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by 4wdchico
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil
Replies: 88
Views: 10835

Re: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

Once again I will state that I believe that Redline 75-90 NS is the best lube for the t4wd trans.

Link: http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?product=58304

Cut and paste from the above link:

Improved copper corrosion protection to prolong synchro life
by 4wdchico
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wheel weight - is 4 lbs per wheel a big difference?
Replies: 20
Views: 2515

Re: wheel weight - is 4 lbs per wheel a big difference?

My choice would be the Miata wheels for the light weight. I'd go with a dark charcoal color in semi gloss on them.

I had some of the stock silver Miata 14" daisy wheels on my my silver t4wd and it looked pretty good...
by 4wdchico
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sold my last T4wd
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Sold my last T4wd

I got $3500 for my much gone thru T4wd. Last of the fleet so to say, as I had three of them at one point. Great cars, I had lots of great times with my just sold '85. Since a different era in my life looms soon I am paring down to two trucks and a very fuel efficient dual sport motorcycle. My wife h...
by 4wdchico
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: rear tailshaft housing seal & tranny fluid flush
Replies: 25
Views: 5755

Re: rear tailshaft housing seal & tranny fluid flush

Does anyone have any tips for getting the output shaft dust shield off? I am having a hell of a time. It looks like there might be a little rust between the shield and the trans. I have sprayed it down with PB blaster, used a hammer, preyed with a screwdriver, used heat, etc., but NO LUCK. It doesn...
by 4wdchico
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Vacuum Check Valve
Replies: 19
Views: 3233

Re: Vacuum Check Valve

It is a very good idea to have the jet in place, or a very small orifice in the line, to the choke breaker as a backfire is very likely to destroy the diaphragm in the CB w/o some kind of protection. The CB assy's are getting hard to find and very pricy.
by 4wdchico
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: setting timing as per the FSM
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: setting timing as per the FSM

if the timing doesn't advance when you reconnect the vac advance hose to the upper diaphragm, it could be one of a few things. 1) the diaphragm is broken. put a clean hose on the port and suck (if there is a second port with a smaller hole on the upper diaphragm, plug it while you suck on a hose co...
by 4wdchico
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Need aftermarket Vacuum Advance *Got it figured out*
Replies: 7
Views: 3047

Re: Need aftermarket Vacuum Advance *Got it figured out*

Standard Motor products part # VC360 is an original Nippon Denso vac advance assy for the t4wd. I have bought one.

See here: http://www.rockauto.com/dbphp/x,catalog ... VC360.html

$69.79 as of this posting date.
by 4wdchico
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on the choke breaker & jet
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Thoughts on the choke breaker & jet

Hmm. Is this the port on the bottom of the carb right next to the HIC connection that looked really restricted? Compared to the others, it was about the size of a pinhole. I thought that was a "built in" jet, as the diagrams were confusing. If not, I guess I need to put a jet in there! What color a...
by 4wdchico
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on the choke breaker & jet
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Thoughts on the choke breaker & jet

I recently helped a friend diagnose and replace a failed choke breaker (CB hereafter) that had a ruptured A diaphragm. His car is a stock '85 t4wd. He had bought a rebuilt carb a couple of years ago and it did not come with the jet that fits in the line that connects to the A diaphragm of the CB. Th...
by 4wdchico
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTS: TVSV valves
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: WTS: TVSV valves

dlb wrote:testing the TVSV is really easy. only requires a stove, a pot of water, a thermometer, one vac hose, and some pliers to hold the bottom of the TVSV in the water as it heats up.
Agreed. Simple.
by 4wdchico
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Questions regarding oil changes
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Questions regarding oil changes

My Regal has a nice sensor that monitors the oil and tells me when it is dirty and time to change it, I've gone almost 10,000 miles until the light turned on and the oil wasn't even that bad! The PCM system computes how long until it lights up the change oil light based on your driving. Lots of lon...
by 4wdchico
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: car bucking at 2Krpm. Distributor cutting out?
Replies: 18
Views: 2233

Re: car bucking at 2Krpm. Distributor cutting out?

The hose that I am talking about runs from the EVAP purge solenoid on top of the EVAP carbon canister to the passenger rear corner of the carb. The EVAP purge solenoid is easy to recognize as it is the only thing on top of the EVAP carbon canister that has electrical control wires going to it.
by 4wdchico
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: car bucking at 2Krpm. Distributor cutting out?
Replies: 18
Views: 2233

Re: car bucking at 2Krpm. Distributor cutting out?

does it happen when the engine is cold, warming, and warmed up, or just one or two of those? Dang, DLB, you have come a long ways! The above is a very important question. To the OP: disconnect the vac line from the EVAP purge solenoid and plug it. Sometimes this can totally cure the issue that you ...
by 4wdchico
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supercharged MR2 Motor into a '85 SR5 AWD Tercel?
Replies: 15
Views: 3302

Re: Supercharged MR2 Motor into a '85 SR5 AWD Tercel?

Yes any A series 'yota motor will bolt up to the t4wd auto or manual trans. The high performance twin cam Ag series motors have 8 bolts on the end of the crank for the flywheel or torque plate of an automatic to bolt to. It is also a nice forged crank where the single cam A motors & low performance ...
by 4wdchico
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EFI buick will not run after running out of fuel
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

Re: EFI buick will not run after running out of fuel

First, the fuel pump will not pump fuel for more than a couple of seconds max when the key is turned to on w/o starting the car. That is to get the fuel rail pressurized in anticipation of the engine being started. I would not bother checking for fuel flow on an EFI car as flow is not what really ma...