Engine Ford D3FA

The 2.0-liter Ford D3FA or 2.0 TDDi Duratorq DI engine was produced from 2000 to 2006 and was installed only on the fourth generation of the Transit model in all its many bodies. The weakest modification in the company’s diesel family was not even equipped with an intercooler.

The Duratorq-DI line also includes internal combustion engines: D5BA, D6BA and FXFA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Transit Mk6 in 2000 – 2006.


Production years 2000-2006
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 75
Torque output, Nm 185
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 19.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive double row chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.4
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Transit 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

Disadvantages of the D3FA engine

  • The Bosch VP30 high pressure fuel pump does not like impurities in the fuel and over time begins to drive chips;
  • As soon as the contamination reaches the injectors, constant dips in traction appear;
  • Relatively rapid wear here is subject to the beds of camshafts;
  • On runs of 100 – 150 thousand km, the timing chain mechanism may require attention;
  • Loud knocking under the hood usually means that the upper connecting rod bushings have broken.

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