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Livernois 3.5L Ecoboost Off-Road Baja Race Engine

Livernois

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Just completed another 3.5L Ecoboost build for a customer for off road style racing. This engine utilizes Livernois custom components and machine work to produce an extremely reliable off road race engine.

The block has been prepped and machined with Livernois exclusive deck bore brace, which adds significant strength to the block deck and bores. This ensures that even under high boost conditions where power and load go up considerably, that the bores don't shift and move due to the factory open deck design. In addition to strengthening the bores and improving ring seal under load the brace also improves the head gasket retention and sealing, preventing gasket blowout.

Fortified with Livernois custom I-beam connecting rod and Livernois custom DI forged piston kit the bottom end is able to support whatever you can throw at it without breaking a sweat. Livernois head and main stud kits are added to further add durability to the package and keep everything together.

The custom dry sump oiling system and billet oil pan allow this package to endure the extremes of full out off road racing without having to worry about the oil system.
 

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Here are some additional photos of the build and the completed engine as well.
 

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