Nissan Vg20e engine

The 2.0-liter Nissan VG20E engine was produced in a Japanese factory from 1983 to 1999 and was installed in many popular models of the company, such as Cedric, Leopard, and Maxima. From 1987 to 2005, a gas version of this engine was available, designated as VG20P with a power output of 100 HP. The VG series engines with 12 valves include: VG20ET, VG30i, VG30E, VG30ET, and VG33E.

Technical data of Nissan VG20E 2.0 liter engine.

Exact capacity1998 cm³
Power systemdistributed injection
Engine power115 - 130 HP
Torque162 - 172 nm
Engine blockcast iron V6
Block headaluminum 12v
Cylinder diameter78 mm
Piston stroke.69.7 mm
Compression ratio9.0 - 9.5
Engine featuresthere is no
Hydraulic compensator. tak
Timing drivestrip
Timing phase adjusterthere is no
Turbochargingthere is no
What oils to use3.9 liters 5W-30
Fuel type92
Environmental classEURO 2/3
Approximate life expectancy360 000 HP

Fuel consumption Nissan Vg20e engine

Using the example of a 1994 Nissan Cedric with an automatic transmission:
City12.5 litry
Route8.6 litry
Mixed10.8 litry

Engine Overview and Common Failures

The weight of the VG20E engine according to the catalog is 200 kg. The engine number VG20E is located at the junction of the block and the gearbox. The service life of this engine, with proper maintenance, ranges from 300 to 500 thousand kilometers. Most often, it is necessary to replace the burnt-out gasket of the exhaust manifold here. When removing the exhaust, the studs often break off and thicker ones need to be installed. To ensure smooth operation of the power unit, it is periodically necessary to clean the injectors. The main problem is considered to be the breaking of the crankshaft tail and the bending of the valves.

Engine Nissan Vg20e

Cedric 6 (Y30)1983 - 1987
Cedric 7 (Y31)1987 - 1991
Cedric 8 (Y32)1991 - 1995
Gloria 7 (Y30)1983 - 1987
Gloria 8 (Y31)1987 - 1991
Gloria 9 (Y32)1991 - 1995
Leopard 2 (F31)1986 - 1992
Leopard 4 (Y33)1996 - 1999
Maxima 2 (PU11)1984 - 1988

Engines from the same line as Nissan Vg20e engine

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