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by Petros
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: odd looking grill
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: odd looking grill

that would make sense.

btw, you need to go get those composite headlights and the side marker lights (with trim ring), those are hard to find and someone on this forum will need them sooner or later.
by Petros
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front end Shakes
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Front end Shakes

btw, I would not put steel wheels on it unless you have no choice. the factory steel wheels are only 13" and noticably flexible. go with alloys in the 5.5 or 6" x 14" dia. look for used ones you like better on craig's list or at the wrecking yard.
by Petros
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front end Shakes
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Front end Shakes

Do not feel stupid, that was not an obvious problem, but it does happen sometiems. Actually tires and balance was my next thought for you, I have been chasing a minor shake in my car for 3 months, and once I had a similar problem. everything checked out and replacing the tire solved the problem. So ...
by Petros
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine for sale in Winnipeg... swap possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Engine for sale in Winnipeg... swap possible?

it is a 4afe, 16-valve and fuel injected. that is an excellent high torque, good economy, and very reliable engine. It is a great engine to swap in but it will take some work to make ti fit. All the hard points will bolt up, but there is a lot of work to make it fit, a lot changes to the car. You wi...
by Petros
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

welcome to the forum!

nice looking T4wd. Gambler race sounds like fun, what is it about? a low budget off road run?
by Petros
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1986 Toyota Tercel 4wd Needs Head Gasket Pasco WA
Replies: 11
Views: 127

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

border crossing is not such a big deal, but you have to plan ahead, you have to apply to Canada import authorty several weeks before you intend to bring it. I think you need to send a copy of the title, and they give you an appointment time and location where you will bring it across. when you get t...
by Petros
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: odd looking grill
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: odd looking grill

never seen that before, might be JDM perhaps, or from Europe. does it fit the Tercel? where did you find it? what was the car like, any other odd little tidbits? what kind of steering wheel did it have? did it have an inclinometer?
by Petros
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Clutch cable questions
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Clutch cable questions

likely not the new clutch, but rather it breaks down internally, one strand at a time. When you remove the trans you have to put a sharp angle on the end to unhook it from the clutch release lever, may have been the last straw (so to speak) that made it give way. It likely would have given up soon a...
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: 48

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: 9
Views: 67

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: 11
Views: 127

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: 48

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: 11
Views: 127

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: 87

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: 611

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...