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by ARCHINSTL
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Rear caliper.
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Rear caliper.

My '85 and 8'6 OMs state DOT 3 or SAE J1703.
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: thermostat housing??
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: thermostat housing??

It's dissimilar metal corrosion, very common. When you put it back together (whether you replace the housing or not) a film of silicone on the threads of the bolts helps prevent this in the future. Now, I'm not dissing the idea of using silicone, but I always use Permatex regular antiseize (other s...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thermostat/cooling problem
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Thermostat/cooling problem

Ditto on the cap.
While not experiencing this on Goldie, I had a similar experience on my late '88 Dodge/Mitsu p'up which was solved by a new cap.
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 Toyota Tercel SR 5 for sale Nebraska
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel SR 5 for sale Nebraska

Good fortune to you - it sounded like a well-maintained vehicle.
Did you tell the new owner of our Club?
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: "Toyster½shell" 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5
Replies: 28
Views: 2033

Re: "Toyster½shell" 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5

@ loess - You might want to go back to the tank and install new rubber connector lines, as well as remove the "inspection port" on the tank to check the filter. I did this back in 2005, and found the filter was OK and clear [knock on wood!], but replaced the rubber lines anyway (Hey- did not want t...
by ARCHINSTL
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: rear differential "replacing pinion seal" info/inquiry
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: rear differential "replacing pinion seal" info/inquiry

Another "sticky" for xirdneh!
Props, Bro!
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Getting a Turtle back in action
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: Getting a Turtle back in action

Props, I think ...
BE CAREFUL !
Your Mother, Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Windshield and door trim removal
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Windshield and door trim removal

Instead of attempting to remove the trim, just remove the coating.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2438&hilit=trim
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11189&hilit=trim
Painting the bumpers is also covered above.
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shock Absorbers
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Shock Absorbers

Petros wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:08 pm
I like simple, a lot less things to maintain and repair.
YESSS !
Tom M.
by ARCHINSTL
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shock Absorbers
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Shock Absorbers

I used the KYB GR-2 Series back in 2010 and have been happy (also used its front strut inserts). See https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5829&p=42970&hilit=shocks#p42970 Note that I replaced almost ALL of the bushings in the rear as well - see https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?...
by ARCHINSTL
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: The end of the tunnel is near!!
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

HA! The car was sold in St. Louis County, 6 or 7 miles from me! The location is now a Mitsubishi dealer. When Bianco Toy closed, the new owner moved it further SE in the County as that area grew. I wonder when it migrated to Highlandville (Springfield/Branson)? Did the original owner move down ther...
by ARCHINSTL
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3
Replies: 57
Views: 2078

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

larry mcgrath wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:26 pm
Engine got painted in spite of the rain-- flowed out nice :D
Yes - it - did !
Tom M.