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Ford Ecoboost Engines Using Superalloy Similar to Rocket Engine

The new Fusion will be on sale in the US in the early fall

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Ecoboost and a rocket engine have in common? According to Ford, it uses a BorgWarner turbine wheel made from a superalloy that BorgWarner supplies a larger version of on the fuel pump to launch to Space Shuttle.

A superalloy is a blanket term for an alloy that has high strength, resists deformation at high temperatures and resists oxidation. The material used in the Ford and Space Shuttle is a mix of tungsten, cobalt and other materials. They are common in jet engines or anywhere that a material will have to function under high heat and forces.

According to Ford, it will allow the turbo to have a longer operational life. It can accept 1,050° Celsius (1,922° Fahrenheit). The stronger material allows Ford to increase power in these engines to 270hp, instead of 240hp in the Edge and Explorer Ecoboost. 

The turbo in the Edge and ExplorerExplorer Gen.5Ford Explorer Gen.5United States of America, 2011 > present11 versions
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Ecoboost engines is technically the same, but they use a different turbine. In comparison, the turbines in these vehicles can take up to 970° Celsius (1,778° Fahrenheit).

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