The Renault V4Y 3.5-liter V6 engine was produced at factories in Japan from 2002 to 2019 and was installed on such popular models as Espace, Laguna Coupe, Vel Satis and Samsung SM7. Such a power unit is inherently one of the varieties of the Nissan VQ35DE engine.
The SCe line: B4A, B4D, H4D, H4M, M4R, M5R, 2TR, V4U, V4Y.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||215 – 255|
|Torque output, Nm||315 – 330|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||95.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||81.4|
|Phase regulator||at the intake|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Renault Vel Satis 2005)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Renault Espace 4 (J81) in 2002 – 2010;
- Renault Laguna 3 Coupe (D91) in 2008 – 2012;
- Renault Latitude 1 (L70) in 2010 – 2015;
- Renault Vel Satis 1 (B73) in 2002 – 2009;
- Samsung SM7 1 (EX2) in 2004 – 2011; SM7 2 (L47) in 2011 – 2019.
Disadvantages of the Renault V4Y engine
- This unit does not tolerate bad fuel or operation with faulty spark plugs.
- For this reason, catalysts are destroyed, and their crumbs enter the engine cylinders.
- Another weak point is the oil channel gaskets under the front cover.
- The timing chain does not have a large resource and often needs to be replaced by 200,000 km.
- Like all aluminum motors, it does not like overheating, and the pump here is short-lived.