First off, what car was the donor?
A lot of the early 2.3l turbo's are pretty much boat anchors as they had a blow through turbo setup. Starting in 83 the Mustang and Carpi got EFI and non-intercooled. The heads on the turbo 2.3l were pretty much garbage and with enough work can add some serious HP to an intercooled motor. The non-intercooled motors used a T3 turbo and the air-to-air intercooled used a more responsive Warner Ishi (IHI) turbo.......although a lot of people say this turbo is junk it managed to push my 88 Turbo Coupe to mid/high 13's in the quarter mile some 15+ years ago.......although I did have a head that was massaged by Esslinger.
So to answer your question you will need to replace the "brains" from donor car along with everything else associated with the turbo.
The one downside here is that the 2.3l weighs as much as the 5.0l V8.
I saw a Mishimoto intercooler for about 300$. However, there is an intercooler kit with the piping included for about 800. I am new to Mustangs and to upgrades, so I just wanted to ask, why is the piping so much extra? Is it worth the extra 500$?
I got a 88 lx convertible 2.3 picked it up a few months ago for 500. I have everything I need for the swap except for wiring.
I have a t5 out of a 3.8, 8.8 rear end, drive shaft, and 5.0 out of a 01 mountaineer with the complete wiring harness.
I was wondering if it was possible to splice...
Back in 2008 I purchased my first car. 1986 mustang lx. Ya know, the 4 cylinder with the 3 speed automatic.
She had around 75,000 miles on her, no body rust, no cancer, and ran like a rapped ape. All factory parts.
In fact a couple years after I had her, I got to watch the odometer roll over...
Hello everyone, this is my first post on this forum, not sure how much people use it but thats besides the point. I think this info may help someone so here it goes:
I recently put a 2.5" magna flow street catback on my ecoboost convertible which the manufacturer claims fits on the convertible...