Engine Nissan TD25

The 2.5-liter Nissan TD25 diesel engine was assembled from 1985 to 2015 and was primarily intended for taxi cars, but is found on Caravan minibuses and pickup trucks. This power unit is known for its high reliability and a really huge resource.

The TD series includes internal combustion engines: TD23, TD27, TD27ETi and TD42.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Caravan E24 in 1986 – 2001;
  • Nissan Cedric 7 (Y31) in 1990 – 2015;
  • Nissan Homy E24 in 1986 – 2001;
  • Nissan Navara 1 (D21) in 1985 – 1997.


Production years 1985-2015
Displacement, cc 2488
Fuel system vortex chamber
Power output, hp 75 – 80
Torque output, Nm 160 – 170
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head cast iron 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 92.9
Piston stroke, mm 92
Compression ratio 22
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive gears
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.5
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 1/2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Cedric 1995)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~450 000
Weight, kg 230

Disadvantages of the TD25 engine

  • Due to the fault of the timing gear drive, the power unit is prone to noise and vibration;
  • The gears gradually wear out and by 200,000 km the phases begin to go astray in the timing;
  • Somewhere on the same mileage, pump leaks appear from the gear block gasket;
  • On the electrical side, only the crankshaft position and oil pressure sensor are buggy;
  • Detonation due to bad fuel destroys the jumpers between the vortex chambers in the cylinder head.

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