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what is this ?

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:52 am
by 1600cc
hahaha i didnt really know where to put this because i dont know what my motor is :shock:
All i know is that its a 1600cc nissan diesel 4cylinder
anyone know what it is?
and info on power?

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:23 pm
by asavage
Nissan, 1.6l and diesel doesn't ring any bells ATM. But Nissan has built a lot of different diesel engines over the years.

Can you post a pic of it? Or, upload it here?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:26 pm
by 1600cc
don know how helpful these will be but here.

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:20 pm
by asavage
Looks like a member of the CD family.

In the US, I've only seen them in the front-wheel-drive Sentras (1983-86), a 1.7l CD17.


There is also a CD20 that I know about.

How do you know it's a 1.6l?

What vehicle is it installed in?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:43 pm
by 1600cc
Its in a suzuki sj413 that i just bought it is not the standerd motor (1.3 petrol)
the guy we bought it off said it was a 1.6 but i couldnt find any infomation on a 1.6 nissan diesel.
Where would i find the motors code stamped on the motor?

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:23 am
by asavage
I don't know where the series is cast into the block.

Yours is not a US-spec CD, as it does not have any EGR system provision on the intake, so it came from overseas as a guess.

There are two belts that are buried in there: one that drives the camshaft/water pump, and on the back of the camshaft is a separate belt that drives the IP. If the first belt, the cam/water pump belt breaks, the engine is immediately destroyed.

I bought a case of cam belts from eBay a couple of years ago. If it's a CD17 (and maybe if it's a CD20), I'll give you a free belt if you can use it.

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:40 pm
by 1600cc
Ohh I see so you think its a CD17 then interesting.
It must be stamped on the block somewhere in going to go look hahaha
I dont live in the US so ill just have to watch that belt by myself :roll:

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:22 pm
by asavage
Please edit your profile (click on "Profile" at the top of any page) and add your location. You might put your vehicle info in your Signature, too. Thanks :)

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:15 am
by indigent
Check on the block where the head mates to it. That is usualy where nissan puts the engine codes and serial numbers, probably on a flat spot in the rear. It may not look like it is there, but do some cleaning and you will probably find the engine code.

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:44 pm
by 1600cc
Is it a CD17 or CD20?
I ask because i found this. ... 065005.htm
A turbo setup for a CD20 would this fit on a CD 17?
Still dont even know if it is a cd17 tho.
Thanks guys!

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:00 am
by 1600cc
Anyone? im 99% sure its a CD17. will a CD20 turbo fit?

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:28 pm
by davehoos
number should be on left rear of block.vertical.
writen in fancy lettering.

commercial vehicle engine small FWD van-RWD starter motors are mounted rearward on the gearbox.

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:13 am
by 1600cc
Do you know if the CD17 and CD20 have the same head so i can bolt up a CD20 turbo to this CD17(i think its a CD17 will check block again tomorow)

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:11 am
by davehoos
the pattern for the intake/exhauste would be similar ---
but have a look for some CD20 C23 van engines.the manifold hangs out a distance.and a N15 FWD engine likely to have the exhaust running under the sump.

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:33 am
by 1600cc
The CD20 turbo im getting is off a serena van
im hopeing the manifold will bolt up and i plan on useing the CD20 oil pump aswell to move the oil through the turbo better than the CD17 one.