Engine Chevrolet F18D4

Engine F18D4 under the hood

The 1.8-liter Chevrolet F18D4 or 2H0 engine was produced by the company from 2008 to 2016 and was installed only on the rather popular Cruze model. The power unit is inherently no different from the well-known Opel Z18XER engine.

The F18D4 engine is an improved F18D3 engine. The engine received a VVT variable valve timing system for inlet and outlet channels and a system for changing the length of the intake pipe channels. The drive of the gas distribution mechanism remained belt-driven, but the belt resource was increased to 150 thousand km. The hydraulic lifters were removed, instead of them tared glasses appeared, which must be changed every 100 thousand km. There is no EGR on this engine.

The F series also includes engines: F14D3, F14D4, F15S3, F16D3, F16D4 and F18D3.

The engine was installed on:

  • Chevrolet Cruze 1 (J300) in 2008 – 2016;
  • Chevrolet Orlando J309 in 2011 – 2018.


Production years 2008-2016
Displacement, cc 1796
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 141
Torque output, Nm 176
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 80.5
Piston stroke, mm 88.2
Compression ratio 10.5
Features VGIS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator at intake and exhaust
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Cruze 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

Disadvantages of the F18D4 engine

  • Dieseling of the motor indicates a breakdown of the solenoid valves of the phase regulator;
  • Often there are oil leaks from under the valve cover and heat exchanger gasket;
  • Traditionally for engines of this series, the thermostat has a modest resource here;
  • In terms of electrics, the ignition module, electric throttle and ECU most often fail;
  • The lack of hydraulic lifters forces the valves to be adjusted every 100,000 km.

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