Nissan VQ Engine - The Science Explained

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4 muaj më parë

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Just like the Chevy LS1, the Nissan VQ engine is a cheap, reliable way to make a bunch of power. This engine is also extremely versatile, which is why it’s found in a bunch of different Nissan models. It’s one of the reasons we bought two identical 350zs a while ago. You can tune ‘em, hoon ‘em, and boom them - and nothing matters, such is life. Now there are various VQ models but we're gonna focus on the VQ35HR, or “High Rev” cuz it’s the creme de la creme of VQs. This updated version of the VQ35DE is almost completely redesigned, with 80% of the internals being strengthened and reconfigured to handle a higher rev range. Other iconic engines like the 2JZ or RB26 might be able to handle more power and more compression, but the VQ35HR holds a little baby secret: it’s lighter than all of them. It's time for some B2B Engineering on the Nissan VQ.
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Donut Media 4 muaj më parë
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Joseph Shim
Joseph Shim 4 ditë më parë
All day
mason Donner
mason Donner 10 ditë më parë
Swemx Z
Swemx Z 13 ditë më parë
Anfernee Delgado
Anfernee Delgado 15 ditë më parë
How do i enroll
Itzpacman 2
Itzpacman 2 Muaj më parë
Aye bro you guys doing a second year or was this a one time course
Han Xiao. Cyrano
Han Xiao. Cyrano 20 orë më parë
I got that M35h, best ownership experience ever. It got the power without modification, fuel economy is good, maintenance is practically nothing to worry about, battery kicks with zero lag
Elvin geo
Elvin geo 2 ditë më parë
yegonpro 2 ditë më parë
This dude just described basic V6 engine design/balance and says "that's why the VQ is a great engine". My mans you ain't talked about shit that's specific to the VQ
Roku参 3 ditë më parë
a B6
new1ru 3 ditë më parë
It feels like guys do all the fun stuff while Bart and Jeremiah are the men to sort the heavy jobs out :)
SolaraProject 3 ditë më parë
This guy is the low toned Alex from fitment industries.
David Williams
David Williams 5 ditë më parë
wah wah waaaaah. The I-6 is coming back because of.... pedestrian safety mandates. Cars have to be more blunt now (3-series) and can no longer be so wedge shaped (like the 300ZX). So we will likely see more I-6s coming (hey Mazda!)
VQBABY 6 ditë më parë
ALnets because the new education center
Caleb A
Caleb A 6 ditë më parë
You're forgetting the RE52 Nissan Quest/Elgrand. Sure it's got *only* the VQ35DE, but still part of the VQ fam.
Matt M
Matt M 7 ditë më parë
New to the Nissan infiniti universe. Been a HAPPY owner of a 2015 infiniti q50 3.7 AWD since February. Amazing car. A bit gas thirsty but its such a fantastic ride. Ive had compliments on the factory hague blue paint job and the exhaust tone from aftermarket Infiniti Helmholtz axleback pipes. Im an infiniti fanboy now.
Blerk350z 8 ditë më parë
The bike shifting is going down in gears not up 😂
Samer AL-Baqshi
Samer AL-Baqshi 9 ditë më parë
What about VQ35DE
TofumanFC3S 9 ditë më parë
Renault “Escape” lol
TOYOTA FAN 9 ditë më parë
The vq series is an ok engine. I much rather the vg series, closed deck block good for boost without machining 😁😁
SB Rider
SB Rider 10 ditë më parë
is this guy tosh's little brother or what
Alfonso Vazquez
Alfonso Vazquez 10 ditë më parë
I never really liked those vq engines and ive always fond those nissans to be kind of unreliable i like the old school nissans from like the 90s and before they seem to be better built
Wallace Odom
Wallace Odom 10 ditë më parë
So if my ‘12 maxima has the same engine as a 350z, why does it sound so different? Assuming both cars have similar exhaust setups?
Mictlan 24
Mictlan 24 9 ditë më parë
They dont. The maxima exhaust is way quieter since its more of a family sedan than a sports car.
plot vibes
plot vibes 10 ditë më parë
Jim Jimjim
Jim Jimjim 11 ditë më parë
Love my 4.0 L in my frontier. Yeah it’s a dinosaur but it’s fun and powerful
ANYTHING 23 11 ditë më parë
“Iconic growl” or a shitty trumpet if you go straight piped
TrayCaddyyy 11 ditë më parë
I used car guru’s to find a cheap car, sadly the dealer installed a GPS on all cars then charge you 2 grand on top of the sticker price.
MeltingRubberZ28 12 ditë më parë
VQs are so balanced their timing chains last 60k miles
Alex Jackson
Alex Jackson 12 ditë më parë
So many people hate the sound of vqs but i think its one of the best sounding engines produced
TheFlyingPLiner 13 ditë më parë
VQ the first engine that uses oil as fuel and gas as a lubricant.
Damien L.
Damien L. 13 ditë më parë
my dad's car has a VQ and a CVT trans XD also it's FWD
D A N D Y W A V E S 13 ditë më parë
We need more Z videos now!!!
josh dominguez
josh dominguez 14 ditë më parë
Talk about the Bmw N54 motor the modern 2jz
Lwk 14 ditë më parë
He looks like chase stokes lol
As_i_c_it 14 ditë më parë
Renault unfortunately cheapened this Nissan engine threatening its reliability. Renault changed it with low quality timing Chan tensioner, piston rings and bad catalytic converters that destroy this engine. RENAULT IS CANCER.
As_i_c_it 23 orë më parë
@JoOnDy Bapaylo the Nissan designed 3.5 followed the excellent design of the 3.0 vq. The 3.0 was bulletproof. The 3.5 had Carlos Ghosn cost cutting influence and had timing chain tensioner problems, piston ring problems, galley gasket problems, oil consumption problems and more. RENAULT IS CANCER. And they infected Nissan with their disease.
JoOnDy Bapaylo
JoOnDy Bapaylo Ditë më parë
@As_i_c_it well my point is about engine and transmi cause its hard for me to believe that nissan is using renault or cheap components in their high end engines/transmi(not talking cvt) its just doesnt make any sense those engines r powerful any cheap side ll break ez , if talking suspension/interior...etc then i agree
As_i_c_it Ditë më parë
@JoOnDy Bapaylo when Carlos Ghosn came aboard if Nissan wasn’t using Renault parts, they were shopping them out from the lowest bidder quality be damned. Ghosn ruined Nissan from day 1. It just took time for the public to notice.
JoOnDy Bapaylo
JoOnDy Bapaylo Ditë më parë
u sure ? coz all renault parts : cheap interior (radio ,buttons..etc) + small engines with their own transi are only used in small nissan cars thats it. big trucks/suvs/sedans/coupe engines and transi r 100% nissan japanese . i dont think nissan ll ever use a renault parts in their v6 /v8 engines cause renault only make small ones that doesnt even last 20k kms let alone a v6/v8
John Gibbs
John Gibbs 14 ditë më parë
Be prepared to overhaul timing chain components by 150k miles, VQ35 timing chain jobs have made me a LOT of $$ don't ignore the rattling and squeaking noises!! Probably the most unreliable timing chain systems I've dealt with.
loikden rein
loikden rein 15 ditë më parë
It sounds gross though... 🤮
Thierry Theodore
Thierry Theodore 16 ditë më parë
Can you do an episode of the BMW N54 Engine? That would be sweet. Good info by the way, love this segment. 👍🏾
shota tor
shota tor 16 ditë më parë
"The vq35hr is the Creme de la creme" while the better-in-every-way vq37vhr is just sitting there like what am I, chopped liver?
Lmenzol 17 ditë më parë
Worst sounding engine ever... Godamn thing sounds like chewbacca
BabyNarco 18 ditë më parë
I’ve learned so much from this man it’s ridiculous 😲
adam s
adam s 19 ditë më parë
My brothers maxima had TERRIBLE trans issues
Eric Sandstrom
Eric Sandstrom 19 ditë më parë
my god this dynamic tho lmaooooo 11:01
Brad Yelich
Brad Yelich 19 ditë më parë
5:39 is a motorboat, not vibration. Fact.
Initial Pro
Initial Pro 19 ditë më parë
Well we know DE aint on nothing unless you build it.
Graciel Kelly
Graciel Kelly 19 ditë më parë
This was legit just a way to hype up HiLo. If you wanted to talk about Nissan's excellent V6 why not talk about the VR38.
saizo kasamei
saizo kasamei 20 ditë më parë
The same VQ enfines that both blew up on Hi-Lo ,lol
Adam Osborne
Adam Osborne 20 ditë më parë
Therapist: "12.5% thicker Jeremiah isn't real, and he can't hurt you."
Pablo Lopez
Pablo Lopez 20 ditë më parë
anyone want my 03 manual 158k mile clean title 350z??
Cornell strickland
Cornell strickland 20 ditë më parë
Fun Fact The 07+ Altimas and Maximas have HR Heads but still a DE Engine
Me Me
Me Me 20 ditë më parë
I’ll take 12.5% thicker oh yeahhhhh
Andres Cruz
Andres Cruz 20 ditë më parë
VQ oil gallery seal is a major weak point. Dont buy a used G or Z. Wait for the VR 3.0 to go down in price.
kandin Robinson
kandin Robinson 20 ditë më parë
AnthonyJ350 21 ditë më parë
Thanks for this video, love my 350Z!
William Warner
William Warner 21 ditë më parë
Ow.......come on. Torsional is twist not flex. 2 pistons don't fire at the same time. Piston speed is slowest near top and bottom of the stroke. How slow depends on rod and stroke length. Asymmetrical crank circle?
rhysleslie lesliewilliams
rhysleslie lesliewilliams 20 ditë më parë
Ikr!? I feel like they could have done better explaining how the crank and pistons work in a 4 stroke. All engines with an even number of pistons have paired pistons (buddy pistons), but they're at different stages of the firing order (one firing, one on intake or exhaust and compression.) The pistons don't move much at tdc and bdc, they're dead for a few degrees because the crank is moving in a predominantly horizontal arc. Until another piston spins the crank into a more vertical section of it's travel arc the pistons don't really move a lot
HURON AKA:Creighton Lee Rose
HURON AKA:Creighton Lee Rose 22 ditë më parë
"CornPopsWazzaBadDooood" If'n ya 'don believe it, you jussa LyinDogFacedPoneeSoulja!
Patrick76496 25 ditë më parë
Even though it's a bit like a trumpet, I think the VQ35 is one of the best sounding engines ever made. It has such a unique sound you can't really mistake it with that many other sounds.
jellofuel 25 ditë më parë
DE: Am I an oil burning joke to you?
Alexander Wlad
Alexander Wlad 25 ditë më parë
My Infiniti G35X 2007 4door AWD has that engine and is a complete beast in deep Canadian snow 😎 oh yah!!! 320 000 miles and purs like a cat while have crossed back and fourth coast to coast Canada 4 times
Alex Suriano
Alex Suriano 26 ditë më parë
Bring back the other guy. This guy is meh..
DARTH PUTIN 28 ditë më parë
That thunder piggy in the back! Awesome! Make a video on it please!
Rodney Patterson
Rodney Patterson 29 ditë më parë
VQ40de in the pickup for me. Bulletproof
Dolrawee Ngarmjareun
Dolrawee Ngarmjareun Muaj më parë
I want to see top 10 diesel engine.
Brian Myers
Brian Myers Muaj më parë
Its all highly unreliable from nissan today. I'm not even going to give them good engine credit outside of the gtr.
Ryan Marshall
Ryan Marshall Muaj më parë
I love the VQ in my 08 Maxima 3.5SE. It’s smooth. Powerful. Reliable. And mine DOESNT BURN OIL. Yes, it is attached to the CVT, but it’s attached to the GOOD one with the steel band/chain. I’ve seen these specific engine/trans models break 250K miles. And I only paid $1100 for mine. Fucking steal. Plus, ignoring the rust lol.... it’s a damn good looking car.
Woofskers3 Muaj më parë
donut media school. now thats my kinda school
ATX-CVPI Muaj më parë
Best 4 cylinder: Honda K series Best inline six: Toyota 2JZ. Best V6: Nissan VQ series Best V8: GM LS series Worst engines list: Worst 4 cylinder: GM Quad 4 Worst inline six: GM 4200 Worst V6: Chrysler 2.7 V6 and Ford 3.5 and 3.7 fwd engines. Worst V8: BMW V8 with Vanos and/or Valvetronic.
Gary Stump
Gary Stump Muaj më parë
You know what would be cool? A video on a monster truck
Gregory Marsh
Gregory Marsh Muaj më parë
You guys lost me at smooth. 5+ year owner of a 370Z, and it is one of the most coarse engines I've experienced lol. And no, nothing is damaged or wrong with mine 😉 ALSO, yes I understand it's a different VQ, but still, a VQ.
anydaynow Muaj më parë
Also just a nit pick but the gears don't grind it's the engagement teeth on the syncros that make the noise when the friction pads wear out.
allen Muaj më parë
I prefer the other guy to host these shows. Seems like when this guy does them therr are more advertisements
Max Goldberg
Max Goldberg Muaj më parë
God... you just got so much wrong with that secondary engine imbalance description. Good illustrations but damn, that was the worst description of secondary imbalance I've ever heard. But no hate, it is complex stuff. I know your heart is in the right place. First, you are right about how counterweights make side to side motion for the engine. But those are unrelated to secondary imbalance. Secondary forces go back and forth twice as often as primary forces. That's why balance shafts are geared to spin twice the speed of the crank. The piston does go faster at the top of the cylinder, and that is the cause of secondary imbalance in something like an inline 4. But the better way to think about it is that the piston spends more time below the halfway point in its stroke than it does above it. Since the engine is in primary balance, the piston has another piston that goes up and down opposite of it. But since the piston is moving down more of the time than it's opposite piston is moving up, The primary balance of the pistons is imperfect. It's not a perfect sine wave, so they don't cancel out, there are remaining vibrations because there's more under the curve than over it. Inline sixes have a method of primary balance that creates no secondary imbalance from the pistons.
Max Goldberg
Max Goldberg Muaj më parë
Oh dear God. I'm bailing. The pistons do not fire together like that in an inline six. FFS this is ridiculous. When the piston fires is irrelevant. It doesn't fire every time it comes up unless it's a 2 stroke engine. The cylinders fire in the order 153624. That jumps back and forth across the engine, not firing at the same time. "you should start a school". The actual fuck? You're just lying to people who don't know any better. This stuff is easy to learn from Wikipedia, you could have just read the Wikipedia page in monotone and made a better video. I'm sorry. I'm out. This is hurting me to watch. If you ask me, you have a journalistic duty to report on how flawed the descriptions are here.
Victor Arreola
Victor Arreola Muaj më parë
at first i hated your voice reminding me of a fast and furious annoying fan boy but after watching donut media you are alright and entertaining
Marq Mac
Marq Mac Muaj më parë
Love my FX35. That engine is a gem.
Kewlosh Muaj më parë
Wait, I’m a mechanic and that whole thing with the piston moving faster on the top 90° rotation only makes no sense. Yeah, the piston move linearly faster in an arc of rotation, but the point which it moves faster linearly in the [relative] vertical direction will be in the middle stroke area, such as between 30° and 150°. The piston rod-piston mechanism, when connected to a flywheel (for easier visualization. It works the exact same way for a crankshaft because the crankshaft doesn’t move in an elliptical motion), causes the piston to move downwards and upwards slower as it approaches and leaves the 0° and 180° positions, because the piston rod it not pushing the piston upwards or downwards as much and instead the rod in turning horizontally as it goes around the flywheel. Then, when the rod reaches 180° rotation/top dead center, the rod now will gradually move less horizontally and move vertically as the arc of rotation approaches 270° where it maxes out in vertical speed. The only scenario where the video is at least kind of correct is if the crankshaft spot that the piston rod connects to is rotating off center to the center of rotation of a normal crankshaft, which has never been done and is extremely complicated if attempted.
Cornelius cenac
Cornelius cenac Muaj më parë
This video has 1,000,020 views
KAKE Muaj më parë
Joe Carsella
Joe Carsella Muaj më parë
@KAKE no i know, I was confused why you mentioned q50s when gs did it first lol
KAKE Muaj më parë
@Joe Carsella they do, i own a 03 g35 sedan and 2014 q50
Joe Carsella
Joe Carsella Muaj më parë
Because g35s didn't offer a sedan? I'm confused
Ieaki Muaj më parë
The down side is the "Great" MPG they get for such small displacement
Oliver Rosenkrantz
Oliver Rosenkrantz Muaj më parë
Jk41b vs cd009 which is better??
azagedon Muaj më parë
Engineering Explained would approve.
Jesvin Varghese
Jesvin Varghese Muaj më parë
2 ALnets ads and 2 minutes later still waiting for the show
Phil Harry
Phil Harry Muaj më parë
The piston does not travel farther on the top of the crank rotation vs the bottom. This is completely inaccurate.
just another commenter.
just another commenter. Muaj më parë
this kind of videos makes everything more expensive for US
Matt W
Matt W Muaj më parë
Too bad they burn oil and have timing chain issues. Otherwise it would be an average motor.
Rick Loss
Rick Loss Muaj më parë
My g knocks for like 3 seconds on startup but never when driving. Anyone else have that problem?
Bryan Fish
Bryan Fish Muaj më parë
Yep my maxima does this
Perc 99 - Topic
Perc 99 - Topic Muaj më parë
VQ35DE Gang cause I couldn't afford an HR lol
yazeed A
yazeed A Muaj më parë
Ls FoR LiFE!!!!!
its wild its wild
its wild its wild Muaj më parë
this engen come in the infiniti fx35 2008 ???
CHRIS NATI Muaj më parë
Track ID anyone ?
tree18is Muaj më parë
that RC51 gets my subscribe.
C6 Modellsport
C6 Modellsport Muaj më parë
IF you want cheap, powerful, and reliable you get an old US V8 or big-inch I6. I can squeeze 500HP out of a 350 V8 for less money than just the purchase price of a bone stock VQ. Also the V8 sounds better and will last longer. A LOT longer. Like seriously, smallblock chevies have been known to go nearly 100k miles on a spun rod bearing.
jon kenny
jon kenny Muaj më parë
What engine is in the new frontier... the 3.8L?
dane dayne
dane dayne Muaj më parë
The engine is not as efficient as advertise.
Bamaboy Burns
Bamaboy Burns Muaj më parë
I got a 07 g35 it’ sounds amazing and it’s quick I was a fan back in the day with the maxima but now omg
Dan W.
Dan W. Muaj më parë
broo you got a buncha dirt on your face
Reinier Jacobus
Reinier Jacobus Muaj më parë
You're telling about how wonderful this engine is. Just tell us, from how many engines, ideas were taken by nissan, to make this engine !!!
MB Taber
MB Taber Muaj më parë
Gears do not share synchros, the share slide hubs. Think about it, have you ever had a car with a bad synchro? Notice how it only affects one gear? Fuck me, for as silly and knowledgeable you try to come across as, you really are only silly. Then you even implied it the very next statement. How could gears share synchros when they have differing amounts? 3 is not equal to 2. Lame....
MB Taber
MB Taber Muaj më parë
02:17 Renault ESCAPE?!?! LOL, don't you mean Espace
Tim Trettin
Tim Trettin Muaj më parë
In line 6 is better self balance I live Australia check it out 😉350+nm
alephnot000 Muaj më parë
I don't know if it's more appropriate to say that Nolan Ruined that Z, or that plasti-dip ruined that Z.
Jordan Wendell
Jordan Wendell Muaj më parë
VQ engines sound like ass 🤮😂
Sw3g B3Ar
Sw3g B3Ar Muaj më parë
These bad boys aren’t in the g35 model aye boys?
Dilan Silva
Dilan Silva Muaj më parë
Nissan máxima 2000 vq30 2002-2005 vq35 350Z VQ30HR 300zx VG30DE & VG30DETT
Dilan Silva
Dilan Silva Muaj më parë
Are on g35
Charles Bissey
Charles Bissey 2 muaj më parë
If only a HR would fit in my 03 track edition 350Z
fullauto2006 2 muaj më parë
@5:39 lmao he he. like that
fullauto2006 2 muaj më parë
for real tho the quality of this video is very good. models diagrams graphics. real nice job
Connor Bunch
Connor Bunch 2 muaj më parë
13:50 you guys showed a bike up-shifting instead of down-shifting
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