The 2.0-liter 16-valve Kia FED or FE-DOHC engine was produced from 1993 to 2006 and was installed on such popular models as Clarus, Sportage and the American version of the Spectra. This power unit is inherently a variation of the well-known Mazda FE-DE engine.
Kia engines of its own design: A3E, A5D, BFD, S5D, A6D, S6D, T8D, FED, FEE.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||128 – 140|
|Torque output, Nm||171 – 181|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Compression ratio||9.2 – 9.5|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.1|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Clarus 1997)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Kia Clarus 1 (FE) in 1995 – 2001;
- Kia Spectra 1 (SD) in 2001 – 2004;
- Kia Sportage 1 (JA) in 1993 – 2006.
Disadvantages of the Kia FED engine
- This is a reliable unit, but its aluminum cylinder head is afraid of overheating and cracks easily;
- Also, it is not recommended to save on oil here, hydraulic lifters will quickly knock;
- The timing belt rarely serves more than 50 thousand km, however, when it breaks, the valves do not bend;
- Closer to 200,000 km, an oil burn usually begins due to the wear of rings or caps;
- The weak points of this motor include the ignition system, cylinder head gasket and engine mounts.