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by Ed Lijewski
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No fuel pressure, pumps are good...
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: No fuel pressure, pumps are good...

Gawddamnright it could.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No fuel pressure, pumps are good...
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: No fuel pressure, pumps are good...

Two codes are for lost or no ECT sensor signal. Install a new ECT sensor, then rescan codes.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone like their Chromebook?
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Anyone like their Chromebook?

At Target this week:
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Hardly worth keeping no longer supported CBs.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: EATC acting up...
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: EATC acting up...

You've got a plan re renewing electronics.

What's your plan re windshields?

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to the Merkur world help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: New to the Merkur world help needed

"......double face palm on my part for not checking since I am a Ford tech...I have never seen wiring short to power before....and use the lights as its own little play toy..." You may be referring to the status lights in the upper console; with key On, thrre is always power to that module but it c...
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: EATC acting up...
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: EATC acting up...

Blower control module. Might rank high on list.

(Vent door motors have any caps?l

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Modern Ford Fiesta - a donor for Merkur parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Modern Ford Fiesta - a donor for Merkur parts?

Not a fan of LED lighting especially in/near my eyes.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: EATC acting up...
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: EATC acting up...

Looks like you've identified what could be a good side hustle serving the loyal (although diminshing...) Scorpio owners group.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Angry eye grills
Replies: 22
Views: 293

Re: Angry eye grills

"TOP DEFINITION Crackhead prices. A phrase used to describe something that's sold at a discounted price. When you buy something at a "crackhead price", you're buying it cheaper than it would normally be. It's called a crackhead price because crackheads go around selling goods at prices way cheaper t...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Catch Can Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: Catch Can Question

"Under light throttle - full intake vacuum - air is pulled from the turbo inlet pipe, through the head, into the sump, and out the crank case breather & PCV valve into the high-vacuum intake manifold." "Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. :)" Under no boost condition air charge vacuum in the...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 25
Views: 199

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?

Re the MAP, the ECU looks to it for data re the density/mass of the air charge at the intake in order to correctly adjust fuel/air mixture. The MAP takes the place of the VAM on the XR. A MAP found to be crusty would be suspect (condensation can collect in the hose from intake); spraying it with any...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 25
Views: 199

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?

No magic here; daily dose of penetrating oil (Liquid Wrench et al), rapping lightly nut and pipe with hammer/wrench. Repeat 2/3 times or more daily over a few days. That worked for me.

(Have no ideas to offer re disconnecting pipe at block.)

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 25
Views: 199

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?

I know from experience what a PITA getting the EGR off usually is...

Maybe consider this: disconnect the EGR pipe fron the TB. Make a temporary plate from any metal at hand with screw holes matching the pipe retainer, and block off the TB there and to see if the engine runs differently.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: EATC acting up...
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: EATC acting up...

So...keeping the car out of sharp sunlight as much as possible when not in use, using a windshield sun deflector when you can't, might prevent or at least delay this issue. Seems reasonable as a preservation tactic given the conductive heat load on the dash for half or more of the year.

YMMV.
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?
Replies: 25
Views: 199

Re: Mr. Hyde... Sudden Rough Running 2.9L?

Wonder if the Manifold Air Sensor is the cause?

YMMV