Ford 1.6L Duratorq DLD-416 TDCI Engine: Specs, Problems, Reliability. This diesel engine is widespread and used by not only Ford but also Volvo, PSA, Mini, Mazda, and Suzuki. The1.6-liter engine belongs to small four-cylinder diesel family named as the DLD, which also includes the 1.4-liter DLD-414 and the1.8-liter DLD-418. The production of the DLD engines resides in the UK.
The cylinder block is made of light aluminum alloy. The engine has 16-valve two camshaft aluminum cylinder head also. There are timing belt and small chain installed in the cylinder head. All DLD engines have the Common Rail system. The DLD-416 is equipped with an intercooler and variable geometry turbocharger Garrett GT15. In 2011, rather 16 valve head, the engine got 8-valve cylinder head with one camshaft (DV6C and DV6D engines).
1.6 l Duratorq DLD-416/ DV6 Engine Problems and Reliability
The Ford 1.6 TDCI compression-ignition engine has outstanding reliability, more than the 1.8 version. Cars with the DLD-416 DV6 engine goes greater than 100,000 miles without any problems. One serious issue with the 1.6 TDCI is turbo failure. Oil supply troubles due to sludge build-up in the oil feed pipes can cause a blown Turbo.
Ford 1.6L Duratorq DLD-416 TDCI Engine
|Production years||2003- present day|
|Cylinder block material||Aluminum|
|Cylinder head material||Aluminum|
|Fuel system||Common Rail|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Valves per cylinder||4 or 2|
|Type of internal combustion engine||Four-stroke, turbocharged|
|Torque, lb ft||148-199 lb-ft/1,750|
|Engine oil weight||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.8|
|Oil change interval, mile||12,500|
|Applications||Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion (European), Ford Focus, Ford Focus C-MAX|