Engine Ford QJBB/QJBA

The 2.2-liter Ford QJBB, QJBA or 2.2 TDCi Duratorq engine was produced from 2004 to 2007 and was installed only on expensive modifications of the third generation of the Mondeo model. The motor is known for frequent problems with the Delphi common rail fuel system.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Mondeo Mk3 in 2004 – 2007.


Production years 2004-2007
Displacement, cc 2198
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 155
Torque output, Nm 360
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 94.6
Compression ratio 17.5
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Mondeo 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000

Disadvantages of the QJBB/QJBA engine

  • Most engine problems are somehow related to the Delphi fuel system;
  • From impurities in diesel fuel, the pump shaft wears out and its chips clog the nozzles;
  • The double-row timing chain only looks menacing, but it itself stretches to 150,000 km;
  • The upper heads of the connecting rods are broken for 200,000 km and a characteristic knock appears;
  • On specialized forums they often write about failures of the vacuum pump and generator.

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