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by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: 4AFE swap 1st to 2nd Gen with 4wd Transmission
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: 4AFE swap 1st to 2nd Gen with 4wd Transmission

2nd gen 4AFE should bolt right in. The head is significantly differently on the intake side, but the exhaust side should be identical.
by teranfirbt
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs
Replies: 110
Views: 19765

Re: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs

Yeah, I've found it hard to find anything older than the mid 90's in the yards as well :\ Petros: What's the point of changing the master cylinder and booster? The Corolla front brakes I have a slightly bigger than the OEM brakes on my 1st gen MR2 and I don't really have a problem with the feel or f...
by teranfirbt
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New wheels!
Replies: 44
Views: 3848

Re: New wheels!

Since hydroplaning is the tire contact patch physically lifting off the road due to inability to pump water fast enough, it's entirely a function of tread depth, tread pattern, and most importantly, tire pressure. Increased tire pressure is a huge benefit for resisting hydroplaning as the tire will ...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs
Replies: 110
Views: 19765

Re: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs

The combo I came up with was rotors from an '89 Corolla GT-S (the FWD version) with calipers from a mid 90's Corolla (it's all I could find in the junkyard at the time). It required a 5/16" spacer behind the rotor to fit properly, which means you lose the hub centering spigot... I have found that wi...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: favorite tire size for stock rims?
Replies: 56
Views: 8921

Re: favorite tire size for stock rims?

Looks like Ohtsu is owned by Falken tires, who generally make high quality products. If the tires are 5 years or older (google tire date codes on how to check) then I would recommend replacing them, otherwise if they have good tread they should be fine. For what it's worth, my favorite all around ti...
by teranfirbt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transmission reminder.
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Transmission reminder.

It sounds like something was missed when the transmission was rebuilt. There are a number of small lock out pins in the shift assembly that prevent multiple gears from being selected at the same time. These pins are also easy to lose if they drop out during disassembly and aren't noticed, if they we...
by teranfirbt
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Broken Clutch Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Broken Clutch Cable

I've been able to change the length of throttle cables by getting new stainless cable (Wire rope in this case), feeding through the housing, cutting to length, and then welding a fresh barrel on the end, but I don't know how it would work out with the loop on the transmission end. I suppose if you g...
by teranfirbt
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: clutch slipping...again
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: clutch slipping...again

In my experience, clutches are a lot like brakes, they need a little bit of a bed in before they work correctly. Every new clutch I've had I've done a small break in when fresh by slipping it just a little excessively (like, 2-3 seconds more than one would expect) and then driving it super casual/ge...
by teranfirbt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Broken Clutch Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Broken Clutch Cable

Rock Auto lists a replacement cable for our cars, but you might want to get a couple. The first one I bought ended up having the crimped on metal ends backward, and it was cheap enough to not be worth the money or hassle to just buy a 2nd.
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Front / rear axle diff gaskets
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Front / rear axle diff gaskets

I use a thin layer of ultra gray RTV on most things anymore instead of gaskets, I've had a lot better results in terms of leaks, plus it's cheap and you don't have to worry about finding it.
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil
Replies: 72
Views: 8595

Re: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

The front differential design in the T4WD is not as bad on gear oils as most differentials. Since the pinion intersects the ring gear near the centerline of the carrier, instead of way below center like most differentials, the gear teeth don't have near as much sliding action as the unit spins, whic...
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Swapping heads on an 86 3A engine
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Swapping heads on an 86 3A engine

One thing to watch out for on racing is the transmission, it's definitely not a serious unit that'll withstand a the abuse of racing if it's not in tip top shape. It's worth the time to do a full teardown, inspection, and bearing replacement (if they're worn) before you put any serious track time on...
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: CV axle interior bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 176

Re: CV axle interior bearings

One thing on the differential, the shims that are required to set gear lash are no longer available from Toyota. I spent a long time looking for them when I first tore into my transaxle for an inspection and found the differential to have twice as much lash as spec from Toyota. When the original dif...
by teranfirbt
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Tank Baffles
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: Fuel Tank Baffles

whoever wrote that article either doesn't know what they're doing or has a lot of big fuel line to sell... Since most EFI systems regulate pressure at the fuel rail, they only need enough line size to flow enough fuel to keep the injectors saturated... The 4AFE has 175cc/min injectors, which means t...
by teranfirbt
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Front coil springs
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Front coil springs

I've got '89 Pathfinder rears on mine, lifted it about 3" in the rear. I still have stock fronts, gives it a bit of a Mopar rake a fixes the crazy understeer that the factory setup has.