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by The Professor
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 SR5 Wagon - $2500 Montana
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: 1983 SR5 Wagon - $2500 Montana

Whereabouts in the park can you ski? I was there for the eclipse a few years back and I didn't see much in the way of snow!
by The Professor
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Water pump bypass leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Water pump bypass leaking

I have started to lube O-rings and other small rubber seals with Dow Corning Molykote 111, per the recommendation of a trusted friend who owns a reputable repair shop in Portland. This prevents tearing upon installation, as Petros mentioned, as well as protects the rubber seal from oxidation.
by The Professor
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Water pump bypass leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Water pump bypass leaking

All three parts (gasket, O-rings, bypass tube) are still available from Toyota, I just picked up the set a month or so back.
by The Professor
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?

Expect that your new driver will be in an accident due to inattention or lack of skill. I, for one, would really like to avoid being in a Tercel when it crashes...
by The Professor
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New Power Leather Heated Seats, Overhead Console, and Custom Headliner
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: New Power Leather Heated Seats, Overhead Console, and Custom Headliner

Professor: Those switches are from the same 2002 Pathfinder that I took the seats from. Maybe they share a common manufacturer with Subaru? Nissan used to be a majority share holder in Subaru, so they actually shared more parts than one might expect from the 70's through the 90's. I think the conne...
by The Professor
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Parting out 1985 SR5 dark blue, San Diego
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Parting out 1985 SR5 dark blue, San Diego

Does either car have cruise control or an adjustable intermittent wiper switch? Inclinometers?
by The Professor
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB: 4WD Transmission Mount
Replies: 0
Views: 40

WTB: 4WD Transmission Mount

I'd like to get a spare, used 4WD transmission mount to modify the new 2WD mount I bought.

Let me know what you've got and what you're looking to get for it.

Thanks!
by The Professor
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 SR5 project. Left front fender and hatch needed.
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: 1985 SR5 project. Left front fender and hatch needed.

Abletobecain wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:09 am
...there's a yard about an hour from me with a dark blue 86 that has a good hatch.
Name of the yard? Will you be going back any time soon?
by The Professor
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Headlight Column Switch '84 4wd SR5
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Headlight Column Switch '84 4wd SR5

I have heard there is a difference between the plugs, IIRC the later models gained an additional pin. Hatchbacks use a different wiper switch.
by The Professor
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Nissan Stanza Wagon Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Need Nissan Stanza Wagon Transmission

Cool Stanza! How does it compare to the AL25? (I'd suggest looking for an '89 Subaru GL. The Loyales are newer, but were stripped-out budget models that were heavily de-contented. Good news is that parts are basically 100% swappable, so if you find a nice rust-free Loyale, you can swap all the high-...
by The Professor
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 1781

Re: Odd coolant leak

splatterdog wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:14 pm
You will never write a manual long enough to cover all the things people can do to a product! Who reads the manual anyway?? lol
Hit the nail on the head there, nobody reads their manuals. :roll:
by The Professor
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 1781

Re: Odd coolant leak

You seem to be completely misunderstanding my post (and you appear to be selectively addressing my post), as well as implying things I did not say. stop leak is not "goo" it is water soluble particles (typically some sort of cellulose) that fills up tiny cracks where coolant flows through. You are ...
by The Professor
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 1781

Re: Odd coolant leak

I'd like to preface this by saying that I DON'T work for Subaru. But, being a Subaru guy also, you should be aware of their OE "coolant conditioner"? I'm well aware of the head gasket issues of the EJ25D/251/253 engines. The root issue is the use of a graphite coated paper head gasket used on early ...
by The Professor
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: RockAuto Has a New TV Commercial!
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: RockAuto Has a New TV Commercial!

I've seen some of your older commercials, sure was a trip to see you advertising on TV! I see you often in Grassroots Motorsports as well.