Engine Ford N38H

The 2.3-liter Ford N38H or 2.3 EcoBoost engine was produced in Ohio from 2014 to 2017 and was installed only in the American version of the popular sixth-generation Mustang coupe. There is an export modification of this turbo engine with 317 hp under its symbol N48H.

2.3 EcoBoost Family: N38H, YVDA.


Production years 2014-2017
Displacement, cc 2264
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 314
Torque output, Nm 434
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Piston stroke, mm 94
Compression ratio 9.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Ti-VCT
Turbocharging Garrett MGT2260SZ
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 150

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Mustang 6 (S550) in 2014 – 2017.

Disadvantages of the N38H engine

  • For trouble-free operation of this engine, you need to replace a number of parts: fuel sensor, turbine sensor, oil separator and canister purge valve;
  • It is also recommended to replace the expansion tank cap with a non-original one;
  • During active driving, the cylinder head gasket may regularly break through, but there is a solution;
  • Like all direct injection units, it is prone to carbon deposits on the valves;
  • Leaky pipes and leaks along the front timing cover cause a lot of trouble.

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