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by alexob53
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: AC Receiver Dryer Sourcing
Replies: 10
Views: 3402

Re: AC Receiver Dryer Sourcing

What is different about dessicant for use with R12 and with R134a? YMMV I've heard that some R12 receiver/drier dessicants can turn to gel if R134a is used, I think that might apply to the mineral oil mixing with the PAG oil if you don't use Ester and don't change the receiver/drier right after doi...
by alexob53
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: AC Receiver Dryer Sourcing
Replies: 10
Views: 3402

AC Receiver Dryer Sourcing

Hello Merkurites, A little backstory: I am delving into getting my A/C working again, the previous owner had the system converted to R134a. After vacuuming the system I began to fill it with freon and found a huge leak out of the high pressure hose routed above the turbo. After using a sketchy splic...
by alexob53
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T9 Gear Oil to Use
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

Re: T9 Gear Oil to Use

I ended up going with Red Line GL4 75W-90. It is significantly cheaper and I have seen many threads that indicate putting Red Line in has quieted down the T9. I will report as to whether or not this improves the whirring noises I have been hearing, and thanks for all the replies!
by alexob53
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T9 Gear Oil to Use
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

T9 Gear Oil to Use

Morning everyone, My T9 recently started making whirring noises in lower gears when cold, check the fluid level and it is pretty low, I can't even feel it through the fill hole. That being said, I will suck out what is left and fill it with "other" stuff. I just need a clear answer to what this "oth...
by alexob53
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another Oil Pan thread.
Replies: 29
Views: 6764

Re: Another Oil Pan thread.

Matt,
Just wondering if you used the seal installation tool outlined in the service manual or if you made due without it? Thanks.

Alex
by alexob53
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Oil Pan Gasket
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: Oil Pan Gasket

Thanks very much, I will order the right gasket and buy the $20 cover alignment tool equivalent for the seal from MC2. I have also ordered a couple tubes of RTV sealant since I'm doing water pump/thermostat and will apply it as I see necessary. Thanks for the info!
by alexob53
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Oil Pan Gasket
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Oil Pan Gasket

Hello XR lovers, I am confused about the two different styles of oil pan gaskets. I ordered a front crank seal for my 88 XR which came with a partial oil pan gasket, 1 piece of silicon semi-circle and 2 small cork pieces. From my understanding, this is for an early 85-87 XR. The later XR (I think) c...
by alexob53
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: tire pressure question
Replies: 11
Views: 3106

Re: tire pressure question

Tire will give you the maximum, not what the manufacturer recommends for the car. If your '88 came with Spatulas, it's not a "Late '88." My first XR was a late-'88 I got brand-new, and it had mesh... basically, everything the '89's had except the cooling system revisions. Yes, sorry I mean early 88...
by alexob53
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: tire pressure question
Replies: 11
Views: 3106

Re: tire pressure question

Sorry to bring up an old post, but the factory sticker in my door jamb says 26 psi. I find this way too low and always inflate to around 33-35, however I just thought I would share this interesting information. I have an early 88 with 15" spatulas.
by alexob53
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Merkur Registry List: GIVE ME YOUR INFO!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Re: Merkur Registry List: GIVE ME YOUR INFO!!

NOTE: I want to make sure everyone is putting their VIN into the registry to ensure that no car is registered twice by different owners. If you intend to use the link to edit your post after submitting, wonderful! But just so you know, every couple of weeks I will go in and delete all posts without ...
by alexob53
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Merkur Registry List: GIVE ME YOUR INFO!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4624

Re: Merkur Registry List: GIVE ME YOUR INFO!!

NOTE: I want to make sure everyone is putting their VIN into the registry to ensure that no car is registered twice by different owners. If you intend to use the link to edit your post after submitting, wonderful! But just so you know, every couple of weeks I will go in and delete all posts without ...
by alexob53
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Merkur Registry List: GIVE ME YOUR INFO!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4624

Re: Merkur Registry List: GIVE ME YOUR INFO!!

Matt01 wrote:I wonder if people keep the VIN's of the cars they've parted and chopped.
Also we could add ones found in Junkyards to that list.
I think parts cars which people own is fine, but we should leave off junkyard cars, since they will likely be crushed at some time in the not-so-distant future.