Engine SsangYong D29DT

The 2.9-liter diesel engine SsangYong D29DT or OM662 was assembled from 1993 to 2006 and was installed on a number of concern models, such as Rexton, Musso and Korando SUVs. This motor is a clone of the Mercedes OM602 and exists in naturally aspirated and supercharged versions.

Ssangyong diesel engines: D16DTF, D20DT, D20DTF, D20DTR, D22DTF, D22DTR, D23DT, D27DT, D27DTP, D29DT.


Production years 1993-2006
Displacement, cc 2874
Fuel system prechambers
Power output, hp 95 (atmospheric D29D)
120 (supercharged D29DT)
Torque output, Nm 192 (atmospheric D29D)
256 (supercharged D29DT)
Cylinder block cast iron R5
Block head aluminum 10v
Cylinder bore, mm 89
Piston stroke, mm 92.4
Compression ratio 22.0
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no (atmospheric D29D)
Garrett GT2052S (D29DT)
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 9.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for SsangYong Musso Sports 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

The engine was installed on:

  • SsangYong Korando 2 (KJ) in 1996 – 2006;
  • SsangYong Musso 1 (FJ) in 1993 – 2005;
  • SsangYong Musso Sports 1 (PJ) in 2002 – 2006;
  • SsangYong Rexton 1 (RJ) in 2001 – 2006.

Disadvantages of the SsangYong D29DT engine

  • This is a hardy and undemanding diesel engine with a Bosch in-line high-pressure fuel pump;
  • Keep an eye on cooling and regularly update antifreeze, the cylinder head bursts quickly;
  • Do not save on oil, this affects the life of the fuel pump and hydraulic lifters;
  • Up to 100,000 km often change the wiring of glow plugs and injector nozzles;
  • Closer to 200,000 km, the timing chain often stretches and the turbocharger fails.

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