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by dlb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leaky front end
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: Leaky front end

Hey Yaut, What page did you find this info on? I've looked through the FSM and page FA-18, but didn't find anything specific to seal renewal. Driving the outside of the oil seal 0.3" past the surface of the case sounds deeper than I would expect, but I don't recall for certain. Is it possibly refer...
by dlb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leaky front end
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: Leaky front end

I have consistently had problems at getting these seals in at exactly the correct depth, and had to remove the CV's and reset them a few times. It super sucks. I think it's a lousy design that there isn't some sort of lip in there for the seals to butt up against because measuring the depth all the ...
by dlb
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil
Replies: 74
Views: 9630

Re: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

Very interesting. I look forward to trying Redline out myself one day when I find another t4 project. Thanks for the follow up on your experience.
by dlb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: help, please! issues with my new (to me) FWD ‘88 EZ
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: help, please! issues with my new (to me) FWD ‘88 EZ

I'm afraid this site is specifically for Tercels from '83-'87. '88 was the start of a new generation of Tercel which has no interchangeable parts, completely different carb system, etc, so we will be limited here to how much help we can be to you. That said, the first thing I would check regarding v...
by dlb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: No-Start and running out of time
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: No-Start and running out of time

Did you check the mechanical advance on the dizzy like Petros suggested? I've run into stuck mech. advances causing weird running problems because if timed in such a way and the advance doesn't budge, the car runs mostly ok -- but eventually the advances budges and gets stuck in another position whi...
by dlb
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: No-Start and running out of time
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: No-Start and running out of time

Maybe. Do you have a spare dizzy? They're pretty easy to swap in and out if you have a known good one. Do you have a timing light though? You need one to correctly set the timing afterward.
by dlb
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: No-Start and running out of time
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: No-Start and running out of time

The fuel level should be between the two points of the sight glass, right in the middle. It sounds like your carb is flooding. I would check the float to make sure it's still working properly, and maybe remove the jets and blow them out backwards in case some grit has got stuck in them.
by dlb
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time for a roof rack.
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Time for a roof rack.

I've used gutter-mounted roof racks, and also installed stock t4 racks using riv-nuts. I wrote about the stock racks here: https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7697 Each has their pros and cons but overall, I liked the ones I mistakenly called the US stock racks the most. They are very a...
by dlb
Thu May 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: We have lost one of our own.
Replies: 27
Views: 432

Re: We have lost one of our own.

I'm shocked. tom was one of the first to welcome me to this forum and has been consistently present ever since. It will be a very different place without him.
by dlb
Sat May 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Problem with Lack of Power and Odd Sounding on Accelleration
Replies: 4
Views: 79

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

Is the air filter clogged? I would also check all the vacuum lines on the carb and make sure you don't have a big leak. Next I would check the timing, check the fuel level in the float bowl of the carb, pull the spark plugs and check them, and I would also change the fuel filter again just in case i...
by dlb
Fri May 24, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Undecided.
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Undecided.

If you're on the fence at all or not eager to sell, price it high. Then if someone bites, it will be too good to pass up. It's like when trades people come up with estimates for jobs: if there's a job they don't really want to do, they'll price it really high so that they either don't get the job, a...
by dlb
Wed May 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Need front sway bar
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Need front sway bar

If you have a parts car, you've already got a spare sway bar right there. use lots of penetrating oil on the nut and let it sit overnight before attempting to get the nuts off. If you have access to an impact wrench, that would help too. I have an electric impact wrench that has saved me a few times...
by dlb
Sat May 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Synchros -any availability? potential fixes?
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Synchros -any availability? potential fixes?

There is no consensus on which gear oil is best. There is a long thread here about this very topic.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9667
by dlb
Sat May 18, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck
Replies: 26
Views: 272

Re: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck

Only buy completely new CV axles. The reman ones are often junk right out of the box. Several members here have installed them only to have clunking and clicking right away. I don't remember running into axles missing their C-rings but it sounds like just another reason to avoid reman axles.
by dlb
Fri May 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck
Replies: 26
Views: 272

Re: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck

most pullers or "pickle fork" tool will damage the boot Not true. Pullers shouldn't damage a boot (unless it's being used incorrectly) because the arms hook onto the casting while the bolt cinches down on the stud until the stud pops out. There shouldn't be any contact between the puller and the bo...