Engine Opel Y22DTH

The 2.2-liter diesel engine Opel Y22DTH or LL9 was produced from 2000 to 2004 and was installed only on the rear and all-wheel drive models of the company, such as Frontera or Omega. This power unit was essentially a modernization of the X22DTH engine for EURO 3 environmental standards.

The Y family also includes engines: Y17DT, Y20DTH and Y22DTR.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Frontera B (U99) in 2000 – 2004;
  • Opel Omega B (V94) in 2000 – 2003.


Production years 2000-2004
Displacement, cc 2171
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 115 – 120
Torque output, Nm 260 – 280
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 two chains
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.1
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Omega 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000
Weight, kg 195

Disadvantages of the Y22DTH engine

  • Most of all, regular airing of the fuel system will cause you problems;
  • In second place are breakdowns in the electrical part of the capricious injection pump Bosch VP44;
  • With constant driving in tightness, there is a risk of turning the liners or breaking the crankshaft;
  • The rubber gaskets under the injectors dry out and the oil mixes with the fuel;
  • Do not forget to periodically clean the EGR valve, as well as burn the particulate filter.

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