Engine Isuzu 6VD1

The 3.2-liter Isuzu 6VD1 V6 gasoline engine was produced by the concern from 1991 to 2004 and was installed both on the company’s SUVs and on their counterparts from other manufacturers. There were two versions of the engine: SOHC with a power of 175 – 190 hp and DOHC with a power of 195 – 205 hp.

Engines of the V-series: 6VD1, 6VE1.

Specifications

Production years 1991-2004
Displacement, cc 3165
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 175 – 190 (6VD1 SOHC)
195 – 205 (6VD1-W DOHC)
Torque output, Nm 260 – 265 (6VD1 SOHC)
265 – 290 (6VD1-W DOHC)
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 12v (6VD1 SOHC)
aluminum 24v (6VD1-W DOHC)
Cylinder bore, mm 93.4
Piston stroke, mm 77
Compression ratio 9.3 – 9.8 (6VD1 SOHC)
9.4 – 9.8 (6VD1-W DOHC)
Features SOHC (6VD1 SOHC)
DOHC (6VD1-W DOHC)
Hydraulic lifters yes (6VD1 SOHC)
yes/no (6VD1-W DOHC)
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.2 (6VD1 SOHC)
5.4 (6VD1-W DOHC)
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2 (6VD1 SOHC)
EURO 2/3 (6VD1-W DOHC)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Isuzu Trooper 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
19.6
11.2
14.8
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 184

The engine was installed on:

  • Isuzu Trooper 2 (UB2) in 1991 – 2002;
  • Isuzu VehiCROSS 1 (UG) in 1997 – 1999;
  • Isuzu Wizard 1 (UC) in 1993 – 1998; Wizard 2 (UE) in 1998 – 2004;
  • Opel Frontera B (U99) in 1998 – 2004;
  • Opel Monterey A (M92) in 1992 – 1998;
  • Honda Passport 1 (C58) in 1993 – 1997; Passport 2 (YF7) in 1997 – 2002;
  • Acura SLX in 1996 – 1998.

Disadvantages of the Isuzu 6VD1 engine

  • This powertrain is very reliable but is known for its high fuel consumption.
  • You also need to understand that this is a rare motor and it will not be repaired at any service station.
  • Most of all, owners of SUVs with such an engine complain about the oil burner.
  • In second place is the failure of fuel injectors or hydraulic lifters.
  • Once every 100,000 km, a belt requires replacement, and every 300,000 km, timing rocker axles.

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