Engine Rover 20T4H

The 2.0-liter Rover 20T4H engine was assembled at a plant in the UK from 1991 to 1999 and installed on advanced modifications of popular models with an index of 200, 400 and 800. This power unit was also installed on the basic versions of the first generation Land Rover Discovery.

Engines of M/T-series: 20T4H, 20M4F, 20T4G.


Production years 1991-1999
Displacement, cc 1994
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 136
Torque output, Nm 185 – 190
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 84.45
Piston stroke, mm 88.9
Compression ratio 10.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.9
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Rover 820 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 151.7

The engine was installed on:

  • Rover 200 II (XW) in 1993 – 1995;
  • Rover 400 I (XW) in 1993 – 1995; 400 II (RT) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Rover 800 I (XS) in 1991 – 1999;
  • Land Rover Discovery 1 (LJ) in 1993 – 1997.

Disadvantages of the Rover 20T4H engine

  • This is a very reliable motor structurally and its main problem is poor workmanship.
  • In second place there are malfunctions in the capricious MEMS fuel injection system.
  • The timing belt is designed for approximately 100,000 km of run, and when it breaks, the valves bend.
  • Often there are oil leaks from under the valve covers and camshaft seals.

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