Engine Daewoo F8CV

The 0.8-liter Daewoo F8CV engine was produced at the company’s factories from 1991 to 2018 and was installed on many budget cars, but is best known as the main Daewoo Matiz engine. This power unit was based on the Suzuki F8B and is known as the A08S3 on Chevrolet models.

The CV series also includes: F10CV.


Production years 1991-2018
Displacement, cc 796
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 41 – 52
Torque output, Nm 59 – 72
Cylinder block cast iron R3
Block head aluminum 6v
Cylinder bore, mm 68.5
Piston stroke, mm 72
Compression ratio 9.3
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 2.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Daewoo Matiz 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000
Weight, kg 82

The engine was installed on:

  • (as A08S3) Chevrolet Spark 1 (M150) in 2000 – 2005; Spark 2 (M200) in 2005 – 2009;
  • Daewoo Matiz M100 in 1998 – 2000;
  • Daewoo Matiz M150 in 2000 – 2018;
  • Daewoo Matiz M200 in 2005 – 2009;
  • Daewoo Tico A100 in 1991 – 2001.

Disadvantages of the Daewoo F8CV engine

  • Until 2008, the engine was equipped with a rather capricious ignition distributor.
  • Other electrics are also considered not very reliable, especially often the throttle position sensor fails.
  • From bad gasoline, candles quickly fail, fuel injectors clog.
  • The timing belt has a modest resource of 50 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valves bend.
  • Also, seals often leak and valve clearances need to be adjusted periodically.

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