Recent Topics
a different top up oil was used
by pickler
28 minutes 22 seconds ago
Selling a car for more money. Capital gain?
by Spartuss
30 minutes 26 seconds ago
Sakura
by Y_K
56 minutes 6 seconds ago
Fram Extraguard - CA10881
by Swift101
Today at 11:19 AM
2004 Rav4 ATF factory fill 265,000 miles
by Leo99
Today at 11:13 AM
Royal Purple research giving me a panic attack????
by ccapital83
Today at 10:59 AM
Power steering only works in one direction?
by 55Test
Today at 08:52 AM
Oil recommendation for Kawasaki FX850V on Bad Boy
by rwtree
Today at 08:45 AM
2006 Milan (early service)
by OtisBlkR1
Today at 08:15 AM
Meet versus exceeds
by mjoekingz28
Today at 06:14 AM
Minimum OCI for Honda
by kenpoed
Today at 04:12 AM
no particular reason for this post
by Rick in PA
Today at 04:01 AM
Newest Members
CamAllen, Death_Eagle_571, andx0r, macdzich, rospaw
53332 Registered Users
Who's Online
93 registered (4Scott4, AKA, abycat, Andrei, Al, 7 invisible), 1805 Guests and 192 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53332 Members
66 Forums
228758 Topics
3655285 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#2399234 - 10/07/11 02:04 PM 4 cylinder Nissan Titan
4x4chevydude Offline


Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 701
Loc: Northern IL
I heard that Cummins is hiring 600 workers for their new diesel line which is supposedly going into a Nissan Titan. Its going to be a 4 cylinder and get roughly 21/24 MPG which seems somewhat low to me. Anyone know more about this or have any thoughts on it...I also might have missed if this was already discussed here so I am sorry for a repost if necessary.
_________________________
2000 Chevrolet K2500 5.7 Old Body Style 6" Lift and 33" Tires 149k Miles

1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1 91k Miles

Top
#2399235 - 10/07/11 02:07 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12612
Loc: Chicago, IL
That's a pretty big truck for a four-cylinder. Will it be turbo or something?
_________________________
2011.5 BMW M3 saloon ZCP
der stärkste buchstabe der welt
Castrol Edge Professional TWS 10w60 + Mahle OX 254D3

Top
#2399238 - 10/07/11 02:10 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
sasilverbullet Online   content


Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 927
Loc: San Antonio, Tx
Yeah, I own a Titan, very big and heavy. A 4 cylinder diesel? Sure if the pistons are the size of huge coffee cans!
_________________________
14 Honda Civic 4dr EX-L - Mobil 1 Ext Perf 0W-20 & M1 Filter
14 Honda Accord 4dr EX-L 4cyl - Mobil 1 Ext Perf 0W-20 & M1 Filter

Top
#2399244 - 10/07/11 02:16 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 27593
Loc: Great Lakes
According to this MotorTrend article, the combined MPG was supposed to be 28; however, this article is a few months old now...

http://wot.motortrend.com/cummins-tests-four-cylinder-diesel-nissan-titan-79773.html

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/05/cum...ssan-titan.html

Looks like it won't be available to the masses before 2014/2015 with the new Titan body.
_________________________
'02 530i (PU 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T
'13 F700 GS (BMW HP 15W-50)

Top
#2399249 - 10/07/11 02:19 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
bepperb Offline


Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 4923
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
There are plenty of commercial trucks with 4 cylinder diesels (think a Ryder 17~20 foot truck).

I know people who don't really need trucks but use them as cars can't possibly fathom the idea, but people who drive work trucks everyday (and especially fleet people) probably won't be shocked.
_________________________
2004 Highlander 2.4
2011 Toyota Sienna 3.5
Recently Gone:
2006 Accord 2.4l K24A8
1993 Kawi EX 500

Top
#2399262 - 10/07/11 02:36 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: bepperb]
SuperDave456 Offline


Registered: 10/29/08
Posts: 2300
Loc: Dallas, Texas
I have a college friend whose parents owned a fleet of trucks for commercial overnight shipping.
This is in 2002 or 2003, so not too long ago.

I got to talking with his father about their trucks. He said that diesel's are a different beast and most of his trucks only had 4 cylinders.

Knowing what I know now I would have asked more information. He had everything from sprinter vans to large 18 wheelers, and the comment about having cylinders the size of coffee cans is probably correct.

Top
#2399318 - 10/07/11 04:03 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
sasilverbullet Online   content


Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 927
Loc: San Antonio, Tx
I just don't think the truck crowd will buy a 4 cylinder truck, diesel or not.
_________________________
14 Honda Civic 4dr EX-L - Mobil 1 Ext Perf 0W-20 & M1 Filter
14 Honda Accord 4dr EX-L 4cyl - Mobil 1 Ext Perf 0W-20 & M1 Filter

Top
#2399349 - 10/07/11 04:49 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: sasilverbullet]
FXjohn Offline


Registered: 05/25/07
Posts: 1236
Loc: NE Indiana
Originally Posted By: sasilverbullet
I just don't think the truck crowd will buy a 4 cylinder truck, diesel or not.


people who aren't ignorant about diesels are waiting for something like this,

Top
#2399354 - 10/07/11 05:02 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
zyxelenator Offline


Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 1340
Loc: Louisville,KY
This Ukrainian big boy has 2.8 L 4 cylinder diesel (Iveco) don't you think Titan is smaller?


Well there is secret weapon, tranny from BTR


Edited by zyxelenator (10/07/11 05:04 PM)
_________________________
99 Camry V6, 5 speed M/T
148k miles.Current fill:5w-30 G-oil,OVERSIZE P1, some Kreen and Ceratec added.
Lubro Moly 75w90 synthetic hypoid oil,with Moly

Top
#2399366 - 10/07/11 05:11 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: sasilverbullet]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 27593
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: sasilverbullet
I just don't think the truck crowd will buy a 4 cylinder truck, diesel or not.


350 pounds-feet of torque at around 1,800 rpm and 30 MPG is ought to convince at least some of them, I think, especially if gasoline prices keep rising.
_________________________
'02 530i (PU 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T
'13 F700 GS (BMW HP 15W-50)

Top
#2399416 - 10/07/11 06:18 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
4x4chevydude Offline


Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 701
Loc: Northern IL
ARE YOU KIDDING...the 4 cylinder diesel will put out more power than most v8 trucks....diesel is a very misunderstood concept I see...I want one as soon as they come out, money says I wont be getting one but ive seen gas trucks swapped to a 4bd cummons diesel and they have more torque and HP than the v8 that came out of it...added bonus of extra MPG's and you have a towing machine that will be more than capable of hauling most anything that a 3/4 ton truck can handle with better MPG's I personally think this was overdue and that the big 3 should start looking into switching theirs from 6-4 cylinders.
_________________________
2000 Chevrolet K2500 5.7 Old Body Style 6" Lift and 33" Tires 149k Miles

1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1 91k Miles

Top
#2399419 - 10/07/11 06:20 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 28272
Loc: a prisoner island
4cylinder turbodiesel trucks are incredibly popular down here.

My Nissan is 10 year old technology, 3 litre, 4 valve, direct injection. 150hp (3200rpm), 260ish ftlb (1800RPM)...in an 1800Kg vehicle, with rated load capacity of a tonne, and towing 3 tonnes braked...1.2 tonnes gross combination more than the V-6 in the same vehicle/year.

Way nicer to drive than the V-6, and gets 10km/l all day every day, versus the V-6 getting 7 on a good day.

In the last 10 years, the diesels have progressed seriously, with more power and torque. Mate's 2.5 has 20% more power, and 25% better mileage than mine.

Looking at workmate's new vehicles, it's their wives who are picking diesels after test driving petrol and diesels (at least in Subarus).
_________________________
2003 Nissan ZD30 TD, Penrite R 5W30, M1 5W50, Nulon 5W20, Caltex C3 5W30
1997 Caprice, L67, Castrol Magnatec SP 5W40
B&S Quantum, Chief 10W30 SS.



Top
#2637470 - 05/27/12 01:22 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
dubie2003 Offline


Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 507
Loc: Melbourne, Florida
Nissan seems to be targeting the group in which does not need 800 ft-lbs of torque for just enfou to ge the job done with great mpg.

You see it all the time, a 5.9 or 6.7 cummins towing a small trailer of lawn equipment. Why do they need all that power? You see similar trailers being towed by trucks with 4 and 6 cylinders without problem.

Top
#2637856 - 05/27/12 09:32 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: 4x4chevydude]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 28062
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: 4x4chevydude
ARE YOU KIDDING...the 4 cylinder diesel will put out more power than most v8 trucks....diesel is a very misunderstood concept I see...I want one as soon as they come out, money says I wont be getting one but ive seen gas trucks swapped to a 4bd cummons diesel and they have more torque and HP than the v8 that came out of it...added bonus of extra MPG's and you have a towing machine that will be more than capable of hauling most anything that a 3/4 ton truck can handle with better MPG's I personally think this was overdue and that the big 3 should start looking into switching theirs from 6-4 cylinders.


While I agree that the 4-cyl diesel is a great idea and will likely make more than enough power for this application:

Quote:
The engine has a 2.8-liter displacement (170 cubic inches). Initial power figures on the engine dyno have the mule test engine producing 350 pounds-feet of torque at around 1,800 rpm. A chart in the presentation shows targeted power levels to be approximately 220 horsepower and 380 pounds-feet.


Current smallest V8 offerings:
Ford 5.0L: 360HP/380lb-ft
Dodge 4.7L: 310HP/330lb-ft
Chevy 4.8L: 302HP/305lb-ft
Toyota 4.6L: 310HP/327lb-ft

Current biggest V8 offerings:
Ford 6.2L: 411HP/420lb-ft
Dodge 5.7L: 390HP/407lb-ft
Chevy 6.2L: 403HP/417b-ft
Toyota 5.7L 381HP/41lb-ft

So while this new diesel certainly makes more torque than most of the smallest available V8's, it makes less than all of the larger V8's.
_________________________
Network Engineer
02 Expedition
01 BMW ///M5
06 Charger R/T

Top
#2643582 - 06/02/12 11:42 PM Re: 4 cylinder Nissan Titan [Re: OVERKILL]
Burt Offline


Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 1102
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL

So while this new diesel certainly makes more torque than most of the smallest available V8's, it makes less than all of the larger V8's.


You forget to mention that diesels make all their torque at low rpm's and have a very flat torque curve, so it is more useable.


Edited by Burt (06/02/12 11:43 PM)
_________________________
2011 RX350 28k miles
1998 Windstar 206k miles and runs like new, well sort of.
Original owner, tranny and head gasket.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >