Engine Ford CFBA

The 1.8-liter Ford CFBA or 1.8 Duratec SCi engine was produced only from 2003 to 2007 and was installed only on the third generation of the European version of the Mondeo after the first restyling. This power unit has earned a negative reputation due to the capricious fuel system.

DURATEC HE family:
1.8 L – CFBA, CHBA, QQDB;
2.0 L – AODA, AOWA, CJBA, XQDA;
2.3 L – SEWA, SEBA;
2.5 L – YTMA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Mondeo Mk3 in 2003 – 2007.

Specifications

Production years 2003-2007
Displacement, cc 1798
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 130
Torque output, Nm 175
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 83.1
Compression ratio 11.3
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.4
Fuel type 95
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Mondeo 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
9.9
5.7
7.2
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 107

Disadvantages of the CFBA engine

  • Due to the presence of a direct injection system, this engine is demanding on fuel quality.
  • For the same reason, intake valves quickly become overgrown with soot and compression drops.
  • From low-quality gasoline, the filter in the tank becomes clogged and the fuel pump fails.
  • Quite often, a valve cover leaks here and oil rushes into the candle wells.
  • Approximately 200 – 250 thousand kilometers here may require replacement of the timing chain.

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