The 1.8-liter Ford RTK / RTJ or 1.8 Endura DE engine was produced from 1995 to 2000 and was installed on the fourth generation of the popular Fiesta model, in the pre-facelift version. This diesel engine is not very reliable, but it is repairable due to its simple design.
The engine was installed on:
- Ford Fiesta Mk4 in 1995 – 2000.
|Power output, hp||60|
|Torque output, Nm||105|
|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||5.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 1|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Fiesta 1998)
|Engine lifespan, km||~240 000|
Disadvantages of the Ford RTK/RTJ engine
- The operation of this diesel engine in cold weather is very difficult, sometimes it simply does not start;
- Usually the motor breaks down after the timing belt breaks, the resource of which is less than 50,000 km;
- Due to poor cooling, there is a risk of burnout of valves and rings in the fourth cylinder;
- This engine suffers from leaks, especially at the junction of the upper and lower parts of the block;
- Lack of lubrication often leads to rotation of the liners or breakage of the crankshaft.