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by splatterdog
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: f#*%ing nylon locking nuts
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: f#*%ing nylon locking nuts

The rust on the exposed threads adds to the resistance of the locking nut. Some wire brushing or wheeling then some penetrant to start. As mentioned a jack under the control arm will put pressure on the tapered stud hopefully keeping it from rotating. If removing an outer tie rod with nylocks a larg...
by splatterdog
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Halogen Headlight Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 167

Re: Halogen Headlight Upgrade

I put in Hella housings and was impressed, then I put in 100 watt Hella bulbs and was blown away. I can see critter eyes in the ditch from amazing distances, both long and wide. They do burn out fairly quick but I consider it a small price to pay to beat hugely expensive HID's on new cars, and the b...
by splatterdog
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Sold - please delete
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: 1985 4x4 Tercel with body damage, good engine/manual transmission $350

Call me crazy, but I wish I had the time to fly down and drive it back. Great deal here being a rust free and drivable low mileage parts car, or even as a rough looking driver.
by splatterdog
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time

A/C on during defrost has been around for a long time. It's for moisture removal. I don't know how many times I've heard- I don't use my a/c in winter..

The cycle time may indicate a low charge but if it cooled fine this summer it should be OK. Most cars only hold a pound or so.
by splatterdog
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time

Is the heater set to defrost when this occurs?
by splatterdog
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Warn Hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Warn Hubs

Only ranger/bronco 2 and some F150's came with those style, so whichever wheel bolt pattern matches. The spline count likely gives it away.
by splatterdog
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: What Do Other People in My Situation Do?
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: What Do Other People in My Situation Do?

Simon, should've got a Kuzeh stat. They are the OE supplier and they look much more substantial than any aftermarket. The Motorad should work though. Drilling your own bypass probably isn't the best idea, jiggle valves seal against water flow.
by splatterdog
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3
Replies: 102
Views: 8930

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Wow, the reflection of the fluorescents really show how straight it is.
by splatterdog
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 Trukcel!
Replies: 29
Views: 495

Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Terchero! I bet it turns heads.
by splatterdog
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: New diagnositc tool for OBD equiped cars
Replies: 7
Views: 194

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: 13
Views: 322

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: 495

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: 337

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: 290

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: 177

Re: 1977 Corolla

Will a T4 powertrain fit? :)