Nissan Z22E

Nissan Z22EThe Nissan Z22E is a 2.2 liter (2,187 cc, 133.45 cu in) straight-four, four-stroke cycle gasoline from Nissan Z-family. The Z22E was fuel-injected version of the Z22S engine. It was producted from 1981 through 1983.

The Nissan Z22E engine features a cast-iron block and aluminum alloy cylinder head with two ignition spark plugs per cylinder. It has a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) and 8 valves (2 per cylinder). The engine is equipped with a fuel injection system. Fuel in this EFI system is not injected directly in the cylinder, but it is injected into the intake port. Therefore, the air-fuel mixture is drawn into the cylinder when the intake valve opens to start the intake stroke.

The Z22E has an 87 mm (3.43 in) cylinder bore and 92 mm (3.62 in) piston stroke with a compression ratio of 8.5:1. It produced 103 HP (77 kW; 105 PS) at 5,200 rpm of horsepower.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • Z – Engine Family
  • 22 – 2.2 Liter Displacement
  • E – Electronic Port Fuel Injection

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine codeZ22E
LayoutFour stroke, Inline-4 (Straight-4)
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement2.2 L, 2,187 cm3 (133.45 cu in)
Fuel systemElectronic Port Fuel Injection
Power adderNone
Max. horsepower103 HP (77 kW; 105 PS) at 5,200 rpm
Max. torque
Firing order1-3-4-2
Dimensions (L x H x W):

Cylinder block

The Z22E engine has a cast-iron cylinder block, bore is 87 mm (3.43 in) and stroke is 92 mm (3.62 in). The cylinder block, a monoblock specially cast structure, employs the five bearing support system. The pistons are each fitted with two compression rings and a single oil ring.

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloyCast iron
Compression ratio:8.5:1
Cylinder bore:87 mm (3.43 in)
Piston stroke:92 mm (3.62 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Number of main bearings:5
Cylinder inner diameter (standard):87.000-87.050 mm (3.4252-3.4272 in)
Piston skirt diameter (standard):86.985-86.015 mm (3.4238-3.4258 in)
Piston pin outer diameter:20.993-20.998 mm (0.8265-0.8267 in)
Piston ring side clearance:Top0.040-0.073 mm (0.0016-0.0029 in)
Second0.030-0.063 mm (0.0012-0.0025 in)
Piston ring end gap:Top0.25-0.40 mm (0.0098-0.0157 in)
Second0.15-0.30 mm (0.0059-0.0118 in)
Oil0.30-0.90 mm (0.012-0.035 in)
Crankshaft journal diameter:54.942-54.955 mm (2.1631-2.1336 in)
Crankpin diameter:49.961-49.974 mm (1.9670-1.9675 in)
Crankshaft center distance:46.0 mm (1.8110 in)

Cylinder head

The cylinder head is made of a light, strong aluminum alloy with good cooling efficiency. Intake valves are 42 mm in diameter and the exhaust valves are 38 mm.

Cylinder head
Valve Arrangement:SOHC, chain drive
Valves:8 (2 valves per cylinder)
Intake/Exhaust duration:
Valve head diameter:INTAKE42.0-42.2 mm (1.654-1.661 in)
EXHAUST38.0-38.2 mm (1.496-1.4504 in)
Valve length:INTAKE124.38-124.68 mm (4.90-4.91 in)
EXHAUST117.35-117.65 mm (4.62-4.63 in)
Valve stem diameter:INTAKE7.965-7.980 mm (0.3136-0.3142 in)
EXHAUST7.945-7.960 mm (0.3128-0.3134 in)
Cam height:INTAKE/EXHAUST38.477-38.527 mm (1.5148-1.5168 in)
Outer camshaft journal diameter:32.935-32.955 mm (1.2967-1.2974 in)

Maintenance data

Valve clearance (HOT)
Intake valve0.30 mm (0.012 in)
Exhaust valve0.30 mm (0.012 in)
Compression pressure
Standard12.0 kg/cm2 (11.77 bar, 171 psi) / 350 rpm
Minimun9.0 kg/cm2 (8.83 bar, 128 psi) / 250 rpm
Oil system
Oil consumption , L/1000 km (qt. per miles)up to 0.5 (1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Oil type APISF or SE
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity) With filter change: 4.4 l
Without filter change: 3.9 l
Oil change interval, km (miles)Every 5,000 (3,000)
Ignition system
Ignition timing (B.T.D.C./rpm)8±2°/750 rpm (MT), 8±2°/700 rpm (MT)
Spark plug Cold: BP7ES, BPR7ES
Standard: BP6ES, BPR6ES
Spark plug gap0.8-0.9 mm (0.03 -0.035 in)

Vehicle applications

ModelYears Produced
Datsun 200SX1981-1983
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