Engine Mitsubishi 4M41

The 3.2-liter Mitsubishi 4M41 diesel engine has been produced by the concern since 1999 and is installed on popular Pajero SUVs, including the Sport version. 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.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Pajero 3 (V70) in 1999 – 2006;
  • Mitsubishi Pajero 4 (V90) since 2006;
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2 (KH) in 2008 – 2016;
  • Mitsubishi L200 4 (KB) in 2005 – 2014.


Production years since 1999
Displacement, cc 3200
Fuel system direct injection (4M41T Direct Injection)
Common Rail (4M41T Common Rail)
Power output, hp 165/4000 rpm (4M41T DI)
175/3800 rpm (4M41T CR)
200/3800 rpm (4M41T CR 2010)
Torque output, Nm 351/2000 rpm (4M41T DI)
382/2000 rpm (4M41T CR)
441/2000 rpm (4M41T CR 2010)
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 98.5
Piston stroke, mm 105
Compression ratio 17 (4M41T DI)
16 – 17 (4M41T CR)
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging MHI TF035HL (4M41T DI)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 9.3
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3/4 (4M41T DI)
EURO 4/5 (4M41T CR)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Pajero 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000
Weight, kg 245

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 4M41 engine

  • In the first versions of the engine without Common Rail, the high pressure fuel pump often failed and the pistons burned out;
  • The updated modification has become much more reliable and practically does not bother;
  • A crankshaft pulley with a rubber clutch can fall apart even at low mileage;
  • The timing chain serves approximately 200 – 250 thousand km, and then it stretches and rings loudly;
  • About once every 50,000 km you have to clean the EGR and tighten the alternator belt.

8 thoughts on “Engine Mitsubishi 4M41”

  1. I have a 2014 Pajero with 4m41, what’s the best fuel tonuse as where I live we still have 2 diesel fuels avaliable at the pump, ulsd and plain old school diesel

  2. All the 4M41 versions with a distribution pump (equipping the 3rd generation Pajero) are generating 373Nm or more depending on the destination country. Evenmore, for this same version of 4M41 with a distribution pump there are different level of engine outputs: 160HP, 165HP and 175HP.

    Fof example the 4M41 with a distribution pump installed on the 3rd Gen Pajero Japenese specs (JDM) is producing 382Nm and 175HP.

  3. I’ve driven over 470.000km with my timing chain, no noise and no stretch.
    The 2 things you need to do is changing oil as required, and change the timing chain guide between the camshafts around 200.000-250.000km.
    The chain guide you change at the same time you do the valve clearence check, it’s 2 bolts from the top and takes less than 1min to change.

  4. Dale w Robinson

    I would like to get the 200 hp mitsubishi motor 4m41 diesel
    With 5 speed manual and brain and wring
    How much do you need for a sail like this in us money

    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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