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by zxr250cc
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Getting back into the game after 4+ years - What to do?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Getting back into the game after 4+ years - What to do?

Hi all, You have heard the phrase squirrel cage fan blower, right? I have seen one removed from the dash of a pick up that had a fill blown rat nest in it. Rodents are total hell on stored cars... My farmer buddy that I work on old cars with had mice living in the dash of a Land Cruiser on top of th...
by zxr250cc
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Getting back into the game after 4+ years - What to do?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Getting back into the game after 4+ years - What to do?

Hi all, Change ALL fluids. Motor, cooling, brakes... Bleed the brakes if you have the energy. A jar and some clear fuel line tubing with a helper to add brake fluid as you bleed each wheel makes it quick to do. Old brake fluid kills the brake system by pooling little water drops in the bore of the v...
by zxr250cc
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Body Spray Paint "Open" Time?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Body Spray Paint "Open" Time?

Hi all, Did the shop tell you what brand of paints they were using to mix and make the color? It would be something you could use to get info from the factory like PPG or someone. I priced paint for the XR a couple of years ago and was astounded at how much a gallon of paint costs these days even at...
by zxr250cc
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio A/C Troubleshooting
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Scorpio A/C Troubleshooting

Hi all, Sub assemblies for a lot of stuff, like the clutch on a compressor, are going away as folks sell whole parts only for stuff like this these days. It is less trouble to swap whole units of things than to take the time to take something apart and replace only the worn portion. Control arms on ...
by zxr250cc
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Driving around in MO
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Driving around in MO

Hi all,

I was driving in Springfield today and had a VERY shiny dark metallic blue Marauder running with me for a bit on the James River Freeway. It looked great. I liked his plate also: BLUEMERC. It made me think of the XR...

Cheers
by zxr250cc
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio A/C Troubleshooting
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Scorpio A/C Troubleshooting

Hi all, If you use your car only a bit in winter a good way to keep the AC system happy is to use the defroster for ten to fifteen minutes when you are running it around. That of course makes it use the AC to dry the air. You get dry heat and the AC system stays happy. Just a thought and guessing mo...
by zxr250cc
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio A/C Troubleshooting
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Scorpio A/C Troubleshooting

Hi all, The operating pressures in the system are higher with R134a than with R-12 and that was why some folks tried alternative coolants in the systems. R-12 is still out there with some folks but having changed to R-134a it would not make sense to try to change back. If you decide to have it check...
by zxr250cc
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio A/C Troubleshooting
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Scorpio A/C Troubleshooting

Hi all, Servicing an AC system in a shop usually involves them evacuating the system, opening it up and changing the bad parts, vacuum pump out the system and then fill it up again. Due to the nature of the design of AC systems there is little else you can do. If the compressor is failing it will du...
by zxr250cc
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Passenger tail light out
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: Passenger tail light out

Hi all, The ground point for that tail light should be near the license plate bulb housing and it is the same ground point as the right bulb as well: page 11, G101 ground point. Is that a clean connection for the ground? If you have a multi meter with sharp points on the probes you might try tracing...
by zxr250cc
Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Passenger tail light out
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: Passenger tail light out

Hi all,

The only 25 amp fuse in the fuse box, if they are all as original, would be fuse #12 in the fuse box and that is for the cigar lighter, vanity mirror, courtesy lamps and the fuel computer as shown in the electrical and vacuum trouble shooting book.

Cheers
by zxr250cc
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Passenger tail light out
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: Passenger tail light out

Hi all,

Do you have the electrical service manual? I have a physical and digital copy of that. PM me and I will send the digital file for this.

Cheers
by zxr250cc
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 207
Views: 54406

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti

Hi all, I am reading the '86 year electrical troubleshooting manual page 52 and it mentions the idea that the starter relay ground and connections could affect the light being on. I am sure you have checked these to be clean and well grounded. Yes? If this seems dumb, sorry, trying to help. This is ...
by zxr250cc
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: License Plate Mounting
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: License Plate Mounting

Hi all, I looked at Amazon and used the phrase 'license plate bracket' to search. The many, many offered selections would seem to do what you wish. Some are for Euro cars. The OEM plate bracket mount on my XR is not unlike some of the frame styles in Amazon. I am no fan of that company but they seem...
by zxr250cc
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio High Idle🙄
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Scorpio High Idle🙄

Hi all,

I posted this over in the XR section and it is specific to OBD 1 codes:

https://www.therangerstation.com/tech/o ... ord-codes/

The early V6 Ranger used the same engine, as we know.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
by zxr250cc
Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: project Scorpio available
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

Re: project Scorpio available

Hi all,

I am curious, did this sell? It seems to have ended without any result shown...

Cheers