Engine Kia S6D

The 1.6-liter gasoline engine Kia S6D was assembled at a factory in Korea from 2002 to 2011 and was installed on Spectra, Shuma and Carens models, a similar A6D was installed on Rio and Sephia. This power unit in its design is a clone of the popular Mazda B6-DE engine.

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


Production years 2002-2011
Displacement, cc 1594
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 101 – 105
Torque output, Nm 141 – 145
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 78
Piston stroke, mm 83.4
Compression ratio 9.5
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 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 140.7

The engine was installed on:

  • Kia Carens 2 (FJ) in 2002 – 2006;
  • Kia Shuma 2 (SD) in 2001 – 2004;
  • Kia Spectra 1 (SD) in 2004 – 2011.

Disadvantages of the Kia S6D engine

  • By design, the unit is reliable and most often it is let down by the quality of components;
  • The timing belt can break even up to 50 thousand kilometers, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • From cheap grease, the oil pump valve often wedges and hydraulic lifters knock;
  • After 200,000 km, an oil burn usually begins due to the wear of rings or caps;
  • The ignition system delivers a lot of trouble, candles, coils and wiring do not last much.

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