Nissan VQ35DE 3.5L Engine Specs, Problems, and Reliability. The VQ35DE engine is one of the most popular Nissan engines. It was established to replace the VQ30DE engine (very first generation of VQ series) in 2000. This engine was a winner of different awards as the best engine of the year.
The engine got a forged crankshaft and linking rods (their length is 144.2 mm), molybdenum layered pistons (compression height is 30.1 mm). It has variable valve timing system on consumption camshaft just (CVTC). The main feature is what the engine has a reputable timing chain and no hydraulic lifters for more power efficiency.
There are the third and second generations of the VQ35DE engine in the production history. They are different by intake manifold, channels in cylinder heads, strengthened engine block and softer valve springs. They produce a different range of power.
Nissan established the unique version engine VQ35DE Accelerate for Nissan 350Z 35th Anniversary Edition and some Infiniti G35 V35 designs. It has CVTC exhaust camshaft also, short consumption manifold. Rev limitation is 7000 rpm, and limit power is 298 hp at 6400 rpm.
The VQ series includes VQ20, VQ23, VQ25, VQ37, vq40 and vq30 engines. The manufacturer became replacing the VQ35DE engine with the brand-new 3.7-liter VQ37VHR engine on their designs because 2007.
Nissan VQ35DE Engine Problems and Reliability
1. High oil usage. Drivers of the VQ35DE are extremely conscious fuel quality. They produce ceramic dust, which damages the cylinders and piston rings. As a result, the engine has low compression, high fuel and oil usage, and other dead engine symptoms.
2. Engine overheating. That is not a common problem, however it belongs to be. Inspect the radiator condition and expansion tanks of the cooling system for any leakages.
Nissan VQ35DE 3.5L Engine Specs
|Manufacturer||Decherd Powertrain Plant, Iwaki Plant|
|Production years||2000-present day|
|Cylinder block material||Aluminum|
|Cylinder head material||Aluminum|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection|
|Number of cylinders||6|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Type of internal combustion engine||Four-stroke, naturally aspirated|
|Torque, lb ft||232-274/3500-4800|
|Engine weight||313 lbs (142 kg)|
|Engine oil weight||5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.7|
|Oil change interval, mile||9,000 (15,000 km) or 12 months|
|Applications||Nissan 350Z, Nissan Altima, Nissan Teana, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Skyline (V35), Infiniti I35, Infiniti Q50, Infiniti G35, Infiniti EX35/QX50, Infiniti FX35, Infiniti Q70 (M35)/Nissan Fuga, Infiniti JX35/QX60, Infiniti QX4, Renault Vel Satis, Renault Espace, Renault Laguna Coupé, Renault Latitude|