The 1.4-liter Opel Z14XE or L95 engine was assembled from 2000 to 2004 at a factory in Hungary and was installed only on the company’s most popular compact models: Astra and Corsa. Until 2000, a EURO 2 modification of this unit was offered under the index X14XE.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Astra G (T98) in 2000 – 2004;
- Opel Corsa C (X01) in 2000 – 2004.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||90|
|Torque output, Nm||125|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||77.6|
|Piston stroke, mm||73.4|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Astra 2003)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
Disadvantages of the Z14XE engine
- The reason for the oil burner is usually in valve stem seals that have flown off the guides;
- The reason for the loss of traction and floating engine speeds is often a clogged EGR valve;
- The timing belt requires replacement every 60,000 km, or if it breaks, the valves will bend;
- From low-quality oil in the engine, hydraulic lifters can knock very quickly;
- The motor periodically suffers from grease leaks, and especially from under the valve cover.