How to buy an XR4Ti

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:04 pm

It's also been a lonnnnnnnnnnng time since spark plugs were $1 each. :lol: :wink:

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Post by Maurice S » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:29 pm

hmmm, I think the Autolites are still a buck...I prefer the NGK TR-5's another 79 cents I think last time I bought em.
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Post by Ed Lijewski » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:54 pm

In Kansas they still have stagecoaches and the Pony Express, right? :lol: :wink:
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Post by richardcurtis » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:23 pm

Ed: you need to get out more.
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how to buy an xr4ti

Post by misssonja » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:18 am

Thanks Mike on all the heads up on the xr4ti.
I bought the car about 2 months ago... an '87.
Red...don't know the name of the color. I like to call it "Ticket-Me First" Red :lol:
Now after reading all your info. I now know I was right by feeling about
the mushing and notching shifter. I use to own many,many Stangs and feel the difference.
Now until I can find a mechanic nearby..who understands this car,
this is my dilema. I found someone in CT, 2 hours away, not bad..but looking still closer to drop car off.
Before I can enjoy the car fully I would like someone to make sure about all you mention. Don't want to overheat her at all.
I will keep asking around and seek someone as informative as you.



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Post by richardcurtis » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:49 am

Missionja: just find a competent mechanic who has worked on a Ford before (wouldn't that be ALL mechanics???). The mechanicals are simple Ford parts ... engine was used in many Ford products, for example. If the presence of a turbo on the Ford 2.3 gives any mechanic pause, he/she isn't much of a mechanic. Most parts are readily available (i recently found two NEW exterior door handles!); you just have to search for them. Junkyards occasionally will one of the roughly 44,000 XRs imported into this country; they're a treasure-chest of parts. Very, very good shop manuals are cheap and readily available. These are excellent cars to work on yourself, or to learn how to work on yourself. Enjoy! (come to Carlisle All-Ford Nationals in June ... it's where the Merkur converted converge).
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