The XR4Register Profile - 'Pikey Pete' Hallam
Ford Sierra 2.8 XR4x4 MkI
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I purchased this car off Ebay in 2006. I already owned a mk1 XR4x4 which was in tidy nick, but this example came up on ebay and I pressed the 'Bid Button'. Immediately a confirmation email came through to say that I had bought the car; great, but one problem arose... Where to keep it,so the other mk1 had to go...quickly!!
After looking around the new car, I couldn't believe the condition of it apart from the offside rear door and wheelarch, which had been damaged, and repaired badly. I had a mint rear door luckily!
Other than that, the body hasn't been painted or welded anywhere else, so I want to keep it as close to new condition as I can.
The XR4x4 is in excellent condition for it's age and has done about 102000 miles! I have had to do a couple of jobs at the car like cleaning the outside up, although it didn't need much, other than a quick run over with the polisher. I have had the scuttle panel off to check for any corrosion and to clean behind it as this; along with the boot lip, that is underneath the boot seal, is the place that is most prone to rust. After removing the scuttle panel and boot lip, I was amazed at what I saw... Not a mark!
After putting the car on the dyno at the XR4Register rolling road day 2007, the car produced 129 bhp and 190nm of torque. I found that the horsepower was a little low because the timing was a little out, and I have recently corrected the valve clearances as every single one was set wrong! I have also fitted a new fuel tank and a brand new exhaust system as the original ones had suffered from ageing quite badly. The car is getting there, slowly, and there isn't much left to do at it, but it is all of the niggly bits that are bugging me that needed sorting, however I am quite pleased with the result so far! :-)
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Last updated 25.01.08
Owner: Pete Hallam
XROC BB Name: Pikey4Ti
Model: XR4x4 MkI
Gearbox: Type 9