Engine Opel A16XER

The 1.6-liter Opel A16XER or Ecotec LDE engine has been produced by the concern since 2008 and is installed on the most popular models of the company, such as Astra, Zafira, Mokka, Insignia. Now such power units are gradually giving way to Euro 6 engines of the latest B-series.

The A10 line includes: A12XER, A14XER, A14NET, A16LET, A16XHT and A18XER.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Astra J (P10) in 2009 – 2015;
  • Opel Insignia A (G09) in 2008 – 2012;
  • Opel Mokka A (J13) in 2012 – 2018;
  • Opel Zafira B (A05) in 2010 – 2011.


Production years since 2008
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 115
Torque output, Nm 155
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Piston stroke, mm 81.5
Compression ratio 10.8
Features VIS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator DCVCP
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Astra 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 115

Disadvantages of the A16XER engine

  • Most often, there are ignition problems and the weak point here is the coil module;
  • In second place are lubricant leaks from the heat exchanger, usually its gasket is rented;
  • When using non-original oil, phase regulators quickly fail;
  • A strong whistle under the hood is a sign of a breakdown in the crankcase ventilation system;
  • Every 100,000 km, valve clearances need to be adjusted by selecting cups.

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