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by Merkur
Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Uhm....should the turbine housing be red hot?
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Perfectly normal. Don't worry. Get into the habit of letting the engine idle for five minutes after a long run. At least until the auxiliary fan has had the chance to cycle on and off once.

Paul
by Merkur
Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Book time for CV joints?
Replies: 14
Views: 2883

My guess would be an hour a side. I have done one side in 1hr 10mins including jacking up the car. Unfortunately one bolt on the other side spolied my average. That's the way it goes!

The half-shafts with CV joints are around $180 from Carquest.

Paul
by Merkur
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio A4LD shift linkage bushing
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Scorpio A4LD shift linkage bushing

I believe I have found the problem with erratic cold weather shifting on my son's Scorpio. There is a bushing missing where the shift rod attaches to the shift actuation lever. This is the same point where the kickdown solenoid attaches. There is an E-clip which holds the rod in place, but there is ...
by Merkur
Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: F1...the future?
Replies: 204
Views: 36148

What about Hamilton though? What an achievement! 3rd and two second places in his first three F1 races of his career.

How long before he wins one? The pressure will be on Alonso at Catulunya in a month's time. I get the feeling that will be a different sort of race.

Paul
by Merkur
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Ok NE boys...i need a shop.
Replies: 21
Views: 5731

. . . and there's also Nick Mannarino who runs Modern Performance in Long Branch. His web site is screwed up at the moment, but he has more XR experience than anyone alse in NJ. I have had more work done there than anywhere else. He's about an hour from where you are in South Hackensack. Nick Mannar...
by Merkur
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Carlisle 2007
Topic: Carlisle Planning Site Now Live
Replies: 1
Views: 3549

Carlisle Planning Site Now Live

Click herefor all the information on what Carlisle is, when it's held, how to register, how much it costs, how to get there and more.
by Merkur
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Nice Scan Shot of Carlisle
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Thanks! A joint 'West Production' with my son Andrew. He is the Panorama magician!
by Merkur
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Carlisle 2007
Topic: NY/NJ --> Carlisle Convoy
Replies: 21
Views: 12222

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:12 am Post subject: carlisle -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- yeah im just lookin to see if anyone is local. i will be heading out on friday and spending the night. i will also be spending sat night there too. this will be m...
by Merkur
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: rpm issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2473

Check the throttle body, but also check that the throttle linkage isn't getting hung up on the under-hood insulation. The test for this is to get tha car to the 'high idle' condition and pop the hood release. If the idle returns to normal, it's probably the hood insulation. Tip - do this while parke...
by Merkur
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New member intro.
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Welcome aboard Tom. Good to see another member with a car we've seen before. Is Ben still around or did he get out of Merkurs?

Looking forward to seeing you at Carlisle, if not before. We have a strong following in the NJ/NYC area. I'm in North Jersey.

Paul
by Merkur
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Sighting - white XR on Rt 17 NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Hey thanks for the quick response. So that must be Doug Cresanta's old car?

I thought you lived in Wayne or Clifton for some reason.

Thanks,

Paul
by Merkur
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Sighting - white XR on Rt 17 NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Sighting - white XR on Rt 17 NJ

Recently I have been seeing a white XR parked just south of the 'Crows Nest' restaurant on Rt 17 South in Bergen County. It's either South Hackensack or Lodi there and about 1/2 mile south of the famed Bada Bing club of Soprano's fame. Is this a list member/forum reader? I drive that route every day...
by Merkur
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: February Newsletter
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

February Newsletter

Great job on the February newsletter Scott. I love the highlighting of key facts regarding the Carlisle hotel and the article about Wes's Cosworth conversion is good. Nicely done with photos.

Keep up the good work.

Paul
by Merkur
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Any Guitarists in the house?
Replies: 58
Views: 12985

Someone mentioned Gilmore? My favorite. In British parlance - he's Brill! You were talking about Strats. My son has one and is into them. Great value. Check out this video of Gilmore playing the #001 Strat at the 50th anniversary Stratocaster party. Someone mentioned photography? That's my hobby. Lo...
by Merkur
Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: finding exhaust leaks
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Start the car when it's cold and put your hand around the wastegate to down-pipe connection. The leak is either there or at the turbo to manifold connection. There is a thin stainless steel gasket that deteriorates and blows out when the four studs lose their compression force. When cold, you may se...