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Ford Focus engine 1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT differs from the 1.6 100 hp by variable valve timing, intake manifold, pistons in the bore, and has different firmware. Zetec SE series itself dates back to 1995 and was developed with the help of the Japanese company Yamaha whose owners can be proud of. Engine resource of Duratec TI-VCT 1.6 115 hp is up to  155 300 miles according to the manufacturer, but on the opinion of enthusiast – 200 thousand miles with no problems.

Weak points are the timing mechanism of the engine clutch and the timing belt itself, so be sure to once in every 100 thousand miles spend money on the replacement of rollers and belts. In addition, the Focus Duratec TI VCT 1.6 115 HP has no lash or backlashes of valves, and periodically (every 100 thousand miles) you need to adjust these same valves, this will prompt a knock-on the motor. With regards to knocks, noise, vibration, and heat, these problems described for the 1.4 engine here and are completely relevant to Duratec TI VCT 115 HP.

There is a version for 5 hp weaker for the Ford Fusion and on such a large sedan, he does not pull.

The engine 1.6l 115 hp is fairly reliable and more fun than a simple 100 horsepower engine, this is the best choice for system price/performance, but fans of active driving should look towards the Duratec HE.

Ford Duratec 1.6 Engine Specs

Power 115 Hp @ 6000 rpm.
Power per liter 72.1 Hp/l
Torque 114.32 lb.-ft. @ 4150 rpm.
Engine Model/Code HXDA, HXDB
Engine displacement 97.39 cu. in.
Number of cylinders 4
Position of cylinders inline
Cylinder Bore 3.11 in.
Piston Stroke 3.2 in.
Compression ratio 11:1
Number of valves per cylinder 4
Fuel System Multi-point indirect injection
Engine aspiration Naturally aspirated engine
Valvetrain DOHC
Engine oil capacity 4.33 US qt | 3.61 UK qt | 4.1 l
Coolant capacity 6.34 US qt | 5.28 UK qt | 6 l

Ford Duratec TI-VCT 16V SIGMA Engine Lifespan

  • According to the manufacturer – 155,300 miles
  • In practice – 186 000 – 220,000 miles.

What Cars Have A Ford Duratec Ti-VCT 1.6 16v Engine?

  • Ford C-Max
  • Ford Focus Mk. II
  • Ford Mondeo Mk IV

Ford 1.6 Duratec Engine Problems

For knocks, noises, vibrations, and heating in the 1.4-liter engine, see here, which are all relevant to the 1.6-liter Duratec TI-VCT engine with 115 horsepower output.

The timing belt may be the most costly malfunction. It’s important to note that breaking it causes damage to the valves and head, which necessitates a major repair. As mandated by the manufacturer, therefore, replacing the belt more frequently than every 150,000 kilometers is recommended.

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4 thoughts on “Ford Duratec 1.6 16V 115 HP Engine Specs, Problems And Reliability”

  1. Pingback: Ford Focus Duratec Ti VCT 1.6 105 hp | Engine's Work

  2. Jakobus

    Hi i am looking for n enjin ford fiesta 2009 model 1.6 duratec

    1. Dan Hoffman

      Check E-bay. It must be there…

  3. Makwezi Mtimba

    Haai I have the same engine, the problem now is that when I drive engage to second gear the engine switches off, it currently driving on first gear with rev count 1,5 if it’s more engine switches off, I currently change throttle body, crankshaft sensor, fuel pump and O2 sensor as per diagnosis machine but the problem still there. The car is Ford Fiesta 2003 1,6 model

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