The 2.0-liter 16-valve Renault N7Q engine was produced in Sweden from 1995 to 2000 and was installed only on the first generation of the Laguna model and the restyled version of the Safrane. This power unit is essentially a Volvo engine under the symbol B4204S.
The N-series also includes: N7U.
The engine was installed on:
- Renault Laguna 1 (X56) in 1995 – 1999;
- Renault Safrane 1 (B54) in 1996 – 2000.
|Power output, hp||136 – 140|
|Torque output, Nm||176 – 182|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||83|
|Piston stroke, mm||90|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.2|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Renault Laguna 1998)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
Disadvantages of the Renault N7Q engine
- Most often, Renault owners with such an engine are worried about grease leaks from the oil separator;
- Due to clogged crankcase ventilation, an impressive oil consumption often appears;
- The timing belt does not always serve the required 90,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
- This power unit is afraid of overheating and the gasket breaks through here very quickly;
- Weaknesses also include engine mounts, thermostat, pump and fuel pump.