Engine Great Wall GW2.8TC

The 2.8-liter Great Wall GW2.8TC diesel engine was produced in China from 2006 to 2011 and was installed on the popular Hover H2 SUV or a similar Wingle 3 pickup truck. This unit is a clone of the Isuzu 4JB1 diesel engine with the Bosch CRS2.0 fuel system.


Production years 2006-2011
Displacement, cc 2771
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 95
Torque output, Nm 225
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 93
Piston stroke, mm 102
Compression ratio 17.2
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging MHI TF035HM
Recommended engine oil 10W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Great Wall Hover 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 240 (with attachments)

The engine was installed on:

  • Great Wall Hover H2 in 2006 – 2010;
  • Great Wall Wingle 3 in 2006 – 2011.

Disadvantages of the Great Wall GW2.8TC engine

  • The crankcase ventilation is the most troublesome, oil often presses through the dipstick;
  • In second place here is the rapid wear of injectors, sometimes they are enough for 100,000 km;
  • Also, the EGR valve quickly clogs here and many owners simply turn it off;
  • The engine does not start well in cold weather, improvements are required for a confident start in winter;
  • The weak points of the engine include the water pump, generator, oil pump and timing belt;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters and the valve clearance has to be adjusted every 40,000 km.

6 thoughts on “Engine Great Wall GW2.8TC”

  1. When driving uphill, the engine heats up. There is no problem with the cooling system. What could be the problem?

  2. Very possible. I jus converted mine. You will have to replace the front belt timing system with timing gears used in 4ja1 or 4jb1. Then you can put a manual pump and injectors.

  3. Can a cylinder head of this GW2.8TC be replaced with that of 4JB, that is killing its injector drive system and replace it with a manual pump?

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