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by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: California SMOG Test Will Include ECU Tune Checks
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: California SMOG Test Will Include ECU Tune Checks

Wow lobbyists did something good. Amazing.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold
Replies: 40
Views: 132

Re: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold

TFI might act up when too hot, never heard of one working correctly after it warms up. That would be strange.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold
Replies: 40
Views: 132

Re: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold

I didn't think it was so much about smog as it was about volatility. In other words you need higher volatility in the winter for easier starting. Lesser volatility in the summer. In any case I don't believe the fuel in my tank is the issue. Nope. The EPA does this for environmental reasons. It usua...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold
Replies: 40
Views: 132

Re: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold

It has to do with making less smog during the summer. The gas must meet a different volatility standard during certain months, so something like an additive package may change. Where I live they sell gas with 0-10 percent ethanol,15 percent ethanol, and 85 percent ethanol year round. So I'm assuming...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold
Replies: 40
Views: 132

Re: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold

Where I live they change the gas around this time. I have heard people complain about it but I have never been able to notice any difference.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Watching Hot Rod Garage tweek an '87 Turbo T-bird engine...
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Watching Hot Rod Garage tweek an '87 Turbo T-bird engine...

That's it? They should have gotten some help from those dudes over at PM Motorsports.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Irritation - stumble on accel when cold
Replies: 40
Views: 132

Re: ACT irritations - stumble on accel when cold

I blame the mid 90's Granada sensor(s).
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust manifold damage
Replies: 19
Views: 104

Re: Exhaust manifold damage

Looks like that wastegate is almost 500 bucks. Another option would be to bolt up something like this "ultimate internal" unit. https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=tp&Category_Code=WGT https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/atp-wgt-023-a.jpg htt...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust manifold damage
Replies: 19
Views: 104

Re: Exhaust manifold damage

I think you will need a new wastegate that one looks trashed. Check out silicone intakes dot com they have good prices on stuff like the previously mentioned exhaust pipe flex section. Also I'd use a hump hose off the intercooler. Maybe try to change the intercooler piping to eliminate sharp bends o...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Buying used cars
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Buying used cars

Now we are going to have all these flood vehicles flooding the market. Just like after Katrina.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust manifold damage
Replies: 19
Views: 104

Re: Exhaust manifold damage

Ya it doesn't look like the ranger header in that last pic, guess it is a stinger part. You have got lots of good parts there. Seems like the previous owner threw a lot of money at the car. I would do a compression test and a leak down test. Then try and get the car running well on "stockish&qu...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Exhaust manifold damage
Replies: 19
Views: 104

Re: Exhaust manifold damage

It looks like the exhaust manifold from a ranger truck, made into a turbo manifold. Seems like it couldn't take the heat. I would just weld it up for now, and then set up the car for the type of driving you plan to do. A stock E6 (87.5-89) manifold with some porting will work very well, a tubular st...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Starter wouldn't disengage, now no crank
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: Starter wouldn't disengage, now no crank

I got at it a little more, solenoid bench tests fine with a 9v battery, like i said before, the battery is fine, i actually sorted out the timing after i hit the solenoid yet again with a screwdriver. I think im going to run an extra ground to the solenoid mount, and probably bypass the fusible lin...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Starter wouldn't disengage, now no crank
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: Starter wouldn't disengage, now no crank

ssewtewrwsewtiti syndrome? Haven't had that one happen to me yet. :D

"sudden-starter-engaged-while-the-engine-was-running-and-wouldn't-stop-even-with-the-ignition-turned-off"