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by lucafusi
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: All-White SR5 in Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 443

All-White SR5 in Seattle

Let's play missed connections: who drives an All-White SR5 and was cruising downtown through Fremont around 9:15PM tonight? Stopped and stared but forgot to wave!
by lucafusi
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

1984 SR5 Engine Rattle - Audio Analysis

Hey everyone, Hope all's well with you this summer! Here to post a couple of audio clips for evaluation. The Tercel's picked up a rattle under the hood that scales up and down with RPM and feels as if it eventually goes away at higher speeds (at which point it's tough to tell due to road noise etc. ...
by lucafusi
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

Thanks, Peter. Yeah, looking 'round the net pointed to struts as well, and I was just coming here to run a search.

I'll continue to monitor it and ensure things are feeling pretty snug around the areas you listed per the FSM.
by lucafusi
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Running issues
Replies: 28
Views: 931

Re: Running issues

irowiki wrote:This is a carb that gets 30-33 MPG in the summer so I haven't wanted to mess with it :lol:
That's freaking awesome. What a well-tuned machine she must be!
by lucafusi
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

New issue that's really just started to ramp up lately, maybe worsened a touch after rolling up onto a curb while doing some back-in parallel parking. I'm getting a lot of groan from what seems to be the front-right side of the car while maneuvering it in 1st / Reverse (e.g. really slowly). A quick ...
by lucafusi
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

there is only one style that will fit on the Tercel distributor, order the correct one for the USDM '84 Tercel from the local parts store. Get the better quality one, the communist made ones are junk. they use three screws (that you can also fit an 8mm socket over it) to hold it down. Roger Dodger,...
by lucafusi
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

Howdy guys! Thinking to change out the distributor cap / wiring on this beast. Do I want the bolt-down type, as pictured here? Import Direct Ignition - Distributor Cap http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/idi/4843-1.jpg Any specific cabling (e.g. certified from Toyota) parts I need to worr...
by lucafusi
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

Should've used the Google:
Low compression in a cylinder can be caused by leaking valves or rings, leaking head gaskets, or other ways that keep the cylinder from sealing during the compression stroke. Engine compression is directly affected by how easily the engine can breathe.
by lucafusi
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

irowiki wrote:In that case, the problem is too much air. With the air filter off you need to plug the big line that goes into the HIC valve (white thing under the air filter)
Perfect! Thanks for responding so quickly.
by lucafusi
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

Hope y'all are having a great week! After spending some time getting familiar with this guy and reading around here, I'm convinced I've got a vac leak despite all the hoses being hooked into the right places. MPG, compression etc. would seem to confirm it--and the more I spend under the hood with th...
by lucafusi
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: need help pricing my 1985 Tercel
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: need help pricing my 1985 Tercel

Gosh, wish I had caught you a month or two ago! Bought a 1984 SR5 from all the way on the other side of the country and it was pricey after everything and shipping. I'm in Kirkland as well! Let me know what ends up happening to this guy, as a new owner I'm already watching the local listings and wa...
by lucafusi
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: shift pattern stickers - anyone interested?
Replies: 65
Views: 4896

Re: shift pattern stickers - anyone interested?

In too! I'm at 98034, may as well get a couple..
by lucafusi
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 84' SR5
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: 84' SR5

irowiki wrote:Oh, you don't have to drive slower on the highway. My 83 SR5 is completely comfortable doing 70-80. Of course the fuel economy drops like a rock for every MPH above 70 :lol:
As an 84SR5er that can't easily get north of 65 without a tailwind, I feel I need to continue tuning up!
by lucafusi
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

That pop pop is detonation. Occasional detonation under heavy load will happen every now and then but if it is every time you are under load (up a hill for example) it is not good for the engine and can lead to permanent damage if it goes unchecked. Your timing is probably now too far advanced. Try...
by lucafusi
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: A Total Novice's Start with a 1984 4x4 SR5 -- Advice Thread

More stuff I'm gonna document just for my own sake. Power response seems much better with the ignition timing adjusted, esp. on the highway. There's a new and subtle and occasional rattle under the hood. Not worth stressing until I can figure out what's triggering it. I definitely retightened everyt...