The General Motors LHU 2.0-liter turbo engine was produced in the USA from 2010 to 2017 and was installed on charged versions of such popular models as the Buick Verano or Regal. This power unit on Opel cars is known under its own index A20NHT.
The second generation of GM Ecotec includes: LDK, LHU, LNF, LAF, LEA, LE5, LE9.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||220 – 275|
|Torque output, Nm||350 – 410|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Phase regulator||Dual CVCP|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Buick Verano 2014)
|Engine lifespan, km||~220 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Buick Regal 5 (GMX350) in 2010 – 2017;
- Buick Verano 1 (D1SB) in 2012 – 2016.
Disadvantages of the GM LHU engine
- The main problem with this turbo engine is a high tendency to knock.
- Therefore, it is important to monitor the quality of the fuel used and the cleanliness of the radiators.
- The second most popular problem is the rather modest resource of the timing chain.
- And if you miss the replacement of chains, you will have to buy expensive phase regulators.
- The weaknesses of the engine also include a short-lived throttle assembly and injection pump.