Nissan KA24DE Engine Specs

Specs and features for the Nissan KA24DE Engine. The 2.4 L (2,389 cc) KA24DE built in Mexico and used in many Nissan cars and trucks. For those of you that are in the drifting scene, should be familiar with these engine.

The engine breakdown code:

KA – Engine Family
24 – 2.4 Liter Displacement
D – DOHC (dual overhead camshafts)
E – Multi-Point Fuel Injection

The KA24DE Specs is similar to the KA24E. As the KA24E is SOHC with three valves per cylinder, the KA24DE is DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder and shim-over-bucket valve actuation. Additional feature changes include the use of a knock sensor, oil injection at the base of each piston, and top-firing spark plugs. To gain more power and torque, the KA24DE Engine has a quite wider power band than the KA24E.

nissan ka24de engine

Nissan KA24DE Horsepower

The ka24de power is rated 140 hp / 160 tq?

Power OutputTorque Output
99 kW (134 HP) at 5,200 rpm
103 kW (140 HP) at 5,600 rpm
105 kW (143 HP) at 4,300 rpm
110 kW (150 HP) at 5,600 rpm
114 kW (155 HP) at 5,400 rpm
209 Nm (154 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm
206 Nm (152 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
208 Nm (153 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
208 Nm (153 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm
217 Nm (160 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm

KA24DE engines also have been proven beyond doubt to be absolutely tough. In turbocharged form with stock long block 500+ whp has been achieved but short lived and 1000+ whp fully built. There are a plethora of stock block 300+ whp daily driven KA24DE-T’s. This Nissan KA engine has pushed into the 7 seconds in the 1/4 mile in some Nissan 240SX’s.

With their large stroke these Nissan KA24DE Specs engines are known for being low revving torque “monsters” considering the torque numbers have been known to stay with or even higher than hp output.

Nissan KA24DE Specs

ManufacturerAguascalientes Plant
Yokohama Plant
Also calledNissan KA24
Cylinder block alloyCast-iron
4 valves per cylinder
3 valves per cylinder
Piston stroke, mm (inch)96 (3.78)
Cylinder bore, mm (inch)89 (3.50)
Compression ratio8.6 (SOHC)
9.1 (SOHC)
Displacement2389 cc (145.8 cu in)
Power output99 kW (134 HP) at 5,200 rpm
103 kW (140 HP) at 5,600 rpm
105 kW (143 HP) at 4,300 rpm
110 kW (150 HP) at 5,600 rpm
114 kW (155 HP) at 5,400 rpm
Torque output209 Nm (154 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm
206 Nm (152 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
208 Nm (153 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
208 Nm (153 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm
217 Nm (160 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
Redline6,000 (KA24E)
6,500 (KA24E)
6,100 (KA24DE)
6,400 (KA24DE)
6,900 (KA24DE)
HP per liter56.1
Fuel typeGasoline
Weight, kg (lbs)167 (370)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (mpg)
for Xterra
12.4 (19)
9.8 (24)
11.1 (21)
Turbocharger Naturally aspirated
Oil consumption , L/1000 km
(qt. per miles)
up to 0.5
(1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil5W-30
Engine oil capacity, L (qt.)4.1 (4.3)
Oil change interval, km (miles)5,000-10,000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C (F)
Engine lifespan, km (miles)
-Official information

300,000+ (180,000)
Tuning, HP
-Max HP
-No life span loss


Car Used KA24DE

  • Nissan 240SX
  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Nissan Xterra
  • Nissan Bassara
  • Nissan Bluebird
  • Nissan Caravan
  • Nissan Hardbody
  • Nissan Navara
  • Nissan Pintara
  • Nissan Prairie
  • Nissan Presage
  • Nissan R’nessa
  • Nissan Serena
  • Nissan Stanza
  • Nissan Terrano II
  • Ford Corsair

KA24DE Wiring Diagram

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