Opel X10XE

Opel X10XEThe Opel X10XE is a 1.0 l (973 cc, 60.96 cu-in) straight-three four-stroke natural aspirated gasoline small-displacement engine developed by Opel, at the time a subsidiary of General Motors. The engine was manufactured from 1997 to 2000.

The X10XE engine uses a light-weight cast-iron semi-closed deck engine block with a cast-iron crankshaft and aluminum head with dual chain-driven overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder (12 valves in total). The engine is equipped with Bosch Motronic M1.5.5 ECU (Euro II).

Bore and stroke are 72.5 mm (2.85 in) and 78.6 mm (3.09 in), respectively. Compression ratio rating is 10.1:1. The X10XE engine produces 54 PS (40 kW; 54 HP) at 5,600 rpm of maximum horsepower and 82 Nm (8.4 kg·m; 60.5 ft·lb) at 2,800 rpm of maximum torque.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • X – Euro 2 engine
  • 10 – 1.0 Liter displacement
  • X – Comression ratio from 10 to 11.5:1
  • E – Multi Point Fuel Injection system

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine codeOpel X10XE
LayoutFour stroke, Inline-3 (Straight-3)
Fuel typeGasoline (petrol)
Displacement1.0 L, 973 cm3 (60.96 cu in)
Fuel systemMultipoint fuel injection (MFI)
Power adderNone
Power output54 PS (40 kW; 54 HP) at 5,600 rpm
Torque output82 Nm (8.4 kg·m; 60.5 ft·lb) at 2,800 rpm
Firing order1-2-3
Dimensions (L x W x H):

Cylinder block

The engine used a cast-iron semi-closed deck cylinder block and a cast-iron crankshaft four-bearings supported system. Bore and stroke are 72.5 mm (2.85 in) and 78.6 mm (3.09 in). Compression ratio rating is 10.1:1.

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloyCast-iron
Compression ratio:10.1:1
Cylinder bore:72.5 mm (2.85 in)
Piston stroke:78.6 mm (3.09 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1

Cylinder head

The cylinder head is made of an aluminum alloy. The X10XE engine has chain-driven dual overhead camshafts. Valves are actuated via roller finger followers with hydraulic tappets.

Cylinder head
Cylinder head alloy:Aluminium
Valve Arrangement:DOHC, chain-driven
Valves:12 (4 valves per cylinder)
Valve timing:INTAKE
Valve head diameter:INTAKE27.90-28.10 mm (1.0984-1.1062 in)
EXHAUST24.90-25.10 mm (0.9803-0.9880 in)

Head tightening procedure and torque specs:

  • Step 1: 25 Nm (2.5 kg·m, 18.4 ft·lb)
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 60°
  • Step 3: Turn all bolts 60°
  • Step 4: Turn all bolts 60°

Maintenance data

Oil system
Oil consumption , L/1000 km (qt. per miles)up to 0.5 (1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
Oil type API SG / CD
CCMC G4 / G5
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity) With filter change 3.0 l
Oil change interval, km (miles)30,000 (18,000)
Ignition system
Spark plugBosch FLR8LDCU
Spark plug gap1.0 mm (0.0394 in)
Spark plug tightening torque25 Nm (2.55 kg·m; 18.45 ft·lb)

Vehicle applications

ModelYears Produced
Opel / Vauxhall Corsa B 1.0 12v1997-2000
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