Thinking of selling my 2.0L to a friend and getting the 178BHP 2.3L.Originally posted by applejax
would the same hold true for the V6 since other cars use the block and achieve high numbers with premium gas?Originally posted by DuratecPerformance
I am very confident that if/when we are able to tune these U.S. 2.3L engines for 91 octane gas, that we will gain back some of the horsepower lost. From what I have read, the engines are nearly identical, except for tuning.
Did Porshe send the original engine as 2.5L or 3.0L? The reason I ask is because the Contour was the first car to get the Duratec and I heard that it was shruken to fit in that engine bay (god forbid Ford to design it right in the first place). BUT, if it were 2.5L @ 250BHP, that would be some serious output N/A?!?!?! Also, is the 250 number devoid of any smog equipment, because obviously that is quite restrictive.Originally posted by kenoka
I would think so. I believe when Porsche originally sent the engine to Ford it was making 250hp - then cats and 87 octane gas came into play. [/b]
Cause what they put on the engine, rather than its basic design, is what gives it the characteristics it has.[/b]
Nah...but that's just because in my eyes Mazda is a better car than a Porsche... You see, the Mazda is everything that is right for me in a car - sporty, good-looking, well-handling...but yet, I can drive it to a business meeting without blushing.Originally posted by DuratecPerformance
Would you go so far as to out one of those stickers on your car?
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