330 HP in the 2.3 ecoboost.Damn, TL should have worn a mask ! Red Ford what are you doing about bump steer ? What is the HP for the 2.3 ?
TL has always seemed to be under powered and “under-teched” due to the mefi rule. Not enough power to get On top of bumps that 5 cars can. The geometry of the 5 cars just works. Nimble in smooth and short enough to pop the front end in the big bumps when set up correctlyI’ve always wanted to lump short wheelbase 4 cylinder cars together into 1 class. A arm buggies should smoke 5 cars The trophy lites could do well in real rough courses. But 5 cars for whatever reason are always faster. It would be a big fun class. But it will never happen.
I didn't know that the 2.3 turbo sucks?
Isn't it loosely related to the turbo engine from the Focus RS and the Mustang?
EDIT: Did a quick search. It seems like the problem is known.
" The most well-known problem for the 2.3L EcoBoost engine is a failed head gasket. Dozens of Ford Focus RS engines had an issue with a leaking head gasket. The reason was the usage of the wrong head gasket belonged to the Ford Mustang engine. This 2.3l EcoBoost engine has a similar design but the coolant passages are different, which requires head gaskets unique to each engine. Also worth noting, that Mustang didn't have the problem with coolant leakage through a head gasket. "