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by dlb
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 520

Re: Manual Steering?

“PS” = power steering can steer someone the wrong way. Need to drive them into automatic transmission fluid which tercel racks require. I'm no authority on this but I used regular power steering fluid on my tercels (I never knew they required ATF) AND never had a problem with it. ATF is much less e...
by dlb
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 520

Re: Manual Steering?

xirdneh wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:36 pm “PS” = power steering can steer someone the wrong way. Need to drive them into automatic transmission fluid which tercel racks require.
I'm no authority on this but I used regular power steering fluid on my tercels (I never knew they required ATF) and never had a problem with it.
by dlb
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 86 t4 w/ 4age in victoria, bc
Replies: 1
Views: 56

86 t4 w/ 4age in victoria, bc

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 073487580/

I messaged the seller. I might go take a look.
by dlb
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon SR5 forsale
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon SR5 forsale

You can always aim high and see if it sells for that. When I sell cars and people send me offers, I don't respond to them. That way if I am unable to get the price i want for the car, I can go back to those offers later and say "your email was in my junk folder, just found it, yes I'll take tha...
by dlb
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Window troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 104

Re: Window troubles

Yes, this is a common problem. It's not stripped plastic though, it's the metal teeth of the window regulator that are likely stripped. I think Xirdneh posted something about a way to possibly repair the teeth but I can't remember now. They are easy enough to replace if you have access to a good spa...
by dlb
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New ole number seven, sadly he's getting put down.
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: New ole number seven, sadly he's getting put down.

Wow, sounds like a great find. I'm not clear though, what are your plans for this new one? Is it going to be another Icehawk? I check the listings here regularly but there has been nothing in the way of 4wd Tercels or Corollas for quite some time. It's crazy how things change, I remember seeing them...
by dlb
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: '91 corolla - idle won't drop till car stops rolling
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: '91 corolla - idle won't drop till car stops rolling

Hmmm, good thinking, that's certainly a possibility. I don't know if the OBD system in these cars is that sophisticated though, as the speedometer runs off a cable.
by dlb
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

Were you able to drive the car to the welder, or tow it? Either way, I'd be thrilled to do that and pay $280 to have someone fix it, and save myself the work of removing the head, so this is a happy ending in my book!
by dlb
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: '91 corolla - idle won't drop till car stops rolling
Replies: 2
Views: 117

'91 corolla - idle won't drop till car stops rolling

Since I've had my '91 FWD corolla, it's had this weird thing where if I coast in neutral, the rpm hover at about 1700-1800 until the car physically stops rolling. Only then will the idle drop the rest of the way to 800 rpm. It's not a big deal, it's not like I spend a lot of time cruising down hills...
by dlb
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Anyone get blocked by spamhaus??
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: Anyone get blocked by spamhaus??

I've had no problems with that, LBC. Sorry.
by dlb
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: No more clutch in France
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: No more clutch in France

Wow, nice to have an old school member pop by here. We are still able to get clutch kits here in North America. I suppose someone here could get one and mail it to you, but if there is a member in the UK or some other closer country that would probably save a lot on shipping. I can think of a handfu...
by dlb
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 520

Re: Manual Steering?

Ooooh, a fave topic of mine. I agree with Simon, with such an anemic little engine it's a waste to devote any of the precious little hp to power steering. I haven't done the proper conversion like Simon mentioned, I just looked at doing it on a 4wd corolla I used to own. I found lots of articles onl...
by dlb
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Ivan Stewart "IRON MAN" Stripes
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: My Ivan Stewart "IRON MAN" Stripes

I love it! I've always loved these kinds of stripes on pretty much any car. I did something kind of similar on a VW Vanagon we used to own, though mine were nowhere near as loud and awesome:

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