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by Ed Lijewski
Tue May 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tachometer Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: Tachometer Repair

It's worth testing as the tach signal feeds out from one side of the two coil harness prongs, and as you've reflowed the gauge solder joints.

YMMV
by Ed Lijewski
Tue May 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tachometer Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: Tachometer Repair

Yup. :headbang

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon May 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Tachometer Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: Tachometer Repair

A thought.

You/your father now have a Scorpio I think. If that Scorp's tach seems to work okay, try swapping the coil from it into the XR and observe that tach's operation.

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon May 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Comprehensive Upgrade List for XR?
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Comprehensive Upgrade List for XR?

Have you digested the info here against your objectives?

https://www.merkurencyclopedia.com/

Also see MerkurTech, MC2Racing.

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon May 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 2972

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

FWIW: I just decided to look into GMB a bit. Their Social Responsibility caught my attention. I'll buy GMB again.

https://www.gmb.net/about/

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu May 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 2972

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

Dunno. I installed a GMB. Lower price. Also is a smaller and lighter unit (less rotating mass). Could be newer technology; or not.

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 2972

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

I just installed a new fan clutch on a low miles Scorpio with all service receipts, none of which showed a prior fan clutch replacement. I decided to replace the fan clutch after observing that at idle after fully warmed up the fan moved less air than at idle when full cold. In effect the reverse of...
by Ed Lijewski
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 2972

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

The Scorpio electric fan operation is controlled by either (or both) of two switches: through the trinary a/c switch: high a/c pressure activates it; as does high coolant temp via the radiator coolant temp switch. The fan activated on low speed once on my 88 Scorpio in summer temps due to bad fan cl...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Seats, right to left swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: Seats, right to left swap

Ever had four full-size humans in an XR? Changes the ride and handling and acceleration and braking dramatically. Too dramatically to ever repeat voluntarily. Takes all the fun out of driving an XR.

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by Ed Lijewski
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Seats, right to left swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: Seats, right to left swap

They will if you power them (using Scorpio seat harness).

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by Ed Lijewski
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution

I measured the sensor dimensions on the spare set in my stash; can't get the other measurements for now.

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution

D= 17.8mm
H= 24.4mm (including O-ring groove).

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: "A/C electric fan on when A/C Clutch on"
Replies: 25
Views: 2972

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

Brokencase; As the IMON archives haven't been available for many moons, please cut&paste that how-to blurb. I'm not intending to do it to my Scorpios; I just want to know the steps outlined. Reasons I won't do it are the constant battery draw with a/c On and fan motor wear, and that while in motion,...
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 2540

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Believe Russ Harness at Rapido has correct struts for Scorpios.

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by Ed Lijewski
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Improving Scorpio A/C Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 2107

Re: Improving Scorpio A/C Performance

Your rebuttal points re the deicing mod miss the relevance of the mod: it's not to improve hot interior comfort on hot day cool-down performance, but to improve sustainable interior cooling center vent temps afterwards while running the blower on EATC Auto Low speed. The article notes, correctly IME...