Engine Kia S5D

The 1.5-liter 16-valve Kia S5D engine was produced in South Korea from 2000 to 2004 and was installed on the Asian version of the Spectra model, a similar A5D was installed on the first Rio. This motor was a hybrid of two Mazda units: a block from a Z5-DE, a head from a B5-DE.

Kia engines of its own design: A3E, A5D, BFD, S5D, A6D, S6D, T8D, FED, FEE.


Production years 2000-2004
Displacement, cc 1493
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 95 – 108
Torque output, Nm 132 – 136
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 75.5
Piston stroke, mm 83.4
Compression ratio 9.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Spectra 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 131.6

The engine was installed on:

  • Kia Spectra 1 (SD) in 2000 – 2004.

Disadvantages of the Kia S5D engine

  • This is a reliable motor, and many problems here are associated with the quality of components;
  • Monitor the condition of the timing belt, it runs a little, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • Savings in oil often leads to the wedge of the reducing valve of the oil pump;
  • After 200 thousand km, butter often occurs due to the fault of wear of rings and caps;
  • The weak places of the engine include a short -lived ignition coil and its wiring.

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