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by Jarf
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: All-trac on BaT
Replies: 2
Views: 35

All-trac on BaT

There is an all-track sedan on Bat (bring a trailer) currently
45K miles, Washington car, no AC, no rust
-No Reserve action, ends in 7 days.

My computer wont cooperate with providing a link this morning, must be old and grumpy like me
by Jarf
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Edmonton, Alberta - looks pristine!
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Edmonton, Alberta - looks pristine!

Lovely car, but people sure are funny.
Ad has expired, but its been re-listed since for $500 MORE!
by Jarf
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: general winter/snow tire talk
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: general winter/snow tire talk

Start with decoding the DOT stamping. Tires are generally considered to have a life span of 5 yrs, as they age they get harder and drier. Hard tires not only have a much lower friction coefficient but they are also much stiffer, so less able to conform to the road surface. I would guess that your sk...
by Jarf
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1986 4WD SR5, Two owner, new-to-me Tercel
Replies: 8
Views: 2294

Re: 1986 4WD SR5, Two owner, new-to-me Tercel

STP isn't part of a healthy diet, its a very temporary band-aide for a very tired motor and RESTORE is probably a better product, for that scenario. Give it a crankcase flush, instal a quality oil filter and fresh oil (10w30), then monitor the results. If the oil gets black really fast, do another f...
by Jarf
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1985 Toyota van
Replies: 22
Views: 7273

Re: 1985 Toyota van

That forum is set up different from most, having one thread that everyone participates in does make organization easier and also helps with finding actual solutions too. Sorry for chastising, as I was quite possibly, one of the scolders. It gets old fast when every single poster asks why their van w...
by Jarf
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1985 Toyota van
Replies: 22
Views: 7273

Re: 1985 Toyota van

Mark - awesome ride, congrats Have you been over to ToyotaVanTech.com, they have all the answers to everything TV I have also learned that all the people that have something negative to say about them have never actually been inside one. They are not small on the inside, they actually handle quite w...
by Jarf
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Replacing airbags
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: Replacing airbags

Theres no direct link between the bags and the belt. The seat belt pretensioners are triggered by acceleration of the belt. Must have been good hits in both cases. Most cars that blow the bags get written off, so I would want to make absolutely sure the titles are clean. I would also price the bags ...
by Jarf
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Need help from Carb gurus with 22r
Replies: 10
Views: 3356

Re: Need help from Carb gurus with 22r

Sounds like an issue in the high speed circuit. How many solenoids are on that carb? If it has 3, one of them may affect the HS circuit. The only thing I can think of, would be to make it sneeze a few times: - Cross #2 & #3 wires, fire it up, blip the throttle a couple of times and it will back ...
by Jarf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: this might get me booted but...(subaru alert)
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

Re: this might get me booted but...(subaru alert)

We had a customer that drove one back in the day. He loved the car. IIRC, only the 4WD's had the turbo option available. The only complaint I remember him having was the wheels were very flexible and always going out of balance. Early Subbies can be a lot of fun, if I found one that wasn't swiss che...
by Jarf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Situation... flooded float bowl & rough unsustainable idle after new pump/dizzy/starter
Replies: 20
Views: 3987

Re: Situation... flooded float bowl & rough unsustainable idle after new pump/dizzy/starter

I had one Terk with recurrent fuel starvation issues, it ended being the expansion line (traverses the rear frame member, on the vent line) its full width of the underside of the car, does a U-turn and goes back over to the tank. My symptom was just like running out of gas after awhile, drove me nut...
by Jarf
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: help, please! issues with my new (to me) FWD ‘88 EZ
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: help, please! issues with my new (to me) FWD ‘88 EZ

A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, my first Tercel experience was a transverse mount fwd. 3 doors, 4 gears, 4 cyl's and a 45L gas tank and on the highway you could count on at least 650Km. It was nearly bullet proof. The salt monster took it from me at 500K I would start with a new mechanic/shop...
by Jarf
Sun May 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?
Replies: 58
Views: 10886

Re: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?

When I first started pulling wrenches, the only rule was you had to be able to determine why something failed before you were allowed to do the job. At first I didn't understand, I was more of a "fix the obvious" kinda a guy., Looking beyond the obvious can be rewarding in itself. I also l...
by Jarf
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 super clean 4wd deluxe Wagon for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 3282

Re: 1984 super clean 4wd deluxe Wagon for sale

that is indeed an incredible example.
Winnipeg is only a $300 plane ride and a 23hr return drive.
Not unreasonable for such a cherry, still waiting to hear pricing though.
by Jarf
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rockauto discount code
Replies: 36
Views: 130772

Re: Rockauto discount code

Latest and greatest discount code is:

10502888111493706
This discount code expires on May 26, 2019
Cheers
by Jarf
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3
Replies: 129
Views: 43255

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Anybody know what is the best way to clean drool off of my keyboard?