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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 1555

Re: Motor mounts + Timing Belt + valve cover compatibility

Motor mounts: what I've seen on one is the stud center portion separated from the outer body; that's not apparent from side views. I installed a set of Rapido's new gel-filled isolators (~$220+) seeking to quell an irritating metallic vibration (found the source of it later, unrelated to isolators)....
by Ed Lijewski
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: looking for short block rebuild recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: looking for short block rebuild recommendations

Rapido has reproductions.

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Vacuum Manifold Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Vacuum Manifold Replacement

hEaT wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:23 am
True. Seems to be working well and I get a consistent MAP signal at the ECU.
You are running a MAP rather than a BAP?

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 74
Views: 18345

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

The correct size fan clutch wrench is 36 mm.

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by Ed Lijewski
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 74
Views: 18345

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Maybe I misspoke (from memory). I'll measure mine and post what it is in mm shortly.

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1965

Re: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved

Re the timing setting and higher NOX at 25 mph, wonder if a degraded PIP signal or equivalent could result in the ECU advancing timing above the mapped parameters.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sudden Intermittent High Idle
Replies: 18
Views: 3333

Re: Sudden Intermittent High Idle

Time for an update. What have you found or/and done? Issue still randomly occurs, or haven't driven it much? With only a tad of facetiousness the link below is to a Radiolab podcast on how a gamma ray hitting a computer can alter a command signal (last ~15 minutes focuses on autos, especially sudden...
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 74
Views: 18345

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Re the fan clutch, with the right size nut removal tool (~$12 Ebay) and your own 13 mm closed end wrench, removal is a snap. Install a new one and sleep and drive worry free for 50-70K miles, and then install another new clutch.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 74
Views: 18345

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Newer model temp gauges may be designed differently by different companies. Newer model temp gauges may operate over different signal response horizons.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Sleeping Beauty .. Parked at 2002 ... where should I start?!
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Sleeping Beauty .. Parked at 2002 ... where should I start?!

First step: get it to start, run, stop dependably and reliably.

Second step: test first step until high confidence that dependability and reliability are demonstrated.

Third step: don't touch anything else, intead just drive and enjoy it.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1965

Re: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog

If that MooseThang injun were mine I'd remove and thoroughly clean its EGR valve (cf Taylor's post above).

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog... Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1965

Re: 5.0L XR Not Passing Smog

John, didn't you check the ECU for emissions codes? That should be the first step. Or with two dyno test runs performed, now it's the third step... An 02 sensor could be out of range, inter alia.

You didn't mention that the timing was checked; advanced timing will increase rolling NOX levels.

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 29
Views: 2663

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

T9 trans mount is same as for Scorpio A4LD but not for C3.

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Electrical problems beyond my skill Any advice how to proceed
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Electrical problems beyond my skill Any advice how to proceed

Merkur Parts Midwest (Jeff Herson) in North Chicago, on Green Bay Road could be your recourse. I suspect you either didn't reconnect a fusible link wire (~14/16 gauge, connects to starter solenoid always hot side) or it overheated and disconnected itself. Or you reconnected it to wrong solenoid pole...