The 1.8-liter Ford RFN, RFM or 1.8 Endura DE engine was produced from 1993 to 2000 and was installed in the first two generations of the very popular Mondeo model. This power unit had a bad reputation primarily because of its low reliability.
The engine was installed on:
- Ford Mondeo Mk1 in 1993 – 1996;
- Ford Mondeo Mk2 in 1996 – 2000.
|Fuel system||vortex chamber|
|Power output, hp||90|
|Torque output, Nm||178|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||cast iron 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||82.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||82|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.1|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Mondeo 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~200 000|
Disadvantages of the Ford RFN/RFM engine
- The main problem is the short resource of the timing belt, and its breakage is fatal for the engine;
- This diesel does not like low temperatures and in severe frost the car will not start at all;
- Also, many faced premature wear of the rings in the fourth cylinder;
- Oil leaks also occur, especially at the junction of the upper and lower parts of the cylinder block;
- The only plus of the motor is that it is not very picky about the quality of diesel fuel.