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by brokencase
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...

It's a little amazing than pan fits. I guess he had to mod the oil pickup as well. According to Wikipedia article on Duratec... "While the 2.0 Ford EcoBoost engine and its later 2.3 variant share a cylinder block with the L3-VDT and are derived from the Mazda L architecture, little else is shared be...
by brokencase
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...

This guy put the 2.0L ecoboost into the XR4tI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBV726Y9z04

Notice he mentions using the Ranger oil pan. That means he had to wait until the Ranger was released this year to make the swap work.
by brokencase
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...

For an extra $850 that ebay vendor can rig it up on a palette as a test stand.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/MFFAX6F8yQs?rel=0
Pretty cool.

With the 3.64 rear diff and weight well below that of the 2016 Mustang...the Scorpio would really haul a$$ with this motor.
by brokencase
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...

Here you go. It could be done for under $5k

https://tinyurl.com/y498t3s8
by brokencase
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...
Replies: 8
Views: 201

New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...

My 2003 Sport Trac was on its last legs. So I traded it in on a new Ford Ranger. i'm really liking the Ranger and its 2.3 Ecoboost engine. This engine would be phenomenal in the Scorpio (or XR4ti for that matter). This place sells all the crate motor and all the extra goodies... http://www.fordracin...
by brokencase
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 55
Views: 11921

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Fits Fiesta, Escort..AND Scorpio. I know..I know...Hard to believe Ford actually used the same sensor across many models and dash gauges.. BUT THEY DID! https://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Temperature-Switch-sensor-fits-for-FORD-ESCORT-FIESTA-SCORPIO-1657685/202335317225?epid=17020214216&hash=item2f1c1fece...
by brokencase
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sudden Intermittent High Idle
Replies: 18
Views: 1971

Re: Sudden Intermittent High Idle

..and I can confirm bad capacitors on the Scorpio EATC. I think I found about 3 or 4 that were bad ( I have a tester ) I just systematically changed them all.

There are a few electrolytics in the EECIV. I think about 4 or 5. I have not got around to changing them yet....but not a bad idea.
by brokencase
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 55
Views: 11921

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Be careful. Double check with another temperature measuring tool if there is any doubt. You don't want to overheat it. Definitely get the fan clutch fixed if it is bad.

The sensor I got from Latvia was dead center of the gauge once the engine warmed up.
by brokencase
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 55
Views: 11921

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

They are all the same. The different part numbers/colors reflect different production runs or different suppliers. Let's take another vehicle from the same era like the the '88 mustang as an example. This listing on Rock Auto indicates a multitude of Ford part numbers that cross to the same sensor. ...
by brokencase
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 55
Views: 11921

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

May? Maybe... How about something like "Hey - I have two kinds of brand new temp gauge sensors here right in front of me and I measured the resistances at different temps and you know what...they are different". Or "Hey look - I found a data sheet for the different types of gauge sensors and they sa...
by brokencase
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 55
Views: 11921

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

I'm sorry, you haven't convinced me. I don't believe they are any different.
It would just be fool hardy for them to make various different temp gauges sensors in the same physical package with various responses for different models.
by brokencase
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 55
Views: 11921

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

The one I got from Latvia worked fine. 190F center of gauge. Don't recall any color. It would not make sense if they made them in any variation. Think about it. You only want to see something like a standard 150-240F range on a coolant temperature gauge no matter what engine the car has in it. Thus ...
by brokencase
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Replacement Head Options
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: Replacement Head Options

Agreed - a failed viscous fan clutch is another big contributor to cracked heads.
by brokencase
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Replacement Head Options
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: Replacement Head Options

I guess revised designed heads are a good thing. But the only reason a head (any head) cracks is because the engine overheated. In the Scorpio that most likely happened because the temperature gauge sensor failed, or the coolant level sensor failed - and the owner did not know it was overheating or ...
by brokencase
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 99
Views: 11308

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti

Took it out for a few more shakedown drives and everything seems to be in order. I can't figure out what that puff of smoke was on the weekend. With the new alternator the system voltage (as measured on the cigarette lighter) is solid - always 13.8-14.0 volts. I have observed the original Bosch alte...