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by Petros
Thu May 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roof racks!?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Roof racks!?

you can get a great deal on used Yakama or other similar high priced roof racks that use the older gutter mounts, none of the new cars have rain gutters. So people want to clear them out of their garage, closet,etc. I have found them in Good Will stores, garage sales, or on craig's list for $10-$20....
by Petros
Tue May 23, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: A little angry right now
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: A little angry right now

not sure shipping would be worth it, but no worries. enjoy your trip.

If it is still there when you get back let me know what it would cost to get it shipped. That I might consider it.
by Petros
Tue May 23, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 SR5 Toyota Tercel 4x4 TRADE - $1500 Fresno, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: 1984 SR5 Toyota Tercel 4x4 TRADE - $1500 Fresno, CA

that looks like a great buy, body looks excellent. well worth it, odo appears to show only 118k miles!

someone needs to save it, in Calif it might go to the cursher.
by Petros
Tue May 23, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another one lost to a drunk driver...
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Another one lost to a drunk driver...

what a shame. I lost a car the same way I had in high school and collage, an old volvo 122s, got it with a blown engine and completely rebuilt it, replaced just about every engine and suspension part to improve performance. and late one night while it was parked a drunk driver crushed it, twisted th...
by Petros
Tue May 23, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Turn signal trouble
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Turn signal trouble

I wonder if putting a wrap or two of aluminum foil around the base of the bulb might improve the contact so it will work. Just be careful it stay in place so it does not ground to the center contact.
by Petros
Mon May 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: A little angry right now
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: A little angry right now

what a shame. since they are determined to wreck it, see if you can get that front bumper for me and get is shipped to the states. I want one of those for mine.
by Petros
Mon May 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 Tercel SR5 4WD Brooklyn, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: 1984 Tercel SR5 4WD Brooklyn, NY

if it is mechanically sound, that does not sound like a bad price. Fairly low miles as well (my daily driver has almost 400k miles, with just about every mechanical part replaced on it two or more times). As far as rust is concerned, you would know more about that than most of us out west where it i...
by Petros
Mon May 22, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Transmission issue ???
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Transmission issue ???

I put all synthetic in my very high miles, but still working good, Tercel4wd gear box, and found it suddenly acted like the syncros were gone (gear clashing at every shift), and it was leaking out all the seals. considering how costly the MTF all synthetic gear oil was I thought I would change it ou...
by Petros
Fri May 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 4a head swap
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: 4a head swap

the 4a engine has more displacement, both the 4a and 3a engine have the same compression ratio. this means the combustion chamber on the 4a head has to be slightly larger or it would have a higher compression ratio. It is not difficult to compare the cumulonimbus chamber size, easiest is to measure ...
by Petros
Fri May 19, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Knocking Caused by Piston Experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Knocking Caused by Piston Experiences

I have seen this several times before, it is too much clearance in the bore. I learned this the hard way, the cause is piston slap. too much clearance in the bores allows the pistons to slap against the cylinder walls, eventually it fatigues the cast aluminum piston skirt and it break off. I was sur...
by Petros
Fri May 19, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: toyota sprinter carib vs tercel 4wd
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: toyota sprinter carib vs tercel 4wd

Posting pictures is easy; from the "post reply" below, you get an input window to type a message, below that window will be tabs to post pics. You place the cursor where you want it to show up, and a picture code appears on your screen with a pop up window that asks you to select a file, y...
by Petros
Fri May 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 - $1000 Reno, NV
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 - $1000 Reno, NV

that is a great price if it is really in that good of condition. It has a lot of miles, but looks decent. Well worth saving. clean it up and you can sell it for quite a bit more in the Seattle area, where it is excempt from emissions testing. I would consider getting it to bring here to sell, but I ...
by Petros
Fri May 19, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: 2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

those are interesting little 4x4, my cousin that lives in Athens used to drive one. the are cheap, simple, and not considered very well made in the European market, something for low income people like students to drive. I like their simple rugged design, you can not really buy that kind of vehicle ...
by Petros
Thu May 18, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"

Xirdneh, I think if you are already driving a tercel4wd, your motives would be pretty obvious. Do not be afraid to knock on the door, or even better, say hi if you see someone in the yard. Even if they are not interested in selling it, usually they are hanging on it because they like it and hope to ...
by Petros
Thu May 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"

I have found a few that way too, usually I will talk a bit to the owner so they get to know me, and my obvious interest and knowledge of these cars. If they do not want to sell I offer to help them getting running, or refer them to this site for further assistance. I even sold an old Datsun 510 many...

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