1.6 Multijet engine (Fiat) - experiences, problems

1.6 Multijet engine

1.6 Multijet engine

The diesel engines offered by the Italian brand have a good reputation that has been built for many years. Will the relatively new Fiat diesel construction support this picture? Let's check this with the 1.6 Multijet engine example.
The engine debuted in 2008. As for construction, it refers to its predecessor 1.9 JTD. Has dual-clutch, direct rail common rail injection,  Bosch electromagnetic nozzles and a belt as a drive. 1.6 The Multijet comes in three power variants: 90, 105 and 120 hp. It is worth noting that the strongest of these may have a particulate filter and have a variable geometry turbocharger (a weaker constant geometry turbo).

Problems and malfunctions - 1.6 Multijet engine

As it turns out, it’s a surprisingly long-lasting engine. The DPF filter is virtually maintenance free, and in the event of clogging, automatically receives a higher fuel dose. In addition, it does not require replenishment of the DPF filter fluid. Its durability is obviously legendary, but at least it doesn't require any additional user / mechanic maintenance. At this point, it should be added that because of the DPF, 1.6 Multijet is not an advocate of urban exploitation. It is important to note that there are coolant leaks associated with the thermostat and the coolant cooler. Another symptom of small defects is broken screws that hold the exhaust branch.

Operation - 1.6 Multijet engine

If the car is not too heavy, each variant of the 1.6-liter Multijet will handle its powertrain. Because of this, everyone is satisfied with the low fuel consumption. The downside is a pretty average work culture.
Maintenance costs do not differ from the average in this class, which is also important for users. Regardless of the condition, it is recommended that the drive belt be replaced after 100.000 kilometers.

Should I recommend a 1.6 Multijet engine?

If one is looking for a simple, efficient diesel engine, the 1.6 Multijet is a very good choice. It does not impress the work culture, but in other respects it does not show obvious weaknesses, allowing for many years of peaceful exploitation. Most recommended for long distance riders. Therefore, it may be that a semi-truck with more mileage on the speedometer will be in better condition than one that has traveled much less miles, driving around the city.

9 Comments

  • Dani says:

    What kind of cars are these engines in?

  • Jovislav says:

    Does anyone know if the fiat motor head got 1,6 16v multijet 77kv the same For the fiat bravo that has 88kv and both heads are 2012 on the cast in advance thanks

  • Dusan says:

    Alfa Romeo Mito, 1.6 mjet is the ideal engine for this car, the car weighs only 1180kg and is great to handle with this engine. Its average consumption is somewhere around 4,5l outdoors and about 6l around town. Fantasy.
    He also received all 5 stars for safety.
    It lacks electronics like most Alfa Romeo vehicles, but much of it has been rebuilt to Mito and better resolved. My recommendation Alfa Romeo Mito 1.6 JtdM.

  • Miljan says:

    I would like to ask you for your opinion on the 1.6 hp 90 jtd engine. This engine is of interest to me in the 2011 bravo body, with over 170.000. I wonder if this engine carries a floating flywheel, a DPF filter, and generally some comment on vehicle reliability and maintenance costs.
    Thank you in advance.
    Miljan

  • Miljan says:

    I would like to ask you for an opinion on a 1.6 hp 90 jtd engine. This engine is of interest to me in the 2011 bravo body, with over 170.000. I wonder if this engine carries a floating flywheel, a DPF filter, and generally some comment on vehicle reliability and maintenance costs.
    Thank you in advance.
    Miljan

    • Milic says:

      There is no 1.6 jtd, it is 1.6 mjet but good, it has both floating and dpf, it is a very reliable engine and it turned out well, but I would recommend that if you watch a car with that engine, it should be a more powerful version.
      Greetings Miljana.
      😀

  • Seaside says:

    Is the Lancia Delta 1.6mjt 120hp a reliable engine? Swimming? And how to recognize when buying if there are problems with Floating? With Dpf?

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