Engine Ford J4D

The company assembled the 1.3-liter Ford Ka 1.3 J4D gasoline engine from 1996 to 2002 and installed it only on the first generation of the very popular Ka model in the European market. There was a less powerful version of such a power unit under its own JJB index.

The Endura-E series also includes internal combustion engines: JJA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Ka Mk1 in 1996 – 2002.


Production years 1996-2002
Displacement, cc 1299
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 60
Torque output, Nm 105
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head cast iron 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 74
Piston stroke, mm 75.5
Compression ratio 9.5
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.25
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Ka 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~230 000

Disadvantages of the Ford J4D engine

  • First of all, these units are famous for the low resource of the cylinder-piston group;
  • Usually, overhaul is required on runs of 150 – 200 thousand km due to oil consumption;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here, and once every 30,000 km, valve adjustment is necessary;
  • If you ignore the sound of valves for a long time, then the camshaft will quickly become unusable;
  • Also, this motor often fails due to the failure of one or another sensor.

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