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by john keefe
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"

Thanks Brokencase, didn't see the write-up on the alternator upgrade until recently... now I get it.
by john keefe
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"

Brokencase, would you recommend a combo like this to replace the stock radiator flex/clutch-fan? https://www.ebay.com/itm/251766478522 That's pretty damn inexpensive, compared to the double puller I had to use for the 5.0L XR. Connected them to a stock XR fan temp/switch drilled & tapped into the ra...
by john keefe
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Cosworth Replica Front Bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Cosworth Replica Front Bumper

RS, or RS500 bumper? Got a pic or two you can send or post? Thanks
by john keefe
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Broom stick handle!
Cool. That will improve rear downforce, keeping the rear spoiler up into the airflow over the cabin/hood, right? :D Can't be good for keeping papers and loose stuff in the trunk though.
by john keefe
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Thanks! Speaking of liftgates, I swapped out the liftgate pushrods for both the XR and the Scorpio with new Sachs. The XR just about jumps up with little effort... the Scorpio is still slow and heavy, which is not ideal as that's the one which gets loaded with bags, groceries, golf clubs, etc.. I th...
by john keefe
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

I've had this problem from Day 1, though it's an earlier Scorpio. I don't have a button to release the trunk from the interior. AFAIK, it's switched with the door key. Where would the trunk switch be located on the later models?
by john keefe
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade
Replies: 58
Views: 4046

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

brokencase wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:25 pm
... this ain't my first Rodeo...



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I'd say it wasn't your first either... That's a very nice, clean setup.
by john keefe
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Having problems logging in? Read this thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Re: Having problems logging in? Try clearing your cookies

PHP warnings started popping up again (2/6/19), and taking a very long time to get the website to open... timed me out several times. No problem signing in once I got into the site, but just giving an FYI.
by john keefe
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1989 Scorpio FREE Ontario, Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1657

Re: 1989 Scorpio FREE Ontario, Canada

Wow... that interior looks in great shape. Surprised how much more plush the seats are than in the '88.
by john keefe
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Uprated Front Springs
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

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? Read this thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

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: 1387

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: 922

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: 922

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: 922

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?