Engine Opel Z13DTJ

The 1.3-liter diesel engine Opel Z13DTJ or LDP was produced from 2005 to 2010 at a plant in Poland and was installed on popular models of the company, such as Agila, Corsa and Meriva. This power unit, in essence, was one of the varieties of the Fiat 199A2000 diesel engine.

The Z family also includes engines: Z13DTH, Z17DTH, Z19DT, Z19DTH.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Agila B (H08) in 2007 – 2010;
  • Opel Combo C (F06) in 2005 – 2010;
  • Opel Corsa D (S07) in 2006 – 2007;
  • Opel Meriva A (X03) in 2005 – 2009.


Production years 2005-2010
Displacement, cc 1248
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 75
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 69.6
Piston stroke, mm 82
Compression ratio 18.0
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive single row chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.1
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Meriva 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 140

Disadvantages of the Z13DTJ engine

  • You need to carefully monitor the oil level, it tends to burn out quickly;
  • Even a slight decrease in the level of lubrication can lead to timing chain jumps;
  • The chain itself and its tensioner have a modest resource, and when it breaks, it breaks the rocker;
  • If the engine stalls immediately after starting, then the EGR valve is most likely stuck;
  • When the diesel particulate filter burns, diesel fuel gets into the oil and the lubricant needs to be replaced;
  • The engine management system and crankcase ventilation do not like low temperatures;
  • Antifreeze often oozes from under the thermostat, and a drop in its level is dangerous for the engine.

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