The 1.8-liter Opel X18XE engine was produced from 1995 to 2000 at a German plant and was installed only on two, but the most popular models of the Astra and Vectra concern. This power unit is essentially a smaller version of the famous X20XEV motor.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra F (T92) in 1996 – 2000;
- Opel Vectra B (J96) in 1995 – 1999.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||115|
|Torque output, Nm||170|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81.6|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Vectra 1996)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
Disadvantages of the X18XE engine
- This engine is considered reliable, and all its problems are solved simply and inexpensively;
- To avoid floating speed, it is necessary to clean the idle speed control and the crankcase ventilation system;
- The exhaust manifold often cracks, it is pointless to weld, you have to buy a new one;
- Weak spot in the electrical part – camshaft position sensor;
- The timing belt runs no more than 60,000 kilometers, and when it breaks, the valves always bend.