Engine Opel X22DTH

The 2.2-liter Opel X22DTH or LL9 diesel engine was produced from 1998 to 2000 and was installed only on a couple of company models, the Frontera SUV and the Sintra minivan. After modernization in 2000, the diesel engine began to comply with EURO 3 and received the Y22DTH index.

The X family also includes engines: X17DTL, X20DTL and X20DTH.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Frontera B (U99) in 1998 – 2000;
  • Opel Sintra A (APV) in 1998 – 1999.


Production years 1998-2000
Displacement, cc 2171
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 115
Torque output, Nm 260
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 98
Compression ratio 18.5
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.1
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Frontera 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 195

Disadvantages of the X22DTH engine

  • The main problems for the owner are the frequent airing of the fuel system;
  • Relatively many breakdowns happen here in the electrical part of the Bosch VP44 injection pump;
  • On the specialized forums, many cases of crankshaft failure are described when driving in tightness;
  • Drying of the gaskets under the nozzles leads to the ingress of lubricant into diesel fuel;
  • Even before 100,000 km you will encounter contamination of the EGR valve or particulate filter.

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