In 1993 the first generation of Nissan engines for the Altima were introduced. The 2.4L 4 cylinder 16 valve engines with 150 horsepower were made available. It was very reliable and fairly powerful engine for this car. Use of a chain instead of a timing belt reduced cost of maintenance significantly. It was really a ‘hard-to-kill’ type of engine.
The 2002 model year Nissan Altima’s have two types of engines in production. The 4 cylinder 2.5 L QR model engine went into use in 2002, and has turned out to be one of the best engines in its class. The other new engine to debut in 2002 was the 3.5L V6 VQ engine. The Nissan Maxima, Pathfinder and Murano all make good use of the 3.5L.
Both engines use Nissan’s patented continuously variable valve timing using what is termed a ‘silent chain’ instead of timing belt. I’m not sure what a silent chain means, but a chain beats the heck out of a timing belt setup.
These engines like most modern engines are heavily computerized, practically every function of engine operation is performed through a variety of sensors that pick up and send real time signals to the main engine control computer. Make no mistake about it, if your engine has a running problem or a failure, make sure a professional examines the car first. We have an ECU or engine control units for your car at a fraction of the dealership price.
So, are you looking for a somewhat used engine, remanufactured or rebuilt engines or something different? Perhaps you are hunting for an updated rebuilt motor for more power, this is a good solid engine to start with. We supply these engines to small ‘club road racing teams’ that take their cars to the race track on weekends.
The remanufactured engines come with a 12 month 12k parts warranty, and the price includes shipping to any business address in the continental US. Ask about all of our warranty plans. For $400.00 additional, we can upgrade the warranty to 36 months or 36k on parts and labor.
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