Engine Nissan TB48DE

The 4.8-liter Nissan TB48DE engine (or TB48 for short) with bore x stroke of 99.5 mm × 102 mm (3.92 in × 4.02 in) and double overhead camshaft has been produced at the company’s enterprises since 2001 and is put on a number of modifications of the Patrol SUV for markets where they do not save on fuel.

The TB family also includes internal combustion engines: TB42 and TB45.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Patrol 5 (Y61) in 2001 – …


Production years 2001-…
Displacement, cc 4758
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 245 – 250
Torque output, Nm 400 – 420
Cylinder block cast iron R6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 99.5
Piston stroke, mm 102
Compression ratio 9.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at the inlet
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Patrol 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~450 000
Weight, kg 300

Disadvantages of the TB48DE engine

  • The reliability of the engine is excellent, its only drawback is its huge fuel consumption;
  • A number of Patrol owners were faced with the need to replace the fuel pump;
  • At high mileage, there is a drop in compression, an oil burner, chain stretching.

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