Engine Ford JTBA/JTBB

The 1.6-liter Ford JTBA / JTBB or 1.6 EcoBoost 160 engine was produced from 2010 to 2014 and was installed on a restyled version of the fourth generation of the famous Mondeo model. A similar power unit with the JTWA index and the JTWB index was installed on the S-Max and Galaxy minivans.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Mondeo Mk4 in 2010 – 2014.


Production years 2010-2014
Displacement, cc 1596
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 160
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 Mondeo 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000

Disadvantages of the JTBA/JTBB engine

  • Cars with such an engine fell into the recall campaign twice due to the risk of fires;
  • Sophisticated cooling system with an electromagnetic clutch provoked a fire;
  • Even from a slight overheating, it breaks through the cylinder head gasket, and then leads the block;
  • Many owners have experienced oil leaks from under the valve cover;
  • Knocks under the hood hint at the need to adjust the valve clearances.

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