Engine Geely JLY-4G15

The 1.5-liter Geely JLY-4G15 or JL4G15D engine has been produced in China since 2009 and is installed on Emgrand 7 or Emgrand EC7 sedans, which are quite popular in some markets. This power unit is based on the very famous Toyota ZZ-series gasoline engines.

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


Production years since 2009
Displacement, cc 1498
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 98 – 106
Torque output, Nm 126 – 140
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 77.8
Piston stroke, mm 78.8
Compression ratio 9.8 – 10.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVT at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely Emgrand EC7 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 110

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely Emgrand EC7 1 (FE-1) in 2009 – 2016;
  • Geely Emgrand 7 2 (FE-3) since 2014.

Disadvantages of the Geely JLY-4G15 engine

  • This is a very reliable engine, but it is often let down by the quality of components;
  • It worries about trifles: sensor failures and air leaks due to cracks in the intake;
  • The timing chain does not differ in durability, sometimes it is changed at a run of 100,000 km;
  • After 200,000 km, lubricant consumption occurs due to the occurrence of oil scraper rings;
  • Owners also complain about weak engine mounts and the lack of hydraulic lifters.

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