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by dlb
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: boiling battery - sign of a bad battery, or bad alternator?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: boiling battery - sign of a bad battery, or bad alternator?

How do you know the battery is boiling over? I've had 2 batteries so far where the post seals failed and the sloshing-around electrolyte leaked out and crystallized around the posts or pooled on top of the battery. It leaves wet marks running from the filler caps to the edge of the battery. The flu...
by dlb
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: boiling battery - sign of a bad battery, or bad alternator?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: boiling battery - sign of a bad battery, or bad alternator?

Like I said, I measured the voltage and it's charging at just under 14.5 V. Not crazy high, in fact I thought that was fine until I looked online. I guess my concern at this point is that I replace the alternator or VR only to find it still puts over 14 V.
by dlb
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: boiling battery - sign of a bad battery, or bad alternator?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

boiling battery - sign of a bad battery, or bad alternator?

Fyi, this is on my corolla but I figure the discussion will be pertinent to t4's as well. I always thought that a battery boiling over was the sign of a dying battery, but I just looked it up because the battery in my corolla has started boiling over a bit and from what I've read it seems like boili...
by dlb
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: ISO Windshield 87
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: ISO Windshield 87

ol.molasses wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:57 am
Seem impossible to find one here in Canada.
which province are you in?
by dlb
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: no electricity
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: no electricity

Has the car always been like this since you owned it, or did it happen overnight? Have you checked the fuses? Do you have rodents in your area?
by dlb
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have found an al25
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: I have found an al25

they may indeed exist, I just have never seen one. I have seen the first generation Tercel in an SR5 trim. kind of cool, it uses the same seats with the panic handles on the sides as our 4wd SR5 wagons, and the full instrument cluster with the tach. Also very rare, I have only seen them twice, once...
by dlb
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Project Blue restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Project Blue restoration

You should be able to get excellent fuel economy in that car. If you track it, I'd like to know what you get.
by dlb
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have found an al25
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: I have found an al25

You're right, I didn't catch the FWD/sr5 detail, Rich. Thanks.

Peter, I've seen a couple sr5 hatchbacks. Not many, for sure, but they must have been available in Canada at least. There was one for sale not far from me 4 or 5 years ago that stands out in particular.
by dlb
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have found an al25
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: I have found an al25

Congrats on your find, post some pics of it. The cargo covers are different between the 4wd and FWD wagons, FYI. I made one from a FWD work in a 4wd but I had to modify it. Not sure if it would work the other way around though, I think I had to trim the FWD cover to fit so if you used one from a 4x4...
by dlb
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: That not so new car smell
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: That not so new car smell

I'm considering this. I can't imagine I'd have many uses for it but I don't know, it sounds good/bad enough that it might be worth getting some and then figuring out where to use it.
by dlb
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 3AC computers
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: 3AC computers

Welcome to the forum, Campin' Satan (that's how I'm reading your name, haha). Only a few members here have done the transmission conversion, the one I can think of off the top of my head is rer233. He checks in here pretty regularly but you might want to drop him a PM or email as well. Here's his pr...
by dlb
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Is this worth rebuilding?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Is this worth rebuilding?

If you go here https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8103 and download the factory service manual, it details how to test each component on the carb and in the emission system. IIRC, if you apply 12v to the fuel cutoff solenoids you should hear them 'click' open or closed, but don't quote...
by dlb
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Is this worth rebuilding?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Is this worth rebuilding?

Did the car start running fine as soon as you put the Weber on? If so, that does point to something being up with the stock carb, although I agree it looks good as is. Have you tested the electrical components like the fuel cutoff solenoid, and pretty much everything else that has wires running to it?
by dlb
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4A-GE Swap Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: 4A-GE Swap Thoughts

There are many threads on this swap already. I think Larry's is the most comprehensive thus far but there are plenty of others too. They should give you an idea of what parts you should start gathering, what work you can do now, etc.

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by dlb
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Yet another new guy post
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Yet another new guy post

Welcome, Starmarst. We actually have quite a few FWD members here. As far as the wagon's go, they share a lot of the same parts. However, I think the engine is the only thing the 1st gen's (aka your brown coupe) share with the 2nd gen's so I don't think you will see much use in cannibalizing one for...