Engine Nissan SR16VE

Engine Nissan SR16VE under the hood

The 1.6-liter Nissan SR16VE engine (or SR16 for short) was assembled from 1997 to 2000 at a plant in Japan and was installed on sports versions of such popular models as the Pulsar, Lucino or Sunny. In addition to the standard modification, there was an N1 version from Autech for Pulsar 1997-1998.

The SR family also includes internal combustion engines: SR18DE, SR20DE, SR20DET, SR20VE and SR20VET.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Lucino B14 in 1997 – 1999;
  • Nissan Pulsar N15 in 1997 – 2000;
  • Nissan Sunny 5 (B15) in 1998 – 2000.


Production years 1997-2000
Displacement, cc 1596
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 175
200 (Autech SR16VE N1 version)
Torque output, Nm 161
181 (Autech SR16VE N1 version)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 68.7
Compression ratio 11
11.7 (Autech SR16VE N1 version)
Features NEO VVL
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVL & VVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Pulsar VZ-R 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000
Weight, kg 150

Disadvantages of the SR16VE engine

  • Owners of this unit are highly recommended to monitor the quality of fuel;
  • Cheap oils can quickly disable a complex phase control system;
  • With floating speed, first look at the idle speed control or the mass air flow sensor;
  • The sources of leakage are usually the crankshaft oil seal and the oil pressure sensor;
  • After 200 thousand kilometers, the timing chain often stretches and starts to rattle.

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