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by hEaT
Tue Jun 25, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hi. I’m back.
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Hi. I’m back.

merkurdriver wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 1:41 am KP you know you can check out.. but you can never leave

:cheers
Truth :)

Welcome back and glad you still have the car (running).
by hEaT
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:36 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear coil overs?
Replies: 8
Views: 7373

Re: Rear coil overs?

When I had an E36 M3, for the rear "coilover" setup you would simply have a spring sitting on top of a threaded sleeve for the adjustability. With that said, not every company went this route and preferred to utilize the method you are talking about. I just know with the tight clearances ...
by hEaT
Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No Thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 8481

Re: No Thermostat

Are you talking about for cars not running any charge cooling? For the most part yes, but the lower temp with regard to extending headroom for pre-detonation still is applicable to an intercooled car. Finding that sweet spot is hard though, where the richer mixer reduces power. WMI is a good (bette...
by hEaT
Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No Thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 8481

Re: No Thermostat

Went ahead and ordered the Gates 33298S 180 degree - seemed well-liked and in that range where it's a bit cooler but not significantly. Fuel economy on the car has always been acceptable (25-30mpg city) with no thermostat so feeling confident that this will be okay too. 25-30?? Man I couldn't get a...
by hEaT
Fri Nov 11, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No Thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 8481

Re: No Thermostat

The trade-off of running a 185F thermostat is slightly less fuel economy but you will gain more power (about 2-3%). Have dyno results? Stock ECU, these cars run pig rich in boost and the last thing they need is more fuel to make more power. I gained significant power (yes, I have the dyno sheets so...
by hEaT
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: No Thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 8481

Re: No Thermostat

The trade-off of running a 185F thermostat is slightly less fuel economy but you will gain more power (about 2-3%). Have dyno results? Stock ECU, these cars run pig rich in boost and the last thing they need is more fuel to make more power. I gained significant power (yes, I have the dyno sheets so...
by hEaT
Tue Nov 01, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Music Video Sierra Spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 4059

Re: Music Video Sierra Spotting

merkurdriver wrote: Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:04 am Its a 2 door Sierra until they wreck it and then suddenly its a 4 door Sierra.
The car looked mint, nice to know they sacrificed something else.
Good spot! I didn't notice they switched cars at the end.
by hEaT
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Music Video Sierra Spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 4059

Music Video Sierra Spotting

Surprised to see a Sierra in the video! But, makes sense with Maria Becerra being Argentinian - Last time I visited (3-4 years ago), they were everywhere (mostly 2.3 NAs, but still).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Gk2wGNtIk
by hEaT
Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Bilsteins B8
Replies: 5
Views: 3219

Re: Bilsteins B8

I use Gorilla tape to center my sleeve on the B8s. I was going to use a shaft collar to sit the sleeve on instead of the weld, but the tape seemed to center it fine.
by hEaT
Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: OBD1 to OBD2 adapter cable
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

Re: OBD1 to OBD2 adapter cable

No, the XR isn't OBD I.
by hEaT
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: T9 Clutch Reservoir?
Replies: 5
Views: 4744

Re: T9 Clutch Reservoir?

Power steering fluid/ATF is red, I think? Been a while since I had any, and that commonly leaks on the XR.
by hEaT
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: My Build Thread: Project "Rain Cloud"
Replies: 160
Views: 193977

Re: My Build Thread: Project "Rain Cloud"

So much time since the last update on this car, so little has been done. I picked up another project car during COVID (2002 SVT Focus) which probably didn't help dedicating time to the Merkur. Merkur still runs, fired it up for the first time in 2 years last weekend. Changed the timing belt as preve...
by hEaT
Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: TFI relocated
Replies: 5
Views: 3730

Re: TFI relocated

Very random thought/comment, but what suspension do you have and how is your strut bearing installed? The amount of threads showing looks JUST like a car I worked on where the upper spring cup / strut bearing weren't stacked and installed correctly. With Powerflex yellows I had a good inch of thread...
by hEaT
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Torque Spec for Lugnuts
Replies: 1
Views: 9233

Re: Torque Spec for Lugnuts

I believe 75ft/lbs is what we've universally agreed on for stock lugs on stock wheels.

http://www.mc2racing.com/tech/TorqueSpecs.pdf

Stock lugs are 45* conical seat. When using more common 60* conical seat lugs on aftermarket wheels, I use 95-100 ft/lbs, especially with ARP studs.
by hEaT
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: MC2 website
Replies: 9
Views: 7518

Re: MC2 website

I just got word from Chris that Mc2 is shutting down. I had ordered a plate diff from him but he couldn't fulfill so he refunded me and let me know of his change in business plans. Oh wow, that is such a huge loss. Really sad to hear. Looks like they updated their homepage to reflect this. Thankful...