Engine Ford BRF

The 2.9-liter V6 Ford BRF engine was produced at a plant in Germany from 1986 to 1994 and was installed only on the first generation of the Scorpio model, popular on the European market. There are modifications of this motor with slight differences under the symbol BRC, BRD, BRE.

Cologne V6 family: BRF, 99E, 99X.


Production years 1986 – 1994
Displacement, cc 2935
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 145
Torque output, Nm 222
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 93
Piston stroke, mm 72
Compression ratio 9.0
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 10W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Scorpio 1990)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 204

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Scorpio 1 in 1986 – 1994.

Disadvantages of the Ford BRF engine

  • This is a reliable and very resourceful engine and most of its problems are due to old age.
  • The bulk of complaints are related to frequent leaks of lubricant on gaskets and seals.
  • Hydraulic compensators do not tolerate cheap oils and can start knocking at 150-200 thousand km.
  • Over a mileage of 200 – 250 thousand km, wear of the valve guides is often encountered.
  • The chain between the crankshaft and camshaft lasts a long time and changes closer to 300,000 km.

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