Nissan engine

VH45DE Engine

Nissan VH motors, released between 1989 and 2001, are available in 4.1L and 4.5L (4,130 cc and 4,494 cc) variations. They comprise a 90-degree V8 with aluminium cylinder block, featuring a closed top deck plus a deep skirt. Aluminium cylinder heads keep a dual overhead camshaft with four valves construction and pentroof combustion chambers. The …

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RB20 Engine

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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 …

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VG33E Engine

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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 …

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VQ40DE Engine

nissan vq40de

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. …

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VK56DE Engine

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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 …

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VG30DETT Engine

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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 …

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VQ37VHR Engine

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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 …

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SD25 Engine

nissan 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 …

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KA24DE Engine

nissan 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 …

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RB26DETT Engine

nissan rb26dettt 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 …

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CA18DET Engine

nissan 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 …

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SR20DET Engine

nissan 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. …

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VQ35HR Engine

nissan 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 …

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VQ35DE Engine


The VQ35 engine is considered to be one of the most mass-produced engines of Nissan. This engine has received more than one award, as  “the best engine of the year.” VQ35 replaced the VQ30DE, which belonged to the first generation of VQ engines. This new engine, 3.5 liters in the most common version has a …

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VQ30DE Engine


VQ30DE engine has it’s own place in the book of records as the best engine. He fell into the list of the ten best engines for six years. From 1995 to 2001. That’s a top result for any engine. 3.0 VQ engine series was first introduced in the United States in 1995 on Nissan Maxima …

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