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by topher_csr
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: MerkChat - Wednesday at 8PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

i am not seeing the merkurchat button, and everytime i follow the link above my browser crashes. any ideas?
by topher_csr
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Hey guys, I have a few questions about the XR...
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

all right i am going to give you some advice, and it pretty much what everyone else has said, get the car running and running well then look into changing the setup. you should not have that big of problem with overheating if everything is in good shape. but if i were you instead of t5 swaps, body k...
by topher_csr
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Boost gauge accuracy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

I could not tell you anymore about the shift boot. i replaced it with a leather one, then pulled the trans. so its long gone.
by topher_csr
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Boost gauge accuracy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

I bought a Autometer carbon fiber boost gauge and i love it. it reads very accurate, and gets there wicked fast. I never knew how fast my turbo spooled until i got that gauge. plus it looks bitching here are some pics http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj81/topher_csr/DSCN0291.jpg I also have the C/...
by topher_csr
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Removing valve cover, got a few Qs
Replies: 15
Views: 3154

i get you, although i have gotten good at taking the VC off, i don't like doing it.
by topher_csr
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Removing valve cover, got a few Qs
Replies: 15
Views: 3154

ok so the " following week" comment hurt, i had my newly rebuilt engine in the car for about a week when i had a little tow dolly mishap and blew the engine. but the valve cover gasket held just fine. it was the rods, pistons, crank, and head gasket. but the valve cover gasket was just fine. no but ...
by topher_csr
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: RS500
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

i had the game, and opening video i saw the car and freaked out. i get what your saying about the gauges. i wrecked the car so many times trying to watch the boost gauge move, and it like the tach, was always pegged. the car drifted very well and was a lot of fun. what sucks is that the game broke a...
by topher_csr
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Removing valve cover, got a few Qs
Replies: 15
Views: 3154

the felpro gasket works well for me. when ever you have everything unbolted make sure the heater hose hook behind the valve cover is pushed out of the way, if not you might cut the heater hose that runs behind the head. and the valve cover will get held up on the hook.
by topher_csr
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: my car does not idle
Replies: 3
Views: 858

i just took mine off and it seemed to be on the peg but the plug had both tabs broken off. so i think the connection was not the tightest. could this mess things up. or would the plug still make a connection without the tabs.
by topher_csr
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: my car does not idle
Replies: 3
Views: 858

my car does not idle

alright so my car will not idle and when ever i drive the car it will not stay running for even a couple seconds once i lift off of the throttle. so i thought it was the VAM and i was not. that makes it rev better but it will still not idle. now before i did not have an o2 sensor installed on my hom...
by topher_csr
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: gauge cluster overlay
Replies: 18
Views: 2710

i just bought a set like 2 weeks ago and it is the single greatest thing you can do the inside of your xr. install was a snap and they shipped in no joke 2 days. i would highly recommend these gauges to all. heres the link http://www.streetracerparts.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=xr4ti&Search.x=9&Sea...
by topher_csr
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tip for gutting Upper
Replies: 20
Views: 3748

i went at mine with a saws all and it worked like a charm. i would stay away from the torch/ cutter idea because the saws all method is just so easy.
by topher_csr
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: headlight problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

headlight problems

so i am getting ready to get my xr inspected to get it liscened after like a year of work and i figured the shop that inspected my car would like my head lights to work so i started to see if i could make them work, and i could not. so here is what know so far. 1. the dimmer switch is getting power ...
by topher_csr
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: leaking rack
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

leaking rack

so my power steering rack is shot to hell and it is leaking fluid pretty bad. it has a fairly consistent drip when the car is on and the power steering reservoir will totally drain out in about a week. so i was wondering what i could do to fix this short of rebuilding the rack or replacing it. a new...
by topher_csr
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rob's "Angry Eyes" Grill too expensive?
Replies: 21
Views: 3170

i looked into booth and settled for the cossy. i love the angry grille but the cossy grille i got was 185 shipped and in great ready to paint condition. and then i bought some ebay ricer mesh for $20 and put the front merkur emblem in the middle and it looks totally custom and under $250. i did reus...