Engine Mitsubishi 3G83

The 0.7-liter 3-cylinder Mitsubishi 3G83 engine was produced by the company from 1990 to 2014 and installed on such popular kei cars as eK Sport, eK Wagon, Minica, Minicab and Toppo. The supercharged version of this unit was distinguished by an unusual cylinder head with five valves per cylinder.

3G8 family: 3G81, 3G83.


Production years 1990-2014
Displacement, cc 657
Fuel system carburetor (3G83K)
distributed injection (3G83)
distributed injection (3G83T)
Power output, hp 39 (3G83K)
51 (3G83)
64 (3G83T)
Torque output, Nm 51 (3G83K)
56 – 62 (3G83)
96 (3G83T)
Cylinder block cast iron R3
Block head aluminum 6v (3G83K)
aluminum 12v (3G83)
aluminum 15v (3G83T)
Cylinder bore, mm 65
Piston stroke, mm 66
Compression ratio 9.8 (3G83K)
9.8 – 10.2 (3G83)
8.5 (3G83T)
Features SOHC (3G83K)
DOHC (3G83)
DOHC (3G83T)
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no (3G83K)
no (3G83)
MHI TD02MR2 (3G83T)
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2-3.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1 (3G83K)
EURO 3/4 (3G83)
EURO 3/4 (3G83T)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi eK Sport 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~180 000
Weight, kg 88 (without attachments)

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Bravo 1 (U14), Bravo 2 (U42), eK Active 1 (H81), eK Classy 1 (H81), eK Sport 1 (H81), eK Sport 2 (H82), eK Wagon 1 (H81), eK Wagon 2 (H82), Minica 6 (H21), Minica 7 (H32), Minica 8 (H42), Minicab 4 (U11), Minicab 5 (U41), Minicab 6 (U61), Minica Toppo 1 (H22), Minica Toppo 2 (H31), Toppo BJ 1 (H41), Toppo 1 (H82), Town Box 1 (U61);
  • Nissan Clipper 1 (U71), NV100 1 (U72), Otti 1 (H91), Otti 2 (H92).

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 3G83 engine

  • The most famous problem of this motor is the oil burner due to the occurrence of rings;
  • The crankshaft liners rotate even from a short drive with a low oil level;
  • Keep the cooling system clean, it immediately breaks the gasket from overheating;
  • Check the condition of the timing belt more often, as it bends the valves when it breaks;
  • And the fuel system of the engine and its catalyst do not tolerate bad gasoline.

1 thought on “Engine Mitsubishi 3G83”

  1. Emmanuel Msinje

    My 3g83 engine coil plug damaged i changed but it damaged again what can be the problem

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