel, Paseo 1995-98 1497cc 5EFE engine
1.5L F.I. 16-valve DOHC 4 connecting rod - CRTO26 $79.25 (95-96)
1.5L F.I. 16-valve DOHC 4 connecting rod - CRTO32 $80.60 (97-98)
So in the US, the 3e,3ee, and 5efe (first generation) all use the same rods. The second gen 5efe with no return fuel line and DIS, use a thinner rod.
I think I've seen a 5efhe rod before ... on Tercelonline ... and I thought it was different?? The best way to check, short of having one, would be to see if it is the same P/N as the others.?? But I don't know car a 5efhe came in??
Hmm maybe a Cynos, or a Corsa?? I have no idea what those are???
And that bent rod?? Well you don't know what happened there, unless it was your car?? But it takes power to bend a rod ... normally but to much timing and or lack of fuel ie poor tuning can wreck a motor in the blink of an eye! Pre-ignition, Detonation & Knock and such.
Don't blame the motor blame the tuner. A properly tuned 4efte/5efe (first gen anyway) with all stock internals can live making 300 hp, IF, tuned properly.