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by Petros
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FREE Mint 85 SR5 w/ 100k Miles! maybe ... with a catch
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: FREE Mint 85 SR5 w/ 100k Miles! maybe ... with a catch

I will be going to southern CA in December, not sure if driving or flying yet. if you can not find a taker by than, perhaps I can work out a way to get from the LA area to you, and spend a few days getting one of the manual trans SR5 ones running so I can drive it home. Although the auto trans one h...
by Petros
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front end Shakes
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Front end Shakes

a bad CV joint will also cause a shake. you said they were replaced, but it is worth checking them, some of the new brands do not last very long and sometimes even bad out of the box. crawl under the car (on jacks stands if necessary), and grab each axle and try to rotate back and forth while hold t...
by Petros
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1986 Toyota Tercel 4wd Needs Head Gasket Pasco WA
Replies: 9
Views: 101

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

Rednecklawrence wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Central Alberta, Canada
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if the weather is good, that is only a long day's drive to this Tercel4wd. You can collect it in a weekend, once the head gasket is fixed.
by Petros
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: FREE Mint 85 SR5 w/ 100k Miles! maybe ... with a catch
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: FREE Mint 85 SR5 w/ 100k Miles! maybe ... with a catch

where are all these cars located? where would you expect any of the repairs to take place?
by Petros
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1986 Toyota Tercel 4wd Needs Head Gasket Pasco WA
Replies: 9
Views: 101

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

I am near Arlington, about 20 min North of Everett WA. There is an active market for these cars in the Puget Sound area, good runners get high prices and sell quickly. That is why I am tempted to go there, replace the head gasket and drive it back, it will add to the supply available around here. I ...
by Petros
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Frustrating Oil Leak!
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Frustrating Oil Leak!

good! you can also buy a gasket for the oil pan, but I notice that the factory uses a sealant there, no gasket. both can work.
by Petros
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello from Slovakia
Replies: 32
Views: 610

Re: Hello from Slovakia

exhaust guides got over heated and worked loose. You should replace all the guides, or at the very least, all the exhaust valve guides. take it to a machine shop. They will knurl the inside of the valve guild bore and than install new valve guides, they are interference fit and if it runs hot, typic...
by Petros
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it worth $100
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Is it worth $100

yes, yes, yes! if the body is decent, not a rust bucket than there is nothing that is not worth fixing on this car. It is worth many times more than the price. I have almost 400k miles on my daily driver, and I have had many I fixed up and resold with over 300k miles on them. there are a few forum m...
by Petros
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Tire question
Replies: 9
Views: 59

Re: Tire question

alloys are better than steel wheels any day, they are noticeably stiffer. I kind of like the look too, but those should be 13", you can get toyota alloy wheels in 14" from corrola or mr2 that will fit our cars, but not the same style. I think using 14" alloy wheel with the same rolling dia tire will...
by Petros
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Future of small 4wd vehicles?
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Future of small 4wd vehicles?

regulations perhaps have made the manual trans and manual 4wd obsolete. I am told you can no longer buy a Subaru in manual trans, even as a special order.

One reason I will be keeping my T4wd on road for as long as I can get parts to fix it.
by Petros
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Air Conditioning Coil Resistance
Replies: 10
Views: 46

Re: Air Conditioning Coil Resistance

seals dry up and leak, which is usually what goes first and most common. but as splaterdog points out, on a system this old it can be anything that could fail. I am told by our local a/c shop that the systems in toyotas are reliable and very durable. so take your chances.
by Petros
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Transmission problems
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Transmission problems

finding a good trans, from a parts car or alone, is the best and easiest thing to do. As Xirdneh points out, some parts are still availalbe, but many are not. No way to tell unless you pull it out and take it all apart. If you find another trans to put in it, save the old one for the much needed par...
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: 9
Views: 79

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: 4
Views: 53

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: 403

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...