Engine Hyundai G4GF

The 2.0-liter gasoline engine Hyundai G4GF was assembled in South Korea from 1996 to 2002 and installed on the restyled Lantra J2, as well as the Coupe model and the American version of the Tiburon. Such a power unit is very actively used for swapping to other cars of the concern.

The Beta family includes engines: G4GR, G4GB, G4GM, G4GC, G4GF.

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai Coupe 1 (RD) in 1996 – 2002;
  • Hyundai Lantra 2 (RD) in 1998 – 2000.


Production years 1996-2002
Displacement, cc 1975
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 139
Torque output, Nm 182
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82
Piston stroke, mm 93.5
Compression ratio 10.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain & belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai Tiburon 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000
Weight, kg 144

Disadvantages of the Hyundai G4GF engine

  • The engines of the first years suffered from low build quality and some of their components;
  • Due to poor-quality lubrication, hydraulic lifters can knock already by 100,000 km;
  • The timing belt does not always run the scheduled 60,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • On runs over 200,000 km, wear of rings, caps and oil consumption are common;
  • Also, the exhaust manifold often bursts, even a recall campaign was carried out.

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