Engine Daewoo A15MF

The 1.5-liter 16-valve Daewoo A15MF engine was produced by the company from 1994 to 2008 and was installed on a number of popular models of the Korean concern, such as Nexia and Espero. The power unit officially appeared in some automotive markets only after 2002.

The MF series also includes: G15MF.


Production years 1994-2008
Displacement, cc 1498
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 85 – 90
Torque output, Nm 130 – 137
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 81.5
Compression ratio 9.2 – 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 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Daewoo Nexia 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 125

The engine was installed on:

  • Daewoo Nexia in 1994 – 2008;
  • Daewoo Espero in 1995 – 1999.

Disadvantages of the Daewoo A15MF engine

  • Most of the problems with this engine are due to its poor maintenance;
  • Low-quality oil or its rare replacement quickly affects hydraulic lifters;
  • The most common engine failure is the failure of one of the sensors;
  • The timing belt resource is approximately 60,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend 100%;
  • Many are faced with leaks from under the valve cover gasket and oil pan.

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