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Chevrolet F16D3 1.6L Engine Review

F16D3 1.6L Engine

The Chevrolet's 1.6-liter engine, named as the F16D3, is based on the 1.4-liter F14D3 engine, which itself is a copy of the Opel X14XE engine. You can find this engine under a hood of several USDM Chevrolet models and European low budget cars such as Daewoo Nexia or Lanos.

The engine has the same cylinder block design as the 1.4-liter F14D3, but with the bigger bore. The F16D3 has forged steel crankshaft. On top of the engine block, there is aluminum cylinder head with two camshafts (DOHC). The cylinder head has 16 valves (four valves per cylinder). The engine got hydraulic tappets and timing belt which is not reliable as a chain. The F16D3 also had with EGR system.

The engine was improved in 2008 and got the new name - the F16D4. For those who want a more powerful engine, look at the1.8-liter F18D3 engine which has the power of 121 hp.

Engine Specs

Manufacturer
GM DAT
Production years
2004-present day
Cylinder block material
Cast Iron
Cylinder head material
Aluminum
Fuel type
Gasoline
Fuel system
Direct injection
Configuration
Inline
Number of cylinders
4
Valves per cylinder
4
Valvetrain layout
DOHC
Bore, mm
79.0
Stroke, mm
81.5
Displacement, cc
1598
Type of internal combustion engine
Four-stroke, naturally aspirated
Compression Ratio
9.5
Power, hp
109/5800
Torque, lb ft
110/3400
Engine weight
Firing order
1-3-4-2
Engine oil weight
5W-30, 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter
3.75
Oil change interval, mile
10,000
Applications
Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Lacetti, Chevrolet Cruze, Daewoo Lanos, Chevrolet Lanos, Daewoo Nexia, Daewoo Lacetti

Chevrolet 1.6l F16D3 Engine Problems and Reliability

Main disadvantages are the same as the engine F14D3 has. We have EGR which is not good as it could be, trouble with valves closing gap, overheating, leaking oil from the valve cover. Many owners prefer to forget about EGR and plug out the EGR valve. This operation helps to avoid any future issues.

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