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by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 96
Views: 9422

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Cool. Now you have some spare amps for a sound system upgrade. :D
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: PCV tube blocked?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: PCV tube blocked?

Some bolts go deep enough to get to an oil passage. Coat the threads with Indian Head Shellac. Hitting the rev limiter seems to push oil out of all kinds of places also.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sierra Camber plates or others on a xr4ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Sierra Camber plates or others on a xr4ti?

I like the welded washer idea. I don't think I would like the adjustable plates because I would be worried they would loosen up and move on me. I once had that big King nut on top of a strut strip off on me. I think a shop installed new front struts on the taurus and reused the old nut. Also NE Ohio...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Tue May 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 26
Views: 1360

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

Don't the lights found on cars from Germany and France aim over the one way, and the other euro lights aim in the opposite direction?
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat May 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Always fight photo ticket
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Always fight photo ticket

Just ignore it? Won't they put the unpaid ticket info into the computer system? Then the bmv people won't give you the little sticker. I know people used to ignore out of state tickets (I realize they are signed in person) back in the day, but now the states are all tied together. Too many people di...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun May 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Always fight photo ticket
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Always fight photo ticket

First off I didn't get a "cop in a box" ticket. But my Moms sister got two in the same week a few years back when they first appeared in the area. This applies to red light cams, speed cams, ez pass lane violations etc. If you decide to fight the ticket you may have to miss work, and waste a good de...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat May 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shaky
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Shaky

It looks like you found the problem while it was on the lift.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Fri May 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Won't idle after a short drive
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Won't idle after a short drive

Did you do the full tune up procedure including spraying carb cleaner through the iacv until the run-off is clear?
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Fri May 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Best Smog Test Stories...I know you have them
Replies: 10
Views: 2577

Re: Best Smog Test Stories...I know you have them

Another option that may help some of you. Search downstream O2 sensor anti fouler, spacer, non fouler etc. You can use the cheap spark plug anti-fouler like this one https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/attachments/c5-tech/48147995d1501528106-spark-plug-non-foulers-o2-simulators-not-needed-o2project...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun May 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1975 FORD GRANADA MK1 3.0 AUTO GHIA COUPE
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: 1975 FORD GRANADA MK1 3.0 AUTO GHIA COUPE

Cool. Surprised a little to see the independent rear end. It's like Fords version of the Lamborghini Jarama or Espada, but with half the cylinders.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Fri May 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Here- Fuel tank/filler issue?
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

Re: New Here- Fuel tank/filler issue?

Tune up, brakes, tires, fluids, replace the tank. Any idea what all these parts might run- Ballpark? Many thanks in advance. It will really depend on the condition of the tank. A NOS tank will be expensive. If there are even any out there. A good used one shouldn't be that much. A hundred? Your bes...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Fri May 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Recoloring/rejuvenating Interior upholstery?
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Recoloring/rejuvenating Interior upholstery?

I used that dupli-color interior dye from auto parts store. Looks like a can of spray paint. It was on an acura with light grey carpet, charcoal seats and black dash. The carpet looked horrible with coffee stains and such, so I pulled the seats and sprayed a couple cans on there (black). You do need...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Wed May 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tachometer Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Tachometer Repair

Check with the vendors here about a whole cluster or a parts cluster. But the cluster could be fine and the cable to blame.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: XR4Ti Aluminum Radiators
Replies: 31
Views: 5583

Re: XR4Ti Aluminum Radiators

I just looked under the hood of an XR yesterday which has this rad installed. It looked good and seemed to be a drop in replacement, but I wasn't present for the install so who knows how much swearing was involved. Seems like some units have issues that should have been spotted by quality control. I...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 2160

Re: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"

The infamous ebay fan fan. They flow better sometimes, worse other times. Really bad if they burn out.