Nissan Vg30e engine

The 3.0-liter Nissan VG30E engine was produced from 1983 to 1999 and was one of the most popular V6 engines of its time, as it was installed in many models. This engine was available in various power configurations and there was even a version with variable valve timing. The 12-valve VG engine series includes: VG20E, VG20ET, VG30i, VG30ET, and VG33E.

Technical data of Nissan VG30E 3. 0 liter.

Exact capacity2960 cm³
Power systemdistributed injection
Engine power150 - 180 HP
Torque240 - 260 nm
Engine blockcast iron V6
Block headaluminum 12v
Cylinder diameter87 mm
Piston stroke.83 mm
Compression ratio9.0 - 11.0
Engine featuresthere is no
Hydraulic compensator. tak
Timing drivestrip
Timing phase adjusteroption
Turbochargingthere is no
What oils to use3.9 liters 5W-30
Fuel type92
Environmental classEURO 2/3
Approximate life expectancy390 000 HP

Fuel consumption Nissan Vg30e engine

Using the example of the 1994 Nissan Terrano with a manual transmission:
City16.2 litry
Route11.6 litry
Mixed14.5 litry

Engine Overview and Common Failures

The weight of the VG30E engine according to the catalog is 220 kg. The VG30E engine number is located at the junction of the block and the gearbox. The main problem is valve bending due to crankshaft tail failure. Also, water pump leaks and hydraulic lifter noise are regularly encountered here. It is important not to forget to service the timing belt drive every 70,000 kilometers. The exhaust gasket often burns out, and when removing the manifold, the bolts break. After replacing these bolts with thicker ones, the manifold often cracks.

Engine Nissan Vg30e

200SX 3 (S12)1983 - 1988
300ZX 3 (Z31)1983 - 1989
Cedric 6 (Y30)1983 - 1987
Cedric 7 (Y31)1987 - 1991
Cedric 8 (Y32)1991 - 1995
Cedric 9 (Y33)1995 - 1999
Gloria 7 (Y30)1983 - 1987
Gloria 8 (Y31)1987 - 1991
Gloria 9 (Y32)1991 - 1995
Laurel 5 (C32)1984 - 1989
Maxima 2 (PU11)1984 - 1988
Maxima 3 (J30)1988 - 1994
Navara 1 (D21)1990 - 1997
Pathfinder 1 (WD21)1990 - 1995
Quest 1 (V40)1992 - 1998
Terrano 1 (WD21)1990 - 1995
M30 1 (F31)1989 - 1992

Engines from the same line as Nissan Vg30e engine

See Also

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Nissan Sr20de Engine

The 2.0-liter Nissan SR20DE engine was produced by the company's factories from 1989 to 2002 and installed in many popular models of the group, such as Almera, Primera, or Silvia. The same powertrain, but with a single-point fuel injection, was installed under a different designation - SR20Di. The SR family also includes the following engines: SR16VE, SR18DE, SR20DET, SR20VE, and SR20VET.

Nissan SR20VE engine

The 2.0-liter Nissan SR20VE engine was produced from 1997 to 2003 at the Japanese factory and installed in sport versions of models such as Primera, Bluebird, or Wingroad. This engine is primarily distinguished by the NEO Variable Valve Lift and Timing adjustment system. The SR family also includes engines: SR16VE, SR18DE, SR20DE, SR20DET, and SR20VET.

Nissan Vh45de Engine

The 4.5-liter Nissan VH45DE engine was produced by the company in Japan from 1989 to 2002 and was only installed in the luxury model President and the American Infiniti Q45. This powertrain is very popular for self-installation in sports cars. The VH family also includes the VH41DE engine.

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Mitsubishi 4g33 engine

The 1.4-liter Mitsubishi 4G33 engine was installed at the company's factories from 1970 to 1998 and was used in many popular models of the group, such as the Lancer, Galant, and Delica. This engine was widely used not only in passenger cars but also in commercial vehicles. The 4G3 line also includes engines: 4G32 and 4G37.