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  1. xfish

    One wire alternator

    Yes, thats how my set-up is. And worse case scenario, is that if it isn't earthed right, the alternator wont charge?
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    One wire alternator

    Hey guys, We are ready to mount my 140amp ( one wire alternator )on to my XF (250 crossflow), and have come into a conundrum. The instructions state that the alternator has to be earth, but have seen instances where it has not been earthed. Can some inform me of why it can work 'not being earthed' and 'being earthed'?
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    Cutting the water pump on 250 crossflow

    good call....cheers
  4. Hey guys, I've attached a set of dual thermo fans to my 250 crossflow ( years ago ), and have always been hindered by the shaft of the water pump that the original fan was mounted to, because it makes the removal of the thermo fans a pain in the ass. Is it possible to cut off the thread/shaft ( because it's redundant without viscous fan )on the water pump without causing damage to the water pump?
  5. just before i get around to attaching this alternator, why would i have to earth the alternator to the block? Cause right now, i have the factory set-up on the XF, with the 3 wire set-up and have recently added a 8mm charging wire in place of the original set-up. cause right now, i have a earthing strap between the block to the chaise.
  6. Cheers......and i guess worse case scenario....if the battery light stays on, i can just remove the bulb from the dash
  7. Ok, so this an old post I started and have finally purchased the XD bracket and am ready to mount my aeroflow alternator and of course I'll be going from 3 wire to 1 wire set - up. Obviously all i have to do is just connect the charge wire and tuck the other 2 back into the harness, but will my red battery light on the xf ghia dash stay on, since it's lost the signal......? And having the XF ghia digital dash, will i show volt charge on that, or will that start flashing at me?
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    El xr8 2 issues......

    How dose someone bypass/remove the EGR set-up from the car? I've seen quite a few car's without it?
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    El xr8 2 issues......

    sorry, that's what i meant. i should of said the top and lower manifold. my bad.....
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    El xr8 2 issues......

    yes, thats what broke. The dizzy was still the factory fitted dizzy ( we believe ), with having replaced only a few components in the last few years. And yes, it has the annoying egr setup, and would like to erase it completely .....oxygen sensors have been added to the list. We'll be pulling the top manifold off when we replace the fuel injectors, fuel regulator, so all gaskets can be replaced. So, now we're just waiting for the new ECU to arrive. Also, I have a full top/bottom manifold from a ED sprint / throttle ,fuel rail etc ( i pulled it from a wreck 5 years ago, and has been sitting in my shed all that time ), which i would like mounted in place of the explorer manifold. Though i've searched high and low to see if there is any difference between the 2 manifolds, that putting it on the EL XR8 would/could cause issues. Visually, they look the same. Though i know the AU3 used the explorer manifold which was 220kw, as well the ED sprint was rated the same ( being known as the cheap GT ). Of course as stated before, we will replace all gaskets on the manifold before re-installing....just to assume if there is a leak on the manifold side of things. right now, I'm happy with the improved power on the factory side of things, though I have had a J3 chip ( stage 2 ) installed in the car for years, and that was pulled from the car when we started having issue's, and will be re-installing it after the gremlins have been squashed. thoughts on replacing the top manifold?
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    El xr8 2 issues......

    Hey all, Well, i took the car to another mechanic, and was told the spring in the distributor was broken, and had the wrong sparkplugs, cause there is a big difference between the 170kw vs the 185kw EL XR8. .......they replaced it, and the car has DISCOVERED full power again, and gear changing has returned to normal. Though it still has a miss ( rough idle ) every so often......so, we're going for an exchange ecu, fuel injectors, and fuel regulator in a few weeks, just to freshen things up a bit.. Yes, I'm throwing money at the car,( though it is over 20 years old ) and still is stock from factory, but a few pieces here and there. Hoping this will work.....because the mechanic and son have the same car as myself, and know the EL XR8 185kw backwards......will let you know the outcome after it's next visit.
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    El xr8 2 issues......

    Sorry, I've orded the fuel pressure regulator, and have ordered new injectors since i have to remove the top manifold.........they just havent turned up yet. Another problem has arisen on top or could be part of the same issue...... The 4 speed auto has worked fine and without issue.....and when ( on occasion ) i wanted a quicker start, I'd manually put it back to first and plant the foot. Today, I did this....and the car basically stood still. It eventually got to 50 kmph, though it took 12 seconds ( yes , i timed it ). The normal power between 2nd -4th was there, though there was absolutely no power in first..... a kid on a bike would kicked my ass............ any ideas?
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    El xr8 2 issues......

    cheers......
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    El xr8 2 issues......

    good point.........one ordered. thanks
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