Duratec 1.6 16V Engine

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 a different firmware. Zetec SE series itself dates back to 1995 and 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 replacement of rollers and belt. In addition, the Focus Duratec TI VCT 1.6 115 HP has no lash of 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 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.

Duratec Ti VCT 1.6 specs

Manufacturer Bridgend EngineYear 2004- present dayCylinder Block Material AluminumFuel system Electronic fuel injectionConfiguration InlineNumber of cylinders 4Valves per cylinder 4Stroke, mm 81.4Bore, mm 79.0Compression Ratio 11.0Displacement, cc 1596Power, hp 115/6000Torque, lb ft 114/4150Engine weight Engine oil viscosity 5W-20, 5W-30 Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1Oil change interval, mile 6,000



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


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Written by Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman

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