Can engine parts from the Mustang 2.3 be put on the MKC 2.3 to get horsepower and torque raised to match the Mustang's? I suppose doing so would void the Lincoln warranty. Could the MKC trans handle the extra power?
Anyone got thoughts/answers?
I would bet, that a pcm tuning done using a dyno would come close. But alas it does void your warranty. The old pcms you could simply set back to factory if something happened under warranty, but these new ones have a way to let ford know they were tampered with.
The fewer ponies are likely for smoother and more reliable operation as well as slightly improved mpg. The Genesis V-6 and Sonata turbo 4 both just lost a few ponies for the same reasons. For 99% of your driving needs, you won't notice the difference. Bore the EcoBoost 2.3 engine to 2.5 liters and you'll see a difference.
If it is power you are after, get the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and don't worry about aftermarket tweaks blowing up the powertrain or the warranty.