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by keith
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

Right after charging any lead acid 6 cell battery, it may show up to 13.2 volts, but a small part of that is a capacitive charge on the surface of the plates. It usually bleeds off after a short time and the battery will read its open circuit charge of 12.6 volts. Your charge wire is pretty long and...
by keith
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Familiar with a 22r?
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Familiar with a 22r?

Is that head on backwards?
by keith
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 4x4 Lifted Wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: 1985 4x4 Lifted Wagon

I would suggest that you try Ebay instead of CL. They have been bringing in good prices on ebay. I would put your "Buy now" price up around $4k though or even higher, or don't list one at all and let the bidding war start. These are bringing more money now due to their rarity. Good luck.
by keith
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 Tercel 4WD wagon for sale. Louisiana
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: 1983 Tercel 4WD wagon for sale. Louisiana

The front oil seal leak is a chronic problem on this model and easy to fix. I use a breaker bar with the right size socket on the front pulley bolt, wedge the breaker bar handle in the frame and hit the starter momentarily. The bolt comes off easy. An impact wrench also works. Remove the pulley and ...
by keith
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: solar panel battery charging?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: solar panel battery charging?

It will hold heat better than you might think. I would have recommended that you treat the 2x4's with a sodium borate solution like Timbor or Boracare before putting on the Tyvec. It is pretty harmless to humans but it resists most bugs and stops most wood decay. Because it is water soluable, you st...
by keith
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Bryan's find SOLD on L.A. CL!
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Bryan's find SOLD on L.A. CL!

I'm guessing that the estate sold it for $3k, the buyer made quite a bit of profit.
by keith
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

In most vehicle today, if the fan is running when you shut down the engine, it will continue to run for about 10 minutes. It's based on a timer and not temperature. If the fan is coming on after shutdown, then either the coolant temp sensor is going bad or you actually have an overheating issue and ...
by keith
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks

splatterdog, your link has a major issue. It doesn't say whether it used the Subaru conditioner or some aftermarket stop leak. It also does not say when it was added or how much. The Subaru conditioner is a liquid that remains liquid until it exceed some high temperature, 1800F if I recall correctly...
by keith
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks

The water pumps on all truck V-6 and V-8 engines of this era are prone to leaking. The GM 3.8 engine has a history of leaking intake manifolds because half of the manifold is plastic. I've heard that its the gaskets themselves and I've heard that the plastic half is known to crack. Have not heard of...
by keith
Sat May 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: FWD 4 speed to 5 speed conversion question
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: FWD 4 speed to 5 speed conversion question

I wouldn't make the conversion. It was during this period, late 70's through the early 90's that a few cars had both a 4-speed and a 5-speed version. In most cases, the fifth gears was in a separate housing as is the case with these transmissions. The gear ratios of 1-4 do NOT match between the 4-sp...
by keith
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1987 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: 1986 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

I bought a 71 Maverick once that had one of those RV vents in the roof. As I drove it home, another driver gawking at it hit another car. I removed it.
by keith
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I can't believe it didn't make the list.
Replies: 2
Views: 604

I can't believe it didn't make the list.

Two of the contributors at Road and Track listed the 13 quirkiest cars ever made. I can think of at least a dozen cars that are as quirky or quirkier than most of the 13 on the list. OK there is one really quirky one but it was never a production car. The Tercel 4WD wagon was not on the list, nor we...
by keith
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1988 Toyota Tercel SR5 4wd 190k
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: 1988 Toyota Tercel SR5 4wd 190k

I don't know, I converted ours over and it worked just fine.
by keith
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tercel standard
Replies: 40
Views: 4068

Re: The Tercel standard

The 57 Vette had an optional FI 283 cu in, 283 HP engine. Very rare as it was hard to keep it in tune.
by keith
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tercel standard
Replies: 40
Views: 4068

Re: The Tercel standard

"For many years all of the Japanese cars and many of the European cars had cast iron blocks, and aluminum heads with no head gasket problems," I beg to differ, they had a lot of head gasket issues. They used a softer alloy of aluminum then. I have a theory about the Vega. I've seen a few that went 1...