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Ford 1.6L Duratorq DLD-416 TDCI Engine (Specs, Reliability & Issues)

Updated: May 2

Ford, Volvo, PSA, Mini, Mazda, and Suzuki are just a few of the companies that use this diesel engine. The DLD series of small four-cylinder diesel engines, which also includes the 1.4 litre DLD-414 and the 1.8 litre DLD-418, as well as this engine.

The DLD engines are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom.

Ford Duratorq 1.6L DLD-416 TDCI Engine


The cylinder block is made of a lightweight aluminium alloy. A 16-valve aluminium cylinder head with two camshafts is also included in the engine. A timing belt and a little chain are located in the cylinder head. All DLD engines have the Common Rail system fitted.

An intercooler and a Garrett GT15 variable geometry turbocharger are included on the DLD-416. In 2011, the engine gained an 8-valve cylinder head with one camshaft instead of a 16-valve cylinder head (Engines DV6C and DV6D).


  • Manufacturer: UK

  • Production years: 2003-present

  • Cylinder block material: Aluminium

  • Cylinder head material: Aluminium

  • Fuel type: Gasoline

  • Fuel system: Common Rail

  • Configuration: Inline

  • Number of cylinders: 4

  • Valves per cylinder: 4 or 2

  • Valvetrain layout: SOHC

  • Bore: 75.0 mm

  • Stroke: 88.3 mm

  • Displacement: 1560 cc

  • Type: Four-stroke, turbocharged

  • Compression Ratio: 18.0:1

  • Power: 88-117 hp at 4000 rpm

  • Torque: 148-199 lb-ft at 1,750 rpm

  • Firing order: 1-3-4-2

  • Engine oil weight: 5W-30

  • Engine oil capacity: 3.8 litres

  • Oil change interval: 12,500 miles

  • Applications: Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion (European), Ford Focus, Ford Focus C-MAX

Reliability & Issues

Ford's 1.6 TDCI diesel engine is more dependable than the 1.8 model. The DLD-416 DV6 engine allows cars to go over 100,000 miles typically without breaking down.

However, the 1.6 TDCI has a risk of turbo failure. Oil supply issues caused by sludge build-up in the oil feed pipes might result in a blown Turbo.

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