The 1.8-liter Hyundai G4GM engine was assembled at a factory in South Korea from 1995 to 2000 and was installed on the Lantra in the J2 body, as well as the Coupe created on its basis, but only before restyling. Of the entire line, this is the rarest motor, as it was not installed in all markets.
The engine was installed on:
- Hyundai Coupe 1 (RD) in 1996 – 1999;
- Hyundai Lantra 2 (RD) in 1995 – 2000.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||128 – 132|
|Torque output, Nm||165 – 170|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||82|
|Piston stroke, mm||85|
|Timing drive||chain & belt|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai Coupe 1997)
|Engine lifespan, km||~320 000|
Disadvantages of the Hyundai G4GM engine
- The units of the first years had problems with build quality, as well as some components;
- It’s better not to save on lubrication or the hydraulic lifters will knock even before 100,000 km;
- The timing belt changes every 60,000 km, but it may break earlier and the valves will bend;
- After 200,000 km, oil consumption is often encountered due to wear of rings and caps;
- And here the exhaust manifold often cracks and there was even a recall campaign.