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by Ed Lijewski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Speed Sensor Fix Idea-Wondering...
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Speed Sensor Fix Idea-Wondering...

Brokencase: As the resident electronic hobbyist, do you think a failed VSS could be made to work by removing the bad internal pulse generator and connecting and installing this or a smaller unit if available? Or mounting one, connected of course, on top of the bad VSS and weather-sealed? https://rov...
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Uprated Front Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Uprated Front Springs

Huh? Like, mucho, XR KYBs.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Blower Motor resistor option
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Blower Motor resistor option

The single XR BCM wire, brown, spade connector, is the ground; the three colored wires connect the three position cabin blower switch to determine blower motor speed.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Uprated Front Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Uprated Front Springs

I was referring to the knuckle bolt hole of the Jetta strut (not the sleeve dimension); just brainstorming why John hears/feels a thumping. If/if the strut bolt hole is even a bit larger and the sleeve doesn't grip the strut fist hard, that might be where the thumping originates.
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Uprated Front Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Uprated Front Springs

Is the bolt hole on the Jetta struts even a smidge larger than on the OEMs?
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

Is the flaring at 2-3 shift the same when cold/cool and fully warmed? Yep, though it sometimes will be better for a few stoplights after a longer drive. Very easy acceleration gets OK results sometimes, but that's difficult to maintain with the traffic around here. Usually have to resort to manual ...
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

Is the flaring at 2-3 shift the same when cold/cool and fully warmed?
by Ed Lijewski
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Jack for Scorpio
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Alternate Jack for Scorpio

Any jack other than the OEM Scorpio is highly unlikely to stow cleanly in the rear side panel so Dean's offer is a winner IMO. The OEM lug wrench is waay too short for loosening any but the loosest nuts. I carry an aftermarket extendable lug wrench, and only tighten lug nuts to Ford spec (55-75 ft.)...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: XR4Ti Purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: XR4Ti Purchase

Freeze 12 never was as effective as R12 (easy to verify; it's a mixture of refrigerants including R134 IIRC). Duracool claims to be as effective as R12 and develops less compressor head pressure in extreme conditions.

I have an unopened case of Freeze 12 if anyone is looking for some.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone DD theirs?
Replies: 39
Views: 2706

Re: Anyone DD theirs?

The female spring connectors weaken over time. The male prongs accrete crud. Bulb contacts lose solder and grip.

Each and all are weaker and common failure prone points.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: XR4Ti Purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: XR4Ti Purchase

I run R12 in 3 Merks.

Duracool refrigerant works very well per Merkur2.3Turbo here.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: XR4Ti Purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: XR4Ti Purchase

I'd never delete a/c, in any car. XR a/c is excellent.

Compressor might not switch on because: refrigerant level is too low, deicing switch is bad, trinary switch on receiver/dryer is bad.

Re knocking, timing could be off, timing belt coukd have slipped.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

Re timing of shift points, that can be asjusted by using a small hex wrench to either loosen (earlier) or tighten (later) the internal diaphragm spring. Turn screw only short arcs (quarter turn) at a time in intended direction.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 89 condenser fan relay
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 89 condenser fan relay

Issue could be a failed coolant fan switch. It's mounted under the lower intake manifold, has a squarish harness connector so not the sensor with a black round connector which is for engine coolant temperature sender.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio for sale on copart .
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Scorpio for sale on copart .

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