Ford Explorer: Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS) / Specifications

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS) / Specifications


  Engine


Item Specification
Displacement 140  in³ ( 2.3  L)
No. of cylinders 4
Bore 3.4449  in ( 87.5  mm)
Stroke 3.7008  in ( 94  mm)
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Spark plug 12405
Spark plug gap 0.030  in ( .75  mm)
Engine weight - (without accessory drive components and flexplate) 304  lb ( 138  kg)

  Lubricants


Item Specification
All except China — Material: Motorcraft® SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil / XO-5W30-Q1SP (WSS-M2C961-A1) WSS-M2C961-A1, 5W30
China only - initial engine oil fill and service fill — Material: Engine Oil - SAE 5W-30 (WSS-M2C217-A1) WSS-M2C217-A1, 5W30
China only - service only fill — Material: Engine Oil - SAE 5W-30 - Synthetic Blend Motor Oil / XO-5W30-Q1SP (WSS-M2C946-B1) WSS-M2C946-B1, 5W30

  Engine Oil Capacity


Item Specification
Service fill including oil filter 5.2  qt ( 4.9  L)

  Oil Pressure


Item Specification
Oil pressure @ 1,500 rpm with engine oil temperature between 121.9 –175.9 °F ( 50 –80 °C) 27.6 –37.7  psi ( 190 –260  kPa)

  Cylinder Block


Item Specification
Cylinder bore diameter 3.4449 –3.4461  in ( 87.5 –87.53  mm)
Cylinder bore maximum out-of-round 0.0003  in ( .008  mm)
Main bearing bore diameter 2.245 –2.246  in ( 57.018 –57.04  mm)
Head gasket surface flatness 0.1 mm (0.0039 in) - 0.05 mm (0.002 in)/200 mm (7.874 in) x 200 mm (7.874 in)

  Piston


Item Specification
Piston diameter 3.4438 –3.4444  in ( 87.473 –87.487  mm)
Piston-to-bore clearance 0.0009 –0.0019  in ( .0225 –.0475  mm)
Piston ring groove width - compression (top) 0.0484 –0.0492  in ( 1.23 –1.25  mm)
Piston ring groove width - compression (bottom) 0.0484 –0.0492  in ( 1.23 –1.25  mm)
Piston ring groove width - oil 0.0799 –0.0807  in ( 2.03 –2.05  mm)
Piston skirt coating thickness 0.0004 –0.0007  in ( .009 –.019  mm)

  Piston Pin


Item Specification
Diameter 0.8857 –0.8858  in ( 22.497 –22.5  mm)
Length 2.1929 –2.2047  in ( 55.7 –56  mm)
Piston-to-pin clearance 0.0001 –0.0005  in ( .0035 –.0115  mm)
Piston pin-to-connecting rod clearance 0.0004 –0.0007  in ( .01 –.019  mm)
Piston ring width - compression (top) 0.05  in ( 1.2  mm)
Piston ring width - compression (bottom) 0.05  in ( 1.2  mm)
Piston ring width - oil 0.08  in ( 2  mm)
Piston ring gap (in bore) - compression (top) 0.0067 –0.0106  in ( .17 –.27  mm)
Piston ring gap (in bore) - compression (bottom) 0.0177 –0.0256  in ( .45 –.65  mm)
Piston ring gap (in bore) - oil 0.0059 –0.0177  in ( .15 –.45  mm)
Connecting rod bearing-to-crankshaft clearance 0.0011 –0.0020  in ( .027 –.052  mm)
Connecting rod bearing thickness 0.0589 –0.0599  in ( 1.497 –1.521  mm)
Connecting rod crankshaft bore diameter 2.1665 –2.1670  in ( 55.028 –55.042  mm)
Connecting rod pin bore diameter 0.8862 –0.8865  in ( 22.51 –22.516  mm)
Connecting rod length (center-to-center) 5.8787  in ( 149.32  mm)
Connecting rod side clearance (assembled-to-crankshaft) 0.1020 –0.1453  in ( 2.59 –3.69  mm)
Axial clearance 0.0055 –0.0142  in ( .14 –.36  mm)

  Crankshaft


Item Specification
Main bearing journal diameter 2.0464 –2.0473  in ( 51.978 –52.002  mm)
Main bearing clearance 0.0006 –0.0018  in ( .016 –.046  mm)
Connecting rod journal diameter 2.0464 –2.0473  in ( 51.978 –52.002  mm)
End play 0.0087 –0.0177  in ( .22 –.45  mm)

  Cylinder Head


Item Specification
Cylinder head flatness 0.08 mm (0.0031 in) maxim overall, a maximum of 0.05 mm (0.0020 in) within 150 mm (5.9055 in) and a maximum of 0.025 mm (0.0010 in) within 25 mm (0.9843 in)
Maximum valve lift @ zero lash (exhaust) 0.307  in ( 7.8  mm)
Maximum valve lift @ zero lash (intake) 0.3538  in ( 8.98638  mm)
Valve guide diameter 0.2169 –0.2181  in ( 5.509 –5.539  mm)
Valve seat width - intake 0.0551  ± 0.0079  in ( 1.4  ± .2  mm)
Valve seat width - exhaust 0.0709  ± 0.0079  in ( 1.8  ± .2  mm)
Valve seat angle 45 °
Valve seat runout 0.030  in ( .75  mm)
Valve tappet bore diameter 1.2205 –1.2217  in ( 31 –31.03  mm)
Cam bore diameter 0.9848 –0.9858  in ( 25.015 –25.04  mm)

  Valve


Item Specification
Valve head diameter - intake 1.2795  in ( 32.5  mm)
Valve head diameter - exhaust 1.1811  in ( 30  mm)
Valve stem diameter - intake 0.2154 –0.2159  in ( 5.47 –5.485  mm)
Valve stem diameter - exhaust 0.2146 –0.2154  in ( 5.45 –5.47  mm)
Valve stem-to-guide clearance - intake 0.0009 –0.0027  in ( .024 –.069  mm)
Valve stem-to-guide clearance - exhaust 0.0015 –0.0035  in ( .039 –.089  mm)
Valve face runout 0.002  in ( .05  mm)
Valve face angle 45 –45.5 °

  Valve Spring Compression Pressure


Item Specification
Intake and exhaust (installed) 52  lb ( 230  N)
Intake (valve open) 9.34 mm (0.3677 in) of lift 126  lb ( 560  N)
Exhaust (valve open) 9.34 mm (0.3677 in) of lift 126  lb ( 560  N)
Free length 1.8598  in ( 47.24  mm)
Assembled height 1.4921  in ( 37.9  mm)

  Valve Tappet


Item Specification
Diameter 1.2197 –1.2191  in ( 30.98 –30.964  mm)
Tappet-to-valve clearance - intake 0.0075 –0.0122  in ( .19 –.31  mm)
Tappet-to-valve clearance - exhaust 0.0118 –0.0165  in ( .3 –.42  mm)
Tappet-to-bore clearance 0.0008 –0.0026  in ( .02 –.066  mm)

  Camshaft


Item Specification
Lobe lift - intake 0.3538  in ( 8.98638  mm)
Lobe lift - exhaust 0.3071  in ( 7.8  mm)
Runout 0.0012  in ( .03  mm)
Thrust clearance 0.0035 –0.0094  in ( .09 –.24  mm)
Journal diameter 0.9827 –0.9835  in ( 24.96 –24.98  mm)
Journal-to-bore clearance 0.0014 –0.0031  in ( .035 –.08  mm)
Torque Specifications
Engine oil pan drain plug - 27 Nm (20 lb-ft)
Engine oil filter - 8 Nm (71 lb-in) - plus an additional 180 degrees

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