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by splatterdog
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?
Replies: 12
Views: 193

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... As would I, mostly for the benefit of the T4.. There's been at least 2 good crashes by members over the years that totaled the car, yet...
by splatterdog
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:46 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 did put an 85 or 86 complete column in my 84 to remedy a loose lower u-joint. It was plug and play so hopefully it could work.
by splatterdog
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 1779

Re: Odd coolant leak

I have an old bottle of positrac additive that was gramps that has to be whale oil based. It's separated into half liquid/half Crisco and smells terrible. Just read on wiki about how trans failures skyrocketed after the 72 ban, and how our space program still uses it on another site. Gear oil always...
by splatterdog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 1779

Re: Odd coolant leak

That could be the reason for the warning- If you can not read this manual, do not use product.
by splatterdog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Hello and I just stripped my carb bolt
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Hello and I just stripped my carb bolt

One possible vacuum leak source is the pcv spacer under the carb. I've had the pcv pipe molded in to the spacer loosen up.
by splatterdog
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 1779

Re: Odd coolant leak

I was only calling you out on the "no car in decades" claim because I figured you knew about Subaru "conditioner". 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 I once had a chevy truck towed in with completely frozen ...
by splatterdog
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 1779

Re: Odd coolant leak

Under no circumstances would i consider using stop leak! Why? what do yo think might happen?... 1) all car manufacturers use some sort of stop leak in the cooling system on all new cars... 2) there is no passage way or opening within the cooling system that is small enough to trap the solid particl...
by splatterdog
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Vinegar Method Of Cleaning Radiator & HOTTER HEAT ◄
Replies: 25
Views: 2428

Re: Vinegar Method Of Cleaning Radiator & HOTTER HEAT ◄

After loosening up deposits with chemicals it's very important to aggressively flush it out before re-depositing them. Preferably the rad, core, and engine get flushed separately so no cross contamination happens. Also, the same deposits that are clogging the core can be coating engine surfaces not ...
by splatterdog
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Brake Lines
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Brake Lines

The lines are one of the first thing installed at the factory and all of them are attached to each other in brackets. This increases difficulty. The whole assembly could be replaced from a donor car but the trans might have to come out to snake it all in. You sure it needs lines? I've retired a few ...
by splatterdog
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?

larry mcgrath wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:45 am
The Rocket has seen 130 mph ---- TOMTOM--- fastest T4 around-- not stock-- 165HP V 20 Black Top-- lots of fun to drive. Larry
Must have been close to 6000 rpm cruising speed!
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Automatic T4 worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Is the Automatic T4 worth it?

An auto T4 is still way better than no T4.
by splatterdog
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.

Oh great. Now the dude is going to know that we are all closet 1 percenters laying low in our old Toyota's.
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Average cost of owing a new vehicle $8,849 per year!
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Average cost of owing a new vehicle $8,849 per year!

But wait, I can spread the payments out over 84 months..

Almost every one of my cars has been fully depreciated when bought or saved.
by splatterdog
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's tercel gets a 20v Black Top
Replies: 174
Views: 26260

Re: Larry's tercel gets a 20v Black Top

Pretty sure Rocket wants to come out and play!
by splatterdog
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Not a T4 but almost as cool.
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Not a T4 but almost as cool.

Wow, flashback. Haven't seen one since around 1990. Looks fairly well preserved. The front doors meeting sliders with no pillar is unique!

Probably rarer than a T4? Could make parts procurement harder than what we deal with.