The Suzuki J18A 1.8-liter gasoline engine was produced by the company from 1996 to 2002 and was installed on the Cultus Crescent sedans and station wagons, better known as the Baleno. This power unit can also be found under the hood of the Escudo crossover in the Sidekick Sport version.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||121 – 124|
|Torque output, Nm||152|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||84|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Suzuki Baleno 2000)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Suzuki Baleno 1 (EG) in 1998 – 2002;
- Suzuki Cultus 3 (SY) in 1998 – 2002;
- Suzuki Escudo 1 (ET) in 1996 – 1998.
Disadvantages of the Suzuki J18A engine
- Most often they complain about oil consumption due to hardened valve stem seals.
- Another reason for the oil burner here may be the occurrence of oil scraper rings.
- Timing chains, as well as hydraulic tensioners, are distinguished by a relatively modest resource.
- Another such power unit pesters with regular failures in the ignition system.
- The weak points of this power unit also include its short-lived supports.