DDiS engines: operating characteristics

DDiS engines: operating characteristics

DDiS are turbocharged diesel engines with the Common Rail direct fuel injection system, installed on Suzuki cars. They have been produced since 2003. These engines are known for their reliability, high performance, and fuel efficiency. Today they are available for most Suzuki models.

Features of DDiS engines

These engines are a version of popular engines produced by General Motors, Groupe PSA (now Stellantis), and Groupe Renault. They have a 4-cylinder cast iron or aluminium engine block. The cylinder head is made of aluminium. They work with the Common Rail fuel supply system made by Delphi, Bosch, or Siemens. A chain or a belt is used in the valve timing mechanism drive.

Popular DDiS engines

CodeManufacturerCapacity, LNumber of valvesMax. output, hpMax. torque, N·mProduction startSuzuki models equipped with this type of engine
Z13DTJGeneral Motors1.316751702005Swift
10FD53Groupe PSA1.416902002004Liana RA
10JBAXGroupe PSA1.616902152007SX4 GY
K9K 704Groupe Renault1.58651602001Jimny

Common malfunctions of DDiS engines

Malfunctions  Engines
Engine oil leaks are frequent. 10JBAX
The oil strainer gets clogged prematurely, leading to breakdown of the turbine. 10JBAX
Malfunctions of valve timing occur due to stretching of the timing chain. 10FD53; 10JBAX
The EGR valve gets soiled fast, which can result in it becoming jammed. 10JBAX; Z13DTJ
The fire-resistant washers under the fuel injectors often burn out. 10JBAX
The crankshaft damper pulley breaks down early. 10FD53
Fuel system elements often break. 10FD53
The connecting rod bearings spin. K9K 704
The fuel injectors are prone to soiling. K9K 704
The timing chain jumps a tooth due to pressure loss in the lubrication system. Z13DTJ


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