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by splatterdog
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: New diagnositc tool for OBD equiped cars
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: New diagnositc tool for OBD equiped cars

Might be an OK tool. Don't really like it being tied to one car though. I will still be spending 1100 a year just to keep my Snap On scanner current..

Most shops don't care to touch old "junk". Shop rates/beater car needs/car owners wallet/mechanic pay plans all work against it coming in the door.
by splatterdog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car runs, dies, runs
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: Car runs, dies, runs

In my T4 experience, it's usually the coil when spark fails. I haven't seen an ignitor fail yet, which is pretty good considering the combined age/mileage of all my T4's. Old Fords, that's a different story. Tough to test on an intermittent though. Figure out if it's spark or fuel first. Observe the...
by splatterdog
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New(er) RV!
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: New(er) RV!

Yes, in the tank. If it wasn't for the cleanout needed we considered an access hole cut thru the floor, under the rear bed. The sender can bee seen if you look on top. If you ever have to do it, clean it up well so no dirt drops down. A new fuel filter never hurts. Use a Motorcraft filter for fuel o...
by splatterdog
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Deer fly traps
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Deer fly traps

Complete success! Not a single fly bite the last two weekends even in shorts and t-shirt. Also figured out what the smaller flies were all about. They are buffalo gnats, part of the black fly family. Just as evil an insect as deer flies. Both were bad due to all the rain we had. The hanging traps go...
by splatterdog
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Toyota is making an updated Tercel 4wd!
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Toyota is making an updated Tercel 4wd!

Where's the plaid!? Neat, but I feel that the only chance to get close to another T4 was eliminated when Scion went away. Most minivans are upscale now and practical cars in general barely exist. A power sliding door motor job in a 10 year old Odyssey is almost a G! Speaking of sliders, those block ...
by splatterdog
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1977 Corolla
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: 1977 Corolla

Will a T4 powertrain fit? :)
by splatterdog
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New(er) RV!
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: New(er) RV!

Glad everything went well on a healthy first test! I just had to do an "emergency" fuel pump in a 97 RV with a v10 to get them to Burning Man, they already missed their early entry pass for camp building because of the first pump failure. A mobile guy just did one 2 days before and didn't notice all...
by splatterdog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Deer fly traps
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Deer fly traps

They are visual hunters and key in on blue/black and motion. They also like to go after heads. Stickum is only an adhesive, I could not detect any odor. Now if your are after garbage and poop flies those take stink traps. I did put out a couple of those but then I read the not so fine print at the b...
by splatterdog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Deer fly traps
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Deer fly traps

Almost forgot, Tanglefoot sticky coating in a brush can is what I used. There is an aerosol but I read it's a lot thinner consistency.
by splatterdog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Deer fly traps
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Deer fly traps

A lot of T4 owners like to get off the beaten path. A branch in the ground with a bag and a cup would be portable enough for a weekend camping trip. I rather dislike bugs that make me bleed. No amount of 100% Deet even slows them down as I found out on a one way river trip years ago. Melted my tackl...
by splatterdog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Deer fly traps
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Deer fly traps

Hope this helps someone.. As we have been clearing trees at camp, the deer flies moved in something fierce. Well the net comes in handy again. No secret about blue solo cup sticky traps but they were new to me. Well they work great! The 4 hanging ones did ok, but my 2 propane tank "dudes" did excell...
by splatterdog
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New(er) RV!
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: New(er) RV!

Shocks are always fun on any E-van. I use a Sawzall on the bottom of the upper studs, right thru the bushing. Less drama and rubber smoke vs. torching. You would never just unbolt them here in saltville. Be careful on the front lower nut, sometimes they need heat. If it breaks now you need to make a...
by splatterdog
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weber 32/36 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Weber 32/36 Question

The drain plug is for the exhaust manifold end of the EGR pipe(banjo bolt), or pinch and weld the tube shut at the banjo bolt. Napa by me had the drain plug in stock that can replace that banjo bolt.
by splatterdog
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: swapping to synthetic gear oil
Replies: 26
Views: 4459

Re: swapping to synthetic gear oil

Every Subaru that I've owned from '75 to 2014 has a transmission dipstick, so Honda's not the only one. "Lifetime" lube means lifetime of the original ownership period, otherwise, there is no such thing as a lifetime fluid, for any application. The manufacturers think differently than us on lube sc...
by splatterdog
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weber 32/36 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Weber 32/36 Question

Leave out the old pcv/heater spacer plate under the carb(these are usually very crispy) and use a piece of bar stock with a hose nipple in place of the egr valve for pcv vacuum. A drain plug from napa is what I use on the other end. In these pics I just pinched and welded the tube shut https://terce...