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by dlb
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: piston slap (I think) - live with it?
Replies: 1
Views: 25

piston slap (I think) - live with it?

*Although this question pertains to my '97 F-250, I put this in the t4 section since it's a general question about piston slap which applies to any vehicle, including t4's. But that said, feel free to move it if you would be happier with it in the non-t4 section, fellow mods.* We bought a truck seve...
by dlb
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: wanted: dash light brightness knob
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: wanted: dash light brightness knob

Ha, no sweat at all. I'm in no rush!
by dlb
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel back on the road
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Tercel back on the road

Finally, some pics! Great to see all the work you've done. Did you install the current wheel bearings? When I was a teen, my dad installed some on my car but he didn't do it well and they were shot within a month. I'd say that if it sounds like a bearing, it's probably a bearing. And if you have a s...
by dlb
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What’s next here?
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: What’s next here?

Good work so far. The dieseling could have been caused by the timing being too far advanced too. I have found that soaking things in seafoam didn't do much, if anything. I like to add it to the oil and run it for a tank of fuel and then change the oil. For cleaning combustion chambers, I use water i...
by dlb
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3
Replies: 119
Views: 23219

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Hi Larry, you are quite the talented artist when it comes to nearly scratch building a custom rod. all that work is beautiful. I know I could not do it, I do not have the patients to be that good with the body and interior details. You are one of the best I have seen. You will leave a lasting legac...
by dlb
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Transmission and differential drain plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Transmission and differential drain plugs

Nice find and suggestions!
by dlb
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: wanted: dash light brightness knob
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: wanted: dash light brightness knob

jimcrazy wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:38 pm i did get a chance to check the shaft sizes,the tercel ,,corolla ,,rav all the the 4mm square shaft,,i just didn't push the tercel knob hard enough first time
That's great, thanks Jim!

Marlinh, I'll email you. It's been a while and it would be nice to catch up.
by dlb
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: wanted: dash light brightness knob
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: wanted: dash light brightness knob

the one off the tercel may be to small to press on,the long one is tercel the short one was 91 corolla all trac,,my 99 rav4 has the exact same one as the corolla short one just went out and tried it on my rav Thanks for the info, Jim. Just to be clear, you're saying the long tercel knob doesn't fit...
by dlb
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: wanted: dash light brightness knob
Replies: 8
Views: 172

wanted: dash light brightness knob

Does anyone have a spare knob for the dash cluster brightness control? My 1991 Corolla has been missing that knob since I got it and the local wrecker hasn't had any Tercels or Corollas in a long time, sadly. It looks like it's the same size as the Tercel's. Just let me know how much you want + ship...
by dlb
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What a day to turn 200K
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: What a day to turn 200K

Congrats, it's finally broken in!
by dlb
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELP - Siblings Tercel busted transmission
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: HELP - Siblings Tercel busted transmission

Ditto, thanks for the update. I was curious how this was going to play out. I'm glad you and your sister managed to keep the car alive. That's a fairly hefty bill but I'm pretty sure I'd pay it for a car I loved too. Also, your sister was lucky to find a shop that was willing to do this kind of work...
by dlb
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1985 Toyota van
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: 1985 Toyota van

Mark wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:25 pmIt seems the "4WD" designation compels people to drive them in rough terrain for fun. 1950's American cars had wings, but that doesn't make me want to drive them off cliffs thinking that they'll fly.
Well said, I totally agree.
by dlb
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1985 Toyota van
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: 1985 Toyota van

Wow, congrats on this thing. Super quirky vehicle, and I have heard about their weird handling issues too. Apparently they are very difficult to align, they tend to wear out tires quickly and unevenly. I can't believe how much work you put into it, good for you. I hope to see it around town at some ...
by dlb
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: The view out my office window and commute
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: The view out my office window and commute

Wow, that's beautiful. I'm very jealous of your snow too, we got a tiny bit mixed with rain yesterday and that's been it so far this year.

What kind of business do you work at to have such a great view?
by dlb
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Looking for a tercel 4wd in canada
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Looking for a tercel 4wd in canada

Where are you located, CB? Here are a few that look like projects. They're on Vancouver island.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 935998295/