Engine Mitsubishi 6A13TT

The Mitsubishi 6A13TT 2.5-liter V6 turbo engine was assembled in Japan from 1996 to 2003 and was installed only on the Galant VR-4 sports model and its local Legnum modification. This motor is very often used for a budget swap.

The 6A1 family also includes engines: 6A10, 6A11, 6A12, 6A12TT and 6A13.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Galant EA in 1996 – 2003;
  • Mitsubishi Legnum EA in 1996 – 2002.


Production years 1996-2003
Displacement, cc 2498
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 260 – 280
Torque output, Nm 343 – 363
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 80.8
Compression ratio 8.5
Features DOHC, intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Twin-Turbo
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~230 000
Weight, kg 205

Disadvantages of the 6A13TT engine

  • The tight layout of the engine compartment greatly complicates engine maintenance;
  • More often than others, hydraulic lifters and the idle speed controller fail here;
  • Timing belt replacement schedule every 90,000 km, but it happens that it bursts earlier;
  • Turbines last a long time if the pressure relief valve stem is regularly lubricated;
  • A drop in the oil level in the system immediately leads to accelerated wear of the liners.

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