Engine Hyundai-Kia G4HE

The company assembled the Hyundai-Kia G4HE 1.0-liter gasoline engine from 2004 to 2011 and installed it only on the first generation of the compact Picanto model throughout the entire production period. This motor is part of the iRDE series, the advantage of which is considered to be low fuel consumption.

Epsilon family: G3HA, G4HA, G4HC, G4HE, G4HD, G4HG.

The engine was installed on:

  • Kia Picanto 1 (SA) in 2004 – 2011.


Production years 2004-2011
Displacement, cc 999
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 62
Torque output, Nm 86
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 66
Piston stroke, mm 73
Compression ratio 9.7
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Picanto 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 83.9

Disadvantages of the Kia G4HE engine

  • Until 2009, defective crankshafts were installed, dealers often changed them under warranty;
  • It simply cut off the crankshaft key, the gear shifted and the timing phases got off;
  • You also need to monitor the cleanliness of the radiator, it immediately leads the head from overheating;
  • The reason for floating engine speeds is usually a dirty throttle assembly or idle speed controller;
  • The weak points of the engine include a very low resource of candles and unreliable wiring.

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