Engine Peugeot XU10J2

The 2.0-liter 8-valve Peugeot XU10J2 or RFU engine was produced from 1992 to 1998 and was installed on a number of mass models of the concern of its time, such as 306, 405, 605 and 806. A 147-horsepower turbo version of the power unit with the XU10J2TE or RGX index was also offered. .

Engines of the XU family: XU5JP, XU7JB, XU7JP, XU7JP4, XU10J2, XU10J4R.


Production years 1992-1998
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 121
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 9.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.25
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Peugeot 605 1993)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000
Weight, kg 135

The engine was installed on:

  • Citroen Xantia in 1992 – 1997;
  • Citroen ZX in 1993 – 1998;
  • Peugeot 306 I (N3/N5) in 1993 – 1997;
  • Peugeot 405 I (D6/D7) in 1992 – 1997;
  • Peugeot 605 I (Y30) in 1993 – 1995;
  • Peugeot 806 I (U60) in 1994 – 1998.

Disadvantages of the XU10J2 engine

  • Due to the fault of bad fuel, candles quickly deteriorate, followed by ignition coils;
  • The reason for the floating engine speed usually lies in the idle speed controller;
  • Monitor the condition of the timing belt, declared 120,000 km, it may not pass;
  • Oil leaks regularly from under the valve cover and crankshaft oil seal;
  • The plastic intake manifold often cracks and it is difficult to find a replacement for it;
  • On specialized forums they write about unstable operation in frost and freezing crankcase ventilation;
  • Due to the lack of hydraulic lifters, you will have to adjust the valves.

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