The 1.5-liter Ford M9MA or Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost turbo engine was assembled from 2014 to 2019 and was installed on Kuga instead of its 1.6-liter unit. This motor was developed after the introduction in a number of countries of tax incentives for internal combustion engines less than 1500 cm³.
The engine was installed on:
- Ford Kuga Mk2 in 2014 – 2019.
|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|
|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||~220 000|
Disadvantages of the М9МА engine
- The engines of this line are afraid of overheating, immediately pierces the gasket, drives the cylinder head;
- Failure of the electrocoupling of the cooling system leads to cracks in the block head;
- The piston group of the internal combustion engine suffers from detonation, the so-called LSPI problem;
- Exhaust valves quickly overgrow with soot, and decarbonization is difficult and expensive;
- Approximately once every 100 thousand kilometers of escape, it is necessary to adjust the valve clearances.