The 1.3-liter Nissan CG13DE engine (or CG13 for short) was produced from 1992 to 2003 at a plant in Japan and was installed mainly in very compact models for the local automotive market. Such a power unit is most often found on babies like Micra, March or Cube.
The engine was installed on:
- Nissan Micra 2 (K11) in 1992 – 2003;
- Nissan March 2 (K11) in 1992 – 2003;
- Nissan Cube 1 (Z10) in 1998 – 2000.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||75 – 82|
|Torque output, Nm||103 – 106|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||71|
|Piston stroke, mm||80.5|
|Timing drive||two chains|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.1|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Micra 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~220 000|
Disadvantages of the CG13DE engine
- Most often, owners turn to a service to replace stretched timing chains;
- Throttle body needs to be cleaned regularly due to floating RPM;
- Often the thermostat needs to be replaced, it can start acting weird even at low mileage;
- Cracked oil seals are usually the culprit for numerous oil leaks;
- This motor is very afraid of moisture, which then easily seeps into the candle wells.