The 3.0-liter Opel X30XE or Ecotec L81 engine was produced in England from 1994 to 2001 and was installed on such popular concern models as Omega, Sintra and Cadillac Catera. There was an even more powerful and very rare version of this unit with the X30XEI index.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Omega B (V94) in 1994 – 2001;
- Opel Sintra A (APV) in 1996 – 1999;
- Cadillac Catera 1 in 1996 – 2001.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||200 – 210|
|Torque output, Nm||260 – 270|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||85|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.8|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Omega 2000)
|Engine lifespan, km||~380 000|
Disadvantages of the X30XE engine
- This motor does not like frost and there are problems with starting at low temperatures;
- Lubrication here constantly oozes from under the valve cover and fills the candle wells;
- The oil cooler leaks very often, from there the lubricant enters the cooling system;
- Due to the low position of the oil receiver, any damage to the sump will block it;
- Monitor the condition of the timing belt, its resource is 60 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valves bend.