2.3L turboing? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Mustang Forum This forum is for the discussion of all Ford Mustang models, including the Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang Convertible and Ford Mustang Coupe and all older/classic models and submodels.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-27-09, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
2.3L turboing?

so i have an 88' 2.3: Inline 4, and a friend of mine is selling me is turbo for a 2.3L but out of a 96' Thunderbird LX. so i was wondering, what do i need for the turbo? and if you could, please name all the parts specificly.

88LX is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-17-09, 09:10 PM
360ci's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,477
Re: 2.3L turboing?

The years are far apart. I'd check to make sure the '88 block can handle a turbo before you go bolting one on there only to kill the engine. if anything, I'd take the whole engine assembly from the 'bird and transfer everything over so you don't run into any electrical problems. The newer engine is also OBDII whereas your '88 isn't configured for it. Personally, I'd leave it alone or find something closer to your year of car so you'll have less problems with engine management.

'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-10-09, 05:31 PM
Registered User
83TurboCoupe's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Barrie Ont Canada
Age: 25
Posts: 24
Re: 2.3L turboing?

ill sell you a turbo from an 83 turbo coupe wen i get it home in the new year it will be off a 2.3L thunderbird
83TurboCoupe is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Mustang Forum
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome