Engine Geely MR479Q

The 1.3-liter 4-cylinder Geely MR479Q engine was produced in China from 1998 to 2016 and installed in many local models, but it is known abroad only for the LC Cross hatchback. This unit is a clone of the Toyota 8A-FE engine and was installed on Lifan under the index LF479Q3.

Toyota A-series clones also include: MR479QA.


Production years 1998-2016
Displacement, cc 1342
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 84
Torque output, Nm 110
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 78.7
Piston stroke, mm 69
Compression ratio 9.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely LC Cross 2016)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 126

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely LC Cross 1 (GX-2) in 2008 – 2016;
  • Geely Panda 1 (GC-2) in 2008 – 2016.

Disadvantages of the Geely MR479Q engine

  • This is a very reliable motor in design, but it is often let down by build quality;
  • Sensors, attachments, components of the ignition system are distinguished by a modest resource;
  • The timing belt can break on a run of 50,000 km, it’s good that the valves don’t bend here;
  • Oil seals usually wear out by 80,000 km and an oil burner appears;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and the valves must be adjusted or they will burn out.

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