Engine Mitsubishi 6A13

The 2.5-liter Mitsubishi 6A13 V6 engine was assembled by the Japanese concern from 1996 to 2005 and was installed only on local Legnum models or European Galant modifications. This power unit is widely used.

The 6A1 family also includes engines: 6A10, 6A11, 6A12, 6A12TT and 6A13TT.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Galant EA in 1996 – 2003;
  • Mitsubishi Diamante F30 in 2002 – 2005.


Production years 1996-2005
Displacement, cc 2498
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 160 – 175
Torque output, Nm 220 – 230
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 80.8
Compression ratio 9.0 – 10.0
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Galant 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 175

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 6A13 engine

  • The very tight layout of the engine compartment makes it somewhat difficult to maintain;
  • Most often, hydraulic lifters and the idle speed controller fail here;
  • Previously set 90,000 km, the timing belt may break and the valves will bend 100%;
  • Poor quality or old antifreeze corrodes the heat exchanger and leaks begin;
  • Keep an eye on the oil level, when the lubrication pressure drops, the liners do not last long.

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