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2014 2.0L MKZ Intercooler upgrade

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Has anyone installed an aftermarket intercooler?   I just left the Ford dealer for CEL that they are fixing tomorrow and said we can mod the 2.0L and get to 400hp and the engine and tranny will hold up well.  I just want to upgrade the intercooler. Its pretty hot down here in FL.. Does anyone have a link or do i just use a aftermarket intercooler from a 2014 Ford Fusion ecoboost?  

 

Thanks in advance.. 

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You might check over at mustang6g.com and the eco boost threads.  Lot of guys doing stuff.  Different, I know, but, if nothing else get some brand names to check with for ideas?

Good luck. 

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Here you go: https://cp-e.com/shop/product/ford-fusion-2-0t-fmic-δcore-front-mount-intercooler/

I recommend that one as it allows you to keep the active grille shutters and adaptive cruise control. Best choice really, and I used it when I had a 2014 Fusion Titanium in the past.

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20 minutes ago, Zalvern said:

Here you go: https://cp-e.com/shop/product/ford-fusion-2-0t-fmic-δcore-front-mount-intercooler/

I recommend that one as it allows you to keep the active grille shutters and adaptive cruise control. Best choice really, and I used it when I had a 2014 Fusion Titanium in the past.

Thank you.. I actually came across that one last week while i was searching.   Now is this something i can install myself?  and will i need a tune or can i just bolt on and go?  Also what type of intake do you recommend?  

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1 hour ago, Zalvern said:

Here you go: https://cp-e.com/shop/product/ford-fusion-2-0t-fmic-δcore-front-mount-intercooler/

I recommend that one as it allows you to keep the active grille shutters and adaptive cruise control. Best choice really, and I used it when I had a 2014 Fusion Titanium in the past.

Hey i just saw your write up on your 3.0T... Very awesome you are taking the MKZ to a new level with your mods.  

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Depends on your level of comfort taking the car apart. The book has it as a 3 hour job and the shop that I took my intercooler to (for the 3.0) took a little over 3 hours mostly because they took a little to put it all back together.  I would hazard to say that most shops don't work much on Lincolns for performance mods....

Personally, it was worth having it done professionally for the cost of some $$$. The intercooler isn't like an air intake, throttle body, etc as far as potential issues with a bad install.

You could get away without a tune, but to bring out full potential, you would need a custom tune to bring everything together imo.

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14 hours ago, tmf2004 said:

Thank you.. I actually came across that one last week while i was searching.   Now is this something i can install myself?  and will i need a tune or can i just bolt on and go?  Also what type of intake do you recommend?  

Tune is not needed but does make much better use of an intercooler upgrade better. I know Livernois can provide MKZ tunes at least for your MY.

Going back to the 2.0L engine, if I had to do it over again...hmm. Basically while not cheap, I'd just stick with C-PE parts. They have a intake as well as charge pipe replacements.

Installing intercooler does take some work, but can be done with no lift or power tools. Did both installs myself for the 2.0 and 3.0, just time consuming. But if you got the cash to buy the labor install, it is just more peace at mind.

Plus nothing more aggravating than having the charge pipes blow off after you reattached everything,  make sure those suckers are leeched on tight!

I had fun pioneering some 3.0 mods, but those days are over now that my MKZ is gone. I believe most mods have hit their peak anyway.

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