The 3.0-liter Nissan VG30i engine was assembled for a short time, from 1985 to 1989, and quickly gave way to more modern power units with distributed injection. This single-injection gasoline engine was only installed on pickup trucks or SUVs.
The engine was installed on:
- Nissan Navara 1 (D21) in 1985 – 1989;
- Nissan Pathfinder 1 (WD21) in 1985 – 1989;
- Nissan Terrano 1 (WD21) in 1985 – 1989.
|Fuel system||single injection|
|Power output, hp||130 – 140|
|Torque output, Nm||210 – 220|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 12v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||87|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.9|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Pathfinder 1989)
|Engine lifespan, km||~380 000|
Disadvantages of the VG30i engine
- The main failure is breaking off the crankshaft shank and bending the valves;
- In second place are pump leaks or failure of hydraulic lifters;
- A lot of inconvenience causes regular burnout of the exhaust manifold gasket;
- During removal of the release, the fastening studs often break off and this is a problem;
- In all other respects, this engine is very reliable and has a huge resource.