Engine Opel Z13DTH

The 1.3-liter Opel Z13DTH or L4I diesel engine was produced from 2005 to 2010 at a Polish plant and was installed on two, but very popular models of the company: Astra and Corsa. This power unit, in essence, was one of the varieties of the Fiat 199A3000 diesel engine.

The Z family also includes engines: Z13DTJ, Z17DTH, Z19DT, Z19DTH.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Astra H (A04) in 2005 – 2010;
  • Opel Corsa D (S07) in 2006 – 2010.


Production years 2005-2010
Displacement, cc 1248
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 90
Torque output, Nm 200
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 69.6
Piston stroke, mm 82
Compression ratio 17.6
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.3
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Astra 2007)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000
Weight, kg 140

Disadvantages of the Z13DTH engine

  • A drop in the oil level here often leads to a chain jump and breakage of the rockers;
  • The timing chain itself, and especially its hydraulic tensioner, have a very modest resource;
  • Due to pollution, the EGR valve sticks and the engine stalls immediately after starting;
  • Also, the motor is very afraid of a low level of antifreeze, and the thermostat often leaks;
  • When the diesel particulate filter burns, fuel enters the lubricant and it needs to be replaced.

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