1.5 BlueHDi Engines Problems And Reliability

1.5 BlueHDi Engines Problems And Reliability

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By Scott Matthew

The 1.5-liter Peugeot 1.5 BlueHDi diesel engines have been produced in France since 2017 and are installed in almost all modern models of the concern for the European market. The company developed these diesels separately and they differ from similar Ford 1.5 TDCi.

After the collapse of the diesel alliance between Ford and PSA, Peugeot-Citroen engineers continued to develop a new heavy-fuel engine in alliance with GM, and after buying Opel, on their own.

The design of the motor is quite typical: there is an aluminum cylinder block with cast-iron liners, an aluminum 16-valve DOHC cylinder head, a timing belt drive with a chain between the camshafts, the current Common Rail Bosch CP4.1 EVO fuel system with 2000 bar piezo injectors and a variable geometry turbine Honeywell GTD1244VZ in all versions except for the 75 hp diesel.

Absolutely all modifications of this engine are equipped with the proprietary BlueHDi cleaning system, which requires servicing in a specialized service and the use of AdBlue urea.

1.5 BlueHDi Specifications

We have summarized the technical characteristics of all diesel engines in this series in one table:

Typein-line
Number of cylinders4
Number of valves16
Exact Volume1499 cm³
Cylinder diameter75 mm
piston stroke84.8 mm
Supply systemCommon Rail
Power75 – 130 HP
Torque230 – 300 Nm
Compression ratio16.4
Fuel typeDiesel
Ecologist. normEURO 6

Diesel engines of this family were produced in four different versions:

1. BlueHDi 75 or DV5RE (75 HP / 230 Nm)

  • Citroen Berlingo III (K9) 2018 – present
  • Opel Combos E (X19) 2018 – 2019
  • Peugeot Rifter I (K9) 2018 – present

2. BlueHDi 100 or DV5RD (102 HP / 250 Nm)

  • Citroen C3 III (B61) 2018 – present
  • Citroen C4 Cactus II (F3) 2019 – present
  • Citroen C-Cactus 2018 – present
  • Citroen Berlingo III (K9) 2018 – present
  • Citroen SpaceTourer I (K0) 2018 – present
  • DS3 II (D34) 2018 – present
  • Opel Combos E (X19) 2018 – present
  • Opel Stroke F (P2JO) 2019 – present
  • Opel Grandland X (A18) 2018 – 2019
  • Opel Vivaro C (K0) 2019 – present
  • Opel Zafira D (K0) 2019 – present
  • Peugeot 208 I (A9) 2018 – 2019
  • Peugeot 208 II (P21) 2019 – present
  • Peugeot 2008 I (A94) 2018 – 2019
  • Peugeot 2008 II (P24) 2019 – present
  • Peugeot 301 I (M33) 2018 – present
  • Peugeot 308 II (T9) 2018 – present
  • Peugeot Rifter I (K9) 2018 – present
  • Peugeot Traveller I (K0) 2018 – present
  • Toyota ProAce 2 (MPY) 2018 – present

3. BlueHDi 120 or DV5TED4 (120 HP / 300 Nm)

  • Citroen C4 Cactus II (F3) 2019 – 2020
  • Citroen SpaceTourer I (K0) 2018 – present
  • Opel Vivaro C (K0) 2019 – present
  • Opel Zafira D (K0) 2019 – present
  • Peugeot 2008 I (A94) 2018 – 2019
  • Peugeot Traveller I (K0) 2018 – present
  • Toyota ProAce 2 (MPY) 2018 – present

4. BlueHDi 130 or DV5RC (130 HP / 300 Nm)

  • Citroen C4 Picasso II (B78) 2018 – present
  • Citroen C5 Aircross I (C84) 2018 – present
  • Citroen Berlingo III (K9) 2018 – present
  • DS3 II (D34) 2018 – present
  • DS7 I (X74) 2017 – present
  • Opel Combos E (X19) 2018 – present
  • Opel Grandland X (A18) 2018 – present
  • Peugeot 308 II (T9) 2017 – present
  • Peugeot 508 II (R8) 2018 – present
  • Peugeot 2008 II (P24) 2019 – present
  • Peugeot 3008 II (P84) 2017 – present
  • Peugeot 5008 II (P87) 2017 – present
  • Peugeot Rifter I (K9) 2018 – present

Disadvantages, Problems And Breakdowns Of The Internal Combustion Engine 1.5 Hdi EGR Valve Contamination

The only mass problem of these internal combustion engines is the rapid contamination of the USR valve, sometimes it needs cleaning every 40-50 thousand kilometers, or it simply jams.

Typical 1.5 BlueHdi Diesel Failures

As in all modern diesel engines, injectors are very demanding on fuel quality, and an expensive particulate filter is not the biggest resource here.

The manufacturer indicated an engine resource of 200,000 km, but they calmly go up to 300,000 km.

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