Engine Suzuki F10A

The 1.0-liter 8-valve Suzuki F10A engine was produced by the company from 1979 to 2012 and was installed on many models for Asia, known from the Jimny SUV in the back of the SJ410. It was this power unit that served as the basis for the massive Chinese LJ462Q and LJ465Q motors.

Engines of the F-series: F6A, F8B, F10A, F10D.


Production years 1979-2012
Displacement, cc 970
Fuel system carburetor
Power output, hp 40 – 55 (carb.)
60 (inj.)
Torque output, Nm 60 – 85 (carb.)
75 – 85 (inj.)
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 65.5
Piston stroke, mm 72
Compression ratio 8.7 (carb.)
9.3 (inj.)
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 0 (carb.)
EURO 1/2 (inj.)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Suzuki Jimny 1984)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Suzuki Carry ST100 in 1983 – 2009;
  • Suzuki Cervo SS20 in 1979 – 1982;
  • Suzuki Cultus 1 (SA) in 1985 – 1988;
  • Suzuki Jimny JA in 1982 – 1987.

Disadvantages of the Suzuki F10A engine

  • Carburetor versions are quite capricious about fuel quality and require tuning;
  • Also on specialized forums, oil leaks and failures in the ignition system are often discussed;
  • The scheduled resource of the timing belt is 90,000 km, but when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters, valve clearances are adjusted every 30,000 km.

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