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Ford 2.0L Duratec HE Engine (Specs, Reliability & Issues)

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Last Updated on: 16th November 2023, 02:27 am

The Ford Duratec HE is a 2L inline-4 engine producing 141-155hp. The Duratec HE 2.0-liter engine has a bigger bore than the 1.8-liter engine (87.5mm).

While using the same amount of gasoline, this engine is more powerful, quieter, and has more torque than the previous generation.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the design and specs of the Ford Duratec HE 2.0L engine, as well as its reliability and common issues.


The 2.0-liter Duratec engine seems to be a better option than the 1.8-liter engine.

The engine is more powerful, quieter, and has more torque than the previous generation while using the same amount of fuel. A timing chain is installed in the engine (not belt).

Ford Duratec 2.0L HE

There are no hydraulic tappets or lifters on the engine.

The Duratec HE 2.0’s engine life is projected to be about 220,000 miles, although vehicles equipped with the engine may have a mileage of over 350,000 miles.

The new Duratec HE GDI Ti-VCT engine replaced this engine in 2010. The Duratec 2.0 engine, on the other hand, will be known as the most reliable and durable of all Duratec engines.


  • Manufacturer: Valencia Engine
  • Production years: 2001-2010
  • Cylinder block material: Aluminium
  • Cylinder head material: Aluminium
  • Fuel type: Gasoline
  • Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection
  • Configuration: Inline
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Valves per cylinder: 4
  • Valvetrain layout: DOHC
  • Bore: 87.5 mm
  • Stroke: 83.1 mm
  • Displacement: 1999 cc
  • Type: Four-stroke, naturally aspirated
  • Compression Ratio: 10.8:1
  • Power: 141-155 hp at 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 136 lb-ft at 4500 rpm
  • Firing order: 1-3-4-2
  • Engine oil weight: 5W-20, 5W-30 (Ford Formula F 5W30)
  • Engine oil capacity: 4.3 litres
  • Oil change interval: 6000 miles
  • 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

Common Issues

  • Camshaft seals are notorious for failing.
  • Thermostats are notoriously prone to malfunction. The engines either don’t warm up properly or overheat as a result of this.
  • The intake manifold valve might be the source of your MIL (check engine light). It’s possible that the valve is defective if your automobile won’t accelerate above 3000 rpm. Although you should check this with an OBD code reader.

Reliability of the Duratec HE 2.0L Engine

The engine life of the Duratec HE 2.0L is estimated to be around the 220,000 mile mark, however in actuality, vehicles equipped with the engine may have a mileage of 350,000 miles or over.

  • Andy Lewin

    Andy Lewin is a senior mechanic, ASE qualified master technician, and an experienced automotive engineer. He's passionate about serving the automotive community with the highest-quality and trustworthy information on all things automotive. He loves to write about car repairs, maintenance, car modifications and tuning, faults, and much more.

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