Engine Hyundai-Kia D6EA

The 3.0-liter diesel engine Hyundai D6EA or 3.0 CRDi was produced from 2006 to 2011 and installed on the company’s two largest models: the Mohave SUV and the ix55 crossover. Diesel is considered to be the concern’s own development and exists in the Euro 3 or Euro 4 version.

The Hyundai S family also includes engines: D6EB.

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai ix55 1 (EN) in 2006 – 2011;
  • Kia Mohave 1 (HM) in 2008 – 2011.


Production years 2006-2011
Displacement, cc 2959
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 240 – 250
Torque output, Nm 450 – 550
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 89
Compression ratio 17.3
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging BorgWarner BV50
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.8
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai ix55 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 296.8

Disadvantages of the Hyundai D6EA engine

  • A known weak point of this diesel is the glow plug control unit;
  • The fuel system is reliable, but piezo injectors are demanding on fuel quality;
  • The cause of the oil burner is usually a malfunction of the crankcase ventilation valve;
  • Double-row timing chain stretches closer to 200,000 km and can immediately jump;
  • A lot of trouble is caused by contamination of the intake and sensors due to the operation of the EGR valve.

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