Engine Chevrolet F15S3

The 1.5-liter Chevrolet F15S3 engine was assembled at the concern’s enterprises from 2002 to 2011 and installed on such popular models of the Korean division of GM as Aveo and Lanos. This unit is essentially a Daewoo A15SMS engine under the hood of Chevrolet cars.

The F series also includes engines: F14D3, F14D4, F16D3, F16D4, F18D3 and F18D4.


Production years 2002-2011
Displacement, cc 1498
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 86
Torque output, Nm 130
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 81.5
Compression ratio 9.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.75
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Aveo 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Chevrolet Aveo T200 in 2002 – 2008;
  • Chevrolet Aveo T250 in 2005 – 2011;
  • Chevrolet Lanos T150 in 2002 – 2009.

Disadvantages of the F15S3 engine

  • The main problems of this engine are associated with various electrical failures;
  • Most often, the cause of the breakdown lies in the engine compartment wiring or one of the sensors;
  • This unit does not like cheap lubricant, hydraulic lifters start knocking from it;
  • The timing belt is designed for about 60 thousand km, and when the valve breaks, it usually bends;
  • Also, owners of cars with such a motor often encounter oil leaks.

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