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 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.
|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|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Tigra 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
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.