The 3.0-liter Nissan VG30DETT engine was produced from 1989 to 2000 at the Japanese plant and was installed as the top power unit of the popular 300ZX sports coupe. The Garrett twin-turbo engine developed 300 hp in a manual and 280 hp in an automatic transmission.
The engine was installed on:
- Nissan 300ZX 4 (Z32) in 1989 – 2000.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||280 – 300|
|Torque output, Nm||384|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||87|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Phase regulator||at the N-VCT inlet|
|Turbocharging||double Garrett T22/TB02|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan 300ZX 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
Disadvantages of the VG30DETT engine
- The biggest number of problems delivers constantly cracking issue;
- Also, its gasket often burns out, and when the collector is removed, the studs break;
- Often there is a breakage of the crankshaft shank with a bend in the valves in the internal combustion engine;
- The same thing can happen if the timing belt replacement schedule is not followed;
- By 150,000 km, a water pump is usually already flowing and hydraulic lifters are knocking.