Engine Mitsubishi 4M41

Engine Mitsubishi 4M41

The Mitsubishi 4M41 engine is a water-cooled 4-cylinder in-line engine. Engine power ranges from 160 hp up to 200 hp with an engine volume of 3200 cc. At first, the motor was equipped with a distribution pump and only since 2006 with Common Rail.

4M41 is a turbocharged engine with an installed MHI air blower. Compared to its predecessor 4M40, the power has been increased to 165 hp, the torque is 351 Nm and the environmental performance has been improved.

Engine Mitsubishi 4M41 under the hoodSince 2006, the production of a modernized Common Rail engine began. The turbine changed to IHI variable geometry. The intake ports have been improved, a new intake manifold with swirl phases has been installed and the EGR system has been improved. This made it possible to increase the ecological class, raise the power to 175 hp and a torque of up to 382 Nm.

After another 4 years, the engine was again modified. Power increased to 200 hp, torque – to 441 Nm.


Manufacturer Kyoto engine plant
Also called 4M4
Production years 1999
Displacement, cc 3200
Power output, hp 165/4000
Torque output, Nm / rpm 351/2000
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Engine’s type diesel
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 4
Number of valves 16
Piston stroke, mm 105
Cylinder bore, mm 98.5
Compression ratio 16.0
Turbocharger MHI TF035HL
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Pajero 4)
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40, 15W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 9.3
Oil change interval, km 15000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C 90
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


Frequent problems

What problems can car owners face with 4M41:

  • in the first versions of the engine without Common Rail, the injection pump often malfunctioned and the pistons burned out;
  • the timing chain serves about 200-250 thousand km, and then it stretches and rings loudly;
  • a crankshaft pulley with a rubber clutch may fall apart even at low mileage;
  • approximately once every 50,000 km, you have to clean the USR and tighten the alternator belt.

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    1. Online recommend 5W-30 NGN Nord, 5W-30 Shell HX7, Valvoline Maxlife C3 5W-30. There are also recommendations for 5W-30 Total Rubia 9900 oil, but it is for trucks and does not have the required approvals.

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