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Author Topic: XR2 from Germany  (Read 2289 times)

rsharry

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XR2 from Germany
« on: January 07, 2016, 01:16:34 PM »

hey there. in this thread i will show you some news about my XR2 from Germany,

I bought this hear near Stuttgart from a Ford Dealer. He sold it and sayed that they think that the cylinder head is damaged because the engine lost coolant. so i paid 900 euros (977dollar).

at home i checked every thing. the reason of this coolant lost was a broken coolant radiator.
but here in germany you dont get a radiator for that car. so i bought one from rockauto.com amerika.
changed the timing belt and the water pump an now the car drives very good.

it has a very good condition. soft top is good, no rust and about 60k miles.

so here is a picture of it



in the future i want to change some think. at first i have buyed new wheels.



next things i want to change is the exhaust. 2,5" diameter. but dont know if i will try to build it on my own or if i get any exhaust to buy. but dont know where. here in germany i get nothing.

the chip for ecu did i get here from germany. only have to install this. the seller said it will switch off the  ecu cut for boost over 11psi.
lets try it.

and i want to change the turbocharger and the intercooler and ad an oil cooler.

so if there are some news i will tell it .


if you have some ideas where to get an exhaust or for some ideas for changing on my xr2 i will look forward about that.
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NomakeWan

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Re: XR2 from Germany
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 02:04:41 PM »

Do note that you do not need a chip to switch off the boost cut, and that installing a chip will also not switch off the boost cut. The boost cut is controlled by a vacuum switch in the engine bay, and can be disabled by simply disconnecting the white electrical plug connected to it. With that protection gone you will need a chip so that you don't damage your engine after raising boost levels, however. ;)

Welcome to the boards!
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rsharry

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Re: XR2 from Germany
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 02:32:45 PM »

Of curse the main reason of the chip is for adapting the fuel injection for higher boost levels. The seller of the chip means that it will shut off the boost cut too. Dont know if it will realy works. If not i will shut it off on my own. Thats not the problem. 

Dont know how the boost cut works but i think it is just like at my old ford fiesta rs turbo. The ecu shut off the fuel injection when you reach the boost level of 0,5 bar. With a chip the ecu riches on the fuel injection and shut off these bost cut function.

So its not my first turbo car. My old was an fiesta rs turbo. 1.6 8V enginge with a garret turbo. Standart 132hp. After some changes like chip, more boost, 3"exhaust from downpipe, other intercooler and another camshaft i get about 215hp at 1.0bar on the dyno. Was realy great to drive. Miss the car but i had to sold it 2 years ago because i did need the money. So the capri is my next project and i promise it will be great.

The thing what makes it very diffecult here in germany is to get some parts for it and to get parts what are legal here. We have a lot of laws here for our cars and are not aloud to use every parts like exhaust for examble. Maybe you find some article about german TÜV laws for cars and parts in the internet to get information about it.

But i am honest. It is not important for me if all parts are street legal here. So lets see what will happend with this project in next time.

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« Last Edit: January 07, 2016, 02:35:07 PM by rsharry »
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NomakeWan

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Re: XR2 from Germany
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 11:34:20 PM »

I'm not aware of a chip removing the boost cut, but Rocketman will have to step in to answer that for certain. Thankfully it's super easy to disable by merely unclipping a single wire in the engine bay. :)
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Re: XR2 from Germany
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 07:02:08 AM »

Nomake - you're correct, there is no boost or fuel cut in the ECU. There is a pressure switch in the engine bay that sends a signal to the ECU to cut fuel. Disabling the switch disables the boost cut.

This cannot be done in the chip. Very easy to do mechanically or electrically though.

Lots of Capri popping up in Germany now!
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rsharry

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Re: XR2 from Germany
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 11:33:32 AM »

there are some news about my capri.

because i think the original seats are very shit i get some other.

they came from the european escort rs2000. build in 1994.


think i will be not that big problem to get them in. i will use the original seat rails.

i am not ready but i want to show it for you. dont have so much time so it will be go time after time



here a pic with mounting seat rails of the capri. have to change something that it will fit into the capri but not that problem. new infos soon

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rsharry

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Re: XR2 from Germany
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 12:08:40 PM »

I am sad but actually i've got no time to something on my own capri. I had to fix the capri of my woman and some other things.

But there are some news. I got lowering spring my capri in 30mm and i bought another capri xr2 for parting out. So i  have a lot of parts now.

I got an garret t3 turbocharger. So i will begin to build it in my capri. Also i will build my own exhaust system. Cat back 2,5" diameter.

Its a lot of work but i hope that i get some time in future now. In the winter i will rebuild a second engine to use it when it will be ready. We will see.

Plan to buy a air fuel ratio controller to have a look on it.

I hope that i will get about 200-220 hp. Alot more than stock capri.

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Re: XR2 from Germany
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2016, 08:25:57 PM »

Cant wait to see it, Post a guide id love to put a t3 on my Capri!
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rsharry

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Re: XR2 from Germany
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 03:19:13 PM »

here a little picture. but in the for engine for a test with new turbo.

power steering .wont be work any more. but doesnt matter




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