2.3L Ecoboost motor the same between the Mustang & Ranger?

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Lets make this as simple as possible. A engine part I want is cheaper if you buy older stock inventory (in this case Mustang motor has been around a little longer). Reviews say its the same exact motor, just tuned differently. Just trying to verify if anyone is knowledgeable.





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probably depends on the part
 

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From what I know, they are SIMILAR, but not necessarily identical. I think some parts were re-worked for the Ranger - is the alternator down low on the Mustang like it is on the Ranger?
 
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I'm looking at picking up a boomba atmospheric adapter. Everything I've found so far indicates the factory BoV for our turbo is identical across platforms. I want to see if the noise annoys the crap out of me before purchasing a full BoV replacement from turbosmart.
 

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I was wondering if the Edge ST is the same motor...mainly intake an cams. If so a tune should get the same performance numbers
 

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The article states that it is the first electronic wastegate on the 2.3 so is not the same part as ST/RS/Mustang
 
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The article states that it is the first electronic wastegate on the 2.3 so is not the same part as ST/RS/Mustang
I can't find the link now, but earlier with some Google-Fu I basically found the answer directly from Boomba regarding their BoV adapter. Same product (wastegate), slightly different tolerances (they don't really define what it is though) and so they made the Ranger version a different product entry. Other uses on the internet are reporting using the "mustang" version works fine.

So I don't know if the tolerances are in reference to a few millimeters for hood clearance, or if its something as simple as a few millimeters in the opening. Who knows.
 

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There is a thread on this forum (link below) that shows some of the engineering differences that the Ranger engine has. The head/top of the block is more like the RS engine, the inlet is basically the same as the Mustang. The sump and oil pump setup is unique to the Ranger.
The other known major unique parts are the oil cooler/filter setup and the electronically controlled wastegate (wastegate =/= blow off valve, the wastegate is in the turbine side, the CBV is in the compressor side).

I'd imagine the compressor bypass valve is the same part common to all of the 2.3 EBs. PS it isn't a blow off valve, it is a re-circulation valve.

Be warned that the way airflow is measured in these engines means that letting air out of the system at the turbo can cause fuel metering issues. It most likely won't be enough to throw a code as it doesn't in the RS etc, MAF is measured up near the air filter in the piping.

https://www.ranger5g.com/forum/threads/2019-ranger-2-3l-ecoboost-engine-intro.1018/

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