Engine Mitsubishi 4G32

The 1.6-liter Mitsubishi 4G32 engine was produced at the concern’s factories from 1969 to 1992 and was installed on the company’s most popular models, such as Galant, Lancer, Tredia, Cordia. This unit had countless modifications including a sports DOHC version.

The 4G3 family also includes engines: 4G33 and 4G37.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Galant A50, Galant A110, Galant A120, Galant A160, Galant E10, Galant E30;
  • Mitsubishi Lancer A70, Lancer A140, Lancer A170, Lancer CV, Lancer CA;
  • Mitsubishi Celeste;
  • Mitsubishi Cordia;
  • Mitsubishi Tredia;
  • Mitsubishi Sapporo A120, Sapporo A160;
  • Hyundai Pony;
  • Hyundai Stellar.


Production years 1969-1992
Displacement, cc 1597
Fuel system carburetor (4G32 carburetor)
injector (4G32T Turbo)
injector (4G32B ECI-multi)
Power output, hp 65 – 85 (4G32 carburetor)
120 (4G32T Turbo)
80 – 90 (4G32B ECI-multi)
Torque output, Nm 115 – 135 (4G32 carburetor)
172 (4G32T Turbo)
125 – 140 (4G32B ECI-multi)
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.9
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 8.5 – 9.0 (4G32 carburetor)
7.6 (4G32T Turbo)
9.0 – 9.5 (4G32B ECI-multi)
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no (4G32 carburetor)
yes (4G32T Turbo)
no (4G32B ECI-multi)
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 0 (4G32 carburetor)
EURO 0 (4G32T Turbo)
EURO 1/2 (4G32B ECI-multi)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Galant 1985)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 130

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 4G32 engine

  • Most versions of the engine are equipped with a carburetor, which has enough problems;
  • Belts have a low resource here, both the timing belt and the balance shaft belt;
  • This is facilitated by oil, which constantly pours onto the belts from gaskets and seals;
  • The power unit supports and the fuel pump in the gas tank also serve for a short time here;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters, so the valve has to be adjusted every 50 thousand km.

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