Engine Nissan GA14DE (GA14S/DS)

4-cylinder engines of the GA14 series have a very simple design: a cast-iron block with an aluminum head without hydraulic compensators. But the timing chain drive is unusual here, it has two chains.

The family includes 3 engines:

  • The GA14S is a simple carburetor and only has one 12 valve camshaft. Its power and torque were decent for its time 79 hp and 111 Nm.
  • GA14DS – 16-valve head with two camshafts, electronically controlled carburetor and catalyst. Total here is 75 hp and 112 Nm.
  • GA14DE – here is a DOHC 16v head and injection injection. This most common modification has a power of 87 hp and a torque of 116 Nm.

The assembly of internal combustion engines was carried out at a plant in the Japanese city of Yokohama from the late 80s until 2000, and then it was transferred to the conveyors of third world countries.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Pulsar N13 in 1986 – 1990;
  • Nissan Pulsar N14 in 1990 – 1995;
  • Nissan Sunny 3 (B13) in 1990 – 1993;
  • Nissan Sentra 2 (B12) in 1985 – 1990;
  • Nissan Sentra 3 (B13) in 1990 – 1995;
  • Nissan Almera 1 (N15) in 1995 – 2000.


Production years 1985-2000
Displacement, cc 1392
Fuel system carburetor / injector
Power output, hp 75 – 88
Torque output, Nm 111 – 116
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 12v-16v
Cylinder bore, mm 73.6
Piston stroke, mm 81.8
Compression ratio 9.8 – 9.9
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 3.2 l 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
Weight, kg 145 (GA14DE)
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Almera)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

Disadvantages of the GA14DE engine

  • Owners of carburetor engines must constantly monitor the cleanliness of all kinds of meshes, filters and jets that clog due to bad gasoline.
  • On versions with electronic injection, the idle valve fails, as well as the mass air flow sensor. The main symptom is floating idle speed.
  • The cause of the oil burner on long runs is most often: stuck oil scraper rings, hardened valve caps or a leaky gasket, which should limit the ingress of fuel and lubricants along with crankcase gases into the intake tract.

1 thought on “Engine Nissan GA14DE (GA14S/DS)”

  1. Diogo Jorge da Silva Gonçalves de Castro

    I have a Nissan sunny/pulsar N13 with a GA14S (82HP) carburator and i would like to know if the GA14DE head is compatible to just swap from the same block. Is there any major differences? Thank you, i’ll be waiting for a reply. Congrats

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