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by splatterdog
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Thinkin of fishin
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Thinkin of fishin

When I'm stuck at work, this gives me hope! 90% of my fishing has been on the ice the last few years. Got about 12 days on the ice so far this winter. Can't think of anything better to do when the Superbowl shows up next month. Hopefully the Vikes are in it, so the lake will be mostly mine. The -20'...
by splatterdog
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: WTB: Outside handle for front passenger door
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: WTB: Outside handle for front passenger door

Another byproduct of that failure is also door opening when the window is rolled down..

Too late now, but some careful prying through the window opening will allow spraying lube down on the pivot point. The cracking is from swelling rust.
by splatterdog
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Replacement Gas springs for hatch
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Replacement Gas springs for hatch

My old ones couldn't handle the subzero temps. After T4 #1's falling hatch broke Grandad's old Fenwick fishing pole that had been through numerous trips, many with tough portages, I don't hesitate on lifts. Glad they aren't priced like Lexus lifts! https://www.amazon.com/Lexus-68950-49016-Hatch-Lift...
by splatterdog
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Once a month engine dies and wont restart
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Once a month engine dies and wont restart

Love your alternate spark check method Petros. Thanks for elaborating on the subject, I didn't have much time. My first coil was easy as it was stone dead. The second one checked out OK when I got home, but I didn't trust it. #2's engine had about the same mileage as #1 when it's coil died. Glad it ...
by splatterdog
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Once a month engine dies and wont restart
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Once a month engine dies and wont restart

The ONLY time I've experienced a dead T4, it was the coil. First one was a cold start in the driveway without any previous warning signs. Second wouldn't start after gassing up, then started 20 minutes later and got me home. After a new coil, all was well..
by splatterdog
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Replacement Gas springs for hatch
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Replacement Gas springs for hatch

Just put pair of these in. Have to see if they last..
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by splatterdog
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transmissions and torque
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Transmissions and torque

Generally the lower the gearing, less stress is put on the driveline, but a bit more on the diff(s).
by splatterdog
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: A new nickname!
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: A new nickname!

Beat EVERYONE to the lake, and on it! Perfect early ice car..
by splatterdog
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new nickname!
Replies: 3
Views: 89

A new nickname!

Courtesy of the new snow tires. It didn't show up on a search so here it is- Terarri!

Tonight, I haven't passed so many people since my first big block. The Generals rock!
by splatterdog
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New van has a bit of Tercel in it
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: New van has a bit of Tercel in it

Very brave! A VW and entering the waters surrounding your country. That interior makes a T4 look well appointed. A quick read says they weren't produced for very long. I don't think I've ever seen one. Switchable 2/4wd or awd? How does it compare with T4's reliability, parts availability, ease of re...
by splatterdog
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Gasket from tire tube and PVC gum
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Gasket from tire tube and PVC gum

Get a gasket and don't burn your car down.
by splatterdog
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Best tires for the money?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Best tires for the money?

Their house brand Arizonian looks decent, I see many. Despite the arid name, they look like they would do OK in snow. Forgot to mention to call around. Sometimes stores have good pulloffs. When my friends T4 was still rolling he got a very near new set of blizzaks for $200 at Discount. Like new is t...
by splatterdog
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd Coolant Temperature Sensor Occurrence
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Odd Coolant Temperature Sensor Occurrence

T4 #1 needed a new wire end. Along with general fatigue and corrosion of the terminal the crimp was getting pretty rough and had some broken strands too. I cut back a few inches, just past the hardened area of wire, and ran a new end.
by splatterdog
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1987 Camry 2.0 16V engine
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: 1987 Camry 2.0 16V engine

What any manual says can be irrelevant. About the easiest way to know is to put a belt on it. Otherwise pull the cam and do a leakdown test on all cylinders. I've seen numerous interference engines survive timing mishaps..
by splatterdog
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Best tires for the money?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Best tires for the money?

First, figure out what you want in a tire. Tread designs/compounds vary greatly. In my opinion M+S means maybe snow, mountain peak/snowflake means better winter tire. That is about the second cheapest tire size made, splurge a little. I've seen some cheapo tires at Walmart that were very questionabl...