Engine Nissan GA16DE under the hood

Engine Nissan GA16DE (GA16S/DS)

The GA16DE engine is a four-stroke, four-cylinder, in-line vertical arrangement of cylinders, with multipoint fuel injection. The 1.6-liter Nissan GA16DE engine was produced from 1990 to 2002 in three versions: with a phase regulator, without it, and also in the gas version GA16DNE for a number of developing countries.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan 100NX B13 in 1990 – 1993;
  • Nissan 200SX B14 in 1994 – 1999;
  • Nissan Almera 1 (N15) in 1995 – 2000;
  • Nissan AD 2 (Y10) in 1995 – 1998;
  • Nissan Primera 1 (P10) in 1990 – 1996;
  • Nissan Primera 2 (P11) in 1995 – 2002;
  • Nissan Pulsar N14 in 1990 – 1995;
  • Nissan Pulsar N15 in 1995 – 2000;
  • Nissan Sentra 3 (B13) in 1990 – 1994;
  • Nissan Sentra 4 (B14) in 1994 – 1999;
  • Nissan Presea 1 (R10) in 1990 – 1995;
  • Nissan Wingroad Y10 in 1996 – 1998.

The Nissan GA16S carburetor engine was produced by a Japanese company from 1987 to 1997. In addition to the carburetor internal combustion engine, there were versions with the GA16E injector and the GA16i single injection. Engine power 85 – 95 hp and torque 125 – 135 Nm. Complied with the environmental class EURO 0. The engine was installed on Pulsar N13 in 1987 – 1990, Sunny N13 in 1987 – 1991, Sentra 3 (B13) in 1992 – 1997, Tsuru B13 in 1992 – 1997.

The Nissan GA16DS carburetor engine was produced from 1990 to 1997 at a Japanese plant. Engine power 89 – 97 hp and torque 130 – 135 Nm. It also complied with the environmental class EURO 0. The engine was installed on Avenir 1 (W10) in 1990 – 1997, 100NX B13 in 1990 – 1993, Sunny N14 in 1990 – 1993, Primera 1 (P10) in 1990 – 1993.

Specifications GA16DE

Production years 1990-2002
Displacement, cc 1597
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 100 – 105 (version without phase regulator)
110 – 115 (version with phase regulator)
Torque output, Nm 125 – 135 (version without phase regulator)
140 – 150 (version with phase regulator)
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76
Piston stroke, mm 88
Compression ratio 9.8 (version without phase regulator)
9.9 (version with phase regulator)
Features ECCS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no (version without phase regulator)
at the NVCS inlet (version with phase regulator)
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Primera 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
9.6
5.9
7.2
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000
Weight, kg 150

Disadvantages of the GA16DE engine

  • Floating speed and jerks indicate a clogged idle valve or a malfunction in the readings of the mass air flow sensor. Usually such symptoms are treated with regular cleaning, but sometimes a replacement may be necessary, which will cost a lot.
  • Periodically, the condition of the crankcase ventilation gasket should be checked here, since it is precisely because of its warping that the engine oil gets under the valve cover. The first sign of such a situation under the hood is when the air filter is covered in oil.
  • On runs over 200,000 km, progressive oil consumption often begins here. In some cases, you can get away with replacing piston rings or valve stem seals, but most often you have to do a full and expensive repair.
  • Around the same mileage, noise appears in the timing area. If you pull with the replacement of chains, then the phases will go astray, consumption will increase, the motor will run unevenly and, of course, there will be a risk of a chain jump with very sad consequences.

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