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by 86XR4Ti_John
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: low boost/loss of boost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Re: low boost/loss of boost?

I'll give that a try Esteban, however, the gillis valve was run on my Talon with no problems and I also ran my Hallman Pro from the Talon on the XR with the same results.
by 86XR4Ti_John
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: low boost/loss of boost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Re: low boost/loss of boost?

3rd post down about that.

Its very tightly pulled closed and the flapper fits well in the wastegate passage, covering it completely. Also, it did this with the stock setup as well.
by 86XR4Ti_John
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: low boost/loss of boost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Re: low boost/loss of boost?

Ed, its a Motorcraft valve, plus there is the (I belive 20psi) check valve in line. I use the same ones on my Talon as do others, and I am on the high side of 27 psi on that car. The hoses from the crank case to the upper intake manifold have been also replaced with good new stuff. as for a boost le...
by 86XR4Ti_John
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: low boost/loss of boost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Re: low boost/loss of boost?

no/very little blow by, engine has low miles and has been well maintained.

pcv seems to hold pressure well on its own, plus a good strong check valve is in line.
by 86XR4Ti_John
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: low boost/loss of boost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Re: low boost/loss of boost?

Ed, first line of the post ;) :D
by 86XR4Ti_John
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: low boost/loss of boost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Re: low boost/loss of boost?

as sure as I can be. It did it with the stock setup, and when I swapped thew new(old) downpipe on, I was quite careful about how the flapper door fitted.

either way, no change.
by 86XR4Ti_John
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: low boost/loss of boost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

low boost/loss of boost?

hi all. 86 Xr, with new exhaust, fresh head rebuild, good compression, new pcv(motorcraft) and a check valve in line with it. Car also has ported and coated E6, big VAM/Superchip/intake. As well, small front mount intercooler and cheap bov, but even with the stock non intercooled setup it still is n...
by 86XR4Ti_John
Wed May 12, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: head bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

thanx guys. I figured as much, but I didn't wanna have that "oh dammit" feeling later...
by 86XR4Ti_John
Wed May 12, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: head bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

head bolts

Hiya all :) pulled the head on mine to do the valve stem seals, and got it all cleaned up, milled, checked over etc. Now, can I reuse the head bolts? Not overheated, only approx 55,000 miles on it. Not much more than stock boost. They don't look like torque to yield, but I could be wrong. If I need ...
by 86XR4Ti_John
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Junkyard Shopping List - Feel free to contribute
Replies: 102
Views: 80049

BuzzBomb2.3, look at Volvo 850s too. They are also designed with the springs like that. And Ford Focuses.
by 86XR4Ti_John
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Regional - Pacific Northwest
Topic: BYOT Hobby Garage - Bring Your Own Tools
Replies: 10
Views: 6581

I strongly suggest getting steel tops for at least some of them. I am a professional mechanic and shops that I work in that have steel topped benches are always easier to work on. Clean up faster, don't get damaged, are stronger to just put big parts on without worrying etc.
by 86XR4Ti_John
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Saab 900 coolant bottle fitted in 89 XR manual...
Replies: 4
Views: 2673

I guess that would work, even being on the other side. It has to have the out and inlet hose, the level sensor and the pressure cap.
by 86XR4Ti_John
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Regional - Pacific Northwest
Topic: BYOT Hobby Garage - Bring Your Own Tools
Replies: 10
Views: 6581

yea but if you guys come up for a meet (HINT HINT HINT) and something busticated on ya's, y'all could slide right in and fixer up quick like.
by 86XR4Ti_John
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Regional - Pacific Northwest
Topic: BYOT Hobby Garage - Bring Your Own Tools
Replies: 10
Views: 6581

awesome awesome!

Once this catches on, you will do just fine. You might need a second hoist :)
by 86XR4Ti_John
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: cracked coolant pressure tank
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

yea this one funny enough cracked around the filler cap.

And my car has only 93,000 kilometers on it. Boo urns.

Mike I might take you up on that. Being in Canada and all, it will probably be quicker to get from you too.