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by Petros
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What is the recommended diameter of the Idle Fuel Discharge Port ?
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Re: What is the recommended diameter of the Idle Fuel Discharge Port ?

this is in the throttle body of the carb, which is cast iron as I remember. welding on it may result in warping or distortion of the body, I do not think that is a good plan. something with a lower melting point, like a brazing rod, might be better. Or, no welding, drill out the hole to a larger siz...
by Petros
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Future of small 4wd vehicles?
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Future of small 4wd vehicles?

Suzuki rolls out a high tech "concept" Samari, love that "inclinometer". Unfortunately Suzuki has not imported the Samari to the USA since '94, but I was surprised to see them all over Europe. I want! read about it here: https://gearjunkie.com/suzuki-samurai-e-survivor-tokyo-motor-show-2017-concept-...
by Petros
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Troubles after carburetor rebuild
Replies: 35
Views: 380

Re: Troubles after carburetor rebuild

isolating problems with older cars can be very frustrating, and often discouraging, but almost all problems are fixable once you find them. You have no false hope, it is real hope. but you have to find it first, which often can be more time consuming and frustrating than the actual repair. Be assure...
by Petros
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front end Shakes
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Front end Shakes

I do not think towing the car will lead to something causing shaking. the center bearing is the one in the middle of the drive shaft for the rear wheels. the drive shaft is two piece, the front where it plugs into the back of the transmission the other end mounts in the tunnel under the floor, this ...
by Petros
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Air Conditioning Coil Resistance
Replies: 2
Views: 5

Re: Air Conditioning Coil Resistance

your coil is fine. I had this problem once, had the A/C serviced and it worked fine, several weeks later when I tried it again I got nothing, clutch would not engage. I jumped the clutch w/ 12v to test it and it worked fine, traced the circuit back to a relay on the unit under the glove box. all of ...
by Petros
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What is the recommended diameter of the Idle Fuel Discharge Port ?
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Re: What is the recommended diameter of the Idle Fuel Discharge Port ?

I do not recall that there is any idle port on the secondary port, the throttle should should not even open on the secondary until you are above a certain speed with the throttle wide open. The idle mixture is adjusted in the primary barrel only. There may be some secondary fuel ports in the seconda...
by Petros
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Test
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Test

it has worked for me.
by Petros
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1986 Toyota Tercel 4wd Needs Head Gasket Pasco WA
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: 1986 Toyota Tercel 4wd Needs Head Gasket Pasco WA

can it be driven with the bad head gasket? could it be driven by doing the occasional stop and topping it up, or is it so far gone it is barely running? Do you know how bad it is? If I can find a ride over there, I can either bring it here and fix it, or have to replace the head gasket there and div...
by Petros
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What is the recommended diameter of the Idle Fuel Discharge Port ?
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Re: What is the recommended diameter of the Idle Fuel Discharge Port ?

I am trying to understand you thought process, motiveation and terminology. the engine will not run properly with out the correct fuel air mixture, and the range that it will run correctly is very narrow. who ever told you that if you lean it out is an ignorant Neanderthal and knows nothing about co...
by Petros
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front end Shakes
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Front end Shakes

neither the transmission nor the driveshaft will cause the front end to shake. That is presuming you can tell it is coming from the front end, even left or right side. It usually is obvious where it is coming from, a bad u-joint or center bearing will make a vibration that feels like it is coming fr...
by Petros
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Troubles after carburetor rebuild
Replies: 35
Views: 380

Re: Troubles after carburetor rebuild

your symptoms sounds like loose crud in the fuel system. there is a screen on the end of the fuel line pick up and larger particles get hung up on it, eventually cutting off and limiting the amount of fuel that reaches the engine. What is frustrating about it is that when you go up a long hill, or w...
by Petros
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: *title now clean* 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5, white; Odessa, TX, $500
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: *title now clean* 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5, white; Odessa, TX, $500

how rusty is the whole body, lots or just a bit that is easy to fix?
by Petros
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: *title now clean* 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5, white; Odessa, TX, $500
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: *title now clean* 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5, white; Odessa, TX, $500

what would it take to make one of it drivable to drive it to another state? we are planning a trip to Texas soon, might consider a side trip to fix and drive it home.
by Petros
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Intermittent coolant leak from front of engine
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Intermittent coolant leak from front of engine

water pump seal? nothing else in that area that would leak coolant.
by Petros
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Trans fluid fill through shifter?
Replies: 8
Views: 89

Re: Trans fluid fill through shifter?

could be something loose on the left suspension, better check it out. check out ball joints, bushings, tie rod ends, rack mount, upper strut mount. May not be a safety issue, but it maybe could be, so best to know what it is before you decided you can ignore it for now. if it does not do that in any...