Engine Ford L1N

The 1.6-liter Ford L1N or Mondeo 1.6 Zetec E 16v engine was produced from 1998 to 2000 and was installed on the second generation of the popular Mondeo model in several of its bodies. This power unit had several modifications under slightly different indices L1L and L1Q.

The Zetec family also includes engines: L1E, L1N, EYDC, RKB, NGA, EYDB, EDDB and EDDC.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Mondeo Mk2 in 1998 – 2000.


Production years 1998-2000
Displacement, cc 1597
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 95
Torque output, Nm 142
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76
Piston stroke, mm 88
Compression ratio 10.3
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.25
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Mondeo 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

Disadvantages of the Ford L1N engine

  • This power unit is certainly not very powerful, but very reliable and resourceful;
  • The biggest problem for owners is clogged filters in the fuel pump;
  • Replacing the timing belt and bypass roller may be required at a range of 60,000 km;
  • Sources of oil leaks are usually front and rear crankshaft oil seals;
  • Since hydraulic lifters are not provided, you will have to adjust the valves.

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