Nissan R9M / Renault R9M 1.6 dCI 130

Nissan R9M / Renault R9M 1.6 dCI 130 engineThe Renault R9M 1.6 dCI 130 is a 1.6 l (1,598 cc, 97.51 cu-in) straight-four 4-stroke turbocharged diesel engine from the new Energy family co-developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The engine is produced since 2011.

The Renault / Nissan R9M engine has an aluminum head with double overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder (16 valves in total). The R9M 1.6 dCI 130 has a common-rail direct injection system, variable geometry turbocharger (VTG), “Start-Stop” system, exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) with a cold cycle, diesel particulate filter (DPF) and Smart electrical management. There is a more powerful version of this motor with twin-turbocharger.

It has an 80.0 mm (3.15 in) cylinder bore and 79.5 mm (3.13 in) piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 15.4:1. The R9M 1.6 dCI 130 produces from 130 PS (96 kW; 130 HP) at 4,000 rpm or 136 PS (100 kW; 134 HP) at 4,000 rpm of horsepower and from 320 Nm (32.6 kg·m; 236.2 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm or 330 Nm (33.7 kg·m; 243.6 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm of torque.

Twin-turbochargered version produced from 160 PS (120 kW; 160 HP) at 4,000 rpm or 180 PS (130 kW; 180 HP) at 4,000 rpm of maximum output power and 380 Nm (38.8 kg·m; 280.4 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm or 400 Nm (40.8 kg·m; 295.2 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm of maximum torque.

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine codeRenault-Nissan R9M 1.6 dCI 130
LayoutFour stroke, Inline-4 (Straight-4)
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement1.6 L, 1,598 3 (97.51 cu-in)
Fuel systemCommon-rail direct injection system
Power adder VNT Turbocharger
Power output 130 PS (96 kW; 130 HP) at 4,000 rpm
136 PS (100 kW; 134 HP) at 4,000 rpm
160 PS (120 kW; 160 HP) at 4,000 rpm
180 PS (130 kW; 180 HP) at 4,000 rpm
Torque output 320 Nm (32.6 kg·m; 236.2 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm
330 Nm (33.7 kg·m; 243.6 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm
380 Nm (38.8 kg·m; 280.4 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm
400 Nm (40.8 kg·m; 295.2 ft·lb) at 1,750 rpm
Injection order1-3-4-2
Dimensions (L x W x H):

Cylinder block

The crankcase is made from cast iron with a five bearing support system. The engine used Mahle MONOTHERM steel pistons, each piston is equipped with two compression and single oil control ring. Bore and stroke are 80.0 mm (3.15 in) and 79.5 mm (3.13 in), respectively. The compression ratio rating is 15.4:1.

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloyCast-iron
Compression ratio:15.4:1
Cylinder bore:80.0 mm (3.15 in)
Piston stroke:79.5 mm (3.13 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Number of main bearings:5
Cylinder inner diameter (standard):80.004-84.034 mm (3.1498-3.1509 in)
Piston skirt diameter (standard):79.835 mm (3.1431 in)
Piston pin outer diameter:29.995-30.005 mm (1.1809-1.1813 in)
Piston ring side clearance:Top0.09-0.13 mm (0.0035-0.0051 in)
Second0.08-0.12 mm (0.0031-0.0047 in)
Oil0.05 mm (0.002 in)
Piston ring end gap:Top0.2-0.35 mm (0.0079-0.0138 in)
Second0.7-0.9 mm (0.0276-0.0354 in)
Oil0.25-0.50 mm (0.0098-0.0197 in)
Connecting rod small end diameter:32.02-32.04 mm (1.1819-1.1827 in)
Connecting rod big end diameter:51.58-51.600 mm (2.0307-2.0315 in)
Center distance:127.17 mm (5.0067 in)
Crankshaft main journal diameter:51.485 mm (2.0270 in)
Crankpin diameter:48.000-48.020 mm (1.8898-1.8905 in)

Cylinder head

The cylinder head is made of an aluminum alloy. The engine uses the timing chain for the intake side and the exhaust camshaft is driven by the gear from intake camshaft. Intake valves are 23.38-23.62 mm (0.9205-0.9299 in) in diameter, intake duration is 197°, valve lift is 8.0 mm (0.315 in), and the exhaust valves are 23.28-23.62 mm (0.9165-0.9260 in) in diameter, exhaust duration is 198°, valve lift is 8.0 mm (0.315 in).

Cylinder head
Valve Arrangement:DOHC, chain drive
Cylinder head height:131.5 mm (5.18 in)
Valves:16 (4 valves per cylinder)
Valve timing:INTAKE187°
Valve head diameter:INTAKE23.38-23.62 mm (0.9205-0.9299 in)
EXHAUST23.28-23.62 mm (0.9165-0.9260 in)
Valve length:INTAKE104.17 mm (4.1 in)
EXHAUST104.06 mm (4.097 in)
Valve stem diameter:INTAKE5.970-5.985 mm (0.2350-0.2356 in)
EXHAUST5.955-5.970 mm (0.2344-0.2350 in)
Valve spring free length:46.90 mm (1.8465 in)
Outer camshaft journal diameter:24.979-25.000 mm (0.9834-0.9843 in)

Head tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • Step 1: 5.0 Nm; 0.51 kg·m; 4.4 ft·lb
  • Step 2: 30.0 Nm; 3.1 kg·m; 22 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 300°

Maintenance data

Oil system
Oil consumption , L/1000 km (qt. per miles)up to 0.5 (1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30 DPF or 5W-30 low SAPS
Oil type API
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity) With filter change 5.5 l (4-7/8 qt.)
Without filter change 5.1 l (4-1/2 qt.)
Oil change interval, km (miles)30,000 (18,000)

Vehicle applications

ModelYears Produced
Renault Scenic2011-
Nissan Qashqai2011-
Renault Megane2012-
Renault Fluence2013-
Mercedes C-class2014-
Renault Kadjar2015-
Renault Talisman2015-
Renault Espace2015-
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  1. Is the correct size of the connecting rod small end diameter not supposed to be 30mm instead of 32mm? The M9r is 32mm

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