Engine Geely JLC-4G18

The 1.8-liter Geely JLC-4G18 or 1.8 DVVT engine has been produced in China only since 2016 and so far is installed only on the second generation of the Emgrand X7 crossover, as well as the GS hatchback. This power unit is a modification of the JLY-4G18 motor already with two phase regulators.

Toyota engine clones: JLC-4G15, JLY-4G15, JLC-4G18, JLY-4G18, JLD-4G20, JLD-4G24.


Production years since 2016
Displacement, cc 1799
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 131 – 133
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79.3
Piston stroke, mm 91.1
Compression ratio 10.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator DVVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely GS 2020)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 117

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely GS 1 (FE-7) since 2016;
  • Geely Emgrand X7 2 (NL-4) since 2016.

Disadvantages of the Geely JLC-4G18 engine

  • On specialized forums, the motor is mostly praised and no weaknesses have yet been found;
  • The timing chain here serves quite a long time and stretches on runs of more than 150,000 km;
  • After 200,000 km, oil scraper rings often lie down and an oil burn appears;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters and valve clearances need to be adjusted every 100,000 km.

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