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5.7 V8 LS1 Engine

Motors of LS series, nicknamed by GM as Gen-III Small-Block, first appeared in 1997. They were available in iron-block variations for trucks while all-aluminum LS1 was applied for C5 Corvette automobile. While the company prefers to call its contemporary V8 motors Gen III and Gen IV, the real car enthusiasts, who has got excited by the high-productive motors, prefer to refer to all the engines of platform as LS. LS1 engine specs Keeping 5.7-liter displacement, LS1 is the 3rd generation of...

LM7 5.3 Vortec Engine

GM’s 5.3L Vortec motor is built on the small block V8 framework, applied for the creation of many LS lineup motors for Chevrolet Corvette. However, the 5.3L is mainly employed for trucks and SUVs. 5.3L Vortec has minimum 9 variations, but in general, they are either Generation III or Generation IV V8 small block motors. The main difference between these motors is modifications of block construction for ensuring more efficient fuel consumption able to switch off cylinders if they aren’t...

22R-E Engine

Toyota 22R is a 2.4L 4-cylinder motor, manufactured between 1981 and 1995. In 1982, the brand presented 22RE, a fuel-injected modification, plus, from 1985 to 1988, 22RTE, a variant with turbocharging, was built. Having troubles with timing chain, the motor passed through some updates. Consequently, many 22RE components aren’t compatible with 22R and 22RE motors, released before 1985. Apart from 22RE’s fuel injection, post-1984 22R and 22RE had some other distinctions. Toyota 22R...

4.8 Vortec Chevy LR4 Engine

Being very alike from a mechanical point of view, GM’s LS motors and Vortec ones, built on their framework, were employed for almost every brand of the company, comprising Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Saab, Izuzu and Hummer. As both LS and Vortec motors are pretty widespread, they are treated as contemporary motors of high efficiency. Having fantastic output, these motors can be susceptible to various modifications, including turbo and superchargers, high-flow cylinder heads,...

N55B30 Engine

BMW N55, an inline-six petrol engine, started to be produced in 2009 as a substitution for BMW N54 and was applied for F07 5 Series Gran Turismo. Being the first brand’s motor featuring a twin scroll turbocharger, it was called the best engine for three consecutive years, in 2011-2013, according to Ward. Its production started to phase out since the release of BMW B58 motor in 2015. BMW S55 is a high-productive variation of N55, employed for F80 M3, F82 M4 plus F87 M2...

K20 Engine

Honda initiated the production of K-series, 4-cylinder 4-cycle motors, in 2001. Keeping dual overhead camshaft valvetrains, they reach lower attrition thanks to roller rockers. K-series motors employ coil-on-plug ignition system without distributor but featuring a coil for every spark plug. Refraining from application of classic ignition timing system with distributor, these motors feature a computer-controlled system, allowing the ECU to regulate ignition timings depending on sensor inputs....

RB20 Engine

Nissan RB, released from 1985 to 2004, is a 2.0-3.0L inline-six four-stroke gasoline motor. Aluminum head is applied for both single and dual overhead camshaft versions. Single overhead camshaft motors keep two valves per cylinder while the ones with dual overhead camshaft feature four valves per cylinder. Each camshaft lobe controls just one valve. RB motors are supplied with belt driven camshafts plus cast iron blocks. Models with turbocharging keep an intercooled turbo (except RB20ET and...

VG33E Engine

Nissan VG are 2.0-3.3L V6 piston motors, employed for a number of vehicles from the brand’s range. The debut motor of lineup appeared in 1983 and soon, VG turned into the first assembly line V6 motors in Japan. Keeping iron block plus aluminum heads, primary motors of the range received a single overhead camshaft with two valves per cylinder. Hereinafter, some updates were made, leading to creation of motors with other block plus dual overhead camshaft with four valves per cylinder. Moreover,...

VQ40DE Engine

Nissan VQ is a 2.0-4.0L V6 piston motor, keeping aluminum block with dual overhead camshaft featuring 4 valves per cylinder plus aluminum heads. It’s supplied with the brand’s EGI/ECCS sequential multi-port fuel injection while its subsequent variations keep different modifications of variable valve timing and direct fuel injection. The latter are often referred as NEO-Di. Motors of this lineup were built as alternatives to VQ line. Being rather successful, they were among 10 best engines...

3RZ-FE Engine

Manufacture of Toyota 3RZ-FE motor was initiated in 1994 as a substitution for 22R-E. Being destined for off-road and commercial automobiles, it kept pretty large capacity for inline-four configuration, reached by application of 95 mm cylinder bore plus forged crankshaft featuring 8 counterbalances and 95 mm stroke. 3RZ utilizes crankcase with two balancer shafts, serving as counterpoise to inertia forces of the second order. Cylinder block features aluminum dual overhead camshaft with 4 valves...

J32A Engine

Honda J-series is the 4th generation of V6 gasoline motors, production of which was initiated in 1996, following the C-line with its 3 different modifications. Being constructed by the brand’s American engineers, these motors were manufactured at Anna, Ohio and Lincoln plants in Alabama. While C motors were 90° V6, these ones are 60°, being built for transverse mounting. Newer motors are more compact than their foregoers, featuring smaller bore spacing (98 mm/3.86 inches), shorter rods plus...

B18C Engine

Honda B-series, first presented in 1988, are inline 4-cylinder automotive motors with dual overhead camshafts. They were for sale contemporaneously with economical D-line motors, featuring single overhead camshaft, but B-lineup had better performance thanks to double overhead camshafts and the brand’s VTEC system, which was applied for the first time. Along with letter B, the names of these motors denote engine’s displacement and have one more letter. The American versions also keep one...

4AC Engine

Toyota A-series are 1.3-1.8L inline-4 internal combustion motors featuring cast iron blocks plus aluminum cylinder heads. Cylinders were siamesed to make a motor shorter. Thus, 1A motor had a length of 550 mm (21.6 inches). Toyota initiated production of this lineup in the late 1970s, aspiring to create an absolutely fresh version of the motor to substitute the brand’s K-lineup in Toyota Tercel vehicles. Engineers did their best to reach great fuel efficiency plus performance along with...

VK56DE Engine

The Nissan VK engine (previously called the ZH) is a V8 piston motor, featuring an aluminum dual overhead camshaft with four valves. Actually, VK56 was built on the framework of the brand’s VQ V6 motor but not VH V8, applied for Q45/Cima vehicles. Among the main differences are a variable intake manifold of polymer, restyled heads and a better drive of the wire throttle chamber. Intake manifold routes air in different directions depending on the engine speed. It helps to enhance low-end...

LM4 Engine

Having the capacity of 5.3 liter (325 cu in), GM/Chevrolet LM4 is a naturally aspirated V8 90° 4-stroke gasoline motor. It’s a representative of Generation Three V8 truck motors with small blocks. LM4 resembles LM7 (released between 2003 and 2005), but it differs by having an aluminum block. Chevrolet LM4 (Vortec 5300) keeps V8 90° aluminum cylinder block featuring 5-bearings crankshaft, 2 aluminum heads, one cast camshaft and 2 valves per cylinder (16 in total). The motor is supplied with...

2.3 Ecoboost Engine

EcoBoost series are turbocharged gasoline motors with direct injection, manufactured by Ford. The debut motor of this type was a joint venture of FEV Engineering (Germany) and Mazda (Japan). Ford 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter motors are turbocharged modifications of Mazda L motors. Motors of this range were created to reach the identical efficiency with naturally aspirated motors featuring cylinders with larger capacity, but, simultaneously, reduce the fuel consumption and emissions. Basically, the...

VG30DETT Engine

VG30DETT is a 3.0-liter V6 motor. Being for sale in the United States between 1990 and 1996, it was applied for Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo for the American market and Nissan Fairlady Z in Japan (till 2000). Though 300ZX automobile could be also equipped with VG30DE motor, VG30DETT became the most widespread choice thanks to twin turbochargers. Engine Manufacture Its name can tell a lot about this motor as Nissan opts for engine’s name utilizing expository code of letters and numbers. For...

2AR-FE Engine

In 2008, Toyota launched the production of 2AR-FE motor as an alternative to 2.4L 2AZ. The brand applied high technologies while designing this item, making 2AR-FE reach the identical power but consume less fuel than its forerunner. Besides the 2.5L motor, Toyota also manufactures 2.7L 1AR-FE. 2AR keeps aluminum cylinder block featuring thin cast iron inserts inside. Those inserts can’t be replaced while the block can’t be subjected to repairs. Forged steel crankshaft can move by 10 mm to...

D16 Engine

In 1986, Honda decided to expand its D series by creating D16A, a motor with greater capacity. It was built on the framework of 1.5L D15A featuring aluminum cylinder block and block height of 212 mm. The motor kept stroke camshaft of 90 mm, connecting rods of 137 mm plus pistons of 75 mm with 30 mm height. By increasing piston stroke, engineers coped with the task of getting a motor with 1.6L capacity. The cylinder block’s top gained a double overhead camshaft with 16 valves. Diameter of the...

D15B Engine

In 1984, Honda launched the manufacture of D15A motor, the debut engine from the D-series, for its CRX automobile. Having the block height of 207 mm, this 1.5L engine featured aluminum cylinder block and cast iron sleeves. Its other characteristics comprised stroke crankshaft of 85.5 mm, pistons of 74 mm and connecting rods of 134 mm. Cylinder block contained single overhead camshaft without VTEC variable valve timing with three valves for each cylinder. The further motor versions included a...

1.8 TSI EA888 Engine

1.8 TSI/TFSI EA888 motor was first manufactured by Audi AG in 2007. EA888 1.8 TSI plus 2.0 TSI were constructed as alternatives to 1.8 and 2.0L motors from EA113 lineup. Being a 4-cylinder gasoline engine featuring turbocharger and direct fuel injection, this motor was modernized three times. So, let’s find out a bit more about its variations. VW 1.8 Engine Specs Manufacturer Volkswagen AG Production years 2007-present day Cylinder block material Cast Iron Cylinder head...

VQ37VHR Engine

Nissan VQ engines, successors of VE and VG motors, were first released in 1994, but they still remain among the most reliable and powerful motors, constantly getting to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. They are V6 motors with the capacity ranging from 2.0 to 4.0L and featuring aluminum block and heads. Being constantly updated, engines keep modernized variable timing system and direct fuel injection. But let’s take a closer look at VQ37VHR, a motor employed for celebrated Nissan 370Z...

SD25 Engine

SD25, a variation of Nissan SD engines, is a 2.5L (2.488 cc) inline-4 diesel motor with water cooling. Having compression index of 20.7 and 21.4 for Datsun and Nissan (non-California) and 21.9 for these vehicles within California standards, motor’s output is 70 hp (71 PS, 52 kW) at 4,000 rpm. SD25 is the largest motor from the 4-cylinder SD range with 5 main bearing crankshaft and modernized rear main seal, constructed primarily for Nissan 720 (1983-1986) and Nissan D21 (1986-1988) vehicles....

M112 E32 Engine

M112 E32 is an engine from V6 range, first released in 1997 as a substitution to M104 E32. Other motors from 112-lineup are E24 M112, M112 E26, E28 M112, M112 E32 ML plus M112 E37. Having V-shape with cylinder back’s angle of 90 degrees, motor was supplied with basic components of V8 M113. M112 features balancer shaft. Lighter aluminum cylinder block substituted heavy cast iron one. Keeping aluminum cylinder heads with single overhead camshaft plus 2 intake and 1 exhaust valves for each...

KA24DE Engine

Manufacture of KA24, an alternative to Z24, was launched in 1988. Its first modification, KA24E, is a four-cylinder inline engine with cast-iron cylinder block, having cylinder diameter of 89 millimeters. Forged crankshaft features piston stroke of 96 millimeters plus forged connecting rods of 165 millimeters. It gained aluminum cylinder head featuring single overhead camshaft plus 2 intake and 1 exhaust valves for each cylinder. Diameter of intake valves is 34 millimeters plus exhaust valves...

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