Engine Ford M9DA

The 1.5-liter Ford M9DA engine or Focus 3 1.5 EcoBoost was produced from 2014 to 2018 and was installed on the third generation of the popular Focus model and C-Max compact MPV. A similar motor is found on the Fusion model for the US market, but under its own index.

The 1.5 EcoBoost line also includes internal combustion engines: M8DA, M8MA and M9MA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford C-Max Mk2 in 2015 – 2018;
  • Ford Focus Mk3 in 2014 – 2018.


Production years 2014-2018
Displacement, cc 1498
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 182
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 DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging Continental
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 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000

Disadvantages of the M9DA engine

  • The most famous engine problem is the destruction of the piston of the second cylinder;
  • In second place is overheating due to a breakdown of the electromechanical clutch in the pump;
  • Pretty quickly, nozzles become clogged here and intake valves coke;
  • The turbine of this engine is quite reliable, but its nozzles are often changed under warranty;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters, do not forget to periodically adjust the valve clearances.

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