Engine Nissan TB45

The 4.5-liter Nissan TB45 engine was produced by the company from 1997 to 2002 in Japan and was installed on a special version of the Patrol SUV for the Middle East market. This unit was offered in two versions: TB45S carburetor and TB45E injection. The cylinder bore was increased to 99.5 mm (3.92 in) but the stroke remained at 96 mm (3.78 in).

The TB family also includes internal combustion engines: TB42 and TB48DE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Patrol 5 (Y61) in 1997 – 2002.


Production years 1997-2002
Displacement, cc 4478
Fuel system carburetor or EFI
Power output, hp 200
Torque output, Nm 350
Cylinder block cast iron R6
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 99.5
Piston stroke, mm 96
Compression ratio 8.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 10W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Patrol 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~420 000
Weight, kg 275

Disadvantages of the TB45 engine

  • This engine has excellent reliability and service life, but very high fuel consumption;
  • Ignition problems are often discussed on the forums, but everything is simple and cheap there;
  • Many are faced with shaking at idle, valve adjustment helps;
  • By a run of about 200 – 250 thousand kilometers, the timing chain is often extended;
  • Beware of overheating, compression may disappear in the motor and oil burn may begin.

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