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by thesameguy
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T5 Clutch fork....
Replies: 79
Views: 1975

Re: T5 Clutch fork....

I'm reviving this thread, as I'm becoming less satisfied with the clutch feel on the car. It's absolutely fine for driving, but I think it might be too heavy for traffic. I found some documentation from MDL: Here are the volume displacement requirements for the Tilton bearing assembly: Travel = Volu...
by thesameguy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: My first electrical problem
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: My first electrical problem

The connectivity issue doesn't appear to be at the bulb... at the taillights it was clearly the main connector just being an '80s design. I've run into the exact same thing on numerous '80s euro cars. The front turn signal issue is weird. I think it's splice S145 where all the turn signals come toge...
by thesameguy
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: My first electrical problem
Replies: 8
Views: 146

My first electrical problem

Took over 15 years for me to have my first actual electrical problem with the XR. After spending an hour going through wiring diagrams and checking the multimeter the problem appeared to be a bad ground on the right rear tail light. My quick fix: https://img.sacsaabs.org/xr/xr_taillightground.jpg I ...
by thesameguy
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Fuel pump, or pumps, or....
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: Fuel pump, or pumps, or....

Sheriffs aren't heads of law enforcement - they are local.

And your nitpicking doesn't change the substance of the point.
by thesameguy
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Fuel pump, or pumps, or....
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: Fuel pump, or pumps, or....

Elected people appoint the people who make these rules. Judges aren't elected, they are appointed. Heads of law enforcement aren't elected, they are appointed. It would be impractical for society to have to elect every person who participates in the government in the same way it would be impractical...
by thesameguy
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust manifold damage
Replies: 45
Views: 567

Re: Exhaust manifold damage

I think all of this stuff (or equivalents) is available from Moates.
by thesameguy
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust manifold damage
Replies: 45
Views: 567

Re: Exhaust manifold damage

What those Superchips etc. could do really depended on the car. IIRC the ones for Mopar SMEC were pretty competent. For EEC, I agree, they often didn't do much. My recollection on the SHO was that it tweaked timing and moved the secondary runner opening point. I also had an '89 (no rev limiter, no s...
by thesameguy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust manifold damage
Replies: 45
Views: 567

Re: Exhaust manifold damage

1000%. I remember talking to a Saab tuner back in the day and he commented that he could get +50hp with nothing but software, not even touching actual boost levels. The stock ECM was tuned for the big fat middle of the road, but he could tweak fuel and ignition to unlock a ton of potential in the st...
by thesameguy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Watching Hot Rod Garage tweek an '87 Turbo T-bird engine...
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Watching Hot Rod Garage tweek an '87 Turbo T-bird engine...

I really wish these things did a more incremental approach... the whole kitchen sink approach is fun and everything, but I wonder how much of that +100hp came from what upgrade. I remember a conversation with a Saab engineer once and he admitted they could get +50hp from an '80s Saab motor with just...
by thesameguy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust manifold damage
Replies: 45
Views: 567

Re: Exhaust manifold damage

IMO a lot depends on the actual targets for this car. I feel like a lot of people get carried away with the credit card and bolt-ons etc. rather than following a good plan. In my mind, crazy manifolds and external waste gates are kinda Nth degree stuff. How much boost does this car make? How much po...
by thesameguy
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Fuel pump, or pumps, or....
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: Fuel pump, or pumps, or....

I think we have forgotten what fascism actually is.
by thesameguy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Starter wouldn't disengage, now no crank
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Starter wouldn't disengage, now no crank

When I bought my XR I was slightly concerned about the electrical system, as these cars really did have a reputation for problems, maybe due entirely to Jim Rome. But, my Saab 900 also had a similar reputation and I'd never had (and still have never had) any sort of electrical problems with that car...
by thesameguy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Starter wouldn't disengage, now no crank
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Starter wouldn't disengage, now no crank

I would not do those things. The body is more than sufficient ground (assuming your battery ground cable is good) and fusible links provide important circuit protection for chassis electrical systems. The only way the starter can continue to run after the key is released is if the solenoid remains c...
by thesameguy
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Fuel pump, or pumps, or....
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: Fuel pump, or pumps, or....

Random things: The pulse dampener is there to eliminate resonances created by the opening and closing of the injectors. It was a big part of '80s EFI but largely doesn't exist anymore. I don't know what changed, if anything. It's possible everyone just came to the conclusion it wasn't necessary and ...
by thesameguy
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Ford is making an electric crate motor...
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Ford is making an electric crate motor...

The Texas and California problems are two different issues and largely not affected by electric cars. The Texas issue was failure to plan for unusual weather, and the California problem is *primarily* $#!%^& management from PG&E - they bonus the c-suite annually while letting their infrastructure literally fall apart. (I was involved in those lawsuits, I read the discovery) SCE is in a somewhat similar but less dramatic situation. Well-run utilities like SMUD have been unaffected by these problems.

In any case, the primary use pattern for electric cars is charging at night, when usage is very low. To that end, electric cars can be helpful by creating a revenue stream that makes better use of existing infrastructure (by using it off hours) and encourages investment. Just like roads, electricity usage typically has insane peaks during a fraction of the day and goes under utilized the rest of the time. Electric cars help smooth that out. Nobody is charging their car during peak hours... They are stuck in rush hour.

The trifecta here is electric cars, off hours charging and a distributed generation network (eg solar cells). That, done on a large scale, is magic. Throw in recycled EV batteries for fixed storage (Tesla Powerwall) and you've created a very resilient configuration.