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by Petros
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Head Gasket Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Head Gasket Repair

Well first off $1500 is way too much, not sure what the shop thinks it needs, but likely only a head gasket since it otherwise runs fine. it should be closer to $600-700. I think they do not want to do the job, and that is their way of saying no. Many mechanics are afraid of taking on older cars bec...
by Petros
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 237

Re: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating

the overflow reservoir has to have a vent or cooling system pressure will blow the cap off of it. if the head gasket is compromised, or a leak anywhere in the cooling system, it will not be able to pull the coolant back into the system from the overflow reservoir. when the system cools it creates a ...
by Petros
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: car stalled won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: car stalled won't start

perhaps it should be called TTVSV, for Toyota thermostatic switching valve, because this type of multi valve is unique to Toyota cars.
by Petros
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 237

Re: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating

stop leak will not affect the performance of a radiator, who ever tells you it does does not understand how it works (most new car manufacturers include some kind of stop leak in the coolant so they do not have to chase pin hole leaks in new cars). if coolant goes into the overflow tank and does not...
by Petros
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: car stalled won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: car stalled won't start

the vacuum operated thermal switch is on the engine coolant outlet (not inlet). known as the TVSV (Toyota Vacuum Switch Valve...or something like that). Car will not run properly without it, the epoxy and wire fix is best thing to do, unless you can located a replacement (most carburated Toyota engi...
by Petros
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 237

Re: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating

that usually means it has limited cooling capacity. does the temp drop if you turn on the heater?

or does the higher loading you think suddenly consume more coolent until it gets too low and than overheats?
by Petros
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1981 Tercel Hatch
Replies: 23
Views: 441

Re: 1981 Tercel Hatch

i have no problem with making the car better, it is especially fun to keep it "period correct", but yet customizing it so it makes it a better driver. i do not thick these cars will ever be valuable enough to consider what you are doing will detract from it collector value, particularly since this w...
by Petros
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wondering about different axle ratios on Tercels
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Wondering about different axle ratios on Tercels

I have driven cross country with both final drive ratio Tercel4wd, manual transmission. Economy is about the same, may be a small difference, but not much. I have come to like the 3.73 final drive too, a bit quieter at hwy speeds, perhaps slightly less wear and tear on the engine too (fewer revs per...
by Petros
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: CUSTOM BUMPER IS ON AND BRIGHT AS HELL!!
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: CUSTOM BUMOER IS ON AND BRIGHT AS HELL!!

did you by any chance weigh it? wonder how much weight it saves. I should weight the stock one (I have one I can weigh). I would think I could make a fiberglass one that weighs well under ten lbs.
by Petros
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Clutch pedal release sector
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Clutch pedal release sector

never had an issue with any of mine, but perhaps the next time one shows up in the local wrecking yard I should get a spare. does anyone know if this part is the same for all manual transmission Toyotas at the time? seems if it has a cable operated clutch, they would all use the same self adjusting ...
by Petros
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: '85 Van AT on CL in SF, CA
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: '85 Van AT on CL in SF, CA

I have driven them and worked on them. It is an odd sitting potion, out over the front wheels, which also makes rough roads uncomfortable because the vertical moment is exaggerated as compared to being between the front and rear wheels like you are in most other cars. the ride is kind of like the ol...
by Petros
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: CUSTOM BUMPER IS ON AND BRIGHT AS HELL!!
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: CUSTOM BUMOER IS ON AND BRIGHT AS HELL!!

nice work!

I have been contemplating doing something similar in fiberglass, trim and streamline like the Euro-bumpers, and much lighter too.
by Petros
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: '85 Van AT on CL in SF, CA
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: '85 Van AT on CL in SF, CA

maybe she knew that most of Tom's life was spent here on the forum.
by Petros
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: HELP! Drag car build 85 4WD tercel out of sebring FL
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: HELP! Drag car build 85 4WD tercel out of sebring FL

not really, unless you do some cutting and welding of the tunnel. the engine on the Tercel sits high so the front diff can be under it, the trans on both FWD and 4WD model, has an input shaft above the front and rear output shaft, the input uses an idler gear to the lower main shaft, so the rear out...
by Petros
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 237

Re: 2001 Camry 5SFE random overheating

a rebuild kit is not exactly low cost either, they inlcude a lot of those torque to yeild bolts, as well as gaskets. If it needs a rebuild anyway, than getting a good engine and swapping it out is faster and usually cheaper than rebuilding it. You might look into getting an imported crate engine, th...