Engine Kia FED

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.


Production years 1993-2006
Displacement, cc 1998
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
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Clarus 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 163.2

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.

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