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by teranfirbt
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oil Pump Gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: Oil Pump Gasket

Nope, in order to get the pump off you have to remove the oil pan and the pickup.
by teranfirbt
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Stuck valve!
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: Stuck valve!

Only comment is Damn!
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Middle fork shift shaft doesnt move.
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Middle fork shift shaft doesnt move.

There's a stack of pins and balls in the main bearing plate where the shift shafts are housed, you likely have one of the pins still holding the shaft in place. There is a plug on the bottom of the bearing plate that let's you drop a of those pins out. Be very careful to not lose anything. Do you ha...
by teranfirbt
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Arc or Gas welding suitable for chassis repair
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Arc or Gas welding suitable for chassis repair

Either can work, choose the one that you are more comfortable with. If you are making welds to hold panels on you will want to make a series of small welds with an arc welder. This will prevent panel warp. If you are making structural welds for suspension mounts and such you will need to make contin...
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Transmission Rebuild Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Transmission Rebuild Kit

I've called a few different places and haven't had any luck on those BK224 kits, no one actually had any stock. Always worth another try tho :-). Most of the cost comes from the crazy number of bearings that are in the Z50, it's easily twice as many as most typical FWD transverse transaxles. It woul...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Front Axle Spline That Goes In Too Tight Fix
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Front Axle Spline That Goes In Too Tight Fix

I had this happen with a Cardone axle as well, I was able to get it in with sandpaper on the OD for a bit.
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2020 tercel successor not available in the states.
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: 2020 tercel successor not available in the states.

Definitely not a lack of options or "denying" the market. A good example is Mazda, right now the CX5 is a huge sales success, while the new 3 is an abject failure. Both can be optioned with AWD, but 55% of Mazda's total sales is the much bigger CX5. The fleet requirements should drive toward smaller...
by teranfirbt
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet
Replies: 55
Views: 5336

Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

I think I'll be free on the last weekend of January.
by teranfirbt
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon
Replies: 54
Views: 6845

Re: 1984 Euro Tercel 4WD Wagon

I've had the same thing happen where the spring on the Stat can't hold the thing closed. Basically at higher RPM the water pump makes enough pressure to overcome the spring in the cheap shit ones and it's unable to control temperature. Answer is an OEM Toyota branded Stat, I've never had an issue wi...
by teranfirbt
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Axle play at Front differential & bearing whine #%&*
Replies: 45
Views: 1878

Re: Axle play at Front differential & bearing whine #%&*

There should be a little bit of radial movement of the axles, but not much. Be careful about pushing the axles around if your seals are old, I accidentally made the seal in my MR2 leak when I pulled on the axle to move my creeper around. A good check is to drain your gear oil into a clear, clean con...
by teranfirbt
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Adjusting Weber for large elevation changes?
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Adjusting Weber for large elevation changes?

Back when I had my Weber I had it tuned well for near sea level and then took a trip to Texas. It did just fine without any adjustments, ran pretty rich in the high elevations at high loads, but otherwise did well. If it's only a road trip, I wouldn't worry much about a trip over the rockies, it'll ...
by teranfirbt
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Transmission damage; how bad is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Transmission damage; how bad is it?

Without performing a full teardown it will be difficult to assess the condition of the transmission internals. The first thing I would do is remove the cover from the front differential and see if the ring and pinion are in tact. Since the car moves in 4wd it is most likely a problem with the front ...
by teranfirbt
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel

Per Sunoco it's pretty much a straight averaging game https://www.sunocoracefuels.com/tech-ar ... ing-octane.
by teranfirbt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel

The 4AGE head is an entirely different beast from the 3AC, it has a combustion chamber that doesn't need more more than a touch of valve deshrouding and a good polishing to be excellent. The key to 4AGE's is to get the squish gap set as tight as you dare, I set mine at ~0.75mm when I built the turbo...