Engine Ford M8DA

The 1.5-liter Ford M8DA engine or Focus 3 1.5 EcoBoost was produced from 2014 to 2019 as a replacement for the previous 1.6-liter engine under the hood of models such as the Focus and C-MAX. A similar power unit under the hood of the Ford Mondeo carries its own UNCA index.

The 1.5 EcoBoost line also includes internal combustion engines: M8MA, M9DA and M9MA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford C-Max Mk2 in 2015 – 2019;
  • Ford Focus Mk3 in 2014 – 2019.


Production years 2014-2019
Displacement, cc 1498
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 76.4
Compression ratio 10.0
Features intercooler
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 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Focus 2016)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000

Disadvantages of the M8DA engine

  • The power units of this series are afraid of overheating, keep the radiators clean;
  • Due to the failure of the electric clutch of the cooling system, it breaks the gasket, leads to the cylinder head;
  • The engine did not bypass the problem with the destruction of the piston due to detonation;
  • Inlet valves quickly overgrow with soot, and oil leaks often occur;
  • Every 100 thousand km here it is necessary to adjust the thermal clearances of the valves.

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