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by dlb
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: my post-tercel vehicle adventures
Replies: 18
Views: 157

Re: my post-tercel vehicle adventures

I've gone a bit backwards though and now have one of your other cars you had issues with. A 1990 VW T3 Vanagon. Mine is the Australian version of a Westfalia called a trakka and I really enjoy it however it's not without its constant small issues (the remanufactured cv's need replacing already (und...
by dlb
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB: Canadian model Sr5 instrumentation cluster
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: WTB: Canadian model Sr5 instrumentation cluster

LBC, have you met marlinh? she's in the kootenays, not too far from nelson. she has a good stockpile of t4 parts. you might try sending her a PM to ask if she has any spare sr5 instrument clusters.
by dlb
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: my post-tercel vehicle adventures
Replies: 18
Views: 157

Re: my post-tercel vehicle adventures

wow rich, i didn't know the highlander came in a 4-cylinder. i looked it up now and it looks like it's a 2.4L. that's awesome, i bet it gets comparable fuel economy to the x-trail. sounds like you happened on a great deal. lowbuckcanuck, my x-trail was from pemberton. i knew it would have salt expos...
by dlb
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: my post-tercel vehicle adventures
Replies: 18
Views: 157

Re: my post-tercel vehicle adventures

good to hear from you David, you know, the RAV4 was the ultimate replacement for the T4wd...I like the early one, but the two I have driven seemed to have a bit of a harsh ride, like truck, but it is a gear size. the next gen one got a little bigger, and that one is my favorite, still a 4cyl and fa...
by dlb
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: my post-tercel vehicle adventures
Replies: 18
Views: 157

my post-tercel vehicle adventures

hello gang. it's been a long time since i've been on this forum. i've been on a bit of a journey finding a vehicle that suits me now and decided that it would be fun to come back here and talk cars with the old gang (assuming some of the 'old gang' is still around). so several years ago i decided th...
by dlb
Tue May 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays
Replies: 5
Views: 505

2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified- ... ?trending7

not tercels but certainly interesting vehicles, and an interesting situation.
by dlb
Tue May 16, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Driving without power steering belt
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Driving without power steering belt

i used to drive my ae95 with the power steering belt removed in an attempt to improve my fuel economy a tiny bit. i got used to the heavy steering but when i eventually put the belt back on (my wife was borrowing it quite a bit for a while), i was amazed at how light the steering felt once again. if...
by dlb
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Rockin' Ron...all summer long
Replies: 79
Views: 7525

Re: Rockin' Ron...all summer long

i would definitely rebuild the 4ac and hang on to it. it's virtually identical to the 3ac, you already have it, and you already know what's wrong with it. saves you having to find another engine, get it home, pull it apart to find out the block is cracked or something catastrophic, etc. the devil yo...
by dlb
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: "Toyster½shell" 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5
Replies: 17
Views: 1215

Re: "Toyster½shell" 1985 Tercel 4WD SR5

i like those acura wheels because they are a moderately sporty design but they don't look so new, flashy, or sporty that they'd look stupid on a boxy old station wagon. they also look like an 80s/90s wheel so that will also help them to look natural on a terc. i say go for them.
by dlb
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Vacuum Advance Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Vacuum Advance Issue

greg, i posted one photo of the stock rear shoulder seat belts. it's the 5th pic down in this post http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9426&hilit=project#p68414 it was a weird system because they were really just sort of an addition to the regular lap belt. IIRC, the lower end of the sho...
by dlb
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Rockin' Ron...all summer long
Replies: 79
Views: 7525

Re: Rockin' Ron...all summer long

congrats, bud. i'm proud ron is in such loving hands. i frequently see his original owner who works at the post office and i always want to tell her where ron is now and how well cared for he is but i think it was "just a car" to her so she would think my gushing was weird. but anyway, i think it's ...
by dlb
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1987 Tercel 4WD near Vancouver BC
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: 1987 Tercel 4WD near Vancouver BC

sorry i didn't get back to your email yet vcp, been busy at work lately. $2300 is almost exactly what i was going to suggest for price ($2500 was what i had in mind). it still looks great! good luck with the sale, i'm sure it will go to a good home.
by dlb
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: Thermal imager!
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Thermal imager!

SD, did you try your new tool on your house? i'm curious where you found the biggest heat losses.
by dlb
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My daughters first purchace over a grand
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: My daughters first purchace over a grand

that is ridiculously cool. i'm very jealous. amazing find, dan.
by dlb
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: overheating woes
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: overheating woes

the coolant passages in the block might be covered in scale and sludge, which would prevent it from adequately transferring its heat to the coolant. if you have a water hammer-type tool, it's an easy thing to try.