The 1.6-liter Opel X16XEL engine was produced from 1994 to 2000 at a plant in Hungary and was installed on the most popular mid-size models of the concern, such as Astra, Vectra. There was a slightly more powerful version of this power unit with a different X16XE index.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra F (T92) in 1994 – 1998; Astra G (T98) in 1998 – 2000;
- Opel Vectra B (J96) in 1995 – 2000;
- Opel Zafira A (T98) in 1999 – 2000.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||100|
|Torque output, Nm||150|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||79|
|Piston stroke, mm||81.5|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Vectra 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~275 000|
Disadvantages of the X16XEL engine
- The main problem is valve stem seals flying off the valve guides;
- Oil consumption begins, and in the service station they offer useless decarbonization in this case;
- Monitor the condition of the timing belt, it has a resource of 60,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
- The cause of floating speed or dips in engine thrust is contamination of the EGR valve;
- Common breakdowns include drying gaskets under the nozzles.