Engine Ford SIDA

The 1.6-liter Ford SIDA or 1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT 115 hp engine was assembled from 2007 to 2011 and was installed on a restyled version of the second generation of the popular Focus model and C-Max. This unit differs from a similar HXDA motor only in an open cooling jacket.

DURATEC Ti-VCT family:
1.5 L – UEJB;

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford C-Max Mk1 in 2007 – 2010;
  • Ford Focus Mk2 in 2008 – 2011.


Production years 2007-2011
Displacement, cc 1596
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 115
Torque output, Nm 155
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Piston stroke, mm 81.4
Compression ratio 11.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Focus 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~260 000
Weight, kg 91

Disadvantages of the SIDA engine

  • In the early years of production, owners often encountered phase regulator failures;
  • Otherwise, it is a reliable unit, except that it is demanding on fuel quality;
  • From bad gasoline, candles quickly fail, as well as an expensive gas pump;
  • Some versions of Duratec do not have grooves in the piston and bend the valve with a broken belt;
  • Oil is also regularly leaking from the crankshaft seals and from under the valve cover.

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