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by stanrob
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ► DOWNLOAD FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL AS A PDF ◄
Replies: 7
Views: 6258

Re: ► DOWNLOAD FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL AS A PDF ◄

Tom, are FSM's available this way for years besides 1985? I was under the impression that there were emission system changes from year to year. Could I be wrong?



"Here is the link:
http://tercel4wd.com/fsm/1985T4WD.pdf

...
Tom M."
by stanrob
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: '86 T4WD for sale in Glastonbury, CT
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: '86 T4WD for sale in Glastonbury, CT

I am wavering. Does anyone reading this have a PDF of the 86 Repair Manual, or know for sure that my 85 manual applies? (Anticipating a possible need to study those carburetor and emission controls.) Would anyone be interested in buying my rust-free 85 infinite-project T4WD, mentioned above? That wo...
by stanrob
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: '86 T4WD for sale in Glastonbury, CT
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: '86 T4WD for sale in Glastonbury, CT

I realize I should clarify why my experience buying from Petros was disastrous. There is no question that Petros is knowledgeable and, above all, extremely generous with his time on this board. The problem starts with my decreasing ability to tackle difficult repair issues at age 77, and Petros fabu...
by stanrob
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: '86 T4WD for sale in Glastonbury, CT
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: '86 T4WD for sale in Glastonbury, CT

I live only 90 miles from Glastonbury CT and would like to give up on the T4WD with 302,000 miles that Petros sold and delivered to me last year for $2700. It came with so many things wrong that really matter! So I called Jamie to check this out. I don't doubt his integrity, but Jamie is NOT a car p...
by stanrob
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: TVSV and drivability
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: TVSV and drivability

Oops, I should have remembered it was irowiki who had the brand new one. While looking back at my meandering posts, I believe my choke actuation theory was insufficient to explain what's going on. More thinking, plus looking back at others' posts, persuades me that AAP non-actuation is probably the ...
by stanrob
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: TVSV and drivability
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: TVSV and drivability

Before I take a dive and reimburse xirdneh his $100 price for a new TVSV, I need to eliminate the possibility that a good used TVSV is available. I've just written Petros about his collection, but what about the rest of you guys? It needs to be vacuum-leak-free and also to pass the tests on FSM page...
by stanrob
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Something broken with the *forums*? Post here!
Replies: 33
Views: 52899

Re: Something broken with the *forums*? Post here!

As happens so often, I was wrong, and now I understand why. Thank you, loyal friends, for your coaching, even though it didn't really reach my problem. My problem: I was searching from within the "Tercel 4WD Repair Questions" thread for "TVSV and drivability". But "TVSV and drivability " is not a to...
by stanrob
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Something broken with the *forums*? Post here!
Replies: 33
Views: 52899

Re: Something broken with the *forums*? Post here!

ARCHINSTL wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:20 pm
Try putting quotation marks around the multi-word search; I found that works for me.
That only took me some years to discover ...
Tom M.
I enclosed my topic name in quotes. Same wrong result.
by stanrob
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: TVSV and drivability
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: TVSV and drivability

I finally achieved removal of the 83 Hatchback's airtight TVSV, but the story goes on. Got sufficient access by removing the temperature sender. Used 19mm open end wrench as Petros suggested. However, in the course of removal I accidentally fractured the bottom port "N". Now it leaks unless I hold i...
by stanrob
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Something broken with the *forums*? Post here!
Replies: 33
Views: 52899

Re: Something broken with the *forums*? Post here!

Here's a forum bug, or at least so it seems, to me: When I come to the forum, logged in or not, and do a search for one of my topics, "TVSV and drivability," the search finds 3 posts in related topics but nothing in "TVSV and drivability." I've searched for this topic several ways. For me, the resul...
by stanrob
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: TVSV and drivability
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: TVSV and drivability

Quoting: are you talking about the choke breaker? If yours is no good I may have one I can send you to try out. I may also have some TVSVs also, but they are old and I do not know of their condition. Answer: Regarding "the choke breaker": No. Just to cover the subject, I applied vacuum to each of th...
by stanrob
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: TVSV and drivability
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: TVSV and drivability

I'm getting nowhere with the first-five-minute undrivability of 85TTW#3 (which Petros sold me and delivered here). With all of its other problems, and my gross inefficiency in solving them, I'm thinking that I'd better find another car and let this one go. Is there anybody nearby who loves T4Ds, wan...
by stanrob
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: TVSV and drivability
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: TVSV and drivability

I realize it's been 6+ years since the last post on this subject. Did it get moved over to another subject? I'm thinking there must be an epidemic of leaky and/or improperly functioning TVSVs. I know that the following message is too long, but in this case there's a lot to think about. I recently di...
by stanrob
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Intermittent coolant leak from front of engine
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Intermittent coolant leak from front of engine

Surprise #28, this one really discouraging: After about the 20th fully-warmed-up trip in this still-new-to-me 85T4D without any sign of coolant leakage, suddenly it dripped about a cup of coolant onto the pavement, then into the receptacle I then placed there. While it was dripping, I laid down to s...