Home Renault D4F/D4Ft TCe 1.2L Engine

Renault D4F/D4Ft TCe 1.2L Engine Specs, Problems & Reliability

The D4F engine replaced the old D7F at the end of 2000. This engine was designed, as well as all D series, for small and compact city cars (such as Twingo or Clio).

The engine has the same cast iron cylinder block (crankcase). The bore and stroke did not change. All main parameters are the same. The difference is the cylinder head. It is 16-valve aluminum cylinder head now with one camshaft still. This technology advanced cylinder head helps the engine producing more power and torque, and consuming less fuel at the same time reduces the emissions. The single camshaft is driven by the timing belt. The engine equipped with sequential multipoint fuel injection. There are no hydraulic lifters/tappets. The engine requires the valve clearance adjustment every 100,000 km (60,000 miles).

Renault introduced a turbocharged version of the D4F, the D4FT, in 2007. This engine is named as 1.2 TCE what means Turbo Control Efficiency. The engine has its own revised 16-valve cylinder head SOHC and reinforced components. The turbocharger with intercooler helps to raise the power and torque to the level of 1.6-liter engines.

Engine Specs

Production years
2000-present day
Cylinder block material
Cast Iron
Cylinder head material
Fuel type
Fuel system
Fuel injection
Number of cylinders
Valves per cylinder
Valvetrain layout
Bore, mm
Stroke, mm
Displacement, cc
Type of internal combustion engine
Four-stroke, naturally aspirated
Compression Ratio
Power, hp
75/5500 (55kW)
100/5500 (74kW) - TCE D4FT
Torque, lb ft
77/4250 (105 N m)
107/3000 (144 N m) - TCE D4FT
Engine weight
Firing order
Engine oil weight
ACEA A3 SAE 0W-30 (0W-40, 5W-30, 5W-40, 5W-50, 10W-30)
Engine oil capacity, liter
4.0 (4.6 in TCE)
Oil change interval, mile
18,000 (30,000 km) /24 months
Renault Twingo, Renault Clio, Renault Symbol, Renault Wind (D4FT), Renault Modus (D4FT), Proton Savvy, Dacia Logan, Dacia Sandero

Renault D4F Engine Problems and Reliability

The engine is straightforward and very reliable. Like the D7F, the D4F doesn't have noticeable weakest points in the construction. Don't forget to replace the timing belt (the D4F bends valves) and change engine oil in time!