Originally Posted by Tire Shaker
I think the Ford engineers were expecting big jumps in horsepower in the future for the 2.3 liter Ecoboost four. Why else would they put a forged steel crankshaft and forged steel connecting rods in a sub 400 horsepower engine ?
I copied and pasted this from the Q&A with Prakash Patel from Ford forum. According to his answer the rods are not mentioned as forged.
Originally Posted by KoolPwny
Will the turbocharged 2.3 liter engine have forged internals?
The 2.3L EcoBoost will have forged steel crankshaft with premium bearing materials.