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RB30 Engine For Sale

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  • Engine Model: RB30
  • Horsepower: 150-300
  • Torque: 168-295
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Condition: Used


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Affordable RB30 Engine for Sale

The RB30 Engine is a legendary motor that has withstood the test of time because of its robust and modifiable nature. Known to breathe under the hoods of vehicles like the Holden VL Commodore and Nissan R31 Skyline, this  RB30 Engine for sale at our store is renowned for its performance and reliability. Meticulously inspected to ensure top performance for enthusiasts and everyday drivers alike, this engine is as used as new.

Key Features of RB30 Engine

  • Displacement (3.0 liters): The larger displacement provides a good balance of power and torque, making the engine suitable for both performance and everyday use.
  • Configuration (Inline-six): The inline-six configuration is known for its smooth operation and inherent balance, reducing vibrations and providing a smoother driving experience.
  • Block and Head Material (Cast iron block and aluminum head): The cast iron block offers durability and strength, which is ideal for handling higher power outputs, while the aluminum head helps reduce weight and improve heat dissipation, enhancing overall efficiency.
  • Valvetrain (SOHC, 12 valves):  The single overhead camshaft (SOHC) design is simpler and often more reliable than dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) setups. It provides sufficient airflow for the engine while keeping maintenance easier and less costly.
  • Bore and Stroke (86.0 mm bore, 85.0 mm stroke): The bore and stroke dimensions are optimized for a good balance between power and torque, ensuring strong performance across a wide range of engine speeds.
  • Fuel System (Carbureted, later fuel injection): While the original carbureted system is simpler and easier to maintain, fuel injection systems (used in later versions and aftermarket modifications) offer better fuel efficiency, smoother throttle response, and improved power delivery.
  • Compression Ratio (Around 8.3:1):  A lower compression ratio makes the engine more tolerant of lower-octane fuels and boosts reliability, especially under high-stress conditions like turbocharging.
  • Power and Torque (148 hp and 169 lb-ft, more in turbo variants): The naturally aspirated version provides adequate power for daily driving, while turbocharged variants offer significantly higher performance, making the RB30 suitable for a wide range of applications from street cars to high-performance builds.
  • Applications (Used in Nissan Skyline, Nissan Patrol, etc.): Its use in various models demonstrates its versatility and reliability, ensuring that parts and expertise are readily available for maintenance and modifications.
  • Tuning Potential (Strong bottom end, hybrid builds with RB25/RB26 heads):  The RB30’s strong bottom end can handle high power outputs, making it a popular choice for tuners and performance enthusiasts. Hybrid builds combining the RB30 bottom end with RB25 or RB26 heads can result in engines with excellent performance characteristics, merging the best of both worlds.

Performance and Reliability

  • Longevity: The RB30 engine is designed to last, with documented cases of engines running smoothly beyond 400,000 kilometers. This robust build is part of what makes the RB30 engine a staple for automotive enthusiasts.
  • Client Testimonials: Our customers have consistently praised the RB30 engine for sale for its remarkable durability and performance, with many highlighting seamless upgrades and noticeable power improvements.

The Nissan RB30 engine for sale is a powerhouse known for its exceptional performance, durability, and compatibility with various vehicle models. Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing engine or require a reliable replacement, our used RB30 engines offer unparalleled value.

  • Inline-Six Configuration: The engine and transmission layout of the inline-six in RB30 means that balance is good and operation is smooth and like some of the Nissan vehicles, it’s muscular. 
  • Cultural and Motorsport Heritage: For now, the RB30 engine has rather a rich history in motorsport, and it currently is most popular in drifting, drag racing, and time-attack events. 

The RB30 Engine Fits:

  • Nissan Skyline (R31 and R32 variants)
  • Nissan Patrol (GQ/Y60 series)
  • Nissan Cefiro (A31 in certain markets)
  • Nissan Laurel (C32 in certain markets)
  • Various Holden Commodore models (VL series, with RB30ET variant)

Additional information

Number of Cylinders


Bore x Stroke

86 mm x 86 mm

Compression Ratio

8.5:1 to 9.0:1


Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)


Naturally aspirated

Fuel System

Multi-point fuel injection (MPFI)

Cooling System

Liquid-cooled with water pump and radiator


1985 Nissan RB30 Engine

2 reviews for RB30 Engine For Sale

  1. Hugh Austin

    Smooth transaction, got it quicker than expected. The engine itself? Solid build, runs like a dream. Been cruising with it for a couple of months now, no complaints. Definitely worth the investment if you’re looking to upgrade.

  2. Hank Calaway

    Delivery was on point, arrived in good shape. As for the engine, it’s a powerhouse. Installed it in my project car, and it’s been tearing up the asphalt ever since. No regrets on this purchase, great performance and reliable as they come

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Is the RB30 engine reliable?

Yes, the RB30 engine is known for its durability and reliability, especially when maintained properly. It has a strong reputation among enthusiasts and is capable of handling high-performance modifications.

Can the RB30 engine be swapped into other vehicles?

Yes, due to its popularity and robustness, the RB30 engine is often used in engine swap projects into various vehicles where it was not originally offered. Proper adaptation and modification may be required depending on the target vehicle.

What are the fuel economy and efficiency of the RB30 engine?

Fuel economy varies depending on factors such as vehicle weight, driving conditions, and tuning. Generally, naturally aspirated versions may offer moderate fuel efficiency, while turbocharged versions can consume more fuel under heavy throttle.

How does the RB30 compare to other engines in Nissan's lineup?

The RB30 engine is known for its larger displacement and potential for high performance, making it a favorite among enthusiasts. It offers a balance of power and reliability that has contributed to its popularity in motorsports and tuning circles.

Are there specific maintenance tips for the RB30 engine?

Regular maintenance, including timely oil changes, coolant flushes, and inspection of belts and hoses, is crucial for longevity. Turbocharged variants require attention to turbo health and cooling system efficiency.
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