TunePlus, Inc Built Blocks and Upgraded Cylinder Head Information
If you have ANY questions or looking to purchase a LONGBLOCK, please email email@example.com. We want to make sure there is no confusion on what you are getting, or what is all required by you, the customer, when you receive your TunePlus, Inc Shortblock or Cylinder Head.
OUR FOCUS RS / ECOBOOST MUSTANG ENGINES ARE BUILT WITH 2.0 (TS) FORD FUSION BLOCKS, BUT WITH 2.3L INTERNALS. THIS IS TO AVOID CRACKING ON THE BLOCK THAT THE FACTORY 2.3L ENGINE BLOCK HAS BEEN KNOWN TO HAVE HAPPEN. 2.0 BLOCKS DO NOT REQUIRE CYLINDER SUPPORT SYSTEMS AS THEY ARE SEMI-CLOSED DECK. FOCUS ST ENGINES ARE BUILT WITH THE STANDARD 2.0L BLOCK AS THEY ARE CLOSED DECK.
Ecoboost Mustang and Focus RS will use a OEM Focus RS Headgasket, Focus ST's will use an OEM Focus ST Headgasket. Make sure you are using the latest part number Ford offers when ordering from your dealership, do not use old stock they have on the shelf.
*MUSTANG CUSTOMERS WILL USE 3 OUT OF THE 4 ENGINE BRACKET HOLES WITH THIS BLOCK*
TunePlus, Inc "The One" Shortblock (600-700whp)
Over the years we have gone through plenty of revisions on our shortblocks to always continue to push the platform forward. We have tested different piston designs and material, coatings, different blocks, different rods, and different tolerances when assembling. Always getting us to that next level of results we are looking for.
"The One" shortblock has been created using the data collected over the years from testing and applied all into one pre-packaged shortblock for the Ecoboost community. Boasting a 600-700whp (Depending on Rods) capability, which is only limited by the factory sleeves, the components we use are capable of much more. Consider this "overbuilding" for most customers, but with the price tag you can afford to bulletproof your build to always have room for more down the road.
Focus RS and Ecoboost Mustang customer's shortblocks will be assembled using the Ford Fusion (TS) block for it's semi-closed deck design and it's more robust casting.
Focus ST customer's shortblocks will be assembled using the factory Focus ST block.
Our shortblocks do not require you to modify anything on your vehicle to use. Anything you have bolted onto your shortblock now will carry over to our shortblock. No modifications required to fit your stock cylinder head onto the shortblock either. Neither require any clearancing for any turbo upgrades on the market either. It truly is a 1 for 1 swap for your factory shortblock.
Compression Ratio - 10.0:1
Displacement - 2.3L
- TunePlus, Inc Heavy Duty Pistons w/ H13 Tool Steel Pins / Gold Crown Coating / Skirt Coating (Manufactured by Traum Pistons)
- Eagle H-beam Rods w/ ARP2000 or ARP625+ Bolts*
- King Performance XP-Series Race Bearings
- Balance Shaft Delete
- New OEM Pinned Crank and Gear
- New OEM Block
- Full machining and assembly
- No Core Needed
*Rod bolts will depend on current inventory. In a post-Covid world inventory has been very hard to come by. If you are planning on making over 600whp please email firstname.lastname@example.org after placing your order so we can make sure to include 625+ Bolts. Manley and Wiseco Boostline I-Beam Rods are available for additional cost.
TunePlus, Inc "The One" CNC Ported Cylinder Head
This cylinder head was designed to pair with our "The One" Block. It is the only cylinder head on the market to incorporate and O-ringed deck. O-ringing is a process where a profile cut is made into the deck surface to house copper or steel O-ring material. The O-ring sits slightly above the deck surface and crushes the gasket around the cylinder. This reduces the chances of a head gasket failure by increasing the sealing pressure area around the cylinder SIGNIFICANTLY. It also features our new camshaft profile for better drivability and idle quality, without the sacrifice of power. Our camshaft specs will not be shared publicly at this time. There is a slight increase in idle vibration from the camshafts, equal to installing a set of upgraded engine mounts.
Intake side porting has provided an average 32% increase in flow across all cylinders, while still retaining the factory "DI wall" for optimal fuel distribution in the cylinder. Exhaust side porting has an average 26% increase on the on the outer cylinders, and 6% increase on the inner cylinders to get flow on the exhaust side as balanced as possible for equal cylinder power production. Because of the cylinder head design the center ports flow significantly more in stock form, so the outer ports have more aggressive port work done on them to try and "catch up" to the center ports.
RS / Mustang Stock Airflow Numbers:
Intake: 157cfm @ 28"
Exhaust Outer: 127cfm @ 28"
Exhaust Inner: 147cfm @ 28"
TunePlus, Inc Airflow Numbers:
Intake: 207cfm @ 28"
Exhaust Outer: 155cfm @ 28"
Exhaust Inner: 155cfm @ 28"
- TunePlus, Inc Valvetrain Upgrade
- TunePlus, Inc / Piper UK Camshafts
- TunePlus, Inc CNC Porting Service w/ Performance Minded Valve Job
- TunePlus, Inc O-ringing Service w/ Copper Wire
- New OEM Valveseals
- New OEM Cylinder Head
- New OEM Cam Buckets shimmed to spec
- Machining and Assembly
- No Core Required
What do you get?
You get a completely assembled shortblock or cylinder head. You will be required to move over your factory components like Timing Cover, Oil Pan, Valve Cover, Sensors, and other Hardware. All your factory components will bolt on, nothing is changed on our engines to affect fitment of any of these components, any turbo kit, and any intake manifold. It is recommended that you replace your oil pump, oil pump pickup, and timing components with NEW OEM parts during assembly. We can supply any new OEM parts you need, please just email email@example.com.
Assembly: If you have any questions about the assembly of a shortblock into a complete engine please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a PDF document of the Ford Factory Assembly process which can be followed 95%, the only difference will be if you are using ARP head studs then you will use the ARP instructions for torqing the head.
Ford Factory Assembly Manual (Start at step 32) - Click Here
- It is recommended to cover the rear aluminum oil galley plug with High Temp Epoxy and let it cure for 48 hours before installing and running in a vehicle. This will guarantee no oil will leak from this plug.
- Before installing the head gasket and head studs clean the deck surface of both your block and head with acetone or brake cleaner to remove any assembly oil and debris
- Ford OEM Rear main should be installed with extra care, or they can leak fairly easy. Make sure the crankshaft is 100% clear of debris and oil, install new rear main seal with the provided tool in the rear main seal package from Ford. Torque bolts.
- When installing the oil pan make sure you have a lot of Ford TA-29 Sealant on the oil pan and the rear main seal mating surfaces. The surface area on the corners is very small and can be a source of leaks.
Mustang - You must have UPR Catch Can installed with the PCV Valve gutted, and 100psi UPR Check valve installed on the intake manifold line.
Focus RS/ST - You must have a Radium PCV Catch Can installed with the PCV Valve gutted, and 100psi UPR Check valve installed on the intake manifold line.
Radium Baffle plate can be used in place of the factory PCV Baffle Plate, just make sure if you get any low engine speed smoking you want to gut the PCV valve and add a the check valve as outlined above.
We recommend that all customers use Amsoil Break-In Oil (available on our store) for initial start up and break in. Vehicle should be started and checked for leaks, then a Misfire Monitor Neutral Profile Correction procedure done. This needs to be done with a high end scan tool or taken to a dealership. This needs to happen first then you immediately start the break in process.
You want to get into steady/constant boost (15psi or less) within the first 20 minutes of the vehicle being started and driven so the rings seat properly. Never keep a steady RPM or Speed during break in. ALWAYS KEEP THE RPM MOVING! After 20-30 minutes of varying RPM/Speed and Boost, drive the car for 50 miles before changing the break in oil to your normal running oil (3,500 intervals, 7 quarts because of balance shaft delete). We have Liqui Moly oil change kits available on our store.
Begin the tuning process immediately!
Freight is not included with the price of our shortblocks or heads, shipping will be determined once the order is complete and ready to ship to your destination. International shipping is available!
90 Day warranty on any component that is damaged as a result of anything machined or assembled by TunePlus, Inc. We do not cover any component that was assembled by the customer or customer's installation shop. Any component that is not a TunePlus, Inc Product is covered by the manufacturer warranty. We will facilitate any manufacturer warranty claim for the customer to insure they get a fair decision from the manufacturer.
TunePlus, Inc does not offer any labor reimbursement.