Engine Ford CDDA

The 1.6-liter 8-valve Ford CDDA engine was assembled from 2002 to 2005 at a plant in South Africa and was installed only on the budget version of the popular first-generation Focus model. This unit is essentially a Brazilian Zetec RoCam motor, but officially called Duratec 8v.

The Zetec RoCam line also includes internal combustion engines: A9JA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Focus Mk1 in 2002 – 2005.


Production years 2002-2005
Displacement, cc 1597
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 98
Torque output, Nm 140
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.1
Piston stroke, mm 75.5
Compression ratio 9.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Focus 2004)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

Disadvantages of the CDDA engine

  • Some of the engines from the first batch turned out to be defective and quickly failed.
  • However, motors without marriage have shown their best side and are considered reliable.
  • Most often, owners complain about high fuel consumption and loud engine operation.
  • Problems with starting in severe frost and long warm-up go away with a flashing.
  • The timing chain mechanism often requires replacement after 200,000 kilometers.

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