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by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

Here’s where I’m having the issue. The return isn’t really an issue, but I’d like to clean it up, but the feed line is a problem. The duck-bill (AKA hairpin) connector you've shown above is indeed the type that would be replaced by the later Focus connectors I've shown above. But it won't really bu...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: FS: NOS XR Struts, Fuel Rail, Nology Ignition Leads, etc
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Re: FS: NOS XR Struts, Fuel Rail, Nology Ignition Leads, etc

Nology wires are sold but struts and fuel rail are still available.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

Why don't you want to replace the fuel rail? The one from the late-80's Fox body 2.3 vehicles works well and uses the more modern spring-lock connectors. FWIW, I think I have one listed for sale in the Classifieds.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: U-Pull-It Junkyard Directory by State
Replies: 41
Views: 65528

Re: U-Pull-It Junkyard Directory by State

Grabbed this from Bryan on the U-Pull-It Facebook page. I think I've already got most of these - don't have time to check right now - just wanted to make sure I captured the info for future updates.... TRITOWN UPULLIT Mount Joy, Pa. GREBBLES Myerstown, Pa. Baughmans UPULLIT York, Pa. Harrys UPULLIT ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: IAC Issues, Scorp and XR, Maybe the "EEC-IV CHIEF" Knows How To Resolve?
Replies: 52
Views: 15494

Re: IAC Issues, Scorp and XR, Maybe the "EEC-IV CHIEF" Knows How To Resolve?

IIRC the TPS on EEC is 0-5v, which means it's regulated power from the ECM... 10-14v into the ECM, 5v out to the TPS. Very common arrangement in automobiledom to prevent exactly what we experience. That's why I think it's the 5v voltage regulator that sucks.... because it should be able to turn 6-1...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: IAC Issues, Scorp and XR, Maybe the "EEC-IV CHIEF" Knows How To Resolve?
Replies: 52
Views: 15494

Re: IAC Issues, Scorp and XR, Maybe the "EEC-IV CHIEF" Knows How To Resolve?

Commonly when the engine is coming down from high revs engine speed drops below idle, resulting in the alternator dropping out for a second. With that line of thinking, I wonder if a better, more modern alternator might be a solution? Upgrading to a modern alternator from a Nissan is on my to-do li...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Replacement for PBR phenolic pistons
Replies: 68
Views: 22306

Re: Replacement for PBR phenolic pistons

Nice work guys. Good thing you didn't wait for me to get this figured out! :roll:
by DPDISXR4Ti
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

I like those "pop out" style quick disconnects ("Bundy") as well, but I've never seen them in the aftermarket. The first one you posted is quite common these days, and I've never had a problem "pushing the button" to get them loose. I would have been happy enough with the constant-pressure type rel...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear beam main mounts - captive nut reinforcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5374

Re: Rear beam main mounts - captive nut reinforcement

Would it be wise to cut open a panel and stitch this together a little better? Yes, that's what Luke did with his. Ideally you would stitch the captive nut into the "washer" and then the whole assembly to the body. Brad, do you have the photos available that don't have the PHOTOBUCKET all across th...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear beam main mounts - captive nut reinforcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5374

Re: Rear beam main mounts - captive nut reinforcement

This is a great tip. I'm wondering how common this might now be after 30+ years use It doesn't seem to be a widespread problem, but I see two places for failure. First, as Luke documented, the captive nut breaks loose from the large washer-like plate. Or second, the 4 spot-welds fail and the whole ...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mount time... ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Motor mount time... ideas?

Have you left a message? Russ has been battling some health issues but seems to be able to respond to v-mails and/or Facebook messages.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: IAC Issues, Scorp and XR, Maybe the "EEC-IV CHIEF" Knows How To Resolve?
Replies: 52
Views: 15494

Re: IAC Issues, Scorp and XR, Maybe the "EEC-IV CHIEF" Knows How To Resolve?

petenhxr4ti895spd wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:20 pm
Did you change anything on the D1L1? I installed a D1L1 and my car work not run. Thanks in advance pete
Nothing on the D1L1 but OMG, a huge amount of stuff on the engine. A D1L1 will NOT run a stock 2.3Turbo.
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Updating Fuel-Line Quick-Connectors & O-rings

Our cars are ~30 years old. While the nylon fuel lines seem to be holding up well, the same can't be said for the dual O-rings inside the fittings that attach to the filters and pumps. These O-rings are not the better quality Viton that is typically used today which holds up to the E-10 fuel we typi...
by DPDISXR4Ti
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Regional - Northeast
Topic: Junk yard XRs in New England?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Junk yard XRs in New England?

It's very rare to find a Merkur in a rust-belt junkyard any more. For the most part they've already either been junked or saved.

I've got a rusty one in my yard which will be getting junked soon. I'm not exactly in New England though. What part(s) are you looking for?
by DPDISXR4Ti
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear beam main mounts - captive nut reinforcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5374

Re: Rear beam main mounts - captive nut reinforcement

I did some destructive R&D tonight before hauling this off to the junkyard...
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