Hey guys, new here and looking for information on using the Ford Escape 2.5 l engine. I have heard that the MX-5 guys are using these engines and I have a brand new 2010 engine I would like to use. My questions are about reflashing the PCM to eliminate drivability problems like switching to a 5 speed from auto etc.. My other concern, or not, is the Atkinson cycle, is that going to be a drivability problem? can it be eliminated through programming? This will be going into a very lite car at 1600 lbs.
Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated.