Engine Isuzu 6VE1

The 3.5-liter V6 Isuzu 6VE1 engine was produced by the Japanese concern from 1998 to 2004 and was installed on the company’s largest SUVs and their counterparts from other manufacturers. There was a version of this engine with direct fuel injection, but it was produced for only one year.

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


Production years 1998-2004
Displacement, cc 3494
Fuel system injector (6VE1-W)
direct injection (6VE1-DI)
Power output, hp 215
Torque output, Nm 310 (6VE1-W)
315 (6VE1-DI)
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 93.4
Piston stroke, mm 85
Compression ratio 9.1 (6VE1-W)
11.0 (6VE1-DI)
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3 (6VE1-W)
EURO 4 (6VE1-DI)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Isuzu VehiCROSS 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000
Weight, kg 185

The engine was installed on:

  • Isuzu Axiom 1 (UP) in 2001 – 2004;
  • Isuzu Trooper 2 (UB2) in 1998 – 2002;
  • Isuzu VehiCROSS 1 (UG) in 1999 – 2001;
  • Isuzu Wizard 2 (UE) in 1998 – 2004;
  • Opel Monterey A (M92) in 1998 – 1999;
  • Acura SLX in 1998 – 1999.

Disadvantages of the Isuzu 6VE1 engine

  • The unit has no particular problems with reliability, but its fuel consumption is too big.
  • You need to understand that rare engines have problems with service and spare parts.
  • Most of the complaints on specialized forums are somehow related to the oil burner.
  • Also, owners often discuss the failure and replacement of fuel injectors.
  • Once every 100,000 km, you need to adjust the valves, every 100,000 km, change the timing belt.

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