The 2.2-liter Opel X22XE engine was assembled from 1995 to 1999 at different factories of the concern and was installed on the first generation of the Frontera SUV and the popular Sintra minivan. This power unit in the EURO 3 version of the Y22XE was installed on the well-known Omega model.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Frontera A (U92) in 1995 – 1998;
- Opel Sintra A (APV) in 1996 – 1999.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||135 – 140|
|Torque output, Nm||200 – 205|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||94.6|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Frontera 1996)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
Disadvantages of the X22XE engine
- Traction dips and floating engine speeds are associated with contamination of the idle speed controller, crankcase ventilation or EGR;
- Quite often the exhaust manifold cracks;
- There are many problems with the timing belt, when jumping, the phases go astray, when it breaks, the valves bend;
- All kinds of sensors often fail, more often than others, the camshaft position sensor and the crankshaft position sensor are buggy;
- When using low-quality lubricant, hydraulic lifters can knock to 100,000 km.