Engine Mitsubishi 4G52

The 2.0-liter Mitsubishi 4G52 or G52B engine was produced from 1973 to the end of the 80s and was installed on several generations of the Galant model and various modifications of the L200 pickup truck. This unit was actively installed on commercial vehicles, including forklifts.

The 4G5 family includes engines: 4G53 and 4G54.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Celeste A70 in 1977 – 1981;
  • Mitsubishi Galant A110 in 1973 – 1976;
  • Mitsubishi Galant A120 in 1976 – 1980;
  • Mitsubishi L200 LO20 in 1978 – 1986.


Production years 1973-1986
Displacement, cc 1995
Fuel system carburetor
Power output, hp 100 – 125
Torque output, Nm 165 – 175
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 8.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.9
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Galant 1979)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 180

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 4G52 engine

  • The unit is structurally simple and reliable with a resource of half a million kilometers;
  • However, with spare parts and service for this engine, everything is not so simple;
  • The most common engine problems are related to carburetor malfunctions;
  • Timing chain mechanism usually requires attention to 200,000 km;
  • In case of engine thrust failures, adjusting the thermal clearances of the valves often helps.

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