Engine Nissan RD28

The 2.8-liter Nissan RD28 diesel engine was produced by the concern from 1987 to 1999 and was installed on many popular Japanese sedans such as Cedric, Gloria and Laurel. A modification of the engine with an electronic high-pressure fuel pump and the RD28E index was installed on a taxi until 2009.

The RD series also includes internal combustion engines: RD28T and RD28ETi.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Cedric 6 (Y30) in 1985 – 1987; Cedric 7 (Y31) in 1987 – 1991; Cedric 8 (Y32) in 1991 – 1995; Cedric 9 (Y33) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Nissan Gloria 8 (Y31) in 1987 – 1991; Gloria 9 (Y32) in 1991 – 1995; Gloria 10 (Y33) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Nissan Laurel 5 (C32) in 1986 – 1989; Laurel C33 in 1989 – 1993; Laurel C34 in 1993 – 1997;
  • Nissan Patrol 4 (Y60) in 1987 – 1995;
  • Nissan Skyline R31 in 1985 – 1990.

Specifications

Production years 1987-1999
Displacement, cc 2825
Fuel system vortex chamber
Power output, hp 95 – 100
Torque output, Nm 175 – 180
Cylinder block cast iron R6
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 85
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 21.2 – 22.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 10W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.4
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Laurel 1994)
— city
— highway
— combined
11.8
7.9
9.8
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 220

Disadvantages of the RD28 engine

  • The cylinder head of this diesel engine cracks easily from overheating;
  • The timing belt resource is about 90 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valve bends;
  • Engine revs at idle usually float due to sensors or their wiring;
  • There are oil leaks from the crankshaft oil seal or oil cooler gasket;
  • By about 100 – 150 thousand km, hydraulic lifters most often begin to knock.

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