The 2.0-liter Opel C20NE or LE4 engine was produced from 1986 to 1996 in Germany and was installed on all mid-size models of the concern of its time, such as Vectra and Omega. This power unit, after upgrading to EURO 2 environmental standards, received a new X20SE index.
The C20/30 line also includes engines: C20XE, C20LET, C24NE and C30SE.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra F (T92) in 1992 – 1994;
- Opel Ascona C (J82) in 1986 – 1988;
- Opel Calibra A (C89) in 1989 – 1996;
- Opel Frontera A (U92) in 1991 – 1995;
- Opel Kadett E (T85) in 1986 – 1993;
- Opel Omega A (V87) in 1986 – 1993;
- Opel Vectra A (J89) in 1988 – 1995.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||115|
|Torque output, Nm||170|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 1|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Omega 1992)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
Disadvantages of the C20NE engine
- The motor is reliable, without weaknesses and all its problems are associated with natural wear and tear;
- Most often, drivers complain about the vagaries of the ignition system, especially the distributor;
- In second place in popularity here are the failures of various electronic sensors;
- The timing belt runs approximately 50 – 60 thousand km, however, if it breaks, the valves will not bend;
- Due to the use of low-quality oils, hydraulic lifters can knock up to 100 thousand km.