Engine Nissan VQ30DET

The 3.0-liter turbo engine Nissan VQ30DET was produced from 1995 to 2007 in Japan and was installed on such popular concern models as Sima, Cedric, Gloria or Leopard. There was also a twin-turbocharged version of this engine under the VQ30DETT index.

The VQ30 series also includes internal combustion engines: VQ30DE, VQ30DD, VQ35DE, VQ35DD, VQ35HR and VQ37VHR.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Cima 3 (Y33) in 1996 – 2001; Cima 4 (F50) in 2001 – 2007;
  • Nissan Cedric 9 (Y33) in 1995 – 1999; Cedric 10 (Y34) in 1999 – 2004;
  • Nissan Gloria 10 (Y33) in 1995 – 1999; Gloria 11 (Y34) in 1999 – 2004;
  • Nissan Leopard 4 (Y33) in 1996 – 1999.

Specifications

Production years 1995-2007
Displacement, cc 2987
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 270 – 280
Torque output, Nm 365 – 385
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 93
Piston stroke, mm 73.3
Compression ratio 9.0
Features ECCS, NDIS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive three chains
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging one Garrett turbine
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type 95
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Gloria 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
15.8
8.5
11.1
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 230

Disadvantages of the VQ30DET engine

  • Most often, owners complain about the oil burner due to the appearance of scuffing in the cylinders;
  • Cylinders are scratched here by catalyst crumbs, which are sucked into the combustion chamber;
  • Due to overheating, warping of the mating surfaces of the cylinder head often occurs;
  • Timing chains stretch a lot and begin to rattle at about 200,000 km;
  • The reason for floating engine speed is usually a dirty idle valve.

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