Engine Ford SEWA

The 2.3-liter Ford SEWA or 2.3 Duratec HE engine was produced from 2006 to 2015 and was installed on two very popular Galaxy and S-MAX minivans in the automotive market. This power unit is essentially a clone of the famous Japanese Mazda MZR L3-VE engine.

DURATEC HE family:
1.8 L – CFBA, CHBA, QQDB;
2.0 L – AODA, AOWA, CJBA, XQDA;
2.3 L – SEWA, SEBA;
2.5 L – YTMA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Galaxy Mk2 in 2006 – 2015;
  • Ford S-MAX Mk1 in 2006 – 2015.

Specifications

Production years 2006-2015
Displacement, cc 2261
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 161
Torque output, Nm 208
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Piston stroke, mm 94
Compression ratio 10.6
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator inlet iVCT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type 95
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford S-MAX 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
13.7
7.4
9.7
Engine lifespan, km ~375 000
Weight, kg 112

Disadvantages of the SEWA engine

  • The most common engine failures are the ignition system components and the fuel pump;
  • When using cheap oil, the phase regulator can knock already by 100,000 km;
  • By a run of 200 – 250 thousand km, the timing chain most often stretches and requires replacement;
  • After several cartridge changes, it is not uncommon for the oil filter assembly to leak;
  • Catalyst particles enter the cylinders, scratch the walls and cause oil burns.

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