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by splatterdog
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genesis of the Tercel 4wd found!
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Genesis of the Tercel 4wd found!

Junk, junk, junk! These were still around when I started wrenching and I worked on quite a few. Only worked on one T4 ever back then. Fortunately, other than "wagon" and "4wd" they share nothing in common. In typical Jeep fashion they would rust out even with all the oil leaking everywhere. Look at ...
by splatterdog
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: Magnetic Tool for Gravel Driveways!
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Magnetic Tool for Gravel Driveways!

I got mine off the Matco truck, so I don't want to remember how much I spent..

Don't forget about magnet pans to keep stuff off the ground in the first place.
by splatterdog
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: Magnetic Tool for Gravel Driveways!
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Magnetic Tool for Gravel Driveways!

Need a car mounted one around here. Lots of roofing going on after we had enough hail to call out snow plows recently. There's no better nail for car tires than roofing ones. Would work great for grabbing sockets and bolts that love to roll to the center of the car as it's quite a bit longer than my...
by splatterdog
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Bad wheel beaings?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Bad wheel beaings?

Feeling the coil spring while rotating the tire works very well. The spring amplifies the roughness. What xirdneh said is mostly true. But I have had enough that were completely opposite of what the test drive indicated that if I can't feel it in the spring, I use a mechanics stethoscope on the knuc...
by splatterdog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Automatic tercel too slow
Replies: 4
Views: 138

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: 177

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: 177

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: 193

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: 423

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: 244

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: 262

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: 247

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: 247

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: 187

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: 619

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..