Engine Opel Z14XE

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 Z10 series also includes engines: Z10XE, Z10XEP, Z12XE, Z12XEP and Z14XEP.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Astra G (T98) in 2000 – 2004;
  • Opel Corsa C (X01) in 2000 – 2004.


Production years 2000-2004
Displacement, cc 1389
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
Compression ratio 10.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Astra 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 110

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.

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