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Decmeister
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Engine replacement

Post by Decmeister » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:23 am

Hi all , newbie here looking to pick your brain .
My sister has a 2013 qashqai 1.6 diesel and due to lack of oil the engine has ceased . She is looking to get an engine replacement but seems as she lives in Ireland and the car is a uk import there’s no 1.6 Diesel engines to be found , as the 1.5 dci was the common engine over here . Do ye know if the 1.5 engine would suffice as far as a straight swap 🤷‍♂️Would it affect gearbox 🤷‍♂️
Any info be great Tks

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Gel
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Re: Engine replacement

Post by Gel » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:12 am

1.5dci was the common one here too; try this forum which specialises in J10 models.

forum.qashqaiclub.co.uk/new_forum_topic ... 25926.html
2014-19 J11A-14 1.5dci Ink Blue Tekna owner; now departed for a Mazda CX-5 GT Sport Nav, 2.0L Petrol :D

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Re: Engine replacement

Post by gloucester » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:27 pm

I'd be very surprised if it would simply bolt on. The two engines are a different series not simply a bored or stroked variant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Qa ... ine_update

leading to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_K ... sel_engine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_R-Type_engine#R9M
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Re: Engine replacement

Post by gloucester » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:33 pm

Here's the technical comparison from a 2011 brochure

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Re: Engine replacement

Post by Qashowner » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:22 pm

There is a significant difference between the 1.6 and 1.5 diesel engines, not physically but in terms of engine management, turbo sizes etc. If you intend to swap the engine in completely with all the ancillaries turbo engine management etc I am quite sure it would fit ok but will be an extremely big job to do and the engine may need recoding etc after installation.

It may be worth looking at the old 1.6, stripping it down and see if it can be freed up. You can then rebore new pistons etc worth a try as I am sure a 1.6 to 1.5 conversion could be a nightmare.
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