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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: C3 automatic trans issues
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: C3 automatic trans issues

Many aftermarket parts are improved over original OEM installed units (TFIs, e.g., to strengthen weaknesses/failure points). The vacuum control module likely isn't one of such items given it's mechanical simplicity (internal spring, internal diaphragm, metal case).

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: C3 automatic trans issues
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: C3 automatic trans issues

Vacuum control modules are available. Re fluid puking (from the fill tube?) I wouldn't discount the owner having overfilled it. Or the fill tube might not be fully seated at the trans.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: PCV tube blocked?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: PCV tube blocked?

Lots years ago I installed a professionally rebuilt block in one of my XRs. Over time minor oil dripping occurred,noticeable when parked as always over a sheet of cardboard. During oil and filter changes I noticed wetness at the oil cooler seal and oil filter adapter to oil cooler seal. Synthetic bl...
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New Speed sensor adapter
Replies: 22
Views: 4270

Re: New Speed sensor adapter

Pics, info, price would help.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 2822

Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump Conversion

1,000 mile circuit next: Tuxedo to Saginaw to Detroit and return home.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

Had not heard about that. Influences my views a little... A little more on top of how little respect I already have for lawyers, particularly those who form class action lawsuits. Those types aren't interested in establishing truth but rather in the size of the cut they will receive if the lawsuit p...
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio / Sierra plenum and throttle body parts / questions
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Scorpio / Sierra plenum and throttle body parts / questions

The opening (hole) on the underside of the left (main) TB bore in your photo is for the EGR tube. You'd need to make a block-off plate if you don't run the Scorpio EGR.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

None of the cleverly marketed bulbs like Silverstars, etc offer any improvement. They might have a color temperature that is different but that is about it. The reason anybody claims that they are brighter than what they had previously is because halogen bulbs degrade over time. So a fresh standard...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed May 29, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "Nice to have" alloy valve covers...
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: "Nice to have" alloy valve covers...

A bargain: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Cologne-2-8-V6-chrome-Rocker-Covers-capri-Sierra-Granada-/192932826716?ul_ref=https%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-127635-2958-0%252F16%253Fitm%253D192932826716%2526user_name%253Dfordmick%2526spid%253D2047675%2526mpre%253Dhttps%25253A%...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed May 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

Years ago I installed Sylvania Silverstars which seemed to be an improvement in city use (didn't drive much outside of city roads). Today H4 manufacturers claim greater improvement than I recall for my earlier Silverstars. I think I'd be satisfied with their latest upgrade of H4s.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Wed May 29, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio / Sierra plenum and throttle body parts / questions
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Scorpio / Sierra plenum and throttle body parts / questions

Paul West (on here) has this available until next week. Make him a low ball offer before it hits the dumpster.
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by Ed Lijewski
Wed May 29, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

I activate the high beam switch on open roads/highways and occasionally on neighborhood roads, and of course signaling approaching high beam boors. It's just nice to have that boosted illumination at hand. But overall I prefer the look of the OEM Scorpio lenses than the Euros. I gave up something I ...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed May 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

brokencase wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:22 pm

I have considered installing 100w fog lamp bulbs - in the actual fog lamps. Not sure the assembly/wiring can handle that.

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It can't. Tried it. Did a nose check of wiring afterward; pee-ewww. Reinstalled OEM wattage bulbs.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Tue May 28, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

You may be overthinking this (or not...).

On my Scorpio Euros the driving light function powers both the outer high beams and the inner lights. That, along with the tight focus of the inner reflectors, is what makes the Euro "driving lights" feature illuminate as well it does.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sun May 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: XR vs. Scorpio Inner Tie Rods
Replies: 8
Views: 3799

Re: XR vs. Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

But...as Scorp inners are NLA, is there enough threaded length on XR inners for them to work installed on a Scorp (iffy but maybe possible?).

YMMV