The 2.5-liter Ford YTMA or 2.5 Duratec HE i4 engine has been produced by the company since 2012 and is installed only on the front-wheel drive modification of the popular Kuga crossover. This power unit is an almost complete copy of the Japanese Mazda MZR L5-VE engine.
The engine was installed on:
- Ford Escape Mk3 in 2012 – 2019;
- Ford Kuga Mk2 in 2014 – 2019.
|Production years||since 2012|
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||149|
|Torque output, Nm||230|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||89|
|Piston stroke, mm||100|
|Phase regulator||inlet iVCT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Kuga 2017)
|Engine lifespan, km||~400 000|
Disadvantages of the YTMA engine
- The engine appeared relatively recently and there are no complete statistics of its problems;
- So far, most owners complain about lubricant leaks from the oil heat exchanger;
- If you do not change the antifreeze for a long time, then the pipes of the cooling system will quickly corrode;
- The phase regulator can knock to 100,000 km, the timing chain will stretch after 250,000 km;
- On specialized forums, several cases of valve failure in a sophisticated intake system have been described.