The 1.6-liter Opel X16SZR engine was assembled from 1995 to 2000 at a German enterprise and was installed on the basic modifications of such popular company models as the Astra and Vectra. Until 1996, a slightly less powerful version of this unit was also offered under the X16SZ index.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra F (T92) in 1996 – 2000; Astra G (T98) in 1998 – 2000;
- Opel Vectra B (J96) in 1995 – 2000.
|Fuel system||single injection|
|Power output, hp||75|
|Torque output, Nm||128|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||79|
|Piston stroke, mm||81.5|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.50|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Astra 2000)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
Disadvantages of the X16SZR engine
- This unit is often scolded for low power, but everything is in order with reliability;
- Floating engine speeds, traction dips are usually caused by a dirty EGR valve;
- The timing belt runs no more than 60,000 km, however, when it breaks, the valves never bend;
- Minor engine failures include failures of ignition system components and oil leaks.