The 2.0-liter Opel X20XEV or Ecotec L34 engine was assembled from 1994 to 2000 in Germany and was installed on the vast majority of mid-size models of the concern of its time. After a major update in 1998, a new ECU and balancer shafts appeared in the engines.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra F (T92) in 1996 – 2000; Astra G (T98) in 1998 – 2000;
- Opel Calibra A (C89) in 1994 – 1997;
- Opel Omega B (V94) in 1994 – 1999;
- Opel Vectra A (J89) in 1994 – 1995; Vectra B (J96) in 1995 – 2000.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||136|
|Torque output, Nm||185|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.25|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Omega 1998)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
Disadvantages of the X20XEV engine
- A simple and reliable engine rarely breaks down, but is repaired inexpensively;
- From floating speed, cleaning either the idle speed controller or the crankcase ventilation system helps;
- Sometimes the exhaust manifold cracks;
- Relatively often, the camshaft position sensor fails here;
- Monitor the condition of the timing belt, its resource is 60 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valves bend.