2.0 Multijet engine (Fiat) - opinion, problems and malfunctions

2.0 Multijet engine

Fiat diesel engines are among the most popular engines of this type on the market. One of them is the 2.0 Multijet engine, which can be found not only in cars of the Italian company, but also in Opel-ui Saab-u.

The 2.0 Multijet is the successor to the successful 1.9 JTD and at the same time an evolutionary construction. It was created based on its predecessor. The cylinders are 1 mm wider, leading to an increase in capacity up to 1956 cubic centimeters. It is equipped with direct injection of Common Rail fuel. The engine also includes a particulate filter called DPF, which is required by Euro 5 exhaust emissions.

Problems and Breakdowns - 2.0 Multijet Engine

Since the M-Jet was not a completely new construction at the time of its debut, you can expect a fairly high level of sophistication. And indeed, the Fiat twin-engine has many advantages. But let's start with a few diseases. The DPF that is mentioned above likes to shut up, which is not happy information. There can also be problems with the EGR valve (exhaust gas recirculation), which can also reduce performance and make it harder to start the engine (in such situations it is best to replace it). In turn, the turbine can have problems with uneven rotation. This mainly applies to cars with high mileage.

The next part, which requires in-depth testing, is a floating flywheel. A consumable element, but quite expensive, so worth mentioning.

Another popular problem is the cooling system, with which the Italian company has had a lot of fun for many years. This can be seen by the oscillation of the coolant temperature or by lowering the liquid level in the equalization tank. How to deal with this? It is usually necessary to replace the water pump.

Operation - 2.0 Multijet engine

The aforementioned shortcomings and problems are not a very common occurrence and mainly relate to those cars that have very high mileage (often driven short distances). The 2.0 Multieth is worthy of the recommendation, as evidenced by the fact that Opel still has the Insignia on offer.

Everyday use will allow you to appreciate the significant power and torque that allows for reasonable dynamics of mid-range vehicles. Comfort enthusiasts, however, will appreciate that the construction is integrated not only with a manual transmission but also with an automatic transmission. And even more - drive on both axles. On the other hand, you have to accept relatively loud work, especially the "cold" engine and mostly average work culture. However, if there is a car with these well-maintained engines, it is not worth hesitating for a long time.

Fiat models using the 2.0 MultiJet engine are:

  • fiat bravo
  • Fiat Doblò II
  • Fiat Ducato III
  • Fiat Freemont
  • Fiat Sedici
  • Fiat Croma II

One Comment

  • Zeljko says:

    I will ask for your opinion, and I hope for an honest answer. Namely, I have an Audi A6 C7 avant, 2.0 tdi 177 hp, 2013. manual transmission. Since we have a small baby, I want to buy an SUV, and it caught my eye Fiat Freemont 2.0 M.-jet, 170 hp 4 × 4, automatic. 2015
    Would this replacement be useful in a technical sense? It is clear to me that every car has its own advantages and disadvantages, but when all is considered, is it worth selling an Audi for Freemont? Thanks in advance, Zeljko P.

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