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by MarkM
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Greetings & 8.8 IRS
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Greetings & 8.8 IRS

Welcome to the forum. I can't help with the 8.8 search, but I was happy to see your post. I owned that car for 13 years or so before it went to Don, so it's interesting to hear what's happening with it now. Unfortunately, it had a very boring life with me, mostly sitting and waiting for someone to ...
by MarkM
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Greetings & 8.8 IRS
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Greetings & 8.8 IRS

Welcome to the forum. I can't help with the 8.8 search, but I was happy to see your post. I owned that car for 13 years or so before it went to Don, so it's interesting to hear what's happening with it now. Unfortunately, it had a very boring life with me, mostly sitting and waiting for someone to w...
by MarkM
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: I just bought a 1988 Scorpio... What am I in for...? LOL
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: I just bought a 1988 Scorpio... What am I in for...? LOL

That's great news! And a big thanks to Bob for the assist.

:cheers
by MarkM
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Ford Rims 17x7 (4 on 108) Euro Mondeo
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

Re: Ford Rims 17x7 (4 on 108) Euro Mondeo

There's nothing wrong with 17's, I just don't care for the styling. If I'm spending money on wheels, it will be wheels that I like.
by MarkM
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Ukraine - When life gets frustrating
Replies: 6
Views: 4132

Re: Ukraine - When life gets frustrating

Yeah, I looked the first day it was posted and I couldn't find it.
by MarkM
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to forum Intro
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: New to forum Intro

You never had to do front wheel bearings on it? Guibos? CV axles? TFIs? Distributor? Alternator? Timing belt(s)? YMMV Guibos? Not familiar with that term. Never had to replace halfshafts or just CV's. Replaced a TFI once (long story). Original distributor. Alternator is still original to my recolle...
by MarkM
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to forum Intro
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: New to forum Intro

I'm splitting your post off into its own thread. Two separate discussions about new members and their cars in the same thread is likely to get confusing, quickly.

Also, could you elaborate on what "ReTimed 18°out" means? I have some concerns about that.

Welcome to the forum!
by MarkM
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to forum Intro
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: New to forum Intro

Welcome to the forum. At this point, there are a number of high-mileage Merkurs out there, but yours is still going to be near the top, I think.
by MarkM
Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Cleaning the VAM
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Cleaning the VAM

I have an opinion, but it's just a guess and not fact/experience-based. In the absence of other input, I'd look at using MAF cleaner. I'm not confident enough that's the right answer to tell the OP that's what he should do though.
by MarkM
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: MC2 website
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: MC2 website

I used Firefox to check it, so apparently something specific to your configuration.
by MarkM
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: MC2 website
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: MC2 website

Just checked, seems to be working fine for me.

Maybe a temporary hitch with their ISP?
by MarkM
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Headlight washers
Replies: 50
Views: 7874

Re: Headlight washers

It looks nice. Thanks for posting the pictures!

I'm also a fan of the 7-spoke wheel design.
by MarkM
Tue Mar 08, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Headlight washers
Replies: 50
Views: 7874

Re: Headlight washers

I was thinking along the lines of either US military or US diplomat that owned it at a previous duty station and was then assigned to Russia. I could easily see someone working in DC or at a US military base buying a Scorpio here and then getting a job change that sent them overseas. I believe shipp...
by MarkM
Sat Mar 05, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Headlight washers
Replies: 50
Views: 7874

Re: Headlight washers

Wow. You shipped a Merkur Scorpio over to Moscow. That seems a little crazy to me. Mainly because the rest of us generally covet the Euro items (like glass headlights and RS body kits) and ship them over to the US! I think that's jumping to conclusions. It seems more likely to me that a previous ow...
by MarkM
Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Headlight washers
Replies: 50
Views: 7874

Re: Headlight washers

On the other hand, I thought there many more Scorpios on the road. Is it really such a small number? I don't have any statistics at my fingertips, but I'm quite sure it's higher than that. I can think of at least seven just among the recently active posters on this board and there are many Merkur o...