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Ford 1.6L Duratorq DLD-416 TDCI Engine (Specs, Reliability & Issues)

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Last Updated on: 16th November 2023, 02:26 am

Ford, Volvo, PSA, Mini, Mazda, and Suzuki are just a few of the companies that use this 1.6L Duratorq DLD-416 diesel engine.

The DLD series of small four-cylinder diesel engines, which also includes the 1.4 litre DLD-414 and the 1.8 litre DLD-418, as well as this 1.6L engine.

Ford DLD engines are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom.

In this article, we’ll go over the design and specs of the Ford 1.6L Duratorq DLD-416 engine, as well as its reliability.

Design of the Ford 1.6L Duratorq DLD-416 Engine

The cylinder block is made of a lightweight aluminium alloy. A 16-valve aluminium cylinder head with two camshafts is also included in the engine.

Ford Duratorq 1.6L DLD-416 TDCI Engine

A timing belt and a little chain are located in the cylinder head. All DLD engines have the Common Rail system fitted.

An intercooler and a Garrett GT15 variable geometry turbocharger are included on the DLD-416.

In 2011, the engine gained an 8-valve cylinder head with one camshaft instead of a 16-valve cylinder head (Engines DV6C and DV6D).

Engine Specs

  • Manufacturer: UK
  • Production years: 2003-present
  • Cylinder block material: Aluminium
  • Cylinder head material: Aluminium
  • Fuel type: Gasoline
  • Fuel system: Common Rail
  • Configuration: Inline
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Valves per cylinder: 4 or 2
  • Valvetrain layout: SOHC
  • Bore: 75.0 mm
  • Stroke: 88.3 mm
  • Displacement: 1560 cc
  • Type: Four-stroke, turbocharged
  • Compression Ratio: 18.0:1
  • Power: 88-117 hp at 4000 rpm
  • Torque: 148-199 lb-ft at 1,750 rpm
  • Firing order: 1-3-4-2
  • Engine oil weight: 5W-30
  • Engine oil capacity: 3.8 litres
  • Oil change interval: 12,500 miles
  • Applications: Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion (European), Ford Focus, Ford Focus C-MAX

Reliability & Issues

Ford’s 1.6 TDCI diesel engine is more dependable than the 1.8 model. The DLD-416 DV6 engine allows cars to go over 100,000 miles typically without breaking down.

However, the 1.6L TDCI has a risk of turbo failure. Oil supply issues caused by sludge build-up in the oil feed pipes might result in a blown Turbo.

  • 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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