Sold My XR

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by fdt93 » Wed May 21, 2014 4:44 pm

Swap a 2.3 turbo into the VW. :wink:
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Thu May 22, 2014 5:55 am

fdt93 wrote:Swap a 2.3 turbo into the VW. :wink:
I want something reliable
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by DAReese » Sun May 25, 2014 2:06 am

In my 200,00 miles in the different XR4Tis, the engine has never failed me.

Ok, once when the water pump failed. And if you count a timing belt with less than 20,000 miles on it, that would make two times for the 2.3.
More for other things like brake cylinders, alternators,ECUs.....but the engine itself is solid.
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89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by 86XR4Ti5SPD » Mon May 26, 2014 7:00 pm

I've had a V-dub...one, and won't have another. I've had 3 XR4s, though. But good luck with yours!
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:03 pm

Added a fairly rare KAMEI "Hood Scoop" .... Found it on eBay.de..... Need to find a colour match paint... Whatcha think??



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Re: Sold My XR

Post by John Brennan » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:04 am

Sets it apart... looks good. I like the nose, it looks E30-ish.
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by spiffy » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:47 am

I'm all about the vw's, have had 4 (3 mk2, 1 mk3) in the past few years. Of everything I've owned, I've been most attached to them.

I don't understand the cabrio thing though, but I'm against most convertibles so my opinion isn't valid. Is it an 8v or 16? And CIS (mechanical) or digifant (electronic) fuel injection?
1985 XR4Ti, Mineral Blue, not much to brag about.

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:10 am

8V and CIS
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:13 am

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:29 am

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:40 am

Got tired of the ford logo on the horn button



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Re: Sold My XR

Post by John Brennan » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:19 am

Enoy your car, thanks for checking in. :cheers
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:37 am

drove it from Vancouver to Toronto... 4602km door to door.... took slightly less than 60hrs.... lost 5th gear outside of Brandon Man.... made it though.... I love My Cabriolet
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by John V » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:13 pm

thebronze wrote:drove it from Vancouver to Toronto... 4602km door to door.... took slightly less than 60hrs.... lost 5th gear outside of Brandon Man.... made it though.... I love My Cabriolet

Kev, don't worry! I know where it's at! You din't lose it. Its under that tin cover..A few minutes to spin off the screws and a coupla circlips and bang on some fresh ones.
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:48 pm

John V wrote:
thebronze wrote:drove it from Vancouver to Toronto... 4602km door to door.... took slightly less than 60hrs.... lost 5th gear outside of Brandon Man.... made it though.... I love My Cabriolet

Kev, don't worry! I know where it's at! You din't lose it. Its under that tin cover..A few minutes to spin off the screws and a coupla circlips and bang on some fresh ones.

Thanx John.... gotta find a place to tear into it.... It kept popping out of 5th, I just put it back in... eventually nothin but "crunchy" noises. No real place to work on it, My brother in law owns a Mr Transmission... prolly have Him look at it, WAAAy easier...
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