Engine Nissan CD17

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.

Specifications

Production years 1981-1998
Displacement, cc 1680
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
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.4
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Sunny 1989)
— city
— highway
— combined
7.6
5.1
5.9
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 170

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.

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