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  1. SteveHobart

    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    Hey all! Just a bit of an update the engine is finished!!! Just waiting on the gearbox to be finished so I can put it all in as an assembly. In the mean time I have: - Ordered a Bolt In 1/2 roll cage - fitted some racing seats - ordered 2 x racing harnesses - finished wiring the Megasquirt unit - Fitted the O2 sensor to the extractors - Fitted the Air Temp Sensor to the Plenum chamber This weekend I spent a bit of time reducing weight in the old XF. Basically cutting away the tow bar and some of the surplus steel under the rear bar in particular! So progress is being made!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    No sorry Dean I didn’t. So progress is slowing a little due to Auto Electrical issues. Unfortunately the issues aren’t of my making, they relate to a prior owner who, well let’s just say, was maybe a little ambitious with joining wires! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    It’s been a while so I thought I would update a bit! So have found that the Heater Core was absolutely rotten, which is why it was leaking water. So whole dash out time to replace that. While it was out I replaced the fan solinoid (as it was only working on one setting) and fixed up a few cracks in the climate control unit. I think I have finished wiring in the Megasquirt with all the factory ECU now disconnected. The only cables which were left were those which controlled the emissions controls which is right (according to the wiring diagram), just need to put in a vacuum line to the MAP sensor built into the Megasquirt. Have found some massively dodgy stuff in the wiring loom too. Have also started removing the black stripes on the side and am going to be painting the bumpers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Megasquirt into XF EFI

    I haven’t found any differences yet, still putting the engine and transmission together! Ha ha But I’ll advise you when I get it all back in. The Megasquirt Unit I Got was from Shiftkits Australia and the service and price was excellent, couldn’t recommend more highly! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Megasquirt into XF EFI

    Sorry, yes, MAP Sensor Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Megasquirt into XF EFI

    Hi All, I have a question regarding an XF EFI which I’m installing a Megasquirt ECU into. It’s been surprisingly easy (which some help from the vendor, but I have a couple questions I’m hoping you good peeps can help with. 1. There’s a MAF Sensor in the kit but no cable for it and no reference on the wiring diagrams supplied. Do I need a MAF? 2. The pair to the Crank Position Sensor. Well I don’t believe there is a Crank Position Sensor on an XF. Do I need to use this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Steve Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Blower motor

    Hey all Any other quick question regarding the blower motor. Mine only runs at one speed, low. When I pulled the heater core I checked the motor and it seems ok except for the plastic bag in it! Ha ha Anyway, if it works but only on one setting, what should I be replacing? Should I replace the blower too? (Can’t seem to find a replacement on fleabay) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fixing dash backing

    Hey guys! Well I had the heater core go in my XF so had to pull the dash out to get to it (pic below, it is really stuffed). Anyway, the dash backing is really brittle and has snapped in a few places where it screws to the bulkhead (and no, it wasn’t me who did it). Anyway, what’s the best way to reattach it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    Brilliant I did take the top cover off but it’s relatively easy to line it all up again and bolt it down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    The shift spool being the ‘round thing’ around the shifter shaft and the guide being the slot on the top cover. Using words I can understand ([emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]) you have to get the round thing on the shifter shaft to sit in the guide on the top cover yes? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    Oh totally Now Gurus, I need some help. The shifter seal on the Single Rail is one of the leaks. But how the hell do I change it? I can see the join on the shifter shaft, do I actually split this join to change the seal? How do I do that? Any help would be much appreciated. Any tips on the rear Flexi seal likewise! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    So digging further in, slowly because work is super busy. I thought there was supposed to be a rubber mount on the gearbox Cross member, all I have is bits! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    XF SPack Dash Cluster

    Hey guys! Well I have my Dash Cluster out at the moment to repair the Odo gears. Also have the gearbox out too. My question is, the Speedo wasn’t working when I pulled it out. Will replacing the ODO gears fix this or should I throw in a new speedo sensor into the gearbox while it’s out too? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    Cheers. Looks like what it’s missing then! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crossy build- am I on the right track

    Thanks mate. Yes, sorry Manual Transmission, 4 speed single rail. It’s an EFI as well. So it should have a neutral switch and a reverse switch? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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