Engine Suzuki G13BB

Suzuki’s 1.3-liter G13BB engine was produced at the Japanese plant from 1995 to 2005 and was installed on many of the company’s compact models, it is well known from the Jimny SUV. Many people confuse this 16-valve SOHC engine with the similar DOHC G13B unit from the Swift GTi.

Engines of the G-series: G10A, G13B, G13BA, G13BB, G15A, G16A, G16B.


Production years 1995-2005
Displacement, cc 1298
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 76 – 86
Torque output, Nm 104 – 115
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 74
Piston stroke, mm 75.5
Compression ratio 9.5
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Suzuki Jimny 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 78 (without attachments)

The engine was installed on:

  • Suzuki Baleno 1 (EG) in 1995 – 2002;
  • Suzuki Cultus 2 (SF) in 1997 – 2001; Cultus 3 (SY) in 1995 – 2002;
  • Suzuki Every 4 (DA32) in 1999 – 2005;
  • Suzuki Jimny 3 (FJ) in 1998 – 2003;
  • Suzuki Swift 2 (MA) in 1995 – 2003;
  • Subaru Justy 2 (JMA) in 2001 – 2003.

Disadvantages of the Suzuki G13BB engine

  • If the owner does not allow overheating, then the motor lasts a long time and without any problems;
  • Otherwise, cracks form in the cooling jacket of the block, as well as in the cylinder head;
  • Closer to 150,000 km, an oil burn begins due to hardened valve stem seals;
  • A lot of trouble is thrown by the vagaries of the outdated ignition system of this engine;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and valve clearances need to be adjusted every 30,000 km.

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