The 1.2-liter Opel X12XE or LW4 engine was assembled at a plant in Austria from 1998 to 2000 and installed on basic modifications of such popular models as Astra G or Corsa B. The unit belonged to the GM Family 0 engine series and, during the transition to Euro 4, changed the index to Z12XE.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||65|
|Torque output, Nm||110|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||72.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||72.6|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Astra 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra G (T98) in 1998 – 2000;
- Opel Corsa B (S93) in 1998 – 2000.
Disadvantages of the X12XE engine
- This is a reliable unit, but it does not tolerate low-quality oil and long replacement intervals.
- Therefore, on specialized forums they complain about coking of the lubricant and sticking of hydraulic compensators.
- The oil pump is small and its performance often drops after a mileage of 200,000 km.
- The timing chain does not have a long service life and often requires replacement before 100,000 km.
- The weak points of this power unit also include the thermostat and the ignition module.