Engine Great Wall GW491QE

The 2.2-liter Great Wall 491QE gasoline engine was produced in China from 2001 to 2011 and was installed on the Safe and Wingle 3 models. In fact, this engine is a copy of the Toyota 4Y-E engine. There is a modification of this power unit under the Q491ME index for more stringent Euro 4 environmental standards.

Clones of Toyota engines: GW4G15, GW4G15B, GW4G15K, GW491QE.


Production years 2001-2011
Displacement, cc 2237
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 105 – 110
Torque output, Nm 190
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 91
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 8.8
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Great Wall Safe 2007)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 126

The engine was installed on:

  • Great Wall Safe in 2001 – 2010;
  • Great Wall Wingle 3 in 2006 – 2011.

Disadvantages of the Great Wall GW491QE engine

  • Structurally, this is a reliable and resourceful motor, but it is let down by build quality;
  • Also, this unit is very afraid of overheating and its cylinder head breaks right away;
  • A lot of trouble is caused by air leaks and frequent failures in the ignition system;
  • Sometimes a jumper between the 4th cylinder and the antifreeze channel cracks in the engine block;
  • After 100 thousand kilometers, oil consumption often appears up to 1 liter per 100 km.

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