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Refresh Your Nissan Navara With a Complete Replacement Engine

The Nissan Navara has won plenty of fans throughout its life, and many of these versatile pickup trucks have achieved high mileages without problems. Even so, you may be hoping to breathe new life into your Navara by replacing the engine. You can find a Nissan Navara engine replacement from among the great choices on eBay, and at an affordable price, too.

Check whether you're getting anything beyond the base engine

It's really important to ask a lot of questions when you're buying a replacement Nissan Navara engine. Read the listings on eBay very carefully, and look at all the photos to see whether the unit you're considering really is the one you need. Some engines will be sold as bare units, while others may come with certain ancillary parts, such as fuel injection systems. Having these included can save you a lot of time when getting the engine fitted. Talking of which, each engine may have a slightly different procedure, so refer to the manufacturer's instructions.

Should you pick a four-cylinder or V6 engine?

The Nissan Navara engine range was based on the four-cylinder 2.5-litre version throughout the model's life. If well cared for, it's a willing unit that works well for everyday driving. For those who are looking for a little more grunt, a V6 option was available between 2000 and 2005. This had a three-litre capacity for the first few years, before being expanded to a 3.3-litre powerhouse in 2003. The larger engine was only fitted to four-wheel-drive models, so check you're buying the appropriate one for your pickup.

Engines with lots of torque work well for heavy use

If you're going to use your Navara pickup for towing or carrying heavy loads, you'll want plenty of low-end power. Of the two Nissan Navara 2.5 diesel engine units, the larger has over 400 Nm of torque, making it a good choice for this kind of heavy-duty work. Crew cab versions, in particular, are on the heavy side, so you're likely to find this extra grunt at low speeds very useful. The V6 engine is worth considering if you want to use the car on faster roads on a regular basis.

What should you look out for when browsing engines?

When shopping for a Nissan Navara reconditioned engine, it's important to check eBay listings and photos for these things:

  • Power rating: Later versions of the 2.5-litre unit are significantly more powerful than those that came before.
  • Exterior condition: Check that the engine looks well cleaned and maintained; photos are very useful here.
  • Previous history: There's nothing wrong with a good engine from a write-off, but make sure the questions you ask are answered fully.