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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...

VR6 Engine

VR6 and subsequently VR5 are internal combustion engines, first released in 1991. They are known for narrow-angle (10.5 or 15 degrees) V shape. Having 6 cylinders, VR cylinder block contains 2 cylinder banks (left 1-3-5 and right 2-4-6), covered by sole cylinder head cover. R32 is a famous representative of EA390 series. This VR6 3.2L naturally aspirated gasoline motor was employed for Volkswagen Golf R32 mk4/5 in addition to being a part of some other Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. Motor...

4B11 Engine

4B11 is a 2.0L motor, released in 2007 as an alternative to legendary 4G63 owing to stricter emission demands. Having naturally aspirated and turbocharged modifications, it was applied for Mitsubishi Lancer and EVO X cars. As a result, 4B11 turns out to be an aluminum motor featuring modern electronics, used in latest 4G6 versions. Gaining aluminum cylinder block with both bore and stroke of 86 millimeters, 4B11 is a steady and free-revving motor. Balance shafts were eliminated. 16V aluminum...

2GR-FE Engine

2GR-FE is a 3.4L V6 gasoline motor for transverse mounting, first released in 2004 as an alternative to 1MZ-FE V6 and celebrated 2JZ. Soon after its launch, it turned into one of the most popular brand’s engines, applied for Toyota Camry, RAV4 and Highlander. Moreover, this engine is utilized for Lexus IS 350, GS 350, RX 350 and some other vehicles, including Lotus Evora S and Exige S. Identical to 1GR-FE, 2GR keeps a cast aluminum open deck cylinder block with spiny cast iron sleeves cast...

2UZ-FE Engine

Toyota 2UZ-FE is a 4.7 L V8 motor, constructed specifically for trucks and SUVs. Due to that, this motor gained great capacity, low-rev and astonishing torque. While 1UZ-FE and 3UZ-FE keep aluminum cylinder blocks, 2UZ gained cast iron one, which is stronger and less expensive. But its main disadvantage is that it can be deformed due to engine mass. In other details, this motor has identical styling and size but for enlarged bore and stroke. Besides, it features a 90 degree angle, 21 mm...

1NZ-FE Engine

Toyota 1NZ-FE is a 1.5 L (1,497 cc, 91.35 cu-in) inline-four four-stroke naturally aspirated gasoline engine, production of which was launched in 1999 at Kamigo Plant. It keeps block of aluminum and cylinder head featuring double overhead camshaft and 4 valves for every cylinder. Compression index equals to 10.5. Cylinder bore is 75 millimeters (2.95 inches) while piston stroke is 84.7 millimeters (3.34 inches). This motor features electronic fuel injection system, VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing...

13B Engine

Mazda 13B, also named Mazda Wankel Engine, is a 1.3 L (1308 cc) motor, manufactured for more than 30 years and employed for many brand’s vehicles, including celebrated sports car RX-7. Having much in common with 12A engine and looking like its elongated modification, this one also keeps a two-rotor construction without any changes in rotors’ radius, which remained the same since the manufacture of 10A. Rotors are 80 mm (3.1 inches) thick. Primary versions of 13B featured carbureted fuel...

RB26DETT Engine

RB26DETT is a famous Nissan motor, production of which was launched in 1989. Initially, it was designed for Nissan Skyline GT-R R32, but was also applied for Nissan 300ZX and 350Z, Ford Mustang, Infiniti G35 and some other automobiles. Unlike RB25DET, this engine utilizes cylinder block with no oil port. It features crankshaft with piston stroke of 73.7 mm, similar rods to the ones applied for RB25DET NEO, 1mm lower pistons and compression index of 8.5. Aluminum head covers cylinder block with...

CA18DET Engine

CA18DE is a 1.8L (1,809 cubic centimeters, 110.39 cubic inches) inline-4, 4-cycle gasoline motor of Nissan CA series, manufactured in 1987-1989. CA18DE features DOHC system with 4 valves for each cylinder, block of cast iron, aluminum cylinder head plus well-balanced 5-bearing crankshaft. Motor keeps Multiport Fuel Injection system. It owns cylinder block of cast iron 204.8 millimeters (8.06 inches) wide, a monoblock with specific casting texture, with a 5-bearing support system. Having...

SR20DET Engine

SR20, a celebrated Nissan motor, was first released in 1989 as an alternative to cast-iron CA20. Initially, it was employed for Nissan Bluebird automobile. SR20DE, a well-known motor of the lineup, has a square shape with identical piston stroke and cylinder width of 86 mm. Motor keeps aluminum cylinder block containing dry cast iron sleeves. Rods have length of 136.3 mm. Cylinder head consists of 2 camshafts with four valves per each cylinder. Having multi point fuel injection system, motor...

VQ35HR Engine

In 2006, a new version of VQ-series motors, 3.5L VQ35HR engine, was presented. It’s employed for rear drive Nissan and Infinity automobiles. 80% of old Nissan VQ35DE motor details were subjected to major restyling and updates to make a new motor more durable at high rpm. Engineers consolidated aluminum cylinder block and made it higher by 8.4 mm. As a result, longer connecting rods were utilized (152.2 mm). Compression index was raised due to usage of more lightweight pistons made of...

M20B25 Engine

M20B25 is a 2.5 L inline-six, 4-cycle naturally aspirated gasoline engine, built on the framework of the M20B20 2.0L motor. Being a part of the series of BMW M20 motors, it was built between 1985 and 1991 at the company’s plant in Munich. This motor keeps a block of cast iron and head of aluminum with overhead camshaft and two valves in each of six cylinders. The sizes of cylinder bore and piston stroke are 84.0 mm (3.31 inches) and 75.0 mm (2.95 inches) correspondingly. Fuel injection is...

1UZ-FE Engine

1UZ is the primary engine of the UZ range, which also included 2UZ and 3UZ. Being first released in 1989, this 4.0L motor served as an alternative to Toyota 5V, being as efficient and trustworthy as its predecessor. The brand utilized this motor for the biggest Toyota and Lexus vehicles. 1UZ-FE features an aluminum cylinder block with DOHC 90° V8 configuration and thin cast-iron sleeves. Connecting rods are 146 mm long. Having 2 aluminum heads, it’s a twin cam motor with four valves on...

FB20 Engine

FB20 is a third-generation 2.0L flat-four engine, first released in 2010. It was constructed as a substitute to EJ motors. Though FB20 seems to be alike to EJ, it features a great number of differences. It features a restyled aluminum cylinder block with diminished piston bore. Growth of piston stroke helped to preserve the same offset, but increased torque at low revs.  In order to make the motor exterior look like EJ, Subaru used asymmetrical connecting rods. FB20 keeps cylinder heads with...

FB25 Engine

FB25 are a new-generation engine by Subaru brand, first produced in 2010. It is a 2.5L non-turbo boxer 4-cylinder motor, meant to substitute EJ25 in Subaru Legacy and Forester. Being a more powerful modification of FB20, this motor features a great number of new technologies and innovations. It has aluminum cylinder block and identical stroke, but 94 bore cast iron sleeves contribute to greater displacement. Cylinder walls are 3.5 mm thick. To decrease friction inside the block and lessen...

FA20 Engine

2.0L FA20 motor is a common venture of Subaru and Toyota (4U-GSE). FA20 was employed for Subaru BRZ coupe car while Toyota utilized 4U-GSE for Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S. This motor is built on a framework of FB20. It features an absolutely restyled bottom. Fresh crankshaft, rods and pistons were employed. The motor has a square shape, having identical bore and stroke sizes and reaching 1:1 bore/stroke proportions. In comparison with FB20, compression index is bigger and equals to 12.5:1. Intake...

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