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by splatterdog
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switched Turn signals to LED . Hyper Flash
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Switched Turn signals to LED . Hyper Flash

Finding working flashers is easy, follow the clicking. Using a resistor only defeats the amp draw reduction of leds.
by splatterdog
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Temp gauge malfunction
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Temp gauge malfunction

Not that pattern failures are any guarantee of a solution, I've only had to replace the terminal and a few inches of wire whenever I've encountered temp gauge probs on these. The terminal is frequently corroded and things can go bad at the crimp. On a much newer Chev I encountered a 5 wire ground te...
by splatterdog
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tires!
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Tires!

The RT43's are my go to does everything decent for a good price tire.

To the OP, what do you need out of your new tires before you ask "which tires?" None of them do it all..
by splatterdog
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If you thought a Tercel's vacuum line system was bad...
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: If you thought a Tercel's vacuum line system was bad...

All the last carbed cars had complex vacuum diagrams. Honda was pretty bad.

Professor, my 72 Country Squire did too. Despite holes in the doors and rusty internals they all worked until the car was crushed.
by splatterdog
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: speedi sleeve for front of crankshaft
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: speedi sleeve for front of crankshaft

Loctite isn't a bad idea, when wet it also acts as an insertion promoter. Only thing I oil is the seal lip and it's sealing surface. I also go overkill and apply a thin film of rtv to the outside of the seal. Extra measure of sealing and another insertion promoter..
by splatterdog
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: speedi sleeve for front of crankshaft
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: speedi sleeve for front of crankshaft

Stainless if available. I haven't looked but if there isn't a catalog listing they can be sourced by dimensions(diameter and depth). I usually pull the rad and the upper core support for much easier timing work. The sleeves are thin and don't require much force. Getting them on straight is the harde...
by splatterdog
Wed May 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: We have lost one of our own.
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: We have lost one of our own.

Terrible news. If this site had an ambassador, it was surely him. Hopefully his T4 finds as good an owner.
by splatterdog
Wed May 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Then came the engine fire....
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Then came the engine fire....

T4's are fairly fire resistant, as tested by my wife. Twice

Glad your car survived!
by splatterdog
Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: A/c high and low port locations
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: A/c high and low port locations

This is the condenser and liquid line(flexible hose is pump discharge) from an 85, the high side port is on the left a few inches away from where the drier hooks up. It's possible it's somewhere else on an 87, just follow the discharge hose all the way to the firewall and you should find it.. P10102...
by splatterdog
Fri May 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?
Replies: 58
Views: 1254

Re: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?

Hopefully giving the crankcase some negative pressure helps. One way to tell if the oil is coming from above(valve seals/guides) or below(piston,cyl,rings) is to mark the spark plug when tight, then remove the plug. While holding the plug in it's upright position the oil stain will point in the righ...
by splatterdog
Fri May 10, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?
Replies: 58
Views: 1254

Re: Fresh Weber and head replacement - oil weaping from exhaust?

Is that pic the finished product? PCV valve is not hooked up. An adapter plate in place of the egr makes for a good vacuum source.

I would also put the carb base heat shield back on too. And the shorter air filter element..
by splatterdog
Fri May 10, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car eating fuel pumps - things to check?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Car eating fuel pumps - things to check?

My import supplier carries Kyosan for these. Not sure if that's OE but it sure sounds Japanese. That's probably what I put on the rusty beater a while back and so far so good. Get back to me in 10-20 years.. I don't like part store pumps of any sort! About the only thing I could think of that would ...
by splatterdog
Wed May 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A/c high and low port locations
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: A/c high and low port locations

In the pipe that runs along the firewall near the drier.
by splatterdog
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: drive shaft rebuild

Thanks for the tip. I would be a little concerned with pressure from boiling grease shooting caps or debris out. A co-worker exploded a rusted in ball joint once. He had a metal drain pan catching hot drippings then suddenly the round end of the ball joint stud peened a hole through the bottom of th...
by splatterdog
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: drive shaft rebuild

Thanks for the part numbers. Never tackled an Asian drive shaft as the vehicle frequently wasn't worth it to the owner by the time it failed. Even local driveline shops farmed them out and wouldn't even give part numbers for replacement joints, or sell them. Dealers only sold new shafts($$$) I've on...