Engine Mitsubishi 4G92 under the hood

Engine Mitsubishi 4G92

The 1.6-liter Mitsubishi 4G92 gasoline engine was assembled by the company from 1991 to 2006 and installed on such popular concern models as the Lancer, Mirage, Colt and Carisma. This motor existed in a civilian SOHC version and a sports DOHC-MIVEC modification.

The 4G9 family also includes engines: 4G91, 4G93 and 4G94.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Carisma DA in 1995 – 2004;
  • Mitsubishi Colt CA in 1992 – 1996; Colt CJ in 1996 – 2003;
  • Mitsubishi Lancer CA in 1991 – 1992; Lancer CB in 1991 – 1996; Lancer CK in 1995 – 2003;
  • Proton Wira in 1993 – 2009;
  • Proton Satria in 1994 – 2006.

Specifications

Production years 1991-2006
Displacement, cc 1597
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 94 – 113 (MPI SOHC)
147 (MPI DOHC)
170 (MIVEC MPI DOHC)
Torque output, Nm 135 – 137 (MPI SOHC)
149 (MPI DOHC)
167 (MIVEC MPI DOHC)
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77.5
Compression ratio 10.0 (MPI SOHC)
11.0 (MPI DOHC)
11.0 (MIVEC MPI DOHC)
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no (MPI SOHC)
yes (MPI DOHC)
yes (MIVEC MPI DOHC)
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no (MPI SOHC)
no (MPI DOHC)
MIVEC (MIVEC MPI DOHC)
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5-3.8
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Carisma 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
10.1
5.7
7.3
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000
Weight, kg 140

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 4G92 engine

  • SOHC modification of the motor is very reliable and even if the belt breaks, it does not bend the valves;
  • However, the SOHC version does not have hydraulic lifters, the valves are adjusted every 50,000 km;
  • DOHC modifications are more capricious and prone to oil consumption after 150,000 km of run;
  • In addition, hydraulic lifters in DOHC versions fail relatively quickly;
  • A common problem for all engines of the series is the low reliability of attachments.

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