Engine Nissan CG10DE

The 1.0-liter Nissan CG10DE Clean Green engine (or CG10 for short) was produced from 1992 to 2003 and was installed mainly in local compact cars such as Micra and March. In a number of markets from 2000 to 2002, a modification with direct fuel injection was offered.

The CG family also includes internal combustion engines: CG13DE and CGA3DE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Micra 2 (K11) in 1992 – 2003;
  • Nissan March 2 (K11) in 1992 – 2003.


Production years 1992-2003
Displacement, cc 998
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 55 – 60
Torque output, Nm 79 – 80
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 71
Piston stroke, mm 62
Compression ratio 9.5 – 9.8
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive two chains
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Micra 1996)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000

Disadvantages of the CG10DE engine

  • The most famous problem with internal combustion engines is that their timing chains stretch and rattle;
  • In second place in popularity are floating speeds due to throttle contamination;
  • In third place is an unreliable thermostat, which can suddenly start acting weird;
  • We also note the quickly drying gaskets and seals, which is fraught with leaks;
  • The motor often troit due to moisture, which then easily seeps into the candle wells.

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