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by RichBaker
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Probably a dumb question...
Replies: 28
Views: 4058

Re: Probably a dumb question...

As espacef1fan was asking, you running a BOV, if so your vacuum in stronger below 2k and might be opening and weakening the flow through you L-Jetronic flow meter=no flow no fuel! No BOV, it probably needs one though because of the turbo flutter. I'm testing vacuum lines today, but at idle its pull...
by RichBaker
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: help with odd running issue
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

Re: help with odd running issue

That 5V Vref that is fed to the TPS is also fed to the VAM's potentiometer and the barometric pressure sensor. I would expect the TPS to sweep from approximately 0-5V if you're using a screwdriver to sweep the sensor in your hand. Installed on the throttle body and set properly, it should sweep fro...
by RichBaker
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 1985 xr4 for sale with upgrades 2700 firm
Replies: 15
Views: 5285

Re: 1985 xr4 for sale with upgrades 2700 firm

Thanks, Mike. Good to know.....
Mike McCreight wrote:At risk of stepping in, seller has a Cosworth bumper, not mentioned in the ad.
My experience with the same bumper.
Only at full lock, you can drive accordingly or fab a stop.No biggie.
Kudos for full disclosure.
by RichBaker
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Member - Big Project
Replies: 29
Views: 7297

Re: New Member - Big Project

Clean off the rust, oil and copper scrubbers work well, but anything to stop the rust. Once it's cleaned and oiled, then you can see what it did to the cyl. Worst case, a rebore and bigger pistons will be required.
by RichBaker
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 1985 xr4 for sale with upgrades 2700 firm
Replies: 15
Views: 5285

Re: 1985 xr4 for sale with upgrades 2700 firm

"Front tires rub when wheel is turned all the way"

Stock size whls/tires? Or because of the wreck?
by RichBaker
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Underhood insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 3362

Re: Underhood insulation

Damn autocorrect. Underhood.
And, thanks for confirming that it NEEDED sound insulation, DA.
by RichBaker
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Underhood insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 3362

Re: Underhood insulation

I stand by my post. I'm 57, was reading all the mags back then. Noise suppression, EPA mandated dB levels, equals underhand insulation.....
by RichBaker
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Brake and suspension bits OEM and upgrades
Replies: 30
Views: 7857

Re: Brake and suspension bits OEM and upgrades

You got it, John..... Those who can, do. Those who can't, bitch about everyone else....
by RichBaker
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Underhood insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 3362

Re: Underhood insulation

Unnecessary, really. EPA mandated for sound suppression. All it does is add weight, and cost money.

Now, inside the passenger compartment, that's different. ...
by RichBaker
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Coil overs springs rate for a street?
Replies: 57
Views: 16852

Re: Coil overs springs rate for a street?

Thanks Tim..... And especially to John!
by RichBaker
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Brake and suspension bits OEM and upgrades
Replies: 30
Views: 7857

Re: Brake and suspension bits OEM and upgrades

hEaT wrote:But...this place would be so much more dull without John's colourful commentary! And if you can see through it, there is much good info buried in there ha
YEP....
by RichBaker
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Coil overs springs rate for a street?
Replies: 57
Views: 16852

Re: Coil overs springs rate for a street?

Tim, what shock/strut is that?
by RichBaker
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Brake and suspension bits OEM and upgrades
Replies: 30
Views: 7857

Re: Brake and suspension bits OEM and upgrades

This board. Needs a LIKE button... Well said, John. I've been on this Forum for 10 years, maybe more. Occasionally read refernces to this or that part made by. Mike McCreight-sometimes by him in his post. Never did get a full idea of what he makes/sells: no Forum post, web link, web page, newsletter...
by RichBaker
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Which aftermarket fuel injectors?
Replies: 16
Views: 4419

Re: Which aftermarket fuel injectors?

Per Tom's app chart, these are the correct, 15508, injectors for 85-89 XR4Ti...
by RichBaker
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Test Mode
Replies: 4
Views: 2599

Re: Test Mode

Yep.... I never carry more than 2 keys on the fob that hangs off the ignition switch. Seen to many ruined by the 1/2 lb of metal hanging off them...
Mike McCreight wrote:Ed may be onto something with the key idea.
I've seen more than a few bad ignition switches.