Engine Suzuki F8B

0.8-liter Suzuki F8B engine has been produced by several companies since 1981 and is installed in compact cars manufactured under many budget brands in Asia. It was this motor that served as the basis for the well-known Daewoo Matiz 3-cylinder unit.

Engines of the F-series: F6A, F8B, F10A, F10D.


Production years since 1981
Displacement, cc 796
Fuel system carburetor / injector
Power output, hp 35 – 45
Torque output, Nm 55 – 65
Cylinder block cast iron R3
Block head aluminum 6v
Cylinder bore, mm 68.5
Piston stroke, mm 72
Compression ratio 8.7 – 9.3
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 2.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Suzuki Alto 1983)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Suzuki Alto 1 (SS) in 1981 – 1984; Alto 2 (CA) in 1984 – 1988;
  • Suzuki Bolan in 1983 – 2009;
  • Suzuki Mehran since 1988.

Disadvantages of the Suzuki F8B engine

  • Lubrication leaks and problems with the ignition system are most often discussed on specialized forums;
  • The timing belt is designed for 90,000 km, but if it bursts earlier, the valves will bend 100%;
  • From low-quality fuel, candles quickly fail and nozzles clog;
  • Valve adjustment is carried out every 30,000 km, there are no hydraulic lifters.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top