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hi all,08 /09 focus which engine is better for reliability and mpg, i have a work van at moment its a ford transit connect with the 1.8 tdc engine,i a mechanic said the 1.8 is a better engine but dident really say why ,?

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Hi,

1.8 is a true Ford engine wheras the 1.6 is a Peugeot / Citroen block.

1.6's have the dual mass flywheel which can cause problems and the dreaded DPF.

1.8 does not and is much tougher and reliable, better torque and pretty much bombproof - better for remapping too.

Suppose i'm biased though.

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Agree with stonie, the 1.8 is the better unit. Its just easier to work on. I thought it had the dusl mass flywheel as well tbh. Certainly no dpf

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Agree with stonie, the 1.8 is the better unit. Its just easier to work on. I thought it had the dusl mass flywheel as well tbh. Certainly no dpf

Nope - no DMF - just the 16 valve peugeot engines.

Barry,

I know the 1.8 is only a 8 valve engine compared to the 16 valve 1.6 / 2.0 blocks, but it is an evolution of the old bold Ford engines that have been doing the rounds for years.

The whole block is more solid and far better for remapping as it can handle a lot more than the 1.6 would without going pop.

I was recommended to the 1.8 as my work car is a 2.0 peugeot engine and just sounds more rattly and the mechanics at work much prefer the 1.8s's for reliability and toughness.

Of course it's all personal choice at the end of the day but i know what i like.

I'm sure everyone here will tell you their personal choices but ultimately the choice is yours.

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My old 1.8 Mk 1.5 had a DMF... Do the new ones not then?

In my personal opinion my girlfriend has the Mk 2.5 1.8... And it's giving her nothing but issues... My 1.6, faultless so far...

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