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My xr4i

Started by 3doorclone, January 19, 2014, 11:54:15 AM

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3doorclone

January 19, 2014, 11:54:15 AM Last Edit: June 25, 2014, 23:52:34 PM by fordrwd4ever
A few pics of my xr4i I use daily whatever the weather.

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3doorclone

January 19, 2014, 11:57:42 AM #1 Last Edit: June 25, 2014, 23:52:48 PM by fordrwd4ever
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January 19, 2014, 11:59:12 AM #2 Last Edit: June 25, 2014, 23:53:03 PM by fordrwd4ever
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January 19, 2014, 12:00:25 PM #3 Last Edit: June 25, 2014, 23:53:17 PM by fordrwd4ever
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v6gerry

Very nice Paul do I spy my old welded inlet manifold ????
gerry

3doorclone

 Hi Gerry, how's things? yes that's your old welded in lnlet and plenium also TB housing is bigger diameter, all to get as much air through those swaymar heads, I do wonder if I can get more power if I go to carb and a longer duration cam instead of the short duration injection cam but its a lot of work to justify if its only worth 10 or 15 bhp and will it drive as smooth at low revs?

v6gerry

Hi thought it was !! yes a lot of work for those extra hp , you would really need dyno run before and after to see for sure , not sure about carbs tho , I would have thought to get the best from it , would be emerald or similar ECU change injectors to electric items and a trigger wheel on crank so you can map the best out of it , a load of work then !!!!! you would prob get those extra hp +more .
my car done a piston so been off road since may  :( , made my mind up it going to fieldmotorsport to be rebuilt with low comp pistons .

3doorclone

Hi Gerry, yes for what use it gets it would be a lot of expense for maybe 10bhp or so, I can't see drivability changing much as it drives smooth and pulls in all gears without flat spots as it is, I was toying with the idea of going to carb so I could run a longer duration cam say 290-300 deg.
That's a bugger about your engine, that happened to me with that turbo engine I bought off you, the ring lands collapsed and the piston let go, it didn't damage the bore so I was able to rebuild it but I never trusted it not to let go again and didn't want to go to the expense of forged pistons so sold it on and put the 3.2lt back in, hope all goes well with your rebuild.

Lemon-Ade

Hi paul, looking good mate  ;)

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3doorclone

Cheers Ade, how's that engine of yours coming along? I'm over your way this  sunday to see my cousin are you about mate?

Lemon-Ade

Getting closer , I may heading over to Graham's to do some on it but I'm not sure what time yet. I will let you know mate.

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3doorclone

Ok Ade, no worries, also off the top of your head would you happen to have a lens for a o/s front fog light, mine dropped out and smashed I've stuck a n/s lens in for now but the indicator doesn't locate properly now.

Lemon-Ade

I may have , it's a spare for mine but you can borrow it for sure.

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3doorclone

Ok Ade thanks, I wont nick your spare just in case you need it, i'll keep an eye out on ebay ;o)
Let me know if your about tomorrow.

v6gerry

Hi paul it wasn't the ring lands, it cracked from g/pin to g/pin what I thought was det was in fact little end rattle on number 6 there pics on here somewhere under 24v engine or turbo ! fieldmotorsport is going to rebuild my engine with low comp pistons .
With yours its still a lot of work just to change the cam !!! if your happy with it just drive it and enjoy  ;)look here at my piston ! Topic: BOA turbo piston damage


3doorclone

Mmmm, sounds like a combo of excess heat and the pressure of forced induction, low comp pistons = more boost ;D that can only be a good thing :laugh:
yes too much work for what may be little gain and it is a good all rounder engine  ;D

Lemon-Ade

I'm out from about 11 mate so maybe next time your about  ;)

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3doorclone

Ok Ade no worries........

mk22door

Was sure I'd already commented here but guess not?

It is a very nice XR4i you have, liking that a lot.

I'm totally 50/50 on the split window, XR4i is/was a scratch I never itched, but yours is swaying me!  :laugh:

I've always been really into the Andy Rouse XR4Ti, love that beast. A bloke on the sierra forum had a good looking replica of it somewhere.

3doorclone

Thanks for your comments, I don't mind single or split rear glass I just like the mk1 shape ;D

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