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SR20VE FAQ: Read This First!

What does Neo VVL stand for?
Nissan Ecology Orientated Variable Valve Lift and Timing

The VE (Neo VVL) series of engines is Nissan's answer to Honda's VTEC. The two systems are nearly identical. They use the same concept of multiple cam lobes to provide a low rpm cam ideal for torque and a high rpm cam optimized for hp. The only difference in the Nissan system is that the intake and exhaust cams are triggered indepedently for a flatter, more consistent power band. You can read more about the VTEC system here.

How many different VE motors are there?
There are five (5) VE motors.
SR16VE - 173hp 5 speed Manual 97-2001
SR16VE N1 - 197hp 5 speed Manual 97-98
SR20VE - 187hp CVT 6 speed Auto 97-2001
SR20VE - 204hp 6 speed Manual 2001-Present
SR20VET - 276hp AWD Turbo 2002-Present

How much power does the VE have?
SR16VE - 173hp @ 7800rpm / 119lb torque @ 7200rpm
SR16VE N1 - 197hp @ 7800rpm / 134lb torque @ 7600rpm
SR20VE - 187hp @ 7000rpm / 145lb torque @ 6000rpm
SR20VET - 276hp @ 6400rpm / 228lb torque @ 3200rpm

How much do they cost?
SR16VE - $1000-$1600
SR16VE N1 - $3000+ good luck finding one*
SR20VE - $1000-$2500
SR20VET - unknown
*Only 500 of these engines are thought to have been produced.
**These are average prices based on availability and engine condition. Actual prices may vary.

What are the origins of these motors?
SR16VE - 1.6L VVL motor found in the Nissan Sunny Lucino VZ-R, Sunny GT and Pulsar VZ-R.
SR16VE N1 - 1.6L VVL motor found in the Nissan Pulsar VZ-R N1 and Pulsar VZ-R N1 SSS.
SR20VE - 2.0L VVL motor found in the Nissan Primera (Infiniti G20 bodystyle), Bluebird, Wingroad, and Autobacs Garaiya.
SR20VET - 2.0L turbocharged VVL motor found in the Nissan X-Trail SUV, and Trailrunner Concept Car.

** Thank-you to Christopher Skaggs, aka "AztekSE-R", for providing this engine information. More info can be found here.

Where can I buy one?
Andreas Miko in Miami, FL (305) 282-3643
sr20development in CA (619) 69-TURBO
JGY Customs in VA (540) 379-1848
Yuji Ueno at MotoGumi Partners (626) 437-2058
Storm Performance in CA (925) 895-9793 & FL (954) 987-7355
Soko Engines (800) 338-7656 or (800) 598-3535

I need some parts for my VE, do you have parts codes?
13020 1N503 SR16VE intake cam
13020 1N509 SR16VE exhaust cam
11044 1N500 SR20VE head gasket
12200 2J200 SR20VE crankshaft
13500 1N501 SR20VE front cover and oil pump
14036 1N500 SR20VE exhaust manifold gasket
16600 1N500 SR20VE fuel injectors
21010 53J03 SR20VE water pump
22100 1N510 SR20VE distributor
22157 1N510 SR20VE distributor rotor
22162 1N511 SR20VE distributor cap
22401 1N516 SR20VE NGK BKR6E-N spark plugs
22680 5J000 SR20VE MAF (mass air flow sensor)
13020 8H600 SR20VET intake cam yes the turbo cams!
13020 8H610 SR20VET exhaust cam
11110-2J210 SR20VE oil pan. This is the same as the 2000-2001 SR20DE
*These are JDM Nissan part numbers and will not come up in your local dealerships computers. Some dealers have connections to get them, such as Courtesy Nissan in Texas and SR20Development in California. Call them for prices.
**Here is a link for many additional VE part numbers.

Where can I get headers and other JDM stuff for my new VE?
JDM Spec Performance Good site for aftermarket JDM.

What modifications can I perform to make my VE faster?
You can use the standard SR20DE exhaust such as Greddy, HKS, etc. and CAI (cold air induction) like the AEM, Hotshot or Place Racing. The SR20VE is a low port motor. You will need an intake for a low port (94) B13, or any B14 SR20 car. The B15 SR20 intake does not have both intake hoses the earlier and VE motors do.

A standard DE header will choke the VE as there is about 1/8"-1/4" overlap on the exhaust ports on the VE. Hotshot is currently developing a VE specific header to resolve this issue. Fujitsubo and Impul in Japan also make headers specifically for the VE. Jim Schumacher, "Shoes59", currently has a Fujitsubo header on his VE and will be sharing dyno results in the near future.

Other options include installing SR16VE cams in the SR20VE for a guesstimated increase of 18 crank HP. If you are an SR16VE owner you can install a 2001 Nissan SE 4 counterweight crank with new rods and pistons to increase displacement to 2.0L. Specifics on the rods and pistons are currently being tested and we will provide more information as it is available.

Where can I find more information about VE engines?
98sr20ve Steve Foltz's VE install resource.
Gonzonx Carl "Bubba" Zinetti's turbocharged SR20VE NX2000.
Nibbana's SE-R Chuck Nibbana's SR20VE powered 200SX.
NPM Articles SR20VE Installation by Justin McClanahan.
Nissan Primera The SR20VE powered Nissan Primera.
Nissan X-Trail The SR20VET powered Nissan X-Trail.
Pulsar VZ-R The Nissan Pulsar with the esteemed N1 engine.
Pulsar VZ-R II More info on the Pulsar N1.
Shoes59 Jim Schumacher's 94 B13 VE photo album.
SR20VE powered 240SX Highly modified SR20VE.
VVL engines Nissan site about VE engines.
VZ-R N1 Another N1 site with some Tech Data

What kind of 1/4 mile time can I expect with an SR20VE?
Average 1/4 mile times for a full interior SR20VE powered SE-R are 13.8 - 14.2. Forum member "bigtom" currently has the fastest known SR20VE running a 12.8!!

Anything I have left out you would like to see added to the FAQ??
Please Email or PM me ! thanks !
 

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SR20VE

Intake cam
Low lobe: 8.4mm lift @ 220 duration
Low lobe center angle: 110deg
High lobe:10.7mm lift @ 264 duration
High lobe center angle: 104deg

Exhaust cam
Low lobe: 6.6 mm lift @ 244 duration
Low lobe center angle: 122deg
High lobe:10.34 mm lift @ 268 duration
High lobe center angle: 114 deg

SR16VE

Intake cam
Low Intake Duration: 200
Low Intake Lift: 7.1
Low Intake Center Angle: 100

Low Lobe Center Angle: 111
Low Overlap: 0

High Intake Duration: 280
High Intake Lift: 11.1
High Intake Center Angle: 100

High Lobe Center Angle: 105
High Overlap: 70

Exhaust cam
Low Exhaust Duration: 244
Low Exhaust Lift: 7.95
Low Exhaust Center Angle:122

High Exhaust Duration: 280
High Exhaust Lift: 11.1
High Exhaust Center Angle:110

SR16VE N1

Intake cam
Low Intake Duration: 220
Low Intake Lift: 8.4
Low Intake Center Angle: 110

Low Lobe Center Angle: 116
Low Overlap: 0

High Intake Duration: 288
High Intake Lift: 12.0
High Intake Center Angle: 104

Exhaust cam

Low Exhaust Duration: 244
Low Exhaust Lift: 7.95
Low Exhaust Center Angle:122

High Exhaust Duration: 288
High Exhaust Lift: 11.9
High Exhaust Center Angle:110

SR20VE (20V)

Intake cam
Low duration: 228deg
Low lift 10.10mm
Low center angle: 114deg

High duration: 278deg
High lift: 12.00 mm
High center angle: 114deg

Exhaust cam

Low duration: 244deg
Low lift: 8.30mm
Low center angle: 106deg

High duration: 280deg
High lift: 11.15mm
High center angle: 108deg

Other cam info
Timing Events:
All of the above (except lifts ofcourse) can be calculated from teh timing events.

SR16VE

Intake Low: Opens at 0deg before TDC, Closes at 20deg After BDC
Intake High: Opens at 40deg before TDC, Closes at 60deg After BDC
Exhaust Low: Opens at 64deg before BDC, Closes at 0deg After TDC
Exhaust High: Opens at 70deg before BDC, Closes at 30deg After TDC

SR16VE-N1

Intake Low: Opens at 0deg before TDC, Closes at 40deg After BDC
Intake High: Opens at 40deg before TDC, Closes at 68deg After BDC
Exhaust Low: Opens at 64deg before BDC, Closes at 0deg After TDC
Exhaust High: Opens at 74deg before BDC, Closes at 34deg After TDC


Thanks to FastNX ,92nx2k and hpro123 for the information
 

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LIUSPEED said:
Jim Schumacher, "Shoes59", currently has a Fujitsubo header on his VE and will be sharing dyno results in the near future.
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Jim no longer owns a VE.

LIUSPEED said:
Other options include installing SR16VE cams in the SR20VE for a guesstimated increase of 18 crank HP.[/QUOTE=LIUSPEED]

On my car it was 5 hp peak/12hp at 7800rpm. This is wheel hp. I know 12wheel = about 18 crank. Most people talk about HP increase in the peak HP area.
 

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liuspeed said:
A standard DE header will choke the VE as there is about 1/8"-1/4" overlap on the exhaust ports on the VE.
what about when turboing the VE. would there be problems with certain turbo manifolds?
 

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so, can anyone suggest a good importer of the sr20ve? AND a question that's not on here, will the 2001-up ve go into a B14 without too much hassle?
 

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Nissan Primera 97/98 (sr20ve)

Where (website) can i go to see the specs on the sr20ve powered primera 97/98 from which this engine originated? Would appreciate info. Have the Japanese used these engines in any racing series? I live in Jamaica in the West Indies and i'm currently having one installed in my 1994 gts Sunny. That's the right hand drive version of your '94 b13 se-r classic body style. Those engines aren't so expensive as it is in the States, but they are also pretty rare. Anyway, would like to hear from anyone who can find that primera.----------------------------------------------------------------------------- :fluffy:

Footnote; Information courtesy of sr20forum.com

SR20VE

Intake cam
Low lobe: 8.4mm lift @ 220 duration
Low lobe center angle: 110deg
High lobe:10.7mm lift @ 264 duration
High lobe center angle: 104deg

Exhaust cam
Low lobe: 6.6 mm lift @ 244 duration
Low lobe center angle: 122deg
High lobe:10.34 mm lift @ 268 duration
High lobe center angle: 114 deg

SR16VE

Intake cam
Low Intake Duration: 200
Low Intake Lift: 7.1
Low Intake Center Angle: 100

Low Lobe Center Angle: 111
Low Overlap: 0

High Intake Duration: 280
High Intake Lift: 11.1
High Intake Center Angle: 100

High Lobe Center Angle: 105
High Overlap: 70

Exhaust cam
Low Exhaust Duration: 244
Low Exhaust Lift: 7.95
Low Exhaust Center Angle:122

High Exhaust Duration: 280
High Exhaust Lift: 11.1
High Exhaust Center Angle:110

SR16VE N1

Intake cam
Low Intake Duration: 220
Low Intake Lift: 8.4
Low Intake Center Angle: 110

Low Lobe Center Angle: 116
Low Overlap: 0

High Intake Duration: 288
High Intake Lift: 12.0
High Intake Center Angle: 104

Exhaust cam

Low Exhaust Duration: 244
Low Exhaust Lift: 7.95
Low Exhaust Center Angle:122

High Exhaust Duration: 288
High Exhaust Lift: 11.9
High Exhaust Center Angle:110

SR20VE (20V)

Intake cam
Low duration: 228deg
Low lift 10.10mm
Low center angle: 114deg

High duration: 278deg
High lift: 12.00 mm
High center angle: 114deg

Exhaust cam

Low duration: 244deg
Low lift: 8.30mm
Low center angle: 106deg

High duration: 280deg
High lift: 11.15mm
High center angle: 108deg

Other cam info
Timing Events:
All of the above (except lifts ofcourse) can be calculated from teh timing events.

SR16VE

Intake Low: Opens at 0deg before TDC, Closes at 20deg After BDC
Intake High: Opens at 40deg before TDC, Closes at 60deg After BDC
Exhaust Low: Opens at 64deg before BDC, Closes at 0deg After TDC
Exhaust High: Opens at 70deg before BDC, Closes at 30deg After TDC

SR16VE-N1

Intake Low: Opens at 0deg before TDC, Closes at 40deg After BDC
Intake High: Opens at 40deg before TDC, Closes at 68deg After BDC
Exhaust Low: Opens at 64deg before BDC, Closes at 0deg After TDC
Exhaust High: Opens at 74deg before BDC, Closes at 34deg After TDC


Thanks to FastNX ,92nx2k and hpro123 for the information[/QUOTE]
 

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Yes I know it is very very hard to find
What I am thinking is I have alot of friends that goto mexico ALOT. and they x-trail is very big there.
So if i can find an wrecked XTRAIL or something bam there is my vet

A person in oour car club has a 200sx with a VE and I want to get a VET hehe

Nismo1997 said:
Good luck finding 1...and yes it will work in the sentra
 

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I was also curious if the 2001 + VE would work without too much hassle. Also, i live where 91 octane is the highest. Will the VE work on 91 like a K20 as long as timing will allow it. If i get a JWT ECU i still want to be able to run 91 octane :(
 

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Above you mentioned the SR20VE as being produced from 2001-present. Is Nissan still using this engine in current (2005) models? I thought the SR series engines were being replaced by the QR series?
 

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Above you mentioned the SR20VE as being produced from 2001-present. Is Nissan still using this engine in current (2005) models? I thought the SR series engines were being replaced by the QR series?
Yes but not in the US. In Japan 300zx go up to i think 99? along with other cars like it same with rx7 etc
 

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super chargers???

are there any super chargers that will work with a sr20ve??? is it ok to turbo? if so is it a pain to do so???is it just best to stick with all motor goodness?


how safe is it to turbo a VE motor? and does anyone know of any good places in san diego to get a motor and have it installed?
 

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manny183 said:
are there any super chargers that will work with a sr20ve??? is it ok to turbo? if so is it a pain to do so???is it just best to stick with all motor goodness?


how safe is it to turbo a VE motor? and does anyone know of any good places in san diego to get a motor and have it installed?


no superchargers...it is ok to turbo....some come turbo. it can be a pain to do so since they are relatively new to be worked on so there isnt as much of a resource for information such as a DE. all motor goodness owns you....

its as safe as you make it to be..san diego..eh? call soko.
 

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would the sr20ve out of a p11 primera go in the b13?
is there any difference in p11 sr20ve and others, or have i been given bad info?
 

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I now instead of wanting to do a SR20DET GTi-R want to do a SR20VET

but i cant find them anywhere

I need to goto mexico and find an x-trail and get the motor
 
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