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by Bob Weir
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:27 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sudden Intermittent High Idle
Replies: 98
Views: 39561

Re: Sudden Intermittent High Idle

Do cars with different ignition controllers [EEC, PCM, distributor, etc.] have the sudden high idle condition?
by Bob Weir
Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sudden Intermittent High Idle
Replies: 98
Views: 39561

Re: Sudden Intermittent High Idle

per Ed's pik
Remove upper dash
Hit Throttle Bypass Valve Solenoid Diode with bf hammer or purse.
Drive with upper dash removed.
Intermittently hit TBVSD with whatever item is handy
by Bob Weir
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dr. Jekyll... rough running 2.9
Replies: 53
Views: 10309

Re: Dr. Jekyll... rough running 2.9

Joe The condition of the fusible link wires is a definite signal to pull apart the fuel injection [FI] harness. I soldered mine together covered with shrink wrap & electrical tape. I seriously suspect some bad wiring in FI harness. It has another 2 to 1 splice in it. One of the wires goes under ...
by Bob Weir
Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dr. Jekyll... rough running 2.9
Replies: 53
Views: 10309

Re: Dr. Jekyll... rough running 2.9

I’m posting this in MCA Scorpio forum because I know our more knowledgeable members will respond with corrections to my comments. I’ve had a “few” electrical issues with one of my Scorpios and the group has helped me find the correct path. I read your comments and the members’ responses. Here are my...
by Bob Weir
Wed Dec 06, 2023 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Disappearing coolant is normal - really?
Replies: 14
Views: 34320

Re: Disappearing coolant is normal - really?

If you're going to use bar's leak or any other similar stuff, I suggest you disconnect / bypass the heater core.
by Bob Weir
Sun Dec 03, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: How to change user name..
Replies: 7
Views: 12212

Re: How to change user name..

If I remember correctly; Mark told me it's better to add as a new user and keep the old user name to maintain access to all their old posts. My memory may be faulty.
by Bob Weir
Sun Dec 03, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Disappearing coolant is normal - really?
Replies: 14
Views: 34320

Re: Disappearing coolant is normal - really?

Thanks for the replies. In hindsight; because I've always had older cars, they all had at least old hoses that invariably needed a hose replaced, so coolant top off was required, but not from evaporation. Now that my daughters and Colette are driving 2019, 2020 and 2009 cars I'll have to add "c...
by Bob Weir
Wed Nov 29, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Disappearing coolant is normal - really?
Replies: 14
Views: 34320

Disappearing coolant is normal - really?

Having driven Merkurs for years, this is normal especially from old leaking hose connections or at worst a water pump. But from a 2019 Volvo XC40 less than 50k miles? Low coolant icon illuminates. Checked reservoir shows it’s ≈ 1/3 low. Water pump, hose leak? Nada, pressure tested etc. Maniac says i...
by Bob Weir
Fri Nov 17, 2023 4:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wife loves B'day present
Replies: 2
Views: 5625

Re: Wife loves B'day present

Yep. She recently contracted with someone who has ≈ 15 apt of which 9 are in an OLD apt building. In the days of Armoires & Wardrobes. What's a closet?
Hope you're doing well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving
by Bob Weir
Fri Nov 17, 2023 10:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wife loves B'day present
Replies: 2
Views: 5625

Wife loves B'day present

Now if I can find it when I need it.
Col's 66th B-Day gift from Bob.jpeg
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by Bob Weir
Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to club
Replies: 8
Views: 14909

Re: New to club

Welcome to the club. There are a few active members in your area [481## zip code]. Brad has the list. Contact him “DPDISXR4Ti”. Giving him a list of nearby zip codes makes it easier to find local members. Learning to use MCA website: To narrow [drill] down, you can Search the results of a Search. Wh...
by Bob Weir
Mon Sep 18, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Ripperoni XR Build
Replies: 2
Views: 4698

Ripperoni XR Build

Give Michielle some credit. She’s designing, cutting & welding what 90% of Merkur owners would never consider doing [me included]. She obviously has experience in modifying cars and has the guts to video publish her progress. She probably appreciates constructive criticism, helpful suggestions a...
by Bob Weir
Mon Sep 18, 2023 4:25 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Making the Cologne 2.9 Distributor-less using 4L OHV parts - TFI to EDIS Conversion
Replies: 75
Views: 116019

Re: Making the Cologne 2.9 Distributor-less using 4L OHV parts

Worldwide - do any Ford 2.9 v6 use a distributorless ignition?
by Bob Weir
Sun Sep 03, 2023 9:26 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: XR coolant hoses
Replies: 13
Views: 8382

Re: XR coolant hoses

To best of my knowledge, BAT no longer has Merkur parts. Here's their link https://www.batinc.net/ MCA Sponsors with 30+ years providing correct info & parts: You can contact (in no particular order) Jeff Herson at http://merkurmidwest.com/, Mike Oyler at http://www.merkur.50megs.com/ or Russ Ha...
by Bob Weir
Wed Aug 30, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Merkur owner and the journey so far
Replies: 13
Views: 32020

Re: New Merkur owner and the journey so far

Welcome to the club. You now have been infected with Merkuritise. Use the XR Forum. You'll appreciate the "Search" function especially compared to FB.