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by KentoC58
Fri May 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Runs / Doesn't run
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Runs / Doesn't run

What year is your car? The fuel pump relay is a good candidate as over time the contacts in the fuse block weaken and will make contact when cold but as current passes through it will heat up and move just slightly enough to cut off power to the fuel pump. After car sits and it cools off, contact i...
by KentoC58
Fri May 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Runs / Doesn't run
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Runs / Doesn't run

Ok, So looks like it boiled down to one of the connectors that was coming off the coil. It was corroded with some bare wiring and all that. Also had another connector that was in bad shape on one of the fenders, so got that fixed as well. She's up and running again and I'll continue to shake it down...
by KentoC58
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Runs / Doesn't run
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Runs / Doesn't run

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:19 pm
When the engine suddenly dies, is it an instant shut off, or a bit of sputtering first?

YMMV
Ed,
I want to say that it's usually an 'instant off', although the last time we started it, it ran for a few seconds then sputtered and quit.

Kc
by KentoC58
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Runs / Doesn't run
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Runs / Doesn't run

Agree that the TFI module is a likely culprit. But, it's been sitting for 20 years, and I would expect corrosion at any/all of the many grounding wires, as well as junk in the fuel lines. Worst case is dropping the gas tank and checking the pump. First, though, put a fuel gauge on the Shrader valve...
by KentoC58
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Runs / Doesn't run
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Runs / Doesn't run

Trouble code reader is inexpensive and a great help: http://merkur.50megs.com/custom.html Hmmm...I would start thinking about the grounds by the battery and the ECU ground at the turbo - little orange wire. The ECU relay - next to the computer under the glove box. The "runs for 5 seconds and dies" ...
by KentoC58
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Runs / Doesn't run
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Runs / Doesn't run

Honestly, it concerns me that "no start" transitioned to brakes, an alternator, and many TFI modules. That is not good mechanic work. If it doesn't have spark, you need to determine why, find where the breakdown is. It could be in the sensor feeding the TFI, the TFI itself, the ECM, the coil, cap/r...
by KentoC58
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Apparently Im stupid.
Replies: 12
Views: 3152

Re: Apparently Im stupid.

[/quote] I may be interested in those depending on what they look like.(style wise) Its my understanding the cracking was more a consequence of overheating instead of the Lima which cracks because lima. [/quote] Adam, sorry I haven't checked the forum in a while, but they look really close to these:...
by KentoC58
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Runs / Doesn't run
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Runs / Doesn't run

Ok, Just throwing this out there to see what sticks.............. So, 'resurrected' the Xr4 and everything ran great until early this year; was tooling down the highway and had it cut out (die) for a split second, then come back to life. :? Next, later on, I could start it and let it idle for a few ...
by KentoC58
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Apparently Im stupid.
Replies: 12
Views: 3152

Re: Apparently Im stupid.

I had an '89, black. Bought it used. Drove it for a few years then the wife ran a red light and t-boned a delivery truck square in the rear axle. I don't think it even scratched the truck, but bent the frame on the Scorpio. Fairly cool car, but that 2.9 was notorious for having cracked heads...…...I...
by KentoC58
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another header post
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Another header post

Poor quality materials, the SS header is the same as the EBay header and all the other $100 headers. Randy Heinlen makes a nice one, others make nice ones as well, the going rate is around $550 or so give or take... Thanks! Sorta figured it was from cheaper materials. Thanks for the Heinlen name-dr...
by KentoC58
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Did you like the Wheeler Dealers XR episode?
Replies: 16
Views: 5336

Re: Did you like the Wheeler Dealers XR episode?

The 'Rapido' reference that Brewer made was not Russ Harness's company. The word 'rapido', in several languages, is an adverb having to do with 'speed/fast/quickly/rapidly'.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/r%C3%A1pido

Kc
by KentoC58
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another header post
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Another header post

All things being equal, perhaps... hard to say for sure. But if you think about it, an exhaust system only moves a little, but there's a hell of a lot of leverage to be had from a metal pipe that long..! John, agreed. Even Boport says " We do however recommend the use of a flex joint and bracing of...
by KentoC58
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another header post
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Another header post

If you are going with a header, be sure to utilize a flex pipe portion in your downpipe to take most of the load off your header welds. Thanks for the info John, I wonder if that's where the cracking is typically coming from? In other words XS (or one like it) might be a 'decent' header but without...
by KentoC58
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another header post
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Another header post

whitelx wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:00 am
They will crack in short order.
Yeah, that's kinda what I gathered. Some older posts referred to 'Ebay headers' and I figured they were referring to stuff like these.

Kc
by KentoC58
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another header post
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Another header post

I've browsed some header posts, and most of them seem to be a few years old. So...…...I'm wondering about the SS headers by XS Power. Wondering if anyone has bought one / used one / or something similar and if they're worth a crap. They list a couple of them on their site: http://xs-power.com/ford-t...