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by taylor0987
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Light scraping/grinding noise, not speed proportional
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Light scraping/grinding noise, not speed proportional

Could it be the speedometer cable?
by taylor0987
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: 2.0L Ford Racing EcoBoost swap into an '87 XR
Replies: 21
Views: 14137

Re: 2.0L Ford Racing EcoBoost swap into an '87 XR

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:05 am
What ever happened with this project?
This seems to be the car as the photos in one of the videos are the same as those in this thread. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCAEk8 ... kwNoE1SSTQ
by taylor0987
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: New 2.3 EcoBoost would be great in a Scorpio...

This guy put the 2.0L ecoboost into the XR4tI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBV726Y9z04 Notice he mentions using the Ranger oil pan. That means he had to wait until the Ranger was released this year to make the swap work. In the comments on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA4gRRyc6sc ...
by taylor0987
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Marine/Aviation Grade Wire Termination
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Marine/Aviation Grade Wire Termination

Thanks. This is helpful. I went through so much frustration wiring up my Scorpio headlights because of cheap crimp connectors I bought on Amazon. I re-did some of the connections 3 times before I compared the crimps to another tray that I had.
by taylor0987
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog

Seems like a good plan. I would clean the MAF sensor wires then too as that's relatively cheap and won't take much time. I really don't think the Ford computer likes Bosch O2 sensors very well. I think that during that era, NTK was the OE manufacturer for Ford O2 sensors. I had problem with a brand ...
by taylor0987
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog

Also, what brand are the O2 sensors? Are you running speed density or MAF?
by taylor0987
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog

John, my data is a bit crummy because I threw a whole bunch of changes at the car at once without being scientific about it. And my goal was to reduce HC as my NOx reading was fine. But my NOx went down drastically in the process. I do know that-- A hotter spark plug is more resistant to fouling tha...
by taylor0987
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog

I think colder plugs are the wrong direction for better emissions. https://www.dragzine.com/tech-stories/i ... m-opinion/
by taylor0987
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog

Short version: If it's not a big deal for you to re-test a couple of times then first I'd try running your gas down to a couple gallons, add a quart or so of ethanol/denatured alcohol, and then get it tested. Right after the test fill up on gas to dilute out the remaining alcohol. (Different people ...
by taylor0987
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17884

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti

checking the u-picks near me, there aren't any 4 cylinder Isuzu's to be found. There are tons of Xterras but *none* with the 2.4.
I'll keep my eye on their inventory and if one of the vehicles on that list shows up, I will go pull a pulley for the cause!
by taylor0987
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17884

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti

... As long as I was in the import section, I went looking for a V-belt pulley. You may recall from our earlier discussion that 90's Hondas and Nissans were supposed to be possible donors. That info is false. Every single one I looked at had a Micro-V belt pulley, not V-belt. So I'll either need to...
by taylor0987
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17884

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

... After looking things over I've decided that I'm going to connect this wire in parallel with the existing wire that goes from the alternator to the battery on the Scorpio. This will leave everything undisturbed in case I ever want to go back to original. I'm not going to worry about a 130 amp fu...
by taylor0987
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2019
Topic: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 4081

Re: Post-Carlisle Survey - Your Input is Needed!!!

1. Did you attend Carlisle this year? If not, why not? What would make you want to attend in 2020? Yes 2. Overall, using your own criteria, how did you feel this year's Carlisle event compared to previous years? a) better than usual b) about the same c) worse than usual If answering a or c, why? b a...
by taylor0987
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: Ford Granada Scorpio 1994 hatchback
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Ford Granada Scorpio 1994 hatchback

That's a great color for the car!
by taylor0987
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17884

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Here's some different pulleys with dimensional drawings. Most of the descriptions list the application for junkyard sourcing

https://store.alternatorparts.com/17mm.aspx