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Engine of the month

Ford 1.25i Duratec 2008>

The 1.25 Duratec was a product of the Sigma family of engines that were introduced to customers in the mid-1990s. Originally this was dubbed as the Zetec engine, but this was blurred somewhat by the adoption of Zetec as a trim level a few years later.

The Duratec was an upgraded powerplant that was almost solely mated to the 2008 Fiesta before finally giving way to the overwhelming rise of the 1.0 EcoBoost. It was, however, fitted to one of the most popular vehicles in Europe and at times, has been the bestselling model in the region.

As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, the Fiesta had a broad appeal and in most cases a fuss-free naturally aspirated 1.25 fitted the bill.

With hundreds of thousands of these vehicles still on the road, many of the parts here are still in high demand.

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