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by atoyta
Tue May 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: We have lost one of our own.
Replies: 24
Views: 406

Re: We have lost one of our own.

Wow, thoughts go out to his family. Sorry to see this.
by atoyta
Sat May 25, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Problem with Lack of Power and Odd Sounding on Accelleration
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Problem with Lack of Power and Odd Sounding on Accelleration

They are also prone to collecting moisture in the distributor cap after running through water. I usually run a thin bead of silicone grease across the lip of the cap where it meets the distributor when putting it back on.
by atoyta
Fri May 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck
Replies: 26
Views: 271

Re: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck

Some parts stores will loan tools, maybe Oreillys or Autozone in your area?
by atoyta
Thu May 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck
Replies: 26
Views: 271

Re: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck

You can use a puller similar to this to remove it. Measure the width of the joint & buy a puller appropriate to that size. https://www.harborfreight.com/tie-rod-and-pitman-arm-puller-63684.html?cid=paid_google|*PLA+-+All+Products+-+Lower+Sales+Items|New+Products+-+%282%29+Price+%2410-30|63684&utm_so...
by atoyta
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?

I had my first Tercel up to 90 in Montana back in the "Drive at a safe speed" speed limit days. It sure took a while to get there though. This was an 1983 5 speed car.
by atoyta
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1999 4runner
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: 1999 4runner

The 3.4l v/6 is a much better engine than the 3.0
by atoyta
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1999 4runner
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: 1999 4runner

Another good site for Toyota https://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php None of the Toyotas of that era get great gas mileage & are somewhat under powered .
I have a 90 4runner with 390,000 on it & still working fine. Which engine does it have?
by atoyta
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 664

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

You must be near my elevation or a little higher. We are at 600ft. At the end of my road above us they have 37 inches but are at 1100ft. My locked 4runner with dual transfer cases has been driving right up the hill so far. I also have the tires at 12lb of air pressure which helps a ton.
by atoyta
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 664

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

It is still snowing here, nearly 2 feet at this point. There are 2 Tercel wagons under there
by atoyta
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3
Replies: 86
Views: 7106

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

Very nice work Larry, I enjoy watching the progress!
by atoyta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Front / rear axle diff gaskets
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Front / rear axle diff gaskets

I use the FPIG from Toyota part # FIPG 00295-01281 for this type of thing. Seems to work better than generic silicone sealants.
by atoyta
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Well shit. ..
Replies: 34
Views: 1711

Re: Well shit. ..

I believe the salvage price is what you will buy it back for. At least that's the way our 4runner worked when we kept it.
by atoyta
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: STILL NEED TRANS FOR ‘86!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: STILL NEED TRANS FOR ‘86!!!

I used to body surf & surf every day for years. Washington water temps are not as pleasant as Hawaii was. I have only gone twice here in the last 20 years. I am just not built to become an ice cube in meh waves. 20 to 30 days a year or so there are some really nice waves. I have to admit to watching...
by atoyta
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet
Replies: 29
Views: 1745

Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

I have always planned to make it out to that road. Something closer Seattle area would be better for me & I don't have a licensed Tercel right now so I will be driving the 4runner either way
by atoyta
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Rear caliper.
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Rear caliper.

If the bleeder screw will actually move you can try cleaning the inside of the bleeder with a bit of welding wire or something similar & then blow it out.