Renault D4F/D4Ft TCe 1.2L Engine Specs, Problems, Reliability. The D4F engine changed the old D7F at the end of 2000. This engine was designed, along with all D series, for compact and small city cars (such as Twingo or Clio).
The engine has the same cast iron cylinder block (crankcase). The bore and stroke did not alter. All main criteria are the same. The distinction is the cylinder head. It is 16-valve aluminum cylinder head now with one camshaft still. This innovation advanced cylinder head helps the engine producing more power and torque, and consuming less fuel at the same time minimizes the emissions. The single camshaft is driven by the timing belt. The engine equipped with sequential multipoint fuel injection. There are no hydraulic lifters/tappets. The engine needs the valve clearance adjustment every 100,000 km (60,000 miles).
Renault introduced a turbocharged variation of the D4F, the D4FT, in 2007. This engine is called as 1.2 TCE what suggests Turbo Control Performance. The engine has its own revised 16-valve cylinder head SOHC and reinforced parts. The turbocharger with intercooler assists to raise the power and torque to the level of 1.6-liter engines.
Renault D4F Engine Problems and Reliability
The engine is straightforward and extremely reputable. Like the D7F, the D4F doesn’t have noticeable weakest points in the building and construction. Do not forget to replace the timing belt (the D4F bends valves) and alter engine oil in time.
Renault D4F/D4Ft TCe 1.2L Engine Specs
|Production years||2000-present day|
|Cylinder block material||Cast Iron|
|Cylinder head material||Aluminum|
|Fuel system||Direct Injection|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Type of internal combustion engine||Four-stroke, naturally aspirated|
|Power, hp||75/5500 (55kW)
100/5500 (74kW) – TCE D4FT
|Torque, lb ft||77/4250 (105 N m)
107/3000 (144 N m) – TCE D4FT
|Engine oil weight||ACEA A3 SAE 0W-30 (0W-40, 5W-30, 5W-40, 5W-50, 10W-30)|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0 (4.6 in TCE)|
|Oil change interval, mile||18,000 (30,000 km) /24 months|
|Applications||Renault Twingo, Renault Clio, Renault Symbol, Renault Wind (D4FT), Renault Modus (D4FT), Proton Savvy, Dacia Logan, Dacia Sandero|