Engine Opel Z10XE

The 1.0-liter Opel Z10XE or LW3 engine was assembled from 2000 to 2003 at a plant in Austria and was installed only on the third generation of the popular Corsa model and the very first Agila. This power unit is part of an extensive family of low-volume GM family 0 engines.

The Z10 series also includes engines: Z10XEP, Z12XE, Z12XEP, Z14XE and Z14XEP.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Agila A (H00) in 2000 – 2003;
  • Opel Corsa C (X01) in 2000 – 2003.


Production years 2000-2003
Displacement, cc 973
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 58
Torque output, Nm 85
Cylinder block cast iron R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 72.5
Piston stroke, mm 78.6
Compression ratio 10.1
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Corsa 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 85

Disadvantages of the Z10XE engine

  • Reliable in general, the power unit is most often worried about the electrical part;
  • Electrical failures are usually associated with weak wiring, as well as glitches in the ECU;
  • The timing chain has a small resource, it can stretch even for 100,000 km;
  • Owners regularly contact the service station to replace the oil pump or thermostat;
  • If you abuse low-quality oils, hydraulic lifters will not last long here.

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