Engine Great Wall GW4D20

The 2.0-liter Great Wall GW4D20 diesel engine has been produced in Baoding since 2010 and is installed in SUVs or pickup trucks of the concern, better known for the Hover H5 model. There is a modification of this unit for a transverse arrangement with the index GW4D20B.

Own diesel engines: GW4D20, GW4D20B, GW4D20D, GW4D20T, GW4D20M.

In 2010, the Chinese concern Great Wall introduced a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel. By its design, this is the most typical Common Rail unit with a cast-iron cylinder block, an aluminum 16-valve cylinder head with hydraulic lifters, a timing belt drive and a BorgWarner BV43 variable geometry turbine. The motors are equipped with a Delphi fuel system, but there are also modifications with Bosch and Xin Feng equipment.


Production years since 2010
Displacement, cc 1996
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 140 – 150
Torque output, Nm 310
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 83.1
Piston stroke, mm 92
Compression ratio 16.7
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging BorgWarner BV43
Recommended engine oil 5W-40, 10W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.5
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Great Wall Hover H5 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 215 (with attachments)

The engine was installed on:

  • Great Wall Hover H5 in 2010 – 2017;
  • Great Wall Wingle 6 in 2014 – 2021.

Disadvantages of the Great Wall GW4D20 engine

  • The most famous problem of this diesel engine is the breakdown of the cylinder head gasket due to overheating. The exact reason has not yet been found and apparently there is a design flaw here.
  • Most modifications of this unit are equipped with a Delphi fuel system, the nozzles of which wear out very quickly from any impurities in diesel fuel. The owner is highly recommended to change the filter more often and not pour anything into the tank.
  • At specialized forums, they regularly complain about oil consumption, lubricant and antifreeze leaks, airing of the fuel system, and a short resource of the water pump and turbocharger. Also monitor the condition of the timing belt, it does not last long, and when it breaks, it bends the valves.

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