KIA / Hyundai 1.4 CRDi D4FC Engine Specs, Problems, Reliability

The 1.4-liter diesel engine Hyundai D4FC or 1.4 CRDi was produced from 2010 to 2018 at a plant in Slovak Zilina and installed on models such as i20 , i30 , Rio, Ceed and Venga. There were two generations of such an engine: for Euro 5 economy standards and updated for Euro 6.

1.4 CRDi D4FC engine Specifications

Modifications for Euro 5 economy:

Number of cylinders4
Number of valves16
Exact volume1396 cm³
Cylinder diameter75 mm
piston stroke79 mm
Supply systemCommon Rail
Power75 – 90 HP
Torque220 Nm
Compression ratio17.0
Fuel typeDiesel
Environmental regulationsEURO 5

Modifications for Euro 6 economy:

Number of cylinders4
Number of valves16
Exact volume1396 cm³
Cylinder diameter75 mm
piston stroke79 mm
Supply systemCommon Rail
Power75 – 90 HP
Torque240 Nm
Compression ratio16.0
Fuel typeDiesel
Environmental regulationsEURO 6
  • The weight of the D4FC engine according to the catalog is 152.3 kg
  • Engine number D4FC is located at the junction of the internal combustion engine with the gearbox

Fuel Consumption Of The 1.4 CRDi D4FC engine

Using the example of a 2015 Hyundai i20 with a manual transmission:

City4.5 liters
Highway3.3 liters
Mixed3.7 liters

Which Cars Were Equipped With The Hyundai-kia 1.4 CRDi D4FC engine?


  • i20 1 (PB): 2010 – 2012
  • i20 2 (GB): 2014 – 2018
  • ix20 1 (JC): 2010 – 2018
  • i30 2 (GD): 2011 – 2015


  • Ceed 2 (JD): 2012 – 2013
  • Venga 1 (IN): 2010 – 2018
  • Rio 3 (UB): 2011 – 2017
  • Rio 4 (YB): 2017 – 2018

1.4 CRDi D4FC Engine Pros & Cons

  • Quite reliable and resource diesel
  • Consumption in the city is less than 5 liters per 62 miles
  • Durable Bosch Fuel System
  • And hydraulic lifters are provided
  • The intake here is quickly overgrown with soot
  • Not the biggest timing chain resource
  • Very demanding on the quality of service
  • Almost never found in some market

The Most Common Problems Of The 1.4 CRDi D4FC engine

  1. FUEL SYSTEM: This diesel is equipped with a completely reliable Bosch Common Rail fuel system and on the forums they only complain about frequent failures of the fuel pressure regulator on the rail.
  2. INTAKE POLLUTION: A lot of trouble for the owner here is the rapid contamination of the intake manifold, it has to be cleaned every 31,000 miles. About the same time, the EGR valve is clogged.
  3. TIMING CHAINS: A timing chain, consisting of a pair of roller chains, is distinguished by a very modest resource, sometimes they stretch out and rattle strongly already by 62,100 miles, and when the valve jumps, it bends.
  4. OTHER DISADVANTAGES: Another weak point is not the most reliable low-pressure fuel pump, crankshaft position sensor and regular oil leaks from under the valve cover.

The manufacturer declared the resource of the D4FC engine at 124,200 miles, but it also serves up to 186,400 miles.

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The Hyundai U series also includes internal combustion engines with indices: D3FA , D4FA , D4FB , D4FD and D4FE . At the very beginning of 2010, a 1.4-liter diesel of the U2 line debuted on the Kia Venga model.

The engine was offered in two versions of 75 and 90 hp, but with the same torque of 220 Nm. Structurally, this is a modern diesel engine for Euro 5 economy standards with a cast-iron block and an aluminum 16-valve DOHC head with hydraulic compensators, a timing chain drive, a conventional MHI TD025S2 turbine and a 1800 bar Common Rail fuel system from Bosch.

In 2014, an updated version of this engine appeared under more stringent Euro 6 economy standards, which featured a reduced compression ratio from 17 to 16 and a torque increased to 240 Nm.

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