Engine Opel X14XE

The 1.4-liter Opel X14XE engine was produced from 1994 to 2001 at the Hungarian plant and was installed on many popular compact models of the concern such as Corsa, Tigra, Astra. This power unit, after being upgraded to comply with EURO 4 environmental standards, received a different Z14XE index.

The X10 line includes: X12XE, X14XE, X16XEL, X16SZR, X18XE, X18XE1.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Astra F (T92) in 1996 – 2000; Astra G (T98) in 1998 – 2000;
  • Opel Corsa B (S93) in 1994 – 2000;
  • Opel Tigra A (S93) in 1994 – 2001.


Production years 1994-2001
Displacement, cc 1389
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 90
Torque output, Nm 125
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 77.6
Piston stroke, mm 73.4
Compression ratio 10.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Tigra 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 115

Disadvantages of the X14XE engine

  • The main problem in valve stem seals flying off the valve guides;
  • Because of this, oil consumption begins, the owners do decarbonization, but it does not help;
  • The timing belt resource is only 60,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves most often bend;
  • The cause of traction failures and floating engine speeds is a clogged EGR valve;
  • The remaining breakdowns are usually associated with ignition system failures and oil leaks.

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