Engine Rover 20T2R

The 2.0-liter Rover 20T2R diesel engine was produced by the company from 1995 to 2000 and was installed on the basic modifications of models with an index of 200 in the RF body or 400 in the RT body. The same power unit was installed on the European versions of the sixth generation Honda Civic.

Engines of L-series: 20T2R, 20T2N.


Production years 1995-2000
Displacement, cc 1994
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 86
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 84.45
Piston stroke, mm 88.9
Compression ratio 19.5
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GT1549S
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Rover 200 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000
Weight, kg 157.4

The engine was installed on:

  • Rover 200 III (RF) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Rover 400 II (RT) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Honda Civic 6 (EJ) in 1998 – 2000.

Disadvantages of the Rover 20T2R engine

  • The problem with this diesel engine is not reliability, but its rarity and lack of spare parts;
  • An intercooler is not provided here and a Bosch VP21 mechanical injection pump is used;
  • The turbine does not have a large resource and often drives oil already to 100,000 km;
  • The timing belt here is designed for 100 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valves usually bend;
  • Another weakness of the engine include short-lived supports and oil cooler tubes.

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