Engine Ford RKB

The 1.8-liter Ford RKB or 1.8 Zetec 16v engine was produced by the company from 1994 to 1998 and was installed on the first and second generations of the popular Mondeo model in all its bodies. A similar power unit was installed on the Escort, but only under its own RKC index.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Mondeo Mk1 in 1994 – 1996;
  • Ford Mondeo Mk2 in 1996 – 1998.


Production years 1994-1998
Displacement, cc 1796
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 112
Torque output, Nm 158
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 80.6
Piston stroke, mm 88
Compression ratio 10.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
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 1995)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Disadvantages of the Ford RKB engine

  • The culprit of periodic traction failures is a clogged filter in the fuel tank;
  • If you do not pay attention to this for a long time, then you can get to replace the fuel pump;
  • Monitor the condition of the timing belt, it often gives up the previously declared 120,000 km;
  • The source of grease leakage is usually the front or rear crankshaft oil seal;
  • The motor requires high-quality oil or hydraulic lifters will quickly fail.

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