Nissan HRA2DDT / Renault H5Ft

Nissan HRA2DDT (Renault H5Ft)The Nissan HRA2DDT (1.2 DIG-T) / Renault H5Ft (1.2 TCe) is a 1.2 l (1,197 cc, 73.04 cu-in) straight-four 4-stroke direct injected and turbocharged gasoline engine from Nissan HR-family. The HRA2DDT engine was co-developed with Renault. In Renault production line this engine is called H5Ft.

The HRA2DDT (H5Ft) features lightweight aluminum block with five-bearings crankshaft and aluminum head with two camshafts and four valves per cylinder (16 valves in total).

Compression ratio rating is 10.1:1. Cylinder bore and the piston stroke are 72.2 mm (2.843 in) and 73.1 mm (2.878 in), respectively. The Nissan HRA2DDT / Renault H5Ft engine is equipped with the direct injection fuel system, variable valve timing system (C-VTC) on the intake and exhaust camshafts, variable displacement oil pump, “Stop-Start” system, regenerative braking system, ignition system with individual ignition coil for each plug and turbocharger.

It produces from 100 PS (74 KW; 99 HP) at 4,500-5,5000 rpm to 132 PS (97 KW; 130 HP) at 5,500-5,700 rpm of horsepower and from 165 Nm (16.8 kg·m; 121.8 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm to 240 Nm (24.5 kg·m; 177.1 ft·lb) at 1,600 rpm of torque.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • HR – Engine Family
  • A2 – 1.2 Liter Displacement
  • D – DOHC (Dual Overhead Camshafts)
  • D – Direct Injection Fuel System
  • T – Turbocharger

Renault uses the following brands for these engines:

  • TCe115 – 115 PS (85 KW; 114 HP) at 4,500 rpm and 190 Nm (19.4 kg·m; 140.2 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm
  • TCe120 – 120 PS (88 KW; 118 HP) at 4,900 rpm and 190 Nm (19.4 kg·m; 140.2 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm
  • TCe130 – 132 PS (97 KW; 130 HP) at 5,500 rpm and 205 Nm (20.9 kg·m; 151.3 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine codeNissan HRA2DDT (1.2 DIG-T) / Renault H5Ft (1.2 TCe)
LayoutFour stroke, Inline-4 (Straight-4)
Fuel typeGasoline (petrol)
Displacement1.2 L, 1,197cm3 (73.04 cu in)
Fuel systemDirect Injection Fuel System
Power adderTurbocharger
Power output 100 PS (74 KW; 99 HP) at 4,500 rpm
100 PS (74 KW; 99 HP) at 5,500 rpm
115 PS (85 KW; 114 HP) at 4,500 rpm
115 PS (85 KW; 114 HP) at 5,200 rpm
120 PS (88 KW; 118 HP) at 4,900 rpm
132 PS (97 KW; 130 HP) at 5,000 rpm
132 PS (97 KW; 130 HP) at 5,500 rpm
132 PS (97 KW; 130 HP) at 5,700 rpm
Torque output 165 Nm (16.8 kg·m; 121.8 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm
175 Nm (17.8 kg·m; 129.1 ft·lb) at 1,500 rpm
190 Nm (19.4 kg·m; 140.2 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm
205 Nm (20.9 kg·m; 151.3 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm
240 Nm (24.5 kg·m; 177.1 ft·lb) at 1,600 rpm
Firing order1-3-4-2
Dimensions (L x W x H):

Cylinder block

The HRA2DDT-H5Ft uses an aluminum cylinder block with five bearing support system. The engine has two compression and single oil control ring. The crankshaft and camshaft journals are finished with a polishing tape to produce a mirror-like finish. The result is a thorough reduction in friction on these bearing surfaces of key engine components.

Cylinder block (after 2006)
Cylinder block alloyAluminium
Compression ratio:10.1:1
Cylinder bore:72.2 mm (2.843 in)
Piston stroke:73.1 mm (2.878 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Number of main bearings:5
Cylinder inner diameter (standard):72.20 mm (2.8425 in)
Piston skirt diameter (standard):72.15-72.17 mm (2.8405-2.8413 in)
Piston pin outer diameter:18.996 – 19.002 mm (0.7479 – 0.7481 in)
Piston ring side clearance:Top0.030-0.070 mm (0.0012-0.0028 in)
Second0.030-0.050 mm (0.0012-0.0020 in)
Oil0.030 mm (0.0012 in)
Piston ring end gap:Top0.15-0.30 mm (0.0059-0.0118 in)
Second0.40-0.60 mm (0.0157-0.0236 in)
Oil0.20-0.90 mm (0.0079-0.0354 in)
Crankshaft journal diameter:47.979-47.978 mm (1.8889-1.8889 in)
Crankpin diameter:42.009-42.010 mm (1.6539-1.6539 in)

Main bearing cap

  • 32.4 Nm; 3.3 kg·m; 24 ft·lb

After securing bearing cap bolts, make sure crankshaft turns smoothly by hand.

Connecting rod cap

  • Step 1: 25 Nm; 2.6 kg·m; 18 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn nuts 110°

Cylinder head

The cylinder head is made of light aluminum alloy which gives it good cooling efficiency. Each camshaft is supported by five bearings. The HRA2DDT-H5Ft engine has variable valve timing system (C-VTC) on the intake and exhaust camshafts.

Intake valves are 26.48-26.72 mm (1.0425-1.0520 in) in diameter and the exhaust valves are 23.38-23.62 mm (0.9205-0.9299 in). The HRA2DDT (H5Ft) does not have hydraulic lifters, so special valve lifters are used to adjust the valve clearance.

Cylinder head (after 2006)
Valve Arrangement:DOHC, chain drive
Cylinder head height:124.8 mm (4.9134 in)
Valves:16 (4 valves per cylinder)
Valve head diameter:INTAKE26.48-26.72 mm (1.0425-1.0520 in)
EXHAUST23.38-23.62 mm (0.9205-0.9299 in)
Valve length:INTAKE100.84 mm (3.9701 in)
EXHAUST101.69 mm (4.0035 in)
Valve stem diameter:INTAKE5.4705-5.4855 mm (0.2154-0.2160 in)
EXHAUST5.4550-5.4700 mm (0.2148-0.2154 in)
Camshaft cam height:INTAKE44.322-44.522 mm (1.7450-1.7528 in)
EXHAUST43.664-43.864 mm (1.7191-1.7269 in)
Outer camshaft journal diameter:№127.934-28.000 mm (1.0998-1.1024 in)
№2, 3, 4, 5, 624.969-25.000 mm (0.9830-0.9843 in)

Head tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • Step 1: 25 Nm; 2.6 kg·m; 18 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 270°

Camshaft sprocket bolt

  • 75 Nm; 7.7 kg·m; 55 ft-lb

Maintenance data

Valve clearance (COLD)
Intake valve0.25-0.35 mm (0.0098-0.0138 in)
Exhaust valve0.46-0.54 mm (0.0181-0.0213 in)
Oil system
Oil consumption , L/1000 km (qt. per miles)up to 0.5 (1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Oil type
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity) With filter change 4.63 l (4-1/8 qt.)
Without filter change 4.3 l (3-3/4 qt.)
Oil change interval, km (miles)5,000-10,000 (3,000-6,000)
Ignition system
Spark plugNGK: ILKAR7F7G
Spark plug gap0.65 mm (0.026 mm)
Spark plug tightenin torque24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 18 ft·lb

Valve clearance adjustment data

Calculate the thickness of new adjusting valve lifter so valve clearance comes within specified values.

R = Thickness of removed valve lifter
N = Thickness of new valve lifter
M = Measured valve clearance

N = R + [M – 0.30 mm (0.012 in)]
N = R + [M – 0.50 mm (0.020 in)]

Valve lifters are available in 31 sizes range from 2.96 mm (0.1165 in) to 3.56 mm (0.1402 in), in steps of 0.02 mm (0.0008 in).

Example (intake valve):
R = 3.10 mm
M = 0.52 mm
N = 3.10 + (0.52 – 0.30) = 3.32 mm, so we need a valve lifter with identification mark 332.

Vehicle applications

ModelYears Produced
Renault Scenic2013-
Renault Grand Scenic2013-
Renault Kangoo2013-
Renault Megane2012-
Nissan Juke2014-
Nissan Pulsar2013-
Nissan Qashqai2014-
Dacia Dokker2012-
Dacia Duster2013-
Dacia Lodgy2012-
Mercedes-Benz Citan2012-
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1 Comment

  1. It says 240NM of torque on the more powerful version but it seems a mistake. It also isn’t as broadly available as on the less powerful versions. It think the 130hp engine has a charger made by Garret when the rest have Mitsubishi units.

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