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by DAReese
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rit dye for carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Re: Rit dye for carpet

These practically shoot the hatch open. I can't imagine your speakers would make them drop. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L2G4O08/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Thank you, sir! Just ordered a set. $26, and free shipping! Woot! :cheers Quite a bit stronger than OEM when the car wa...
by DAReese
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Proper Brake feel (and wheel questions)
Replies: 21
Views: 2611

Re: Proper Brake feel (and wheel questions)

I would suspect a worn throwout bearing, possibly the T9 input shaft bearing. T5 swap was already done.. it sounds mechanically linked to pedal... It's like how a door creaks when you open and close it.. same noise in both directions. But IDK what it truly is. If a T5 swap has been done i would che...
by DAReese
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: New to Merkurs - Where is this oil coming from?
Replies: 25
Views: 3063

Re: New to Merkurs - Where is this oil coming from?

Ah is that why everyone switches to the later valve cover? Everyone doesn't, but it is an improved design. In addition to the improved breather, you get a screw-on oil cap as well. Many prefer the looks of the earlier style. I do like the looks of the earlier one, which was fine when it was new and...
by DAReese
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rit dye for carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Re: Rit dye for carpet

My original package tray has been modified for 6x9 speakers. :puke Rockettes first XR had the same problem, the added weight of the speakers would overcome the gas struts that held the hatch open. I changed the struts, but the hatch hitting you in the head problem wasn't solved... :roll: These prac...
by DAReese
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: New to Merkurs - Where is this oil coming from?
Replies: 25
Views: 3063

Re: New to Merkurs - Where is this oil coming from?

Also, sprayed the crud out of the oil separator with carb cleaner until everything came out clear and tasted great. As this is an 85 car, is there anything that should go into the valve cover where the oil separator goes? It feels like it's metal on metal. https://payload.cargocollective.com/1/8/27...
by DAReese
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Proper Brake feel (and wheel questions)
Replies: 21
Views: 2611

Re: Proper Brake feel (and wheel questions)

This would be tough as its not a hydraulic clutch. Just an "old school" manually operated cable. You're right that would make it extremely hard. That would also explain the squeal when I release the clutch pedal.. What is that? I would suspect a worn throwout bearing, possibly the T9 input shaft be...
by DAReese
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 99
Views: 13038

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Ohio Generator can get an alternator that works and has the output you need. They do it all the time for high-end audio installations. Probably won't be cheap though. https://www.facebook.com/pg/OHIOGEN/rev ... e_internal
by DAReese
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sunroof Drains - Where are they
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

Re: Sunroof Drains - Where are they

Just keep in mind, it's very often NOT one of the 4 drains being clogged that is the interior leak cause, but rather, a tired and dried out seal that surrounds the sunroof glass. The water gets by the seal and eventually leaks overhead, often rusting out the sunroof metal bracing when left unchecke...
by DAReese
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: The Golden 89 XR
Replies: 20
Views: 11590

Re: The Golden 89 XR

Kilz will help seal the odor in for whatever you can't remove on the floor. Also a good time to use POR15 to stop the rust.
by DAReese
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find
Replies: 30
Views: 8670

Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

My dad was determined to daily drive his XR back in the day, and ran 4 studded snows in the winter. At least the Lotus was mid-engined. I daily drove mine from 86-96. I had to park at the end of my brick driveway, and manhole covers were always interesting when it was rainy or snowy, but for the mo...
by DAReese
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)
Replies: 41
Views: 28167

Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

They're easily replaceable. Ford used that light for years in many models.
by DAReese
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone DD theirs?
Replies: 39
Views: 6963

Re: Anyone DD theirs?

Did you just run a ground from the body directly to the matrix? One for each side? I've got both rear turn signals blinking but the fronts are working fine, so I assume it is a ground issue, although I'm trying to visualize exactly how that is the problem in the wiring diagram. Yes-- a short self-t...
by DAReese
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 87 and 88 XR4Ti for sale in VA/MD
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: 87 and 88 XR4Ti for sale in VA/MD

Somebody cared for the red one once. Reupholstered the seats, intercooler... Plus it is near an airport. Fly in, drive it home.
by DAReese
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Guy in MA
Replies: 20
Views: 4262

Re: New Guy in MA

Bob Weir wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:36 pm
Luv the color!!! Great to see something other than Silver, Black or Red
You forgot white.
by DAReese
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone DD theirs?
Replies: 39
Views: 6963

Re: Anyone DD theirs?

Thanks. Hopefully, that fixes mine. I cleaned everything up, but still have the gremlins.