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.
|Production years||since 1981|
|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|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||2.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Suzuki Alto 1983)
|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.