Hello from Slovakia

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Mattel
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My tercel:: 1988 Corolla 4wd Wagon (AKA Corolla All-trac) 5speed, AC, Power Sunroof, Windows, Mirrors, Steering, Locking, Diff Lock, 14" Corolla SX Alloys with Silica Hankook Tyres, 4afe, King Springs, Upgraded Headlights, Full Synth oils, 210,000kms
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Re: Hello from Slovakia

Post by Mattel » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:19 am

Hi Jojo, I think the 4efe is more power than that and is fuel injected and 88hp so more than the Tercel 3ac. but you would need the ecu and fuel pump put into your car! I hope someone else can give you advice on the 3ac
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My tercel:: '84 Tercel4wd w/extensive mods
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Re: Hello from Slovakia

Post by Petros » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:42 pm

check your exhaust valve guides are firmly in place. I have seen the valve guides come loose and start popping up and down with the valve stem. it can run fine, but oil leaks like crazy into cylinder.

review my head gasket procedure in the repair guides section to get it back together. I show how to resurface the head and block with hand tools. you can also hand grind the valve seats too using a grinding compound and spinning the valves in place to polish the seat.

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'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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Re: Hello from Slovakia

Post by Jojo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:02 am

Thanks, I am gonna check valve guides. Head surface is corroded and after cleaning I am not sure if it is flat enough. (But I did not checked it properly, only by view against sunlight). Today it is last day of summer heat in Slovakia (according to forecast) so I will be able to work in my workshop again. :-)

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Re: Hello from Slovakia

Post by Jojo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:46 am

Valve guides are good, no movement.

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Re: Hello from Slovakia

Post by Petros » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:30 pm

than likely bad vale seal, or possibly really worn valve guide (though they tend to wear evenly, so odd one would be leaking so much oil). the pressrue galley for the oil supply to the head is up front in the corner, it is possible the seal in the head gasket got compromised and leaked into the front cylinder, though that seems very unlikely. or a possible crack in the oil galley in either the head or block, which is also very unlikely in a Toyota engine. I have never seen a cracked Toyota engine or head, unless it was physically damaged like it broke a connecting rod due to running without oil.

One other possiblity is damage to the #1 cylinder rings, or piston. or badly damaged cylinder bore. I have seen all three cause excessive oil into the combustion chamber.

While it is apart you must determine the cause of the oil getting into the one cyclinder, or you may go to all that trouble and costs and not fix it. If you can not find any problem in the head or valve train you will have to pull at least the # one piston and get a good look at it. You may have to just re-ring, or possibly replace all four pistons.

you can not put it back together until you know you fixed the problem, you will waste time and money if you do not find and fix the cause.

good luck.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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