The 2.4-liter General Motors LE9 gasoline engine was produced in the USA from 2008 to 2018 and was installed on such popular concern models as the Chevrolet Captiva, HHR, and also the Malibu. This power unit was only an updated version of the LE5 engine and is similar to the Opel A24XE.
The second generation of GM Ecotec includes: LDK, LHU, LNF, LAF, LEA, LE5, LE9.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||165 – 175|
|Torque output, Nm||225 – 230|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||88|
|Piston stroke, mm||98|
|Phase regulator||Dual VVT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Captiva 2012)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Chevrolet Captiva 1 (C140) in 2011 – 2018;
- Chevrolet HHR 1 (GMT001) in 2008 – 2011;
- Chevrolet Malibu 7 (GMX386) in 2009 – 2012.
Disadvantages of the GM LE9 engine
- The main complaints of the owners are related to the rather modest resource of the timing chain.
- The balancer chain tensioner is not reliable (not included in the timing kit).
- If you tighten it strongly with the replacement of chains, you will have to buy new phase regulators.
- After 100,000 km of run, lubricant consumption is often encountered due to the occurrence of rings.
- It should be noted that constantly appearing cracks on the exhaust manifold.