Engine Geely MR479QA

The 1.5-liter Geely MR479QA gasoline engine was produced in China from 2000 to 2016 and installed on a number of local models, and abroad it is known only by MK and MK Cross. This motor was a clone of the Toyota 5A-FE unit and was installed on the Lifan under the index LF479Q2.

Toyota A-series clones also include: MR479Q.


Production years 2000-2016
Displacement, cc 1498
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 94
Torque output, Nm 128
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 78.7
Piston stroke, mm 77
Compression ratio 9.6
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 MK Cross 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000
Weight, kg 128

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely MK 1 (LG-1) in 2006 – 2016; MK 2 (LG-3) in 2014 – 2016;
  • Geely MK Cross 1 (SX5) in 2010 – 2016;
  • Geely Otaka 1 (CK-1) in 2005 – 2016.

Disadvantages of the Geely MR479QA engine

  • By design, this is a very reliable unit, but it is often let down by build quality;
  • Sensors, ignition system components and attachments serve relatively little here;
  • The timing belt often breaks on a run of less than 50,000 km, but the valves do not bend here;
  • Closer to 100,000 km, valve stem seals may wear out and an oil burner will appear;
  • Do not forget to adjust the valves, as hydraulic lifters are not provided.

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