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by slimdude85
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

I was waiting to see if there would be any other responses, but since it’s been several weeks, I’ll throw my two cents in. I’d be up for getting together. Since I have the first gen 2wd, I would definitely have to stick to mundane roads. As such, Springfield-ish sounds good to me.
by slimdude85
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oil Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Oil Problems

NWMO is correct. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds like you have badly worn rings, scored cylinder walls, or both. This is allowing oil to get past the rings up into the compression chamber resulting in the oil being burned and, conversely, allowing combustion gases to get past the rings down i...
by slimdude85
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Power steering pump misfit to pressure hose
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Power steering pump misfit to pressure hose

If I’m understanding correctly, the nut on the line has a section of smooth, unthreaded metal nearest the flare, then the threads begin farther up the nut. If that is indeed the case, aside from sourcing a new line, the only way to make it work is to cut the line, get a shorter nut, and reflare the ...
by slimdude85
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Independence Day
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Happy Independence Day

To all my fellow citizens of these United States, Happy Independence Day! IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with...
by slimdude85
Fri May 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck

Most part's stores have a rental tool program. I know O'Reilly rents out "pickle forks" (tie rod separators) for a deposit that would be . That would be rather economical, considering the deposit is fully refunded upon return.
by slimdude85
Mon May 06, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: common Starter? Gear reduction or Direct drive :Answered
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Starter????Gear reduction???Direct drive

It comes down to a visual inspection. Typically the direct drive are larger, where the motor is substantially larger than the solenoid. Gear reduction has the motor and solenoid about the same size. Rockauto has photos of both on their website, so that should clear up any of my descriptive shortcomi...
by slimdude85
Sun May 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: TOYOTA OE PART NUMBERS - EPC
Replies: 10
Views: 8905

Re: TOYOTA OE PART NUMBERS - EPC

You can use this site: https://partsouq.com/en/catalog/genuine/locate?c=Toyota Just plug in your VIN, and it narrows down to your vehicle. The diagrams also have the call out numbers selectable, so you can click on the number by the part and it will bring up a box with the part number, availability,...
by slimdude85
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: De-gouging/resurfacing the block
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: De-gouging/resurfacing the block

You should also be able to pick up some wet or dry sandpaper from an auto parts store. We have O’Reilly around here and they will sell it by the sheet. They keep it in back, so you have to tell them what you need (grit and quantity). It saves a lot of hassle if you find someone who doesn’t look like...
by slimdude85
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New Power Leather Heated Seats, Overhead Console, and Custom Headliner
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: New Power Leather Heated Seats, Overhead Console, and Custom Headliner

Funny story about airbags. I work at a dealership and we had a tech doing airbag work on a late model truck. For some reason he had the key in the ignition in the on (battery still connected) position while he was installing the airbag module. Located inside that module is the yaw rate sensor which ...
by slimdude85
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: ISO: 3A-C engine for 1985 SR5
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: ISO: 3A-C engine for 1985 SR5

If all else fails and you do need pistons, you may try out this site: https://partsology.com/amfinder?find=toyota-1985-tercel-1-5l--l4--pistons--pistons-rings-bushings--1061847&sid=ecRKSKTAB0 . I used their pistons for my rebuild and they seem to be doing well so far. Only have the pistons up to .20...
by slimdude85
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Hello and I just stripped my carb bolt
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Hello and I just stripped my carb bolt

So I can't find m8 studs at autozone or oriellys that are 8 on both ends. They also have no way of looking for them without a part number. Don't know what the world is coming to when you can't look up a part by it's specs. I used to work for the O’Reilly just a few miles from the Mothership and I c...
by slimdude85
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: Odd coolant leak

The Professor wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:51 am
They designed the engine, don't you think they have the final say about what goes into it? They say to lubricate the engine with oil, but they're wrong! IDIOTS! Let's use maple syrup instead!
Funny story... https://youtu.be/K65LFrktU6M :lol:
by slimdude85
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Odd coolant leak
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: Odd coolant leak

I would have to agree with Petros, myself, as a whole. I could see a potential problem using stop leak in an already abused cooling system without flushing the system first. For instance, if your heater core is restricted the possibility ( unsure of probability, though) is there that the stop leak c...
by slimdude85
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Brake Lines
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Brake Lines

If what Petros recommended isn't feasible (ie. you're east of the Rockies/north of Texas), you may be forced to make your own. Unfortunately, finding new pre-bent lines is going to be like finding a unicorn at the end of a rainbow on the 30th of February while it's 95 degrees outside. Since the Terc...