The third-generation Nissan Altima was introduced for the 2002 [until 2006] model year. It was the first mass-market product built on Nissan’s new FF-L platform, which was unique to North America. Called chassis model L31. The Nissan FF-L is an automobile chassis design for front wheel drive vehicles which was brand new at the time. We received a call from someone who wanted to Buy a Nissan Altima JDM Motor for sale, but was not sure what JDM means.
FYI: the 2.5 Liter engine, or, in US metrics is 152 cubic inches, and is coded: QR25DE Inline , a 4 cylinder engine with an output of 175 hp (on gasoline.
The details of the motor are not important right now. What JDM means is.
JDM is an acronym for Japanese Domestic Market. I’l will attempt to give you a brief idea of the Japanese domestic Market [referred to as JDM from now on] is in relation to the automotive engine field, in particular. Wiki has a super, in depth definition if you want.
In Japan, the e\pollution is so bad that special emission laws have been put in place. The restiveness of said law is bad for the Japanese people and the mechanical field, by and large, and, good for the US engine market.
Having said that, when a car reaches an average age of 4 years old or 40, 000 miles in Japan [give or take 10,000 miles or 1 year], it will not pass the emission tests. Because it costs so ouch to make the car pass an emission test, most cars are turned in for new cars.
With such a surplus of used late model cars, Japan literally ”parts out” the cars, sending the used engines and other important components to the US, where each engine is then changed to meet the US emission standards and thoroughly inspected at the same time.
The nature of changing the emissions is involved, which allows every engine to be thoroughly inspected. Needless to say, this is a great value to the consumer. For all practical purposes an engine in the US with 40, 000 miles is brand new. Can you imagine buying one of these babies for about half of the cost of a new or remaufactured engine?
If you want more detailed information, then call one of my expert sales people and get the most understandable explanation of JDM, along with some good advise on how to choose the best engine for your needs. Call JDMMotorsforSale.com now for a free affordable quote (866) 289-3100.