Engine Nissan QD32

The 3.2-liter Nissan QD32 diesel engine was produced from 1995 to 2007 and was installed on commercial vehicles, it is also known for the Caravan minibus and D22 pickups. In total, there were five versions of the motor: QD321, QD322, QD323, QD324 and QD325, respectively.

The QD series also includes internal combustion engines: QD32ETi.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Caravan E24 in 1996 – 2001;
  • Nissan Navara 2 (D22) in 1997 – 2002.


Production years 1995-2007
Displacement, cc 3153
Fuel system vortex chamber
Power output, hp 100 – 110
Torque output, Nm 210 – 220
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head cast iron 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 99.2
Piston stroke, mm 102
Compression ratio 22
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive gears
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.6
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Caravan 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~450 000
Weight, kg 225

Disadvantages of the QD32 engine

  • The motor is very reliable, but the noise and vibration from the timing gear drive is annoying;
  • The most common problem with this diesel is floating idle;
  • Next come the failures of various sensors, most often due to damage to their wiring;
  • Like many old diesel units, this one suffers from traction failures in cold weather.

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