Engine Kia T8D

The 1.8-liter gasoline engine Kia T8D was assembled at a factory in Korea from 1995 to 2006 and was installed on such mass models as Carens, Sephia, Shuma and the American version of the Spectra. This motor and its variants T8, TB, TE, TED are clones of the Mazda BP power unit.

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

Specifications

Production years 1995-2006
Displacement, cc 1793
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 109 – 126
Torque output, Nm 152 – 162
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 87
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 3.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Carens 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
10.2
6.8
8.1
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 143.7

The engine was installed on:

  • Kia Carens 1 (FC) in 1999 – 2002; Carens 2 (FJ) in 2002 – 2006;
  • Kia Clarus 1 (FE) in 1995 – 2001;
  • Kia Spectra 1 (SD) in 2001 – 2004;
  • Kia Sephia 1 (FA) in 1996 – 1999; Sephia 2 (FB) in 1997 – 2003;
  • Kia Shuma 1 (FB) in 1997 – 2001; Shuma 2 (SD) in 2001 – 2004.

Disadvantages of the Kia T8D engine

  • This is a completely reliable unit, but only if you do not save on the quality of service;
  • Cheap oil greatly reduces the resource of hydraulic lifters, up to 50 thousand km;
  • Also, from poor-quality lubrication, the oil pump pressure reducing valve can jam;
  • After 200,000 km, an oil burner often appears due to the wear of rings or caps;
  • The engine mounts and cylinder head gasket serve little here and the throttle is constantly clogged.

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