Engine SsangYong G20D

The 2.0-liter gasoline engine SsangYong G20D was assembled by the company from 1993 to 1998 and was installed only on Musso. In fact, this is a clone of the Mercedes M111 engine, also known as the M161. Many sources confuse this engine with the New Actyon crossover unit under the G20DF index.

Ssangyong gasoline engines: G16DF, G20D, G20DF, G23D, G32D.


Production years 1993-1998
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 133
Torque output, Nm 180
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 89.9
Piston stroke, mm 78.7
Compression ratio 10.4
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive double row chain
Phase regulator at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for SsangYong Musso 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

The engine was installed on:

  • SsangYong Musso 1 (FJ) in 1993 – 1998.

Disadvantages of the SsangYong G20D engine

  • This is a reliable and very resourceful power unit, and all its problems are from old age;
  • Up to 100,000 km, only pump leaks and failures of the mass air flow sensor and crankshaft position sensor often bother;
  • At high mileage, nozzles and the crankcase ventilation system are often clogged;
  • Also, failures in the ignition system are regularly encountered and the phase regulator fails;
  • Closer to 200,000 km, lubricant consumption appears due to the occurrence of oil scraper rings.

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