Engine Hyundai G4ER

The 1.5-liter 16-valve Hyundai G4ER engine was produced by the company from 1995 to 2000 and was installed on the first generation of the Accent model and its variants such as Excel or Verna. Such a power unit is known in many sources under a completely different G4FK index.

The Alpha series includes: G4EA, G4EH, G4EE, G4EB, G4EC, G4ER, G4EK, G4ED.

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai Accent 1 (X3) in 1995 – 1999.


Production years 1995-2000
Displacement, cc 1495
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 99
Torque output, Nm 134
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 75.5
Piston stroke, mm 83.5
Compression ratio 9.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain & belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai Accent 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 114.3

Disadvantages of the Hyundai G4ER engine

  • The unit as a whole is reliable, it is often let down by the build quality and some components;
  • Often they complain only about floating engine speeds due to contamination of the throttle or idle speed controller;
  • Once every 60,000 km, the timing belt is changed, and once every 120,000 km, the chain between the camshafts;
  • After 100 thousand km, hydraulic lifters wear out and begin to knock strongly;
  • Closer to 200 thousand km, valve stem seals are tanned and lubricant consumption appears.

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