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by john keefe
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Uprated Front Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Uprated Front Springs

Yeah... KYB's. Good, but not very sophisticated. Had them laying around from some XR project in the past. Already spent the play money on the 5.0XR suspension. Would love to try an adjustable coilover Jetta setup, but gotta' figure out how to live with what it's got on it now. It does have Explorer ...
by john keefe
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Having problems logging in? Try clearing your cookies
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Having problems logging in? Try clearing your cookies

If that doesn't work, try manually deleting all merkurclub cookies on your computer as well. Thanks Mark for the help!
by john keefe
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Uprated Front Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Uprated Front Springs

Brokencase... sorry didn't reply sooner, but was having trouble getting signed in for a while there. Not using Jetta struts. KYB's for XR4, with aluminum sleeve. Original Scorpio springs, orig. strut tower mount bushing (looked fine during install, firm w/ no cracks). New strut upper bearings. PU TC...
by john keefe
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

The issue is the servo bores wearing... There is a fix for the later 5R55W transmissions ( https://www.fordservoboretransmissionfixsolution.com/ ) but I'm not sure what is available for the A4LD. Smart solution. I contacted them to see if there was any crossover for the A4, or if it was possible to...
by john keefe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

Ah... Already have a 5.0L trans cooler installed, when I replaced the front seal. By-passed the rad/trans combo cooler.
by john keefe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

brokencase wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:08 pm
... leakage past the hydraulic solenoid bores (on the side of the trans)...
What's the cure for this? Is there an o-ring to swap in, or is a new solenoid required?
by john keefe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 256

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 john keefe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Uprated Front Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Uprated Front Springs

Oops. Did I get those from you? Ha! Sorry about that if I did. Fit-up tolerances were snug, not loose, IIRC. But, now I suspect the culprit is probably me... I didn't want those sleeves fretting then galling, on either the hub or strut, so I installed them with a thin film of anti-seize compound. Pe...
by john keefe
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

Good probability on other worn components being the cause, which is what I originally suspected, but I've changed fluid change twice and had no metal in the fluid, or signs of linings, etc.. I'm hoping that the fact it will stay firmly in gear once it catches is a good sign... One can only cross fin...
by john keefe
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

Thanks guys. Ed, you're talking about the vacuum modulator (aftermarket adjustable)? I have one installed, and been playing around with it. Definitely changes the shift points, but going in either direction hasn't improved matters. One thing I know, if I put it in 3 and it starts to slip in the 2-3 ...
by john keefe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Uprated Front Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Uprated Front Springs

Let us know what the install and performance is like. I'm disappointed with the KYB & insert sleeve setup... constant clunking. Tired of going through and checking all the suspension bolts, upper mount, sway bar, the through-bolt on the hub. It's both sides, so I'm pretty sure is related to toleranc...
by john keefe
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Dual solenoid A4LD valve body???

Playing around with this A4LD again... trying to eliminate 2-3 slipping/flare, and weak reverse. Seems there's a TSB covering this, showing where to enlarge 3 holes in the plate (TSB ATRATB044, 03/01/'91) 42157322.gif I'm guessing those mod's are part of the upgrades with most shift kits, correct? B...
by john keefe
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 2366

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

So, I made a template of the Sierra lenses and overlaid them on the Scorpio light(s), and it's a fit height wise, but about 1.5" short on width. Looks like angling from vertical is about the same, but there's that gap to the hood and grille. Don't have any idea how the bulkhead/bucket would work to ...
by john keefe
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 2366

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

No bulkhead surgery required, as with the XR conversion?
by john keefe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?
Replies: 27
Views: 2366

Re: Sierra Cossie headlights in a Scorpio?

Well, as my Dad told me one time, its OK to have illusions of grandeur, but not delusions... Those MK2 lenses do look taller, tho.

Ed, did the stock grille opening/panel not work with the Euro lights?