Engine Ford A9JA/A9JB

The 1.3-liter Ford A9JA or A9JB or Zetec RoCam 1.3 engine was assembled from 2001 to 2008 and was installed only on the fifth generation of the Fiesta hatchback in a three or five door body. This power unit in the official catalogs of the company is referred to only as Duratec 8v.

The Zetec RoCam line also includes internal combustion engines: CDDA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Fiesta Mk5 in 2001 – 2008.


Production years 2001-2008
Displacement, cc 1299
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 70
Torque output, Nm 106
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 74
Piston stroke, mm 75.5
Compression ratio 10.2
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.15
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Fiesta 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Disadvantages of the A9JA/A9JB engine

  • Structurally simple RoCam motors are famous for their reliability and unpretentiousness;
  • Unlike analogues of the SE series, these units are not demanding on fuel quality;
  • The use of low-quality oil greatly reduces the life of hydraulic lifters;
  • After 200 – 250 thousand kilometers, the timing chain may need to be replaced;
  • Many owners complain about the noisy operation of the engine and problems with starting in cold weather.

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