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.
|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|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.2|
|Euro standards||EURO 3/4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely LC Cross 2016)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
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.