Engine Nissan QD32ETi

The 3.2-liter Nissan QD32ETi diesel engine was produced from 1995 to 2000 in Japan and was installed on the Elgrand minibus or Terrano SUV, including the Regulus version. This very reliable unit is regularly used for swap instead of modern motors.

The QD series also includes internal combustion engines: QD32.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Terrano 2 (R50) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Nissan Elgrand 1 (E50) in 1997 – 1999.


Production years 1995-2000
Displacement, cc 3153
Fuel system vortex chamber
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 340
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head cast iron 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 99.2
Piston stroke, mm 102
Compression ratio 22
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive gears
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Hitachi HT12
Recommended engine oil 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.9
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Terrano 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000
Weight, kg 250

Disadvantages of the QD32ETi engine

  • This engine is very noisy and vibration-loaded due to the timing gear drive;
  • People complain about floating speed due to the fault of one of the sensors or its wiring;
  • This diesel engine has problems with starting or traction failures in severe frosts;
  • In all other respects, this is a very reliable motor with a resource of more than 400,000 km.

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