I see the number of engines that would be around as a good thing. Have also been hearing some bad things about that motor and it's cost of repair.
which motor ??
One comment I got was "And you think the TD5 is expensive! Just wait till you need work done on the transit."
Hassle is I have also herd the opposit. Wish I knew the truth on this engine.
....but as we all know, in the right hands, a Transit can reach speeds in excess of Warp Factor 9. Just imaging what it'll be like in the Defender. :D
The motor is the only change that I think is worth the wait. The others I could live without.
In my opinion the motor will be a huge improvement, the basics of which are already tried and tested. The Transit is Europes best selling van and the 2.4 motor has also been used in London Taxis since 2001. Of course there are a multitude of engine developments, but despite a lot of research I've not yet read anything which would put me off the 2.4 Duratorq motor.
This version has the durability advantage of a timing chain rather than a belt.
There is a huge amount of detail on the Transit here - http://media.ford.com/translate/mode...ehicle_id=1436
and below is a section on the motor.
"The primary driver for powertrain developments was Stage IV emissions which become mandatory for commercial vehicles from January 2007 onwards. We took the opportunity to launch the emission programme ahead of legal requirements, to the benefit of all new Transit owners. We also wanted to take advantage of the latest technologies to achieve better fuel consumption, lower emissions and improved noise, vibration and harshness."
Barry Gale, Chief Engineer Commercial Vehicles
The latest generation Transit is offered with a choice of six all-new Duratorq TDCi diesel engines – three 2.2-litre and three 2.4-litre variants, plus a four-cylinder 2.3-litre Duratec petrol engine that is CNG/LPG compatible.
New Duratorq Diesel Engines
The two Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines share the following common elements:
Increased Power and Torque
Front wheel drive Transits are available in a choice of three displacements of the Duratorq TDCi 2.2-litre diesel engines mounted in an east-west configuration: 85PS/250Nm, 110PS/285Nm, and 130PS/310Nm. This engine has a bore diameter of 86 mm and a 94.6mm long stroke crankshaft.
Rear wheel drive Transits feature a choice of three Duratorq TDCi 2.4-litre diesel engine displacements also in a north-south configuration: 100PS/285Nm, 115PS/320Nm and 140PS/375Nm. This engine has a bore diameter of 89.9 mm and a 94.6mm long stroke crankshaft.
The 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine was developed at Ford's Dagenham diesel centre of excellence as part of Ford Motor Company's co-operation with PSA Peugeot Citroen. The 2.4-litre Duratorq TDCi engine is a further development exclusively used by Ford.
The cylinder block-ladder frame assembly of both engines provides a major contribution to enhanced stiffness of the powertrain. Additionally, this assembly weighs about 8 kilograms less than a comparable conventional block.
A redesigned cylinder head features new port geometries for the primary and secondary intake port. Both are designed to improve flow and swirl ratio for best possible cylinder filling which supports a quick and effective combustion and at the same time protects against the particle emissions. Also new is the valve train which uses a modular rocker system instead of a traditional rocker shaft. The rockers run in a pre-assembled modular aluminium carrier that guarantees build quality and simplifies servicing.
A new generation common-rail high-pressure fuel injection system running at 1600 bar is used on all Duratorq TDCi diesel engines. All engines – except the 130PS and 140PS derivatives – have fixed geometry turbochargers. The 130PS and 140PS units feature electrically actuated variable nozzle turbochargers for optimised torque irrespective of engine speed.
Stage IV Emissions
Meeting EU Stage IV emission standards with the new diesel engines and vehicle mass of the Ford Transit in it's numerous versions, required an optimised Duratorq TDCi format with four-valve technology, centrally positioned injection nozzle and fully electronic fuel injection, combined with cooled exhaust gas recirculation and an oxidation catalyst.
In the lower speed and load ranges, the new Ford Duratorq TDCi engine realises exhaust gas recirculation rates of more than 50 percent (around idling speed). At engine speeds above 1500 rpm, the exhaust gas recirculation is controlled by a program map, up to effective median pressures of 10 bar, thus effectively contributing to lower NOx-emissions over a wide range of the programme map.
Ford's intercooling system for the exhaust recirculation is water-cooled for optimal system performance and lifetime durability.
With so many Ford Transits being used for stop-start urban deliveries there was a challenge to achieve rapid light off for the catalysts after start up. This has been achieved by close coupling of the catalyst to exhaust manifold next to the turbocharger.
Engine ancillary layout has also been altered to improve packaging, especially in the front wheel drive applications. The fuel injection pump on the east-west mounted front wheel drive engines is moved to the back of the engine running off the inlet cam rather than off the timing chain at the front as with the previous design, releasing the major part of load on the timing chain and letting the engine run more quiter.
Thanks to a detailed revision of the water pump and the respective belt drive system there is also a new, lighter front-end accessory drive, with the new engine powering the relocated water pump, alternator, power-steering pump, vacuum pump and air-conditioning compressor.
Longer Service Intervals
Servicing intervals for all diesels is 15,000 miles or one year except for the 2.4-litre 140PS derivative, which is now 31,000 miles or two years, partly achieved by using an Oil Level and Temperature (OLT) sensor. Mounted on the ladder frame next to the turbo oil feed drain, the oil sensor system uses electrical resistance to measure oil level and temperature. This engine also has a centrifugal filter integrated in the oil circuit – located inside the newly designed cam cover – which removes damaging soot particles from the oil.
Makes it sound better as we can all cope with the intervals on the TD5.
I have wondered about getting the new engine and box for my rig but will not have that kind of $$$
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