Engine Nissan VQ25DD

The 2.5-liter Nissan VQ25DD engine was assembled from 1998 to 2007 at an enterprise in Japan and was installed on such popular concern models as Cefiro, Cedric, Stagea or Skyline. This engine is very demanding on fuel quality due to the NEO-Di direct injection system.

The VQ20 series also includes internal combustion engines: VQ20DE, VQ23DE, VQ25DE, VQ25DET and VQ25HR.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Cefiro 3 (A33) in 1998 – 2002;
  • Nissan Cedric 10 (Y34) in 1999 – 2004;
  • Nissan Gloria 11 (Y34) in 1999 – 2004;
  • Nissan Skyline 11 (V35) in 2001 – 2006;
  • Nissan Stagea 2 (M35) in 2001 – 2007.


Production years 1998-2007
Displacement, cc 2495
Fuel system NEO-Di direct injection
Power output, hp 210 – 215
Torque output, Nm 265 – 270
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 85
Piston stroke, mm 73.3
Compression ratio 11.0 – 11.3
Features NDIS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive three chains
Phase regulator eVTC
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Skyline 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000
Weight, kg 185

Disadvantages of the VQ25DD engine

  • Due to poor-quality fuel in the engine, nozzles and a high-pressure fuel pump often fail;
  • Bad gasoline destroys the catalyst, and its crumbs are sucked into the combustion chamber;
  • Scuffs form on the cylinder wall, which provokes a progressive oil burn;
  • Even short-term overheating causes warping of the mating surface of the cylinder head;
  • On a run of 200 thousand km, you will most likely have to replace the entire set of timing chains.

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