Engine Ford M1DA

The 1.0-liter Ford M1DA engine or 1.0 EcoBoost 125 has been produced by the concern since 2012 and is used only on the third generation of the very popular Focus model in all its bodies. A similar power unit is put on the Fiesta under its own index M1JE or M1JH.

The 1.0 EcoBoost line also includes internal combustion engines: M1JE and M2DA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford C-Max Mk2 in 2012 – 2019;
  • Ford Focus Mk3 in 2012 – 2018.


Production years since 2012
Displacement, cc 998
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 125
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block cast iron R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 71.9
Piston stroke, mm 81.9
Compression ratio 10.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator Ti-VCT
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Focus 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000

Disadvantages of the M1DA engine

  • The structurally complex motor is very demanding on the quality of the oil used;
  • The main problem is overheating due to a ruptured coolant hose;
  • In second place in popularity are frequent fogging around the valve cover;
  • In the first years of production, the water pump seal quickly gave up and leaked;
  • Valve clearances are regulated by the selection of glasses, since there are no hydraulic compensators.

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