Engine Ford JQDA

The 1.6-liter turbo engine Ford JQDA or 1.6 EcoBoost 150 SCTI was introduced in 2009 and a year later it was under the hood of the third generation of the Focus model and the C-MAX compact van. There are other modifications of this power unit with other JQDB and YUDA indexes.

The 1.6 EcoBoost line also includes internal combustion engines: JQMA, JTBA and JTMA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford C-Max Mk2 in 2010 – 2015;
  • Ford Focus Mk3 in 2010 – 2014.


Production years 2010-2015
Displacement, cc 1596
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 240
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Piston stroke, mm 81.4
Compression ratio 10.0
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator Ti-VCT
Turbocharging BorgWarner KP39
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford C-Max 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

Disadvantages of the JQDA engine

  • A recall campaign was announced for this motor due to the risk of fire;
  • The electromechanical clutch in the coolant pump can cause a fire;
  • The engine is very afraid of overheating, immediately breaks through the gasket, then leads the block;
  • For the same reason, the valve cover is bent and starts to sweat with oil;
  • When knocking occurs, it is necessary to adjust the thermal clearances of the valves.

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