The 1.3-liter Nissan QG13DE engine (or QG13 for short) was produced from 1998 to 2012 in Japan and was installed mainly on local models, as well as on cars for the Southeast Asian market. This power unit is the youngest in the line and is quite rare.
The engine was installed on:
- Nissan AD 3 (Y11) in 1999 – 2005;
- Nissan Sentra N16 in 2005 – 2012;
- Nissan Sunny 5 (B15) in 1998 – 2006;
- Nissan Sylphy N16 in 2000 – 2012.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||87 – 90|
|Torque output, Nm||113 – 120|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||71|
|Piston stroke, mm||81.8|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||2.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 3/4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Sylphy 2004)
|Engine lifespan, km||~220 000|
Disadvantages of the QG13DE engine
- A short-lived timing chain often stretches to a range of 120 – 150 thousand kilometers;
- The culprit for floating engine speeds is usually a dirty throttle;
- Since there are no hydraulic lifters here, the thermal clearances of the valves need to be adjusted;
- The source of the whistle under the hood is the alternator belt, you will have to buy a new one;
- The crumbs of the collapsing catalyst can be sucked into the combustion chamber of the engine.