Nissan Vg33e engine

The 3.3-liter Nissan VG33E engine has been produced since 1995 and is still being assembled in China. This engine is most commonly found in pickup trucks, SUVs, and minibuses. There is also a VG33ER version equipped with turbocharging, producing 210 horsepower and a torque of 334 Nm. The 12-valve VG engine series includes: VG20E, VG20ET, VG30i, VG30E, and VG30ET.

Technical specifications of the GM LSJ 2.0 Supercharged engine.

Exact capacity3274 cm³
Power systemdistributed injection
Engine power170 - 180 HP
Torque265 - 275 nm
Engine blockcast iron V6
Block headaluminum 12v
Cylinder diameter91.5 mm
Piston stroke.83 mm
Compression ratio8.9 - 9.0
Engine featuresthere is no
Hydraulic compensator. tak
Timing drivestrip
Timing phase adjusterthere is no
Turbochargingthere is no
What oils to use3.7 liters 5W-30
Fuel type92
Environmental classEURO 2/3
Approximate life expectancy300 000 HP

Fuel consumption Nissan Vg33e engine

Using the example of the 1999 Nissan Pathfinder with a manual transmission:
City17.7 litry
Route10.4 litry
Mixed13.9 litry

Engine Overview and Common Failures

The weight of the VG33E engine according to the catalog is 230 kg. The VG33E engine number is located at the junction of the block and the gearbox. Due to the breaking of the crankshaft tail, it is possible to bend the valves in the engine. The same result can be achieved by not following the timing belt replacement schedule. After 200,000 km, the water pump and upper radiator cover are often replaced here. The gasket in the exhaust regularly burns out, and the collector itself often cracks. The location of the sixth spark plug and the detonation sensor is very inconvenient for maintenance.

Engine Nissan Vg33e

Elgrand 1 (E50)1997 - 2002
Navara 1 (D22)1997 - 2004
Pathfinder 2 (R50)1995 - 2004
Quest 2 (V41)1998 - 2002
Xterra 1 (WD22)1999 - 2004
QX4 1 (R50)1996 - 2000

Engines from the same line as Nissan Vg33e engine

See Also

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Mitsubishi 4D56 engine

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