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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Day dreaming about a 4.0L in a Scorpio
Replies: 74
Views: 10756

Re: Day dreaming about a 4.0L in a Scorpio

You have a parts Scorpio, what year? How's its engine? Pull it, if necessary install newer heads, store it until needed.

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Help with head gasket
Replies: 47
Views: 283

Re: Help with head gasket

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio 3d models up on thingiverse...
Replies: 9
Views: 54

Re: Scorpio 3d models up on thingiverse...

Curious as to how you modeled the steering column bushing; did you remove an original one from your car?

Does that 175 download number mean 175 Scorpio owners are on Thingiverse (hah)?

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio 3d models up on thingiverse...
Replies: 9
Views: 54

Re: Scorpio 3d models up on thingiverse...

Curious as to how you modeled the steering column bushing; did you remove an original one from your car?

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Power Steering Whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 41

Re: Power Steering Whistle

I always try to cheap out where I can, but for just under $50 shipped for a reman unit on Rock Auto I'd go that route. Especially since your pump seems to be generating a noise rather than leaking. But noises under the hood can be deceiving re their sources. Use your engine stethoscope (I bet you ha...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Power Steering Whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 41

Re: Power Steering Whistle

I'd loosen the belt and rotate the pump pulley manually to see if you feel heavy resistance or bearing rumble. Just replacing the pump strikes me as reasonable. No idea how many miles on yours but my '89 with only ~85K on it when I got it was leaking (one reason the owner decided to let it go-it was...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Power Steering Whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 41

Re: Power Steering Whistle

No idea what the cause is, but try a bottle of LubeGard power steering additive. Company tech recommends it to shush Ford pump whines.

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio 3d models up on thingiverse...
Replies: 9
Views: 54

Re: Scorpio 3d models up on thingiverse...

I had a '59 Austin Healey Sprite.

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: WTB - Scorpio Metric Ambient Temperature / Clock Display
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: WTB - Scorpio Metric Ambient Temperature / Clock Display

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'89 module. Not switchable to C* from the front.

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 12
Views: 47

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

I wonder if a mismatched (P/Ns) IAC is involved in the Sudden High Idle Syndrome. The TSB doesn't mention sudden high idle, but the fly back issue makes sense as causing that.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 12
Views: 47

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

...But the IAC harness connector is a one-way only plug, it can't be reversed.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: '89 scorpio compressor belt
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: '89 scorpio compressor belt

Use a crow bar or equivalent to lever it loose, along with Liquid Wrench e.g..

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 12
Views: 47

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

Forgot add above: did you install a new IAC gasket?

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 12
Views: 47

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

EGR is EEC controlled and doesn't actuate at/off idle. Disconnecting the EGR solenoid vaccum hose(s) has no effect under idle/low rpm conditions. What's worth a (desperate...) try is to use a vaccum pump on the EGR nipple to work the diaphragm and pintle, while engine is cold and hot. Not more than ...
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: High Idle - IAC Valve
Replies: 12
Views: 47

Re: High Idle - IAC Valve

Original off-idle stumble on depressing accelerator is likely an EGR issue allowing some extra air into the intake. High idle issue could be carbon deposits on IAC pintle and seat; or an error re soldering the new TPS pig tail to the harness (not sure how, but logic points to that action for diagnos...