Engine Nissan CD20

The 2.0-liter Nissan CD20 diesel engine was produced by the company from 1990 to 2000 and was installed on such well-known models of the concern as Almera, Primera, Pulsar and Avenir. A modification of this unit with an electronic high-pressure fuel pump was installed on Bluebird under the index CD20E.

The CD series also includes internal combustion engines: CD17 and CD20T.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan AD 2 (Y10) in 1997 – 1998;
  • Nissan Almera 1 (N15) in 1995 – 2000;
  • Nissan Avenir 1 (W10) in 1990 – 1998;
  • Nissan Primera 1 (P10) in 1992 – 1996;
  • Nissan Pulsar N15 in 1995 – 2000;
  • Nissan Serena C23 in 1991 – 1993;
  • Nissan Sunny 3 (B13) in 1993 – 1998;
  • Nissan Wingroad Y10 in 1997 – 1998.


Production years 1990-2000
Displacement, cc 1973
Fuel system vortex chamber
Power output, hp 75
Torque output, Nm 132
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 84.5
Piston stroke, mm 88
Compression ratio 22.2
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Avenir 1992)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000
Weight, kg 180

Disadvantages of the CD20 engine

  • You can’t call the fuel system capricious, but it really doesn’t like bad fuel;
  • Most often, the owners of such cars are struggling with airing the cooling system;
  • If overheating is allowed, the minimum will pierce the gasket, and often the head will crack;
  • The timing belt usually runs no more than 80,000 km, and when it breaks, the valve always bends;
  • The compression in the cylinders decreases to a run of 250,000 km, get ready for a major overhaul.

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