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The Merkur Club of America Forums • Just got it today - Page 3
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Re: Just got it today

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:41 pm
by In XS 7
I would change the valve stem seals if I were you, in my XR they where very toasted, when I tried to remove them they just turn into crumbs. :cheers

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:59 am
by abomb1982
I was doing some reading the other day and came across an article that said to unplug the knock sensor for performance reasons. Two things, has anyone done it? and where the heck is it? I tried to look up the location with a google search and well,,, I failed.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:43 pm
by In XS 7
I unplug mine long time ago.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:34 pm
by merkurdriver
In XS 7 wrote:I unplug mine long time ago, it is "hanging" from the distributor, it is (in my XR, an 89') a two wires with a "plug" that just connect the two wires together.
That sounds like the SPOUT plug (connector) Miguel.

The knock sensor is a sensor in the lower intake , and yes, mine have been unplugged in ALL of my XRs for over a decade now, just make sure to always run premium fuel

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:13 pm
by In XS 7
merkurdriver wrote:
In XS 7 wrote:I unplug mine long time ago, it is "hanging" from the distributor, it is (in my XR, an 89') a two wires with a "plug" that just connect the two wires together.
That sounds like the SPOUT plug (connector) Miguel.

The knock sensor is a sensor in the lower intake , and yes, mine have been unplugged in ALL of my XRs for over a decade now, just make sure to always run premium fuel
:oops: Yes you are right Mike, I was very sleepy when I was writing, thanks for correcting me.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:21 am
by abomb1982
ordered a new breather today

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:13 pm
by abomb1982
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Ok so I got her running I got the turn signals working but... When I give hard acceleration It builds boost but not power. In fact it feels like if I let out of the gas it gets a boost of power before it starts to drop its rpm. anyone have any idea what the issue mite be?

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:11 pm
by thesameguy
I'd check ignition timing first, then cam timing, then check fuel pressure. :)

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:16 pm
by abomb1982
Ok I'll start with those, thanks for the suggestion

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:54 pm
by abomb1982
Thank you again, it was 20* off on the timing, and now she runs like a champ.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:04 pm
by MercMike
I am enjoying your work.
I would like to suggest two things.
1. Make sure your chassis/engine ground(s) are GOOD
2. Get it running well "as is" then change / add performance. A good tune in a baseline configuration may save you many headaches ?
And good luck ! :wink:

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:56 pm
by abomb1982
Hey thanks I really appreciate the support. I will absolutely look at the grounds.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:46 am
by abomb1982
I have been driven her all around and could no be happier. I ordered this

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went and picked up all the brake parts today to do the upgraded front brakes. (anyone thats new iris trying this and need info on it, mc2 has a link on their page that gives you a list of what you'll need and how to.)

I notice something the other day too, after I have been driving the car for a while when ever I sit at idle it smokes. Not while driving and not when she's cold. It doesn't really smell like oil either? Anyone ever had this happen?

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:22 pm
by In XS 7
In XS 7 wrote:I would change the valve stem seals if I were you, in my XR they where very toasted, when I tried to remove them they just turn into crumbs. :cheers
This fixed on my XR.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:50 am
by abomb1982
I have those seals on order, I should have listened the first time :roll: Oh well live and learn. Should I do the seats too?

Side note I have been shopping IC too, I was Thinking a FMIC but it looks like if i do that I have to get rid of my a/c. So here are my questions, can i have it all? a/c and a good IC. Are there folks out there that have a/c that is working. ( at this time mine does not)