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by tercle
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Removing inner tie rod
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Removing inner tie rod

ARCHINSTL wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:49 pm
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3171&hilit=tie+rod
Read ALL, but scroll down a bit.
Tom M.
It makes more sense now. Thanks.
Parts should arrive around the 30th, so I hope to do this (weather permitting) the first weekend of November.
by tercle
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Removing inner tie rod
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Removing inner tie rod

Do you just use one wrench to unscrew the inner tie rod end, or do you need to use a second wrench or some other tool to hold the steering rack while unscrewing it? I've seen a few things on the Internet that seem to show that you just unscrew it without the rack being supported and I can't find any...
by tercle
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: video on replacing your blinker fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: video on replacing your blinker fluid

I say we go down there the next time it snows in Houston.
by tercle
Sun May 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New engine running hotter
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: New engine running hotter

The engine is running good now. Has 83K on it. Compression is 175 175 175 175.
I was all set to adjust the valves, but they were already 008 and 012.
There is a puff of white smoke in the morning, so I bought some valve stem seals at Rockauto.
by tercle
Sun May 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New engine running hotter
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: New engine running hotter

New thermostat fixed it.
The cooling system seemed to be working OK with the old one, but it ran just a fraction hotter when it was warmed up.
by tercle
Fri May 18, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New engine running hotter
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: New engine running hotter

Good info, as usual. Thanks.
by tercle
Thu May 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New engine running hotter
Replies: 5
Views: 239

New engine running hotter

I just installed a newer 3A engine in my SR5, and the temperature gauge says it is running hotter than the old one. I set the timing to 9 degrees BTDC. I purged the cooling system and it has probably 60/40 distilled water/antifreeze. I am using the temperature sender that came with the engine, but I...
by tercle
Wed May 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: Do you use a load balancer when pulling engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Do you use a load balancer when pulling engine?

I am prepping an engine swap and I was planning on renting a load balancer to adjust the engine angle. But since a line between the engine hooks isn't parallel with the crankshaft, adjusting a load balancer is also going to shift the engine left or right. Does it work anyway? What is the best way to...
by tercle
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?

This is a Comparator Module that I bought on ebay. It is available from many sources, with a few types of connectors. I got this one with terminal blocks (which barely accept 18ga wire). The circuit board should say DT-110. I already had a wiring harness hooked up for the one I made, and I connecte...
by tercle
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?

This is a Comparator Module that I bought on ebay. It is available from many sources, with a few types of connectors. I got this one with terminal blocks (which barely accept 18ga wire). The circuit board should say DT-110. I already had a wiring harness hooked up for the one I made, and I connecte...
by tercle
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?

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This is how the module is hooked up.
I'm using the triangle as a symbol for the whole module, which includes a LM393 comparator and some other components.

(see the description for op-amp voltage comparator)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparator
by tercle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?

But after I started on this project, I found out that you can buy modules based on a similar chip.
by tercle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?

I am using a LM311 chip, A 2N3906 transistor and a relay*. Setting the trigger point is done by adjusting a multiturn trimmer potentiometer (aka "pot") I also wired up a 50 ohm trimmer pot in series with a 20 ohm fixed resistor. To set the trigger point, I disconnect the sender connector at the engi...
by tercle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Thoughts on how to wire up a TEMP warning light?

I wired my project up to Ground, switched 12v and the wire that goes from the sender to the gauge.

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