The 1.7-liter Opel Y17DT or LR6 diesel engine was produced from 2000 to 2005 and was installed on the group’s popular compact models such as Astra, Corsa and Meriva. This unit, in essence, was a modification of the famous Japanese diesel engine Isuzu 4EE2.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra G (T98) in 2000 – 2004;
- Opel Combo C (F06) in 2002 – 2004;
- Opel Corsa C (X01) in 2000 – 2003;
- Opel Meriva A (X03) in 2003 – 2005.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||75|
|Torque output, Nm||165|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||79|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Astra 2003)
|Engine lifespan, km||~400 000|
Disadvantages of the Y17DT engine
- Most of the problems are delivered by the capricious Denso injection pump control unit;
- Often, it is not the control unit that is to blame for engine malfunctions, but its wiring harness;
- Valves regularly leak in the pump itself: either injection advance or dosing;
- Also, oil often enters the cooling system here and there are two reasons for this;
- Firstly, the heat exchanger is leaking, and secondly, the glasses in which the nozzles are located are leaking.