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by hbar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Electrical problems beyond my skill Any advice how to proceed
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Electrical problems beyond my skill Any advice how to proceed

Jeff is definitely great with the Merkurs plus he's also only an hour drive away from me. In fact, I bought my XR from him and he gave me a super deal on it.

I may have to contact him for advice on this.

Thanks very much for the info on fusable links.
by hbar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Electrical problems beyond my skill Any advice how to proceed
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Electrical problems beyond my skill Any advice how to proceed

Thanks. I'll try that tomorrow after work.
by hbar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Electrical problems beyond my skill Any advice how to proceed
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Electrical problems beyond my skill Any advice how to proceed

I'm having some catastrophic electrical issues with my 87 XR. I bought the car 3 years ago and drove it as a secondary pleasure vehicle. It had numerous issues typical of these 30 year old cars and I fixed them one by one, mostly in the winter months when I stored it. When I stopped driving it last ...
by hbar
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Car Wash Under Carriage Spraying
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Car Wash Under Carriage Spraying

I rarely drive my XR in snow (I have a $300 Escort to beat on in the winter) but if and when I do, I always hose it down at the local "U-Spray-It" place and that includes underneath. I've never had a problem with soaking the engine, as long as I'm careful not to blast water at high pressure into sen...
by hbar
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 89 xr4ti
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re: 89 xr4ti

Thought I'd resurrect this thread because my question relates to the OP. I have a set of 16" x 7.5 wheels from an 87 T'bird. I think they're called the "snowflake" wheels. They have the 35mm offset. http://www.tcstangs.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=13246&d=1315931173 I've been told they fit ...
by hbar
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone DD theirs?
Replies: 39
Views: 7964

Re: Anyone DD theirs?

When I bought mine two years ago, it had a lot of issues but was essentially clean and straight with a strong motor and transmission. I bought it in the winter and fixed the major issues and then drove it as much as I could the following summer but had another vehicle that was more reliable. Then ag...
by hbar
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: First Xr4ti
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

Re: First Xr4ti

If you're burning oil, one of the common culprits in this car is a clogged oil return line from the turbo. This is located underneath the turbo and runs to the bottom of the block. The stock hose is flexible metal and is often damaged or kinked. When it gets blocked it restricts oil flow and this so...
by hbar
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Genuine Cossie Grille
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Genuine Cossie Grille

Interested.

Text message sent.
by hbar
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LA3 question
Replies: 24
Views: 4940

Re: LA3 question

My understanding is that there is little benefit to that swap with an otherwise stock setup. The improvement is to be found in a greater capacity for airflow that is only realized when you make other modifications such as increasing boost, running fully 3" exhaust, and doing the necessary supporting...
by hbar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Instrument cluster with 170mph speedo
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: Instrument cluster with 170mph speedo

If it's still available, I'm take it. PM sent.
by hbar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Need turbo support bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 2974

Re: Need turbo support bracket

So, how essential is the support bracket? If I don't have it, will this put enough stress on other parts to cause breakage? I have a stainless header in place of the stock exhaust manifold. Especially with a header it's a good idea to have the bracket in place. If you slot the lower mounting hole y...
by hbar
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Need turbo support bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 2974

Re: Need turbo support bracket

Before reading this thread, I had no idea there was a turbo support bracket. My XR had a different turbo on it when I bought it and there was no support bracket. I"m just now in the process of restoring the original T3. So, how essential is the support bracket? If I don't have it, will this put enou...
by hbar
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: t3 Compressor intake flange - what fits?
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: t3 Compressor intake flange - what fits?

I got a stock one, along with some other parts from Jeff at Midwest. Moving forward, again.
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Thanks,again everyone.

- Dan.
by hbar
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Failed Boost Controller + Throttle Body Annoyances
Replies: 36
Views: 5314

Re: Failed Boost Controller + Throttle Body Annoyances

The amount of pressure will sometimes differ by a significant amount before and after the throttle plate. When letting up on the throttle, there can be maximum boost before the throttle plate and vacuum after the throttle plate. If the wastegate actuator is referencing vacuum while the turbo is at f...