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by Mark
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.
Replies: 16
Views: 1722

Re: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.

That looks like it's in super good shape. Especially for a white one that usually would make any rust obvious.
by Mark
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: brakes

First thing I'd do is check the vacuum hose to the brake booster. Make sure it's fully attached and the hose looks good with no cracks.
by Mark
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Looking for fenders 87-88 no rust
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Looking for fenders 87-88 no rust

I have the fenders from an '83 Tercel hatchback on my '84 wagon, so the fenders are the same between the hatchbacks and wagons.
by Mark
Tue May 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: For Sale: 1985 T4WD SR5 4A Swap
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: For Sale: 1985 T4WD SR5 4A Swap

It looks pretty sullen, like someone tricked it to go outside with promises of playing with a ball and probably getting a treat. Instead it was hoisted up without its consent and dropped on a car hood. It assumed it was all a mistake and started to climb down. It was then scolded and re-positioned. ...
by Mark
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oil Pump Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Oil Pump Gasket

If it's leaking bad enough to leave a trail down the street, it's probably not the crankshaft/camshaft seals, unless they're completely missing. I'd first suspect the oil pressure sender. It can squirt out oil when the internal seal fails. Should be easy to see (or rule out) when the engine is runni...
by Mark
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: annoying hesitation with carb replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: annoying hesitation with carb replacement

Maybe unrelated, but I just had a similar issue with my '81 Tercel. A couple of years ago, I had switched the distributor vacuum advance from ported to manifold. My idea was that, spending so much time in city traffic, the timing advance would be more beneficial at idle instead of part throttle cond...
by Mark
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?

The torque wrench I used was borrowed from work. They are calibrated yearly (this one had a current sticker). Today I found a M12-1.25 tap and cleaned up the threads in the crankshaft. It almost felt like I was cutting new threads the whole way. Everything then went back together fine. After startin...
by Mark
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: solar panel battery charging?
Replies: 11
Views: 2818

Re: solar panel battery charging?

Cool! Is that a ventilation fan over the stove? What are you using as a power source to run it?
by Mark
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?

The last person that put that bolt on was me a couple of years ago when I replaced the timing belt. I don't remember having any issues with putting it in. I've done that job several times on different Tercels and never had a problem with that bolt. The Tercel bolt I ordered from Toyota that was supp...
by Mark
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?

I've left it alone for a couple of days. I've come to realize that you can't get metric fine thread bolts locally either (even though we are supposedly a metric country). Just M12 1.75. I ordered a crankshaft pulley bolt for a early 2000's Corolla from the local Toyota dealership since they seem to ...
by Mark
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?

That's good to know. So basically, I should be able to find that generic bolt from any hardware/auto parts store (with a washer) and not have to wait for the proper Toyota bolt.
by Mark
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Head gasket replacement issues and crankshaft pulley bolt size?

So the head gasket on my '81 Tercel started leaking coolant externally under the exhaust manifold so I ordered a gasket kit. I sprayed the new head gasket (composite style) on both sides with copper gasket spray. I was lucky that there was no warpage in the head or block (less than .002") so I didn'...
by Mark
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mitsubishi Delica Diesel PCV question
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Mitsubishi Delica Diesel PCV question

I just remembered that your van is a turbo. I don't know if there is a problem with pcv oil fouling the turbo blades, which would reduce its efficiency. Personally, I doubt it would be much of an issue otherwise everyone's turbos would be fouled and degraded within a month or two of buying their veh...
by Mark
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mitsubishi Delica Diesel PCV question
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Mitsubishi Delica Diesel PCV question

Yep, lots of Delicas here on Vancouver Island. So I assume right now, your PCV valve vents to the intake and you're wondering if you can disconnect it and vent it to atmosphere? In my opinion, the small amount of gases and oil vapour venting through this tube into the intake doesn't noticeably affec...