The GM LUV 1.4-liter turbo engine was produced at the concern’s enterprise from 2010 to 2020 and was installed on American versions of such models as the Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Trax and Buick Encore. This power unit is essentially a modification of the LUJ motor with a different block configuration.
The third generation GM Family 0 engine includes: LDC, LDD, LUJ.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||138 – 140|
|Torque output, Nm||200|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||73.4|
|Piston stroke, mm||80.6|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 5/6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Trax 2018)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Buick Encore 1 (GMT165) in 2012 – 2020;
- Chevrolet Cruze 1 (J300) in 2010 – 2015;
- Chevrolet Sonic 1 (T300) in 2011 – 2020;
- Chevrolet Trax 1 (U200) in 2013 – 2020.
Disadvantages of the GM LUV engine
- First of all, these turbine units are known for their reduced performance in cold weather;
- The culprit is the freezing of the PCV valve or the turbine bypass valve;
- For the same reasons, dealers regularly changed intake manifolds for these engines;
- If you ignore the problems described above, then the turbine does not serve for a particularly long time;
- Oil scraper rings here can lie even up to 100,000 km and oil consumption will appear;
- The owners of the first engines were often faced with the destruction of pistons due to detonation;
- Weaknesses include the short-lived upper timing chain guide and pump.