The 1.5-liter Ford M8MA or Kuga 2 1.5 EcoBoost engine was produced from 2014 to 2019 and was installed only on the second generation of the Kuga crossover in a manual transmission modification. A similar power unit is found on Galaxy and S-Max minivans, but under the UNCI index.
The 1.5 EcoBoost line also includes internal combustion engines: M8DA, M9DA and M9MA.
The engine was installed on:
- Ford Kuga Mk2 in 2014 – 2019.
|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|
|Phase regulator||on two shafts|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-20|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.8|
|Euro standards||EURO 5/6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Kuga 2017)
|Engine lifespan, km||~230 000|
Disadvantages of the M8MA engine
- A number of cases of destruction of the piston of the second cylinder due to detonation are described on specialized forums;
- The cause of overheating is often a breakdown of the electromechanical clutch in the pump;
- Also, injectors quickly become clogged in the engine and intake valves coke;
- One of the most frequent warranty claims is the replacement of turbine nozzles;
- There are no hydraulic lifters here and valve clearances need to be periodically adjusted.