The 2.8-liter Nissan RD28ETi diesel engine was produced by the company from 1997 to 1999 and was installed on the popular Patrol SUV in the back of the Y61 and its Japanese counterpart Safari. This power unit existed in a modification with a mechanical high pressure fuel pump under the index RD28Ti.
The RD series also includes internal combustion engines: RD28 and RD28T.
The engine was installed on:
- Nissan Patrol 5 (Y61) in 1997 – 1999;
- Nissan Safari 2 (Y61) in 1997 – 1999.
|Fuel system||vortex chamber|
|Power output, hp||130 – 135|
|Torque output, Nm||250 – 285|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R6|
|Block head||aluminum 12v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||85|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Compression ratio||21 – 22|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Safari 1998)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
Disadvantages of the RD28ETi engine
- The most common engine failure is a cracked block head due to overheating;
- In second place are the problems associated with the fuel system;
- This is followed by floating revolutions and traction dips due to the fault of the sensors and their wiring;
- On runs of more than 100 thousand km, hydraulic lifters can already knock in the engine;
- Follow the timing belt replacement schedule, as when the valve breaks, it always bends;
- Poorly located and often burns out the glow plug control unit;
- Often there are leaks in the crankshaft oil seal and from under the oil cooler gasket.