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Old 2/7/14, 08:17 AM
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EcoBoost engine photos!

New photos of the 2015 Mustang's EcoBoost engine:

http://mustangsdaily.com/blog/2014/0...engine-photos/
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Old 2/7/14, 08:47 AM
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There's a slide showing the completed engine cover somewhere.
Shape is the same, but the finished product looks a lot better.

Exact same with the 5L cover that's just a mould VS the final product.

At the reveal on the 5th of Dec they didn't show if the V6 has a cover
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Still not thrilled about that coolant reservoir
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I think first thing i would do is plastidip thetop of the coolant resevoir. That clear top while good for checking the fluod level, is not very appealing
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I think first thing i would do is plastidip thetop of the coolant resevoir. That clear top while good for checking the fluod level, is not very appealing
Agreed and i fear its going to look the same for the GT as well.

a nice brushed aluminum/chrome box thing would look nice there, aftermarket take note.
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What an engineering nightmare, trying to fit all of the tubing, reservoirs, etc in there.
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Old 2/7/14, 08:14 PM
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that's still a pre-production part, some factory coolant degas bottles have a black top and clear bottom, or even the other way around when the battery tray or other parts are incorporated into the design.

in short, I'm thinking it will be the same bottle but have a black top.
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oh dear.. upon further inspection it seems the max fill line is in the top half of the bottle, which means unless the design is changed they can't make the top black.

I also noticed that, consistent with other ecoboost engines, they have ditched the MAF and gone back to speed density here as well.
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What an engineering nightmare, trying to fit all of the tubing, reservoirs, etc in there.
Must be why they hide it with that cheap looking engine cover. I hate those!
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Im not a fan of engine covers either. The engineers worked hard on the motors, let them show off their work! I mean yea alot of folks would rather see an engine cover making it look cleaner under hood but thats more work for maintenence folks and do-it-yourselfers to remove the cover just to even touch the motor.
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Look how accessible the catted downpipe is...easy to swap out for a highflow unit.

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Old 2/8/14, 01:27 AM
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Ahh, reminds me of 1984 all over agin with the SVO mustangs.
The big difference was I liked the SVO mustangs!
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Coolant reservoir AKA "Human Kidney"

What you see cant be unseen now.

If thats the final design of it, I hope the "human kidney" will catch on in the mustang community and join the ranks of "the diaper" .
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Still not thrilled about that coolant reservoir
At first I didn't like the way it looked. Now for some unknown reason, I like it
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If thats the final design of it, I hope the "human kidney" will catch on in the mustang community and join the ranks of "the diaper" .
Hahaha!
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Must be why they hide it with that cheap looking engine cover. I hate those!

On a DI engine its there to mitigate the clickty-clack of the injectors which tend to be louder than their port injected counterparts.
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oh dear.. upon further inspection it seems the max fill line is in the top half of the bottle, which means unless the design is changed they can't make the top black.

I also noticed that, consistent with other ecoboost engines, they have ditched the MAF and gone back to speed density here as well.

That's interesting, I wonder why Ford ditched a MAF for speed density? I wonder if there was an issue with pulsing in the intake system or something else affecting the signal?


Never mind found it, the distance from the throttle is the issue. Ford felt there was to much plumbing between the throttle and a MAF to get an accurate signal.

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If the engineers worked together, I am sure they could find a way to relocate pieces to clean up the look of the engine to eliminate the need for an engine cover. The use of sound deadening material under the hood should be capable to eliminate engine noise.
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Certainly not much to look at !
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Unhappy

I would like to buy a 2015 turbo four Mustang, but would not buy one with an engine cover. Engine covers are just plain lame.
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