Engine Nissan CR10DE

The 1.0-liter Nissan CR10DE engine (or CR10 for short) was produced by the company from 2002 to 2004 and was quickly discontinued due to poor performance. This power unit is known from the Micra or March models in the back of the K12.

The CR family also includes internal combustion engines: CR12DE and CR14DE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Micra 3 (K12) in 2002 – 2004;
  • Nissan March 3 (K12) in 2002 – 2004.


Production years 2002-2004
Displacement, cc 997
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 68
Torque output, Nm 96
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 71
Piston stroke, mm 63
Compression ratio 10.2
Features EGR
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Micra 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~180 000

Disadvantages of the CR10DE engine

  • The main disadvantage of the motor is its low power, so it was quickly abandoned;
  • In severe frosts, the engine does not start or runs loudly and unsteadily;
  • After 100,000 kilometers, the timing chain often stretches and rattles here;
  • On runs of 150,000 kilometers, a progressive oil burn often begins;
  • The motor is demanding on fuel quality and needs regular cleaning of the injectors.

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