Ford 1.6L Duratec TI-VCT Engine: Specs, Problems, and Reliability

Ford 1.6L Duratec TI-VCT Engine: Specs, Problems, and Reliability. The 1.6-Liter Duratec TI-VCT engine contrasts from the original 1.6 Duratec by the next attributes: the engine is equipped with variable valve timing system, the new intake manifold, other pistons, the new software.

Ford 1.6L Duratec TI VCT Engine

The history of the Zetec SE series (later it was renamed to Duratec) started in 1995. This engine was designed in partnership with Japanese company Yamaha. The engine is very light. The cylinder block is aluminum, and atop it, there is the 16-valve two-camshaft aluminum head. The engine has a timing belt (not a chain), don’t forget to replace old one every 100,000 miles. As to adjust backlash of valves, the engine hasn’t hydraulic tappets.

Ford 1.6L Duratec TI-VCT Engine: Specs, Problems, and Reliability

The 1.6 TI VCT is pretty reliable and more fun to drive as opposed to straightforward 1.6 liters Duratec. However, for fast driving lovers, there is a more realistic choice of engine – the Duratec HE 2.0 liter.

1.6 l Duratec TI-VCT Engine Problems and Reliability

For knocks, noises, vibrations, and heating, these problems are described for the 1.4-liter engine here and utterly relevant to the 1.6-liter Duratec TI-VCT engine with 115 hp output.

Ford 1.6L Duratec TI-VCT Engine: Specs

Manufacturer Bridgend Engine
Production years 2004- present day
Cylinder block material Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum
Fuel type Gasoline
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection
Configuration Inline
Number of cylinders 4
Valves per cylinder 4
Valvetrain layout DOHC
Bore, mm 79.0
Stroke, mm 81.4
Displacement, cc 1596
Type of internal combustion engine Four-stroke, naturally aspirated
Compression Ratio 11.0
Power, hp 115/6000
Torque, lb ft 114/4150
Engine weight
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Engine oil weight 5W-20, 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Oil change interval, mile 6,000
Applications Ford C-Max, Ford Focus Mk II, Ford Mondeo Mk IV
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