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by teranfirbt
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Keep "popping" strut mount / strut tops when offroading, need heavy duty strut top recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Keep "popping" strut mount / strut tops when offroading, need heavy duty strut top recommendation

Bump stops probably won't help much if the strut mounts are really being torn up. Longer travel suspension to allow those bumps to be fully absorbed in the dampers is the real answer. In any case, I used a pair of FX16 strut mounts on my AW11 because the bolt pattern was super close and they were si...
by teranfirbt
Sun May 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Never had this happen before
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Never had this happen before

I usually find that weird problems like this come down to dirty or loose connections. My dad had a Talon that alternated between eating alternators and eating batteries, turned out the ground between the battery and and the chassis was just loose enough to cause an intermittent connection. First ste...
by teranfirbt
Thu May 14, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corolla knock.
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Corolla knock.

There's not much to be done with an engine with compression numbers that low. 1zz's are a dime a dozen, I recommend finding a decent engine from a yard and doing a swap.
by teranfirbt
Wed May 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switching from convential oil to synthetic
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Switching from convential oil to synthetic

On a low strung, low engine like ours there isn't much reason to go synthetic. Synthetic does handle high temperatures better than conventional, but that's really only necessary when towing or other high heat activities.
by teranfirbt
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oil Pump Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

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: 2934

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: 1642

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: 10
Views: 1969

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: 2100

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: 1450

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: 2228

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: 9372

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: 11339

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: 5570

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...