Engine Ford FMBA

The 2.0-liter Ford FMBA or 2.0 TDCi Duratorq engine was produced from 2002 to 2007 and was installed on the third generation of the very popular Mondeo model. This unit was disliked due to the vagaries of the Delphi Common Rail fuel system.

The Duratorq-TDCi line also includes internal combustion engines: QJBB and JXFA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Mondeo Mk3 in 2002 – 2007.


Production years 2002-2007
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 130
Torque output, Nm 330
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 18.2
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.1
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Mondeo 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

Disadvantages of the FMBA engine

  • The main problems of the engine are associated with the vagaries of the Delphi Common Rail system;
  • Any impurities in the fuel lead to wear of the pump shaft and clogging of the injectors;
  • The weak point of the cylinder-piston group is the upper head of the connecting rod;
  • The timing chain mechanism may require replacement by 150 – 200 thousand kilometers;
  • Not reliable and auxiliary equipment, especially the generator.

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