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1.6L Ecoboost GTDI 4-cylinder Ford Firing Order

1.6L Ecoboost GTDI 4-cylinder Ford Firing Order

The 1.6-Liter Duratec TI-VCT engine is different than the original 1.6 Duratec. It’s equipped with variable valve timing, a different intake manifold, different pistons, and run by different software.

Here’s the cylinder numbering and firing order for the 1.6L Ecoboost GTDI 4-cylinder

1.5L 4-cylinder Ford firing order
Spark Plug Gap: 0.028–0.031″ 0.6~0.7mm


Firing Order: 1-3-4-2

Engine specifications for the Ford 1.6L Ecoboost GTDI 4-cylinder

Cylinder block material Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum
Fuel type Gasoline
Fuel system Direct fuel injection
Configuration Inline
Number of cylinders 4
Valves per cylinder 4
Valvetrain layout DOHC
Bore, mm 79.0 mm (3.10 in)
Stroke, mm 81.4 mm (3.20 in)
Displacement, cc 1,596 cc (97.0 cu in)
Type of internal combustion engine Four-stroke, turbocharged
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Power, hp 150-180 hp (110-133 kW)/ 6,000
Torque, lb ft 180 lb-ft (244 Nm)/ 1,600-4,000
Engine weight 251 lbs (114 kg)
Firing order 1-3-4-2

Oil SAE 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1 l (4.3 US qt)
Oil change interval, mile 9,000 (15,000 km) or 12 month

1.6L Ecoboost GTDI 4-cylinder Applications

Ford C-MAX
Ford Focus
Ford Mondeo
Ford S-Max
Ford Galaxy
Ford Escape
Ford Transit Connect
Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Fusion
Volvo S60
Volvo V60
Volvo V40
Volvo V70
Volvo S80

1.6L Ecoboost GTDI 4-cylinder reliability

Originally known for overheating and cylinder head cracks and warping. Ford issued a recall.

Fuel injectors can become clogged easily by poor-quality fuel. Like many GDI engines, carbon buildup on the intake valves is a problem and you should perform an upper intake valve cleaning periodically.

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