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by dlb
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: part # for coolant temp sensor?
Replies: 0
Views: 21

part # for coolant temp sensor?

I need a new coolant temp sensor but I can't find the part # online, all I can find is sensor for the gauge. Anyone have this handy?

edit: found it -- STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS TS93
by dlb
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game
Replies: 39
Views: 1513

Re: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game

Did you remember to check level of engine coolant reservoir? And empty reservoir had an effect to my temp gauge. Yup, this is how I keep an eye on the coolant level. I always check it when it's stone cold, and make sure the coolant is at the 'full' line. So far so good! But just slightly over halfw...
by dlb
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running warm - multiple bad OEM t-stats??
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Running warm - multiple bad OEM t-stats??

The previous heater core cleanup threads are really good tip from you dlb. My Tercel is not warm on winter so I need to swap heater core. I could try also one of these methods to clean my old core. I could start with vinegar tip after swapping heater core and getting old "cold" core into ...
by dlb
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running warm - multiple bad OEM t-stats??
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Running warm - multiple bad OEM t-stats??

The viper and gates ones hook up to compressed air, which I like because it rapidly pulses/hammers the system. But the one you posted the image of has lots of good reviews so it can't be that bad. The viper one I have has a large rubber tip that seals against all sizes of outlets. I like that more t...
by dlb
Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running warm - multiple bad OEM t-stats??
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Running warm - multiple bad OEM t-stats??

Here are a few old threads on using vinegar and water hammer-style tools to breathe some new life into old radiators: https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=105983 https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9589 I have the Viper flush tool and it has worked wonders for me over in the past. I...
by dlb
Sat Dec 03, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game
Replies: 39
Views: 1513

Re: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game

Ahhhh, it's slowly coming back to me now -- unplugging the rad fan from the temp sending unit just tests the fan, so if it comes on then but not when the engine is getting hot, the temp sending unit is faulty. It's been so long, it's amazing what I've forgotten. Thanks for the reminder, Chris. I che...
by dlb
Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game
Replies: 39
Views: 1513

Re: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game

I just took the car for its first real test: driving to the gas station. thumbnail_IMG_0213.jpg It went pretty well! I hadn't dialed the carb in yet but the car needed gas and, you know, I just wanted to drive the dang thing. So the idle was still a bit wonky but it was manageable. I tried to inflat...
by dlb
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game
Replies: 39
Views: 1513

Re: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game

Update time. I rebuilt the carb and it runs now, hooray. I adjusted the float level to spec (9/32" gap from the top of the float to the bottom of the air horn when inverted, IIRC) but found the fuel bowl was still overfull so FYI to anyone else doing this, I found the float needed to be basical...
by dlb
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Radiator blew/ engine ran really hot
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Radiator blew/ engine ran really hot

Unfortunately you are correct, you cannot drive without the water pump/alternator belt turning the water pump to circulate the coolant because the engine will overheat. Do a compression test on the engine, if two adjacent cylinders have low compression the head gasket is likely blown. Hopefully that...
by dlb
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Little bit of housekeeping
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Little bit of housekeeping

That's the best kind of cat. Good on ya. I hope the kids love him.
by dlb
Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: JET - 2-way filter/valve??
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: JET - 2-way filter/valve??

You might be able to get away with using something like this, which is available at most pet stores: http://ca-en.hagen.com/Aquatic/Aeration/Accessories/A1172 It's normally used for regulating air flow in fish tanks. Looking at the test in the FSM, I'm not clear how the jet is actually supposed to w...
by dlb
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Little bit of housekeeping
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Little bit of housekeeping

Long time no see indeed! Thanks for keeping things running smoothly here. I hadn't noticed the email thing, or anything else that needs attention.

Who is the feline? Latest addition to your posse?
by dlb
Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: carb numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: carb numbers

thanks for the insight guys. is the FSM carb rebuild section pretty concise or is there any other steps or processes? any tips are appreciated, thanks The two times I have rebuilt Tercel carbs, I have just followed the steps that come in the carb rebuild kit. You basically just remove about 70 smal...
by dlb
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: carb fuel level still too high
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: carb fuel level still too high

if you replaced the seat and needle valve the level has to be reset since you changed the relationship between the float and needle valve. Thanks Peter. What do you mean by "the level has to be reset"? Should I drain the fuel out of the bowl? I assumed that would happen once the engine st...
by dlb
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: First tercel burning oil
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: First tercel burning oil

Welcome to the forum, DM. Have you gone over the emissions systems yet? They seem like a lot at first glance but if you use the factory service manual (aka FSM) found on this site and go over each system on its own, it's pretty easy to make sure each system is working and they are connected properly...