The 3.2-liter Opel Z32SE or LU1 engine was produced from 2006 to 2011 and was installed on the popular Antara crossover or almost completely similar to the Chevrolet Captiva. Many confuse this motor with the LA3 power unit, which was installed on the Vectra or Signum models.
The engine was installed on:
- Opel Antara A (L07) in 2006 – 2010;
- Chevrolet Captiva C100 in 2006 – 2011.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||227|
|Torque output, Nm||297|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||89|
|Piston stroke, mm||85.6|
|Timing drive||three chains|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||7.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Antara 2009)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
Disadvantages of the Z32SE engine
- This motor does not like frost and not only starts poorly in winter, but also freezes on the go.
- But the main problems of the engine are associated with the low resource of the timing chain mechanism.
- The chain can stretch already on a run of 50,000 km, and the cost of replacement is not encouraging.
- The engine is afraid of overheating, when driving with a clogged radiator, rings quickly lie.
- The remaining breakdowns of the power unit are usually associated with oil leaks and ECU glitches.