The 1.6-liter GM LH7 diesel engine was assembled at the plant in Hungary from 2017 to 2019 and installed on such models of the company as the GMC Terrain 2, as well as the Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox. This engine belongs to the GM Medium Diesel family and is known as the B16DTH on Opel models.
|Fuel system||Common Rail|
|Power output, hp||136|
|Torque output, Nm||320|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||79.7|
|Piston stroke, mm||80.1|
|Features||DEF and SCR|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Equinox 2018)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Chevrolet Cruze 2 (J400) in 2017 – 2019;
- Chevrolet Equinox 3 (D2XX) in 2017 – 2019;
- Chevrolet Malibu 9 (V400) in 2018 – 2019;
- Chevrolet Trax 1 (U200) in 2017 – 2019;
- GMC Terrain 2 (D2XX) in 2017 – 2019.
Disadvantages of the GM LH7 engine
- This is a modern diesel engine with particulate and SCR filters, as well as urea injection.
- Therefore, the engine life depends on the quality of service and the fuel used.
- The weak point of the engine is the short resource of the timing chain, sometimes less than 100,000 km.
- And since the chain is located on the flywheel side, the replacement is very complicated and expensive.
- The remaining complaints are related to lubricant leaks or failures during soot burning.