Engine Ford RVA

The 1.8-liter diesel engine Ford RVA or 1.8 Endura-DE was assembled from 1995 to 1998 and was installed on the sixth generation of the Escort model, in a number of sources it is considered the seventh. The motor was not famous for its reliability, but it had a simple design and good repairability.

The Endura-DE line also includes internal combustion engines: RTK, RFA and RFN.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Escort Mk6 in 1995 – 1998.


Production years 1995-1998
Displacement, cc 1753
Fuel system prechamber
Power output, hp 70
Torque output, Nm 135
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head cast iron 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 82
Compression ratio 21.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.1
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 1
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Escort 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~210 000

Disadvantages of the Ford RVA engine

  • The timing belt has a very modest resource, and when it breaks, the valve always bends;
  • Also, many owners complain about problems with starting the car in severe frost;
  • The motor suffers from oil leaks, a weak point at the junction of the upper and lower parts of the block;
  • The lack of cooling here leads to rapid wear of the rings of the fourth cylinder;
  • On specialized forums, several cases of destruction of the crankshaft or its breakdown from the supports are described.

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