The 1.4-liter Opel C14NZ engine was produced from 1989 to 1996 at a German company and was installed on the most popular models of its time, such as Astra, Corsa, Kadett. This power unit replaced the well-known C13N engine on the conveyor, then gave way to the X14XE.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra F (T92) in 1991 – 1996;
- Opel Corsa A (S83) in 1989 – 1993; Corsa B (S93) in 1993 – 1996;
- Opel Kadett E (T85) in 1989 – 1991.
|Fuel system||single injection|
|Power output, hp||60|
|Torque output, Nm||103|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||77.6|
|Piston stroke, mm||73.4|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 1|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Astra 1995)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
Disadvantages of the C14NZ engine
- The ignition system delivers the most problems, the spark constantly disappears here;
- The search for the cause should start with the cover of the distributor, then look at the candles and wires;
- Monitor the condition of the timing belt, its resource is 60 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
- All kinds of electronic sensors often fail, and especially the lambda probe;
- The thermostat, the fuel pump in the tank, the idle speed controller have a modest resource.