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by brokencase
Mon May 20, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

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

In this instance I was not referring to the A/C system. Just the cooling system. So what happens is the clutch fan engages more often because the radiator must reject more heat to keep the engine at 185F. When it is cooler ambient its not an issue, but when it gets warm out I can hear the fan howlin...
by brokencase
Fri May 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: How many Scorpios are still on the road today?
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: How many Scorpios are still on the road today?

More Scorpios than I expected.
by brokencase
Fri May 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Walmart Battery Finder
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Walmart Battery Finder

I am on my second group 47/H5 Walmart battery in my Scorpio. The first one died after about a year and a half. I was happy they replaced no questions asked. Unfortunately it was disappointing to see many other returned batteries behind the customer service counter. The second one seems fine, but we ...
by brokencase
Wed May 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

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

To keep on the tangent about the engine cooling, I just replaced my fan clutch. There sure is a lot more air flowing! A new fan clutch can howl the fan a bit as it first breaks in. More interesting is the subtle interplay between the set point of the thermostatic clutch and the thermostat in the co...
by brokencase
Fri May 03, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

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

Ditto... here. I put a new fan clutch in when I bought my Scorpio at the end of 2015. At that time RockAuto had them on clearance for $24. I think it was the four season unit. IMHO - the original equipped clutches did not last very long. I know of at least three Scorpios where they had to be replaced.
by brokencase
Thu May 02, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: 1989 Scorpio for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: 1989 Scorpio for Sale

I use tinypic to post images. It's free to use...
http://tinypic.com/
by brokencase
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

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

The stock fan moves quite a bit of air. But it is irrelevant. In the original stock configuration the fan practically never came on. The Scorpio relies on the clutched mechanical fan for engine cooling. We are not talking about engine cooling here we are talking about A/C condenser cooling. In the c...
by brokencase
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution

The alternative sensor under investigation is from a 2000-2006 Ford Transit. I bought three from Banggood.com and I think they are now out of them https://www.banggood.com/ABS-Wheel-Speed-Sensor-Front-Left-Right-Black-for-FORD-TRANSIT-2000-2006-4042001-p-1017849.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN Y...
by brokencase
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution

Did the test fit today.. If it were not for the connector I would say that this sensor is practically a "drop in". The cylinder lengths are very close. I can mount the new sensor in the hole and spin the hub and I don't detect any interference. However, I measure the length from the base of the cyli...
by brokencase
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution

No problem. I'm going to try a test fit on the car tommorrow. I am optimistic the mounting bolt hole will be "close enough". I found the following regarding testing. This is from "Debuging the Milano ABS" (Teves) "Check the speed wheel clearance using a brass feeler since the pickup is magnetic and ...
by brokencase
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution

Bingo! I think we have a winner... http://i67.tinypic.com/30urgbb.jpg The height of the cylinder is a little longer at 27mm. But a 3mm spacer can easily be made to take care of this. Ed, check the center to center distance. (Center of center of cylinder to center of mounting hole) Next step is to in...
by brokencase
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Scorpio ABS sensor substitution

Does anybody have a spare front ABS sensor for a Scorpio on the shelf that they can measure for me?

I need the diameter and height of the "cylindrical portion" that goes into the hub.

I think I may have found an inexpensive substitute.
by brokencase
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

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

I don't recommend removing the clutch fan and switching to electric fans...unless you have upgraded the alternator.
by brokencase
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

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

Below is the post from the IMON archives... But i think I can explain better if I mark up the schematic from the manual. I strongly recommend that you remove the original condenser electric fan and install one of these... https://www.ebay.com/itm/14-inch-Universal-Slim-Fan-Push-Pull-Electric-Radiato...
by brokencase
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Seat Dismantling
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Seat Dismantling

Anyone ever take apart the front leather seats to fix a leaking lumbar bladder (or install heated seat elements) ? I bought this kit and I intend to install soon... https://us.banggood.com/Wholesale-Warehouse-2-Seats-Universal-Carbon-Fiber-Heated-Seat-Heater-12V-Pads-2-Dial-wp-Usa-965450.html?rmmds=...