The 1.7-liter Nissan CD17 diesel engine was produced by the concern from 1981 to 1998 and was installed on a number of popular models of its time such as Sunny, Sentra, Pulsar and AD. A turbocharged version of the CD17T power unit with 75 hp and 145 Nm was installed on the Stanza liftback.
The CD series also includes internal combustion engines: CD20 and CD20T.
The engine was installed on:
- Nissan Sunny 1 (B11) in 1981 – 1985; Sunny 2 (B12) in 1985 – 1990; Sunny 3 (B13) in 1990 – 1993;
- Nissan Pulsar N12 in 1982 – 1986; Pulsar N13 in 1986 – 1990; Pulsar N14 in 1990 – 1995;
- Nissan Sentra 1 (B11) in 1982- 1986; Sentra 2 (B12) in 1985- 1990;
- Nissan AD VB11 in 1982 – 1990; AD 2 (Y10) in 1990 – 1998.
|Fuel system||vortex chamber|
|Power output, hp||55 – 60|
|Torque output, Nm||104|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||80|
|Piston stroke, mm||83.6|
|Compression ratio||21.8 – 22.2|
|Recommended engine oil||10W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Sunny 1989)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
Disadvantages of the CD17 engine
- The motor does not tolerate bad fuel, problems immediately begin with injectors and a high pressure fuel pump;
- The most common malfunction is the airing of the cooling system;
- The engine is afraid of overheating, it breaks the gasket and cracks the head of the block;
- Monitor the condition of the timing belt, because if it breaks, the valve will definitely bend;
- By a run of 250,000 km, the compression in the cylinders usually drops and an overhaul is required.