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by rat_n_a_cage
Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: how do i take out the radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 2773

Check out how big mine is... :wink:

(link below)
by rat_n_a_cage
Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Odd idle miracle
Replies: 8
Views: 2672

Odd idle miracle

While living in Atlanta I had the high idle issue many of you are all too familiar with. Since relocating to Houston, the problem has disappeared completely - it's been two weeks. Could it have anything to do with baramoteric pressure - could it be the lower altitude and/or higher humidity? :?:
by rat_n_a_cage
Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: It's gone.....
Replies: 14
Views: 4989

The good news is (I always try to see the light side) you can get a parts car for next to nothing, or just start over entirely for a bit more than nothing. 8)

good luck.
by rat_n_a_cage
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Texas Merks
Replies: 5
Views: 2773

I work at Mac Haik Ford (Beltway/I-10 W). Stop by sometime. Maybe around lunch time? My "real" name is Andre. I've always wanted to sell cars (Fords specifically), so I figured this was the perfect time to try it out. Anyway, I won't try to sell you anything :wink: , but we can compare Mer...
by rat_n_a_cage
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Texas Merks
Replies: 5
Views: 2773

Sounds great. As I get more settled in (find a job, etc) I'll have more time to "play" also. 8)

If Emile reads this, I want to see that XR I almost bought!
by rat_n_a_cage
Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Texas Merks
Replies: 5
Views: 2773

Texas Merks

Hey, I'm all moved now. Back home in Houston after a long four year exile in Georgia.

Any Texas Merks want to get together this summer?

8) :D
by rat_n_a_cage
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Fuel smell
Replies: 10
Views: 3182

My fuel smell turned out to be the crank case vent plumbed into the fender where it collected and then got sucked/blown into the cabin (not so much a fuel smell as a hydrocarbon smell). Took a long time and many unnecessarily replaced parts to find that one.
by rat_n_a_cage
Tue May 31, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: Carlisle 2005
Topic: Lost ticket
Replies: 1
Views: 3038

Lost ticket

I've packed for my move to Houston - and darnit, my Carlisle and dinner ticket are packed (and in Houston, I'm in GA) :oops: . Can I buy a Carlisle ticket at the gate? I don't mind paying another $25 or $30, but I need to know if I can get my car onto the field.
by rat_n_a_cage
Wed May 18, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: car runs real rich
Replies: 11
Views: 3025

the car seem idle rough when at neutral and when gas it it seem liek starving for gas. hard to start have to spray the engine start fluid. maybe cuz the cat been taken out of the car by the seller? Check for vacuum leaks also. ...oh, and don't forget to wash the cars - they love that, and they'll l...
by rat_n_a_cage
Wed May 18, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Engine Volumetric Efficiency
Replies: 19
Views: 5389

wilky wrote:
PS: Are you going to Carlisle?
As of right now, I'm still on for Carlisle.
by rat_n_a_cage
Wed May 18, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Engine Volumetric Efficiency
Replies: 19
Views: 5389

wilky wrote:Just what did you do on that sub anyway rat-n-a-cage??
I was a reactor operator (nuclear propulsion plant). If I'm an expert at anything, it's boiling water! :lol:
by rat_n_a_cage
Tue May 17, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Engine Volumetric Efficiency
Replies: 19
Views: 5389

Furthermore: Assume standard temp and press = 0 deg C at 14.7 psi (273.15 K and 1 atm...you have to use Kelvin by the way): NA Case 1: P=1, T=273.15K, V=2300 Boosted Case 2: p=2 (15psi of boost), T=(273.15+75 after intercooling)=348.15 K, V=2300 Using the general form PV/T, divide case 2 by case 1 a...
by rat_n_a_cage
Tue May 17, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Engine Volumetric Efficiency
Replies: 19
Views: 5389

I doesn't work that way. Forced induction will not change VE. The volume of air is the EXACT same with or without boost; the only thing that changes is the mass of that volume of air. um, yes it does. It's been a while since I looked at this in depth, but as I understand it, if you fill a 2.3L engi...
by rat_n_a_cage
Thu May 12, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: sway bar bolts - fixed NAPA P/N
Replies: 7
Views: 2436

THE REPLACEMENT NAPA P/N FOR THE FRONT SWAY BAR BOLTS IS: T2801-134
by rat_n_a_cage
Wed May 11, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: sway bar bolts - fixed NAPA P/N
Replies: 7
Views: 2436

My mechanic was able to bribe, coerce, or whatever the NAPA people here to make some bolts (their headquarters and machine shop is just down the street). So all is well now. Thanks to everyone who offered help and advice! :D