Engine Nissan TD27ETi

The 2.7-liter Nissan TD27ETi diesel engine was produced by the company from 1995 to 2001 and was installed on the popular Pathfinder and Terrano SUVs, as well as the Caravan minibus. The power unit stands out in its family by the presence of an electronically controlled high pressure fuel pump.

The TD series includes internal combustion engines: TD23, TD25, TD27 and TD42.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Caravan E24 in 1995 – 2001;
  • Nissan Mistral R20 in 1996 – 1999;
  • Nissan Pathfinder 2 (R50) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Nissan Terrano II (R20) in 1996 – 1999.


Production years 1995-2001
Displacement, cc 2663
Fuel system vortex chamber
Power output, hp 130
Torque output, Nm 280
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head cast iron 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 92
Compression ratio 22
Features intercooler, EGR
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive gears
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Pathfinder 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 250

Disadvantages of the TD27ETi engine

  • All the most common breakdowns of this diesel engine are somehow connected with the high pressure fuel pump;
  • With floating engine speeds and thrust failures, cleaning the positioner usually helps;
  • Also, periodically cleaning of all meshes and filters of the fuel system is required;
  • Many problems are caused by glitches in the crankshaft position sensor and air flow;
  • Another weak point is the corrugation from the air filter to the turbine.

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