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by Mark
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1981 Tercel Hatch
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

And the fuel canister should be there but probably needs clean. Mine has the charcoal canister, but it's only for fuel vapour from the fuel tank. The line from the carb bowl wasn't put in until the second gens (up here anyways). It sounds like in the US, the 1st gen was more advanced (pretty much i...
by Mark
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1981 Tercel Hatch
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Regarding the smell of unburnt fuel, here are some differences between my 1st gen '81 and my second gen '84 4wd wagon that might account for that: The '81: - Has no catalytic converter so when it's cold in the morning there is some fuel vapour in the exhaust. In California, it probably doesn't get c...
by Mark
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1981 Tercel Hatch
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

That wrecked Tercel looks like it was recently pristine. Even the wheels look shiny and polished. Was someone driving it in a classic car parade and it was hit by another lovingly-restored classic car?
by Mark
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brass in front differential?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Brass in front differential?

That's a good point about the color of the oil making metal flecks look brassy. I might try and get some out of the old oil (I still have it) and see what it looks like.
by Mark
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1981 Tercel Hatch
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

That one looks really nice. I guess that's what a dry climate can do. Up here, the metal never dries for about 6 months of the year. For UV protection, I spray/wipe down all plastic surfaces with Armor-all a couple of times a year. It keeps the surfaces looking shiny and new. I think there was a rec...
by Mark
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brass in front differential?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Brass in front differential?

I changed my gear oil in the front diff of my '84 4WD automatic wagon. I had used 80-90 gear oil with extreme pressure additives (EP). I know that this is bad for brass. I've seen this stuff used in gearboxes with brass gears at work and the oil gets full of sparkly brass glitter within a week. I wa...
by Mark
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mysterious problem with cooling system
Replies: 27
Views: 366

Re: Mysterious problem with cooling system

Oh, and make sure the plastic coolant reservoir is around 1/2-way full.
by Mark
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mysterious problem with cooling system
Replies: 27
Views: 366

Re: Mysterious problem with cooling system

At first, your symptoms seemed normal to me. When I drive on the highway, lots of heat is created by the engine, but the airflow blowing across the radiator at highway speeds keeps the coolant temp. normal (mid-way on the gauge if the thermostat is working correctly). When I leave the highway and st...
by Mark
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Head liner sag is such a drag
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Head liner sag is such a drag

My '84 4WD wagon has some kind of fabricky headliner (maybe the "pressed" that you are talking about) that doesn't look like it could sag. My '81 and my old '83 hatchback had foam-backed vinyl headliners that tend to sag (at least it did on my '83).
by Mark
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Head liner sag is such a drag
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Head liner sag is such a drag

I've tried using a few brands of spray adhesive a few times (including 3M, which is supposed to be the good stuff) on another Tercel's headliner that was sagging. It worked fine for 2 or 3 months and then it would always sag again. I ended up drilling small holes in the headliner board and pushing u...
by Mark
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Replacing rear coil springs
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: Replacing rear coil springs

I used to have an '84 Camry hatchback. One of the coils had a clamp on it, preventing one of the spirals from compressing. I assume it was installed because the spring was sagging on that side. They might also be used to create a stiffer spring. They also make ones that forcibly hold part of the spr...
by Mark
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Reluctant To Start Immediately
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Reluctant To Start Immediately

My wagon recently intermittently wouldn't start when cranking first thing in the morning on some days. I could smell fuel from the exhaust after cranking so I assumed there was fuel going to the carb. It turned out there was no spark. I replaced the distributor cap/rotor and the problem went away fo...
by Mark
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heater Core update and part request
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Heater Core update and part request

That heat lever broke exactly where mine broke. I had it welded and it's still fine a couple of years later.
by Mark
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Idle Mixture Screw - 87 T4 SR5
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Idle Mixture Screw - 87 T4 SR5

Here's the info from the FSM. It mentions regulations. Maybe that didn't apply to Australia in '83 so that one wasn't plugged?
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I noticed there's a vacuum line disconnected in the picture of your carb.
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