Engine Opel A30XH

Opel A30XH or A30HF 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine has been produced only since 2010 and is installed on a number of large GM models, including the popular Antara and Captiva. These motors in the catalog of the American concern carry the indices LF1 and LFW, respectively.

The A-series also includes engines: A20NFT, A20NHT, A24XE and A28NET.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Antara A (L07) in 2010 – 2017;
  • Chevrolet Captiva C140 in 2011 – 2018;
  • Saab 9-4X in 2010 – 2011.


Production years since 2010
Displacement, cc 2994
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 250 – 275
Torque output, Nm 285 – 305
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 89
Piston stroke, mm 80.3
Compression ratio 11.7
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator DCVCP
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Antara 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 200

Disadvantages of the A30XH engine

  • The main problems of this engine are related to the direct fuel injection system.
  • The valves must be regularly cleaned of carbon deposits, as well as monitor the condition of the injection pump.
  • With any contamination of the cooling system, the risk of engine overheating increases dramatically.
  • If the engine is often allowed to overheat, it will soon begin to consume oil.

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