Engine Nissan QG15DE

Engine Nissan QG15DE

The QG15DE engine was developed on the basis of the QG16DE, it was created to replace the GA15DE. The manufacturer has reduced the diameter of the cylinders. In addition, other pistons were used in the engine. The engine has an increased compression ratio. However, for the most part, the engine is a repeat of the QG16DE that served as the basis for it.

In order to reduce exhaust toxicity, an EGR system was used on the engine, and a mechanical throttle was installed. This approach made it possible to slightly mitigate the damage caused to the environment by car exhaust.


Manufacturer Yokohama Plant
Also called QG15DE
Production years 2000-2006
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Fuel system injector
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 4
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 88
Cylinder bore, mm 73.6
Compression ratio 9.9
Displacement, cc 1498
Power output, hp 90/5600
Torque output, Nm / rpm 128/2800
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 3/4
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Almera)
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 500
Recommended engine oil 5W-20 / 5W-30 / 5W-40 / 5W-50 / 10W-30 / 10W-40 / 10W-50 / 10W-60 / 15W-40 / 15W-50 / 20W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 2.7
Oil change interval, km 15000
(better 7500)
Normal engine operating temperature, °C
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


The engine is characterized by the occurrence of extraneous noise and whistling during operation. Significantly increased fuel consumption can also be a headache for the owner of a car with a QG15DE engine. In addition, the engine may twitch when running at low speeds. It is not necessary to strive to fix this problem, since this is not a malfunction, but the specifics of the QG15DE engine. But if it is very annoying, you can solve the issue by flashing.

The QG15DE engine does not initially have extensive tuning options. And, as experts say, a reasonable option would be to purchase and install the QG18DE engine to replace the QG15DE.

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