Ford 2.0L Duratec HE Engine: Specs, Problems, and Reliability. Duratec HE 2.0-liter engine coincides as 1.8-liter engine, but it has the bigger bore (87.5 mm). The engine was designed by Japanese company Mazda (LF model of MZR series).
The 2.0-liter Duratec engine appears better compared to the 1.8-liter engine. It consumes the same amount of fuel, but the engine itself is more powerful, quieter, has more torque. The engine has a timing chain (not belt). There are no hydraulic tappets/lifters in the engine. Engine life of Duratec HE 2.0 is about 220,000 miles, but in practice, you can find cars equipped with that engine which has mileage more than 350,000 miles.
The new Duratec HE GDI Ti-VCT changed this engine in 2010. But we will remember the Duratec 2.0 engine as reliable, durable, the very best of all Duratec engines.
Duratec HE 2.0 liter Engine Problems and Reliability
- Camshaft seals are unreliable.
- Regulator brakes very often. Then the engines don’t warm up or the other way around. That problem appropriates for 60,000 mileage.
- Consumption numerous valve can cause the Check Engine sign. If your car doesn’t accelerate after 3000 rpm, maybe your problem in that valve.
Ford 2.0L Duratec HE Engine: Specs
|Cylinder block material||Aluminum|
|Cylinder head material||Aluminum|
|Fuel system||Electronic fuel injection|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Type of internal combustion engine||Four-stroke, naturally aspirated|
|Torque, lb ft||136/4500|
|Engine oil weight||5W-20, 5W-30 (Ford Formula F 5W30)|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.3|
|Oil change interval, mile||6000|
|Applications||Ford S-Max, Ford C-Max Mk I, Ford Mondeo Mk III and Mk IV, Ford Focus Mk II, Mazda 3, Mazda 5, Mazda 6, Ford Galaxy Mk III|