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by splatterdog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Automatic tercel too slow
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Automatic tercel too slow

Yep, conversion. If I remember right, the auto had it's own unique ratio. 195/70r14 tires shave off about 200 rpm's.
by splatterdog
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: are bearing cap bolt hole sleeves necessary?
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: are bearing cap bolt hole sleeves necessary?

Another threat to blind holes is puddled oil after bolt removal. The bolt cannot compress it so threads get pushed out.
by splatterdog
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: are bearing cap bolt hole sleeves necessary?
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: are bearing cap bolt hole sleeves necessary?

I would never eliminate line up pins/sleeves. A blind hole puller is needed to pull tight ones. I would also suggest a Timesert over a helicoil. Way stronger and won't come out if you have to pull the bolt again. Hopefully an insert can be installed without drilling out the sleeve area. If you end u...
by splatterdog
Fri May 19, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Knocking Caused by Piston Experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Knocking Caused by Piston Experiences

Yep, I've noticed that almost always #3 is the troublemaker. Someday I will look inside T4 #1's engine. It made it over 400k, tired but still ran when "put out to pasture". And it fully defied Petros as it had over heated numerous times and survived, including an entire summer hot period due to rott...
by splatterdog
Thu May 18, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"

I've had a couple driveway sniffers myself. A toothless goofball cold calling my front door raises red flags though.
by splatterdog
Wed May 10, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 wagon - $1500 Minneapolis, MN
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 wagon - $1500 Minneapolis, MN

Pretty sure that is emmahumpfritters old wagon. It's not from here, but the 5 years or so it has can be very damaging. MnDot is on a mission to dissolve everything. I spend way too much time replacing brake lines and frames..
by splatterdog
Tue May 02, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Used 1985 Toyota Tercel Deluxe $14,900 San Jose, California
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Used 1985 Toyota Tercel Deluxe $14,900 San Jose, California

That's about 3k more than my "everything but a sunroof" 85 SR5 was new.

I give it a jalopnik crackpipe vote!

Nice to see real clean survivors though..
by splatterdog
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW PARTS, CUSTOM PARTS, CANT WAIT!!
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: NEW PARTS, CUSTOM PARTS, CANT WAIT!!

195/70r14 is about the limit for a stock suspension, so you should be OK I would think. I have those big rubber donuts that are supposed to nestle between coils, but put them on top of the rear springs. They need a little trimming but fit perfectly and the spring pocket will never let them escape. h...
by splatterdog
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW PARTS, CUSTOM PARTS, CANT WAIT!!
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: NEW PARTS, CUSTOM PARTS, CANT WAIT!!

Make sure your tires(if oversize) don't rub with flat air shocks. You don't want to ruin tires if a sudden air loss occurs.
by splatterdog
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Hello

If the 95 is a 4 cylinder, fully reseal the timing belt driven oil pump too.
by splatterdog
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: PARTS FOR SALE ON EBAY
Replies: 13
Views: 495

Re: PARTS FOR SALE ON EBAY

I must be sitting on a gold mine just in interior screws!

How much for the paint? That's the only thing I don't save..
by splatterdog
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: ►►► Do NOT Sell This Member ANYthing Without
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: ►►► Do NOT Sell This Member ANYthing Without

At least it would be a short list. Less than $20, what a deadbeat..
by splatterdog
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: ►►► Do NOT Sell This Member ANYthing Without
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: ►►► Do NOT Sell This Member ANYthing Without

Perhaps we need a bad trader wall of shame?

Craigslist hack or real shop?
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Controller arm is loose or just fine ?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Controller arm is loose or just fine ?

Gap between the rubber or the bolt sleeve inside the rubber?

Tighten to spec and hope the bolt isn't seized to the sleeve or even worse, the "captive" nut in the frame is spinning.
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adding A/C
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Adding A/C

It is best to keep an R12 system R12. A proper retrofit is rather involved. Some just jam R134 and some oil in. This can work ok, but usually that's on bigger cars with condensers as big as the entire front of a T4, that can deal with a small loss of efficiency. Properly done involves thoroughly flu...