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by Mark
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gold paint code for 84
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Gold paint code for 84

My gold '84 is 4E1 as well. Toyota calls it "Light Topaz Metallic". I've had mixed results getting it matched at various paint shops. They all end up slightly different.
by Mark
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Installing trailer hitch
Replies: 67
Views: 2676

Re: Installing trailer hitch

I found that out. In some of the pictures above you can see steel plates welded under the arms that go into the car. These act as spacers holding the bumper out from the car body. I'd say, in the middle, there is about 1/8-1/4" of clearance.
by Mark
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Burning oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Burning oil.

I'd verify that the oil isn't coming from the PCV system first. There's a hose going from the valve cover to the intake manifold. It shouldn't be full of oil. The other hose with the PCV valve in it goes to the bottom of the air filter housing. I'd check to see that there isn't lots of oil in there ...
by Mark
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Oil pressure dropping?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Oil pressure dropping?

Assuming the oil level isn't actually too low and the pump is loosing suction, I'd have a look at the oil pressure sensor (sender) itself. It can spray oil out pretty good when it fails (this happened to me) and it also might account for the low oil pressure warning light.
by Mark
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird CV axle problem
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Weird CV axle problem

I've always had to whack mine with a hammer to get it to pop in.
by Mark
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Burning oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Burning oil.

My only tip is to plug the oil drain holes with rags or something when you're doing this. The little valve keepers (tiny, metal half-moon things) like to fly off when you're removing them. If one fell down an oil drain hole.... One of mine flew off and landed in my gravel driveway. I didn't have any...
by Mark
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Burning oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Burning oil.

Every time I've burnt oil on acceleration, it's been the valve guide seals. They're pretty easy to access on the Tercel. You don't even have to remove the camshaft. You just need a valve spring compressor.
by Mark
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Installing trailer hitch
Replies: 67
Views: 2676

Re: Installing trailer hitch

I finally finished the bumper. I cleaned up and painted the rear of the wagon with rubberized chip-guard paint. I actually kind of got used to how the wagon looked without the bumper, but since I've been gently rear-ended a couple of times while stopped at lights, the bumper has shown its usefulness...
by Mark
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1981 Tercel Hatch
Replies: 36
Views: 956

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

Definitely beautiful. And a really nice upholstery job.
by Mark
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Tercel 4wd in Seattle
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: Tercel 4wd in Seattle

Here's another thread on how I repaired my blower motor resistor: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11726&p=89265&hilit ... tor#p89265
by Mark
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New Drive axles , not remanufactured
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: New Drive axles , not remanufactured

I don't think Toyota has made OEM drive axles for decades. What problems have you had with the "shit" re-manufactured ones? Petros, your problem seemed pretty obvious and it seems crazy that that would pass any kind of quality control. Every drive axle I've had has been re-manufactured and I haven't...
by Mark
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Finnegan the Space Donkey
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Finnegan the Space Donkey

When you really break it down, what more do you really need. Our ancestors for tens of thousands of years probably lived in less (their huts didn't move at highway speeds).
by Mark
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1981 Tercel Hatch
Replies: 36
Views: 956

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

I just took the ferry to the mainland and spent the day in Vancouver, Canada visiting my sister. Vancouver has had crazy money flooding in over the last few years and it's full of supercars driving around. I was driving my 1st gen '81 Tercel and I had more head turns and looks than all the overprice...
by Mark
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1981 Tercel Hatch
Replies: 36
Views: 956

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

You have the best collection of vehicles. Way better than Jay Leno!
Seriously.
by Mark
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Ignition problem

I think it's the ignition switch in the steering column. Looking at the wiring diagram, in the start position, both the starter circuit and the ignition circuit should be getting power, when you release the key to the ignition position, only the ignition circuit is getting power. It sounds like in t...