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by dlb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1982 citroen CX athena
Replies: 3
Views: 113

1982 citroen CX athena

https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/32423831

I've never seen one of these and it's so weird and ugly that I find it surprisingly tempting. Wowee.
by dlb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Photobucket fix
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Photobucket fix

FYI, photobucket recently changed their stance on this. All my old pics are now visible on here once again, just with a "hosted by photobucket" logo on them. I'm fine with that, and am happy that the pics are useful to people once again.
by dlb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: favorite tire size for stock rims?
Replies: 46
Views: 7583

Re: favorite tire size for stock rims?

Wow, that's an old quote of mine. I now hate 185/80r13's.

To answer your question, half a mm would be just fine. You won't notice a difference.
by dlb
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

Erp, I'm dumb. You can tell I haven't been working on cars much in the last several years. I was thinking the temp would tell the fan when to turn on and off but yeah, of course that wouldn't be determined by IAT. I'm going to mess around with the code reader and run some other tests tomorrow and se...
by dlb
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

Funny you mention scanning it. The fan problem started months ago but the CEL came on just a few days ago. So yesterday, I finally jumped into the 21st century and bought a code reader. I hooked it up this morning and it says the intake air temp sensor is the cause of the CEL. So I imagine the fan p...
by dlb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 198

rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

The radiator fan in my wife's 2003 Hyundai Accent is sometimes staying on after the engine shuts off. It started doing this in the summer when it was really hot out so I thought it was normal then. But now it's about 10* celsius out and it's still doing it. The car runs fine, temperature is always p...
by dlb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tercel 4WD alternatives?
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Tercel 4WD alternatives?

At this point a lot depends on availability either way. I agree with this. I too think the old Subaru GL's are really cool but there are so few of them around (or in my neck of the woods, anyway) that when you need obscure parts for them, you will have a bastard of a time getting them. The same goe...
by dlb
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Battery Corrosion/Brake Light on
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Battery Corrosion/Brake Light on

Don't buy any remanufactured CV axles. Numerous forum members have had terrible luck with them, myself included. Only buy new ones.
by dlb
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Well shit. ..
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Well shit. ..

shit, sorry man. That stinks.
by dlb
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: The perfect wrench for starters
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: The perfect wrench for starters

Yeah, I could never bring myself to shell out the $$$ for them either. I got a set of the non-locking ones on sale for a good price and they did the jobs I needed so I couldn't justify buying the locking ones. They're the kind of thing I only would have bought if I came across them for cheap at a ga...
by dlb
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: The perfect wrench for starters
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: The perfect wrench for starters

Well, it took about 5 years but my dad just surprised me with a set of these ratcheting, LOCKING flex head wrenches. https://www.uktools.com/images/thumbs/0037293_10mm-gearwrench-flex-lock-ratchet-wrench_415.jpeg It's too bad I don't wrench on old cars as much as I used to but I'm still pleased as p...
by dlb
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adjust of idle mixture
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Adjust of idle mixture

and lastly, that intricate maze of vacuum line that goes everwhere… I don't know what does what but the service manual is your friend here. Just make sure there are no vacuum leaks and that everything goes where it's supposed to. (I have a ke30 that I bought with a healthy 3A engine swapped into it...
by dlb
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

I just realized you have the timing set to 20* BTDC. That's much too far, and could be the cause of your problem. Use a timing light to set it correctly -- 5* BTDC is stock, some here prefer it at 10* BTDC. Either should be fine. But remember, the vacuum advance hose must be disconnected and plugged...
by dlb
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

First thing I would check the fuel level in the carb. If the bowl is low, it can cause the engine to cut out on corners. I've never heard of it occurring on hills but it's the same idea so I'd look there. Park the car on level ground. Remove the air filter housing. On the front of the carb, part way...
by dlb
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thermostat/cooling problem
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: Thermostat/cooling problem

Mark, your last post got me thinking about the rad cap -- the symptoms you mentioned do sound more like a stuck open t-stat than anything else but it seems weird that two t-stats would misbehave in the same way, and rad caps are hella cheap anyway so I would try replacing that. Have you noticed any ...