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by splatterdog
Fri May 19, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Knocking Caused by Piston Experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 39

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 d...
by splatterdog
Thu May 18, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"
Replies: 13
Views: 134

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: 136

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: 174

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: 134

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: 134

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: 88

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: 396

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: 241

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: 241

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: 102

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: 168

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...
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adding A/C
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Adding A/C

I thought the drivers side motor mount bracket was different for ac also.

Try to find some R12 for it for best performance.
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: "Bernie-mobile" Tercel at local wrecking yard.
Replies: 21
Views: 506

Re: "Bernie-mobile" Tercel at local wrecking yard.

Petros wrote:i just thought that it was interesting this car ended up in the wrecking yard after the election. I wonder what it means.


They at least had the same particular screw loose that the rest of us here do!
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recent Snowstorm
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Recent Snowstorm

Wow, send some my way! After yesterdays first ride, I almost have as many miles on the scooter as my current snowmobiling season total. 58 and sunny forecast Friday. Winter came in with a bang here this time but sure has fizzled.

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