The 1.4-liter General Motors LV7 engine was produced at a plant in Korea from 2015 to 2022 and was installed only in the fourth generation of the popular Chevrolet Spark compact model. This atmospheric unit is highly reliable and has a fairly decent resource.
Small Gasoline Engine family: LV7, LE2, L3A, LFV, LSD, LYX.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||98|
|Torque output, Nm||128|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||74|
|Piston stroke, mm||81.3|
|Phase regulator||Dual VVT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Spark 2018)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Chevrolet Spark 4 (M400) in 2015 – 2022.
Disadvantages of the GM LV7 engine
- This is a simple and reliable atmospheric engine and it has no weak points.
- On specialized forums, they mostly praise him and complain only about rare glitches in electrical.
- There is a distributed fuel injection and this unit does not suffer from soot on the valves.
- The timing chain is thin, but even with aggressive driving it stretches after 150,000 km.
- Closer to 200,000 km, oil consumption occurs due to oil scraper rings.