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by Mark
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: annoying hesitation with carb replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 349

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: 185

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: 936

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: 185

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: 185

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: 185

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: 185

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: 497

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: 497

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...
by Mark
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: AAP pump connected to engine vacuum directly
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: AAP pump connected to engine vacuum directly

just cap the AAP you can live without it I agree. Mine are both disconnected and I only notice in winter when I try to accelerate quickly from idle for about the first 5 minutes of driving until the engine warms up a bit. I doubt it ever gets cold enough in Sri Lanka for the AAP to have a purpose.
by Mark
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squealing belt info.
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Squealing belt info.

A few days ago my alternator/water pump belt started squealing at start-up/idle. It progressively got worse until it was squealing all the time. I assumed it was a loose belt so I checked it and it was properly tight. I replaced it anyway and it was fine for about 15 minutes and then it started sque...
by Mark
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: tt4wd runs to cool
Replies: 26
Views: 1033

Re: tt4wd runs to cool

I've bought several thermostats over the years. I've learned to ignore the name brand on the box and look at the name brand on the thermostat itself. It seems that the brand name on the box and the brand name on the thermostat hardly ever match.
by Mark
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: '88 Tercel automatic won't start....not even a click
Replies: 15
Views: 1353

Re: '88 Tercel automatic won't start....not even a click

There is a small wire going to the starter that is connected with a slide-on type (I don't know of a better term for it) of connector. Mine kept falling off and producing the symptoms you describe.
by Mark
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 229
Views: 35560

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Congratulations! -Probably the best condition Tercel wagon in the world right now, and probably the one with the best story behind it too.