The 1.3-liter 8-valve Kia A3E engine was produced at a factory in Korea from 1999 to 2005 and was installed only on the basic modifications of the first generation of the popular Rio model. This power unit is built on the basis of the well-known Japanese Mazda B3 engine.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||75 – 82|
|Torque output, Nm||113 – 116|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||75.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||75|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Rio 2003)
|Engine lifespan, km||~220 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Kia Rio 1 (DC) in 1999 – 2005.
Disadvantages of the Kia A3E engine
- This is a simple, but not very resourceful unit and all problems are from natural wear and tear;
- The timing belt can break even up to 50 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valve bends;
- From cheap grease, the oil pump pressure reducing valve and hydraulic lifters wedge;
- Closer to 200,000 km, oil scraper rings often lie down and an oil burn begins;
- Often breaks the gasket, components of the ignition system, the fuel pump fails.