Duratec 2.0 HE/MZR LF Engine

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Engine Ford Duratec HE 2.0 with 145 hp by its construction is the same as 1.8 liter, but with cylinders with a larger diameter (83 mm to 87.5 mm). It was developed by Japanese company Mazda MZR series model LF, which used Ford in the framework of cooperation between the two companies. Comparing it with the 1.8 liter, the 2.0 on all sides of it seems less preferable. The 1.8 is more elastic, more powerful, quieter running, without flaws floating speed. According to the plant, the resource of the Duratec engine Ford / Mazda LSB 2.0 is 217 480 miles, but its natural lifespan is 310 500 miles without a significant overhaul.

There are also timing chain drives, which significantly improve the reliability. However, all engines have a problem with the fragility of camshaft seals. Often, the thermostat breaks before 60 thous. miles and the engine is not heated or overheats. You also need to monitor the state of the spark wells, in the case of oil, it is necessary to tighten the valve cover or replace the gasket. If, after 3000 rev/min machine refuses to go and there is a Check Engine problem, then it’s time to replace the intake manifold flaps control valve. In addition, every 100-150 miles, you need to adjust the valve clearances because of the lack of lash on Duratec HE 2.0.

By the way, there is no lash on the engines of Ford Focus 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 at all. Despite all these little things, 2 liters is a perfect motor, reliable, and considered one of the best engines among Ford Duratec. In 2010 the motor was replaced by his restyling version Duratec HE GDI Ti-VCT, with variable valve timing, 150 hp.

Duratec HE 2.0/MZR LF Engine Specs

Manufacturing Valencia Engine
Production Years 2001- 2010
Cylinder block alloy Aluminum
The power supply system Injector
Configuration Row
Cylinders/Valves 4/16
Piston stroke, mm (inch) 83.1 (3.26)
Cylinder bore, mm (inch) 87.50 (3.42)
Compression ratio 10.8
Displacement, cc. (cu. in) 1999 (122.0)
Power output 145 hp / 6000 rpm
Torque output 185 nm / 4,500 rpm
Fuel type 95 Gasoline
Environmental standards Euro 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (mpg)

City – 9.8 (24.00)

Highway 5.4 (43.55)

Combine 7.1 (33.12)

Oil consumption, L/1000 km up to 0.5
Dry weight Duratec 2.0, lbs 205,03
Oil type in engine 5W-20


  • According to the manufacturer – 217 480 miles
  • Real – 310 500 miles


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Dan Hoffman

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5 thoughts on “Duratec 2.0 HE/MZR LF Engine

  1. Question about 2013 Ford Transit connect with the 2.0 L duratec engine.
    I bought this van last march, it had 32,000 miles.
    The previous owner stated that he got tired of the vibrations of the engine.
    It run well, just has a vibration from the engine,, the motor mounts are fine and all.
    This engine just seems like a cheap economy engine. Is this engine known for vibrations??
    It’s really annoying when idling. makes the whole van resonate.
    I have to readjust my rearview mirror at least once a week.
    Being this engine is in a van, it has a hard time to keep up 70mph on the interstate. forget about using cruise control. it’ll keep struggling to keep up the speed, and keeps downshifting.
    The van is kinda tall and has a ladder rack on top, so i know the van fights the wind.
    I think if it had about 25 more HP, it’d be fine..

    Anything that can be done to give it some more umph ?

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      Hi there! It’s a common problem which can have many reasons.

      You need to check if there are any errors using scanner or through the dashboard (there are definitely errors there, but you need to understand what exactly is broken).
      Probably you would have to change spark plugs. It may just be one missing cylinder causing all this.

  2. Denise Wilson says:

    I have a 2008 Mazda CX9 Grand Touring. My vehicle has 140,000 miles . My Mazda went out on me about 15 months ago. The problem is with the Duratec Engine. When this engine was built the water pump was put in the engine. When the water pump gave out the water and oil mixed together,and now I have no car to drive. I meant to mention it has a V6 engine. Do you know of anyone that can fix my car,so I can be able to drive it again. I love this car it’s Black Cherry,with black leather seats. Thank you Mrs.Denise Wilson

  3. We have a 2020 Ford Ecosport 2.0 AWD with 4400 and noticed that from new the oil level has gradually gone down and I alway check after it has sat overnight. At 4400 it was down to lowest safe level which equals about a quart low. I can’t remember the last time I owned a vehicle that consumed oil from the start. Very disappointed if this will only get worse. According to some Ford considers a quart every 800 miles or more acceptable and only considers it excessive when it’s 600 miles or less. I don’t think any modern engine should consume much oil normally, not with the tight tolerances these days.

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