Nissan QR25DE 2.5 Engine Problems And Specs

The QR25DE is a 2.5 L (2488 cc) variant of the QR20D engine built with cast steel connecting rods, a steel timing chain, counter-rotating balance shafts, and an aluminum intake manifold. The engine bore is 89 mm with a stroke of 100 mm and a compression ratio ranging from 9.5:1 to 10.5:1 depending on the vehicle.

2007+ QR25DE
The revised QR25DE found in the 2007+ Sentra, Altima, Rogue, etc. has a number of improvements over the older QR25DE.

These include:

  • A simpler, larger diameter single path resin intake manifold replaced the old dual-path design. (Note: California emissions models do have a swirl control valve located in the intake)
  • Revised piston crown shape to support a higher compression ratio of 9.6:1.(10.5:1 in Sentra SE-R Spec V.)
  • The balancer system has been moved back slightly from the crank pulley to a more centric location in the block.
  • Revised camshaft profile.
  • Reinforced connecting rods are only available in the Sentra SE-R Spec V 2007-2012 .
  • Reduced friction is likely through Nissan’s extensive use of coatings on pistons, journal bearings, etc.
  • Additional engine mounts on the top of the motor, pulley side.
  • Higher rev limit and improved power output.

QR25DE Engine Specs

Manufacturer Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant
Yokohama Plant
Also called Nissan QR25
Production 2001-present
Cylinder block alloy Aluminum
Configuration Straight-4
Valvetrain DOHC
4 valves per cylinder
QR25DE Pistons stroke, mm (inch) 100 (3.94)
Cylinder bore, mm (inch) 89 (3.50)
Compression ratio 9.1
Displacement 2488 cc (151.8 cu in)
Power output (horsepower) 112 kW (152 HP) at 5,200 rpm
118 kW (160 HP) at 5,600 rpm
127 kW (173 HP) at 6,000 rpm
131 kW (178 HP) at 6,000 rpm
134 kW (182 HP) at 6,000 rpm
147 kW (200 HP) at 6,600 rpm
190 kW (250 HP) at 5,600 rpm
Torque output 245 Nm (181 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
240 Nm (177 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
234 Nm (173 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
244 Nm (180 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
244 Nm (180 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
244 Nm (180 lb·ft) at 5,200 rpm
329 Nm (243 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm
Redline 7,000 (Sentra SE-R Spec V)
HP per liter 61.1
Fuel type Gasoline
Weight, kg (lbs)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (mpg)
for Sentra SE-R
13.0 (18)
8.4 (28)
10.7 (22)
QR25DE Supercharger  Naturally aspirated
Oil consumption, L/1000 km
(qt. per miles)
up to 0.5
(1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30, 5W-40
Engine Oil Capacity, L (qt.) 5.1 (5.4)
Oil change interval, km (miles) 5,000-10,000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C (F) 90 (195)
Engine lifespan, km (miles)
-Official information

200,000+ (120,000)
Tuning, HP
-Max HP
-No life span loss

What Cars Have A QR25DE?

  • 1999-2003 Nissan Bassara- 165 hp (123 kW)
  • 2001–2005 Nissan Serena C24- 158 hp (118 kW)
  • 2001-2007 Nissan X-Trail T30 APEC export version- 178 hp (133 kW)
  • 2002-2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R- 165 hp (123 kW) & SE-R Spec V- 175 hp (130 kW)
  • 2002-2009 Nissan Presage- 165 hp (123 kW)
  • 2002–present Nissan Altima 170 hp (127 kW) to 182 hp (136 kW)
  • 2003-2005 Nissan Teana- 160 hp (119 kW)
  • 2003-present Nissan Murano (Japan)
  • 2005–present Nissan Frontier- 152 hp (113 kW)
  • 2007–2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R- 177 hp (132 kW) & SE-R Spec V- 200 hp (149 kW)
  • 2007–2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid 158 hp (118 kW), combined 198 hp (148 kW)
  • 2007–present Nissan X-Trail T31- 169 hp (126 kW)
  • 2007–presentRenault Koleos TR25- 169 hp (126 kW)
  • 2008–present Nissan Rogue- 170 hp (127 kW)
  • 2009–2012 Suzuki Equator- 152 hp (113 kW)
  • 2013-present Nissan Teana- 165 hp (123 kW)
  • 2013-present Nissan X-Trail T32- 169 hp (126 kW)
  • 2016-present Nissan Maxima

Nissan QR25DE Engine Oil Capacity

The Nissan QR25DE engine requires 4.9 quarts of 0W-20 or 5W-30 oil with a filter replacement.

QR25DE Engine Problems And Reliability

When performing any inspection or maintenance work on your vehicle, always take care to prevent serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to the vehicle. The following are general precautions that should be closely observed.

  1. Stretching of the timing chain.
  2. Oil leak and high oil consumption.
  3. Vibrations.
  4. Overheating.

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The most common mechanical problem of aluminum motors QR20DE- QR25DE is associated with overheating. Causes by the failure of the cooling pump. The result of overheating (even micro overheating) is a “gap” of the head unit. Micron leaks allow antifreeze to get into the combustion chamber.

Thus oxygen sensors tend to register a rich composite fuel. Some problems when starting the engine, stall, speed floating.

The solution to this problem is rather expensive. Replacing the cylinder head gasket may cost some money. Grinding head and the block, the new gasket head bolts. To avoid this it is necessary to monitor the condition of the radiator honeycombs inside and out, monitor the temperature of the motor, and monitor the level of antifreeze and its color.

Ensure proper operation of the cooling fans. Or simply visit regularly the diagnostics, where all the specialists will check and fix any problems found.

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