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by Fresh Air Inspector
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Corroded Thermostat Housing / Upper Radiator Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Corroded Thermostat Housing / Upper Radiator Hose

Hello Andy, I assume Andy is your name - correct me if I'm wrong. Or do you prefer Andyofcolumbusmerkur? Appreciate the reply. I wish 'polishing' would work - the rad hose neck is very pitted, some are 2 - 3 mm deep!! I'm was surprised one of the pits didn't perforate the rad hose neck. :-) I've alr...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Corroded Thermostat Housing / Upper Radiator Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Corroded Thermostat Housing / Upper Radiator Hose

Hello All, As part of my 'to do list' before putting the car on the road I began replacing all the coolant hoses. The vehicle was in California from 1988 to 2015 (original owner / 80K miles), part of that time it sat in storage. Although the coolant was replaced a few years ago by the second owner, ...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Issue

Hello Dimwits, Thanks for the feedback - appreciated. I was planning to go to the local truck repair shop to have them torque it. In the end I was able to use my big torque wrench to do the 250 ft. lbs - possibly more (click limit). Fully agree on the Nyloc nuts. So you had a W164, I used to have a ...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 42
Views: 433

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

Hello All, I'm going to bail out of this discussion. As a former technical writer, doing research as well as gathering feedback and input is how I troubleshoot an issue with the end result of possibly preparing a simple troubleshooting document for future reference. Instead my quest for knowledge se...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 42
Views: 433

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

Hello Ed, Brokencase, Appreciate the feedback. I won't be able to provide a proper update until after I have received the new Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT), sensor (Motorcraft). I plan to removing and cleaning the Throttle Body to improve access to the ECT then I can do another round of troublesh...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 42
Views: 433

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

Hello Brokencase, BRILLIANT TROUBLESHOOTING!!!! Ran both the KOEO and KOER tests with my code reader with the following results; 12, 16 and 23 were to be expected as they relate to RPM and TPS (I did not have the IAC installed but was connected). The one you thought could be the problem was code 21;...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 42
Views: 433

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

Hello Brokencase,

Thanks for the reminder forgot to include this point in my previous post. I have that exact code reader, will be running diagnostics tomorrow. I hope to have an update before end of day tomorrow.
by Fresh Air Inspector
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 42
Views: 433

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

Hello Ed, First, apologies for not doing a search, should have done so and not wasted your time. Normally that is the first thing I do on a forum when I run into an issue, no idea why I didn't this time. Too many projects on the go is my feeble excuse - chasing an IAC issue with my modified Volvo 94...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 42
Views: 433

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve??

Hello All, Recap; Car (~80K mi. / 125K km), has been running well other than a stumble coming off idle (i.e. accelerating away from a stop), until the engine has been running for a few minutes and occasionally difficulty starting when warmed up - throttle half open while turning the key is the worka...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Change Delineation Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 113670

Re: Scorpio Change Delineation Thread

Hello Brad, Don't know for sure if this is an '89 thing or not. I noticed in the pictures of the very low mileage 89 that was recently sold (thread titled; Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction), that the Idle Air Control (IAC), valve is pointing in the opposite direction. Electrical connect...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Issue

Hello Brokencase, Thank you for the detailed reply. I haven't heard of a torque to yield (TTY), nut, the only TTY fasteners I know are bolts (such as cylinder head bolts or studs). These fasteners are designed to stretch which is why I am puzzled by the idea of a TTY nut, not much material to stretc...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Issue

Hello All, Hopefully someone out there has replaced the front wheel bearings as I desperately need some wisdom. Decided to tackle replacing both front wheel bearings at the suggestion of the front end alignment shop I use - they declined to do the alignment unless the bearings were replaced. Upon re...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Service Manuals - Free, You Pay Shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Scorpio Service Manuals - Free, You Pay Shipping

Hello All, An old friend and former member of the Southern Ontario Merkur Owners as well as IMON was cleaning up his garage and found the documents listed below. He shipped them to me and asked that I ensure 'they went to a go home'. :-) So, the following documents are available; 1. Scorpio Shop Man...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Windshield Group Buy
Replies: 24
Views: 382

Re: Windshield Group Buy

Hello All, Apologies for the late response, been busy with other projects. This is doable assuming the following; 1. That 9 windshields will fit in either my '94 Volvo wagon or the '88 Scorpio? 2. The Canada / US border is open by the Carlisle dates? 3. Carlisle is a go for 2021? I live about 90 km ...
by Fresh Air Inspector
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: WTB - Scorpio Metric Ambient Temperature / Clock Display
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: WTB - Scorpio Metric Ambient Temperature / Clock Display

Hello All, Just a quick note to say that I have acquired a 'metric' temp/clock display via a fellow Canadian (Steve, aka asifahmed). Thank you Steve!!! If anyone has a defective temp/clock display, please let me know. I have a temp/clock display with a defective transistor that I can repair, run som...