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by Petros
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hi there from here in wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Hi there from here in wisconsin

make sure you read up on how to make it all flat in my head gasket replacement thread over in repair guides section.

that cam looks like a previous owner neglected to change his oil, running gritty dirty oil causes a lot of wear and damage like that.
by Petros
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1987 Tercel 4wd Wagon in Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: 1987 Tercel 4wd Wagon in Seattle

I have a set of headlines like that, I think from about "92 tercel. I have not tried it, but I figured I could make them work. they are still sitting on the self in my garage. they have a bit more shape to them than the stock ones (that are difficult to find). I thought they would look more "modern"...
by Petros
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hi there from here in wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Hi there from here in wisconsin

Welcome to the forum! that power booster may have a sticky vacuum valve. we had an old mazda that would get that way if it sat too long. First couple of application of the brakes it would act like no power brakes, kind of scary since we live on a big hill. After several pumps of the pedal, or after ...
by Petros
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel Owner's Location Map
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Tercel Owner's Location Map

I am still getting the "error 404" when I click on the link. it would be nice to see, but I can not find a way to see t.
by Petros
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Timing settings for 87 TERC
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Timing settings for 87 TERC

Thanks Solar lord, my wife and I are perfectly safe, we live in a rural area on acreage and I work in a small town, where exposure is very low to non-existent. the Governor of our state ordered a "shelter at home" decree yesterday for all non-essential workers, that can be punished with a fine. I wa...
by Petros
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: after a few years away, I'm back in the wagon game.
Replies: 11
Views: 217

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

Congrats David. that has the 4AFE engine, I think one of the best engines toyota made: nice simple first gen EFI, 16 valves, very reliable and very efficient, with a great flat top power curve, pulls strong from from about 1600 RPM up to the Red line.
by Petros
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Timing settings for 87 TERC
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Timing settings for 87 TERC

Nice looking Tercel. you describ a car either running too lean, or one that does not have adaquate spark advance. Search for a vacuum leak in the vac lines, check the vac lines are routed properly (you will need a service manual for your model, or see if the one on the underside of the hood is still...
by Petros
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Fresh Meat on Bring A Trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Fresh Meat on Bring A Trailer

that would be a good price presuming it has no rust, and no major mechanical issues. looks decent and has relativly low miles. though one of the steering rack boots needs to be replaced, you can see it in the picture. it also appears to be non-A/C, not an issue for where I live, but important to som...
by Petros
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Speedometer squeaking
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Speedometer squeaking

putting oil in the back of the speedo, where the cable attaches may work. Also, I would grease or lubricate the cable as well, it gets dry and can use lubrication or the cable itself could break. it may be internal. on one of mine when it is really cold something internally starts to rub inside the ...
by Petros
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Body frame bar clips question
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Body frame bar clips question

what exactly do you mean by "frame bar clip"?

Do you mean like a bumper bar add on?

Please find a picture on the internet and post it if you can so we know what you are talking about.
by Petros
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Timing settings for 87 TERC
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Timing settings for 87 TERC

I do not think it would change enough to cause it cut out, but anything is possible. but typically with less O2 at high altitude I would guess you would want more advance, and less advance at low altitudes. the best setting however is about 10 deg BTDC, rather than the factory recommended 5 deg (tha...
by Petros
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Huge carb discovery <i think> main venturi seal spacer gap
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Huge carb discovery <i think> main venturi seal spacer gap

I do not mean to diminish the importance of the height of the gasket. it fits up into a recces, and it must compress the correct amount for it to seal. Not enough and it does not seal, and too much it could swell into the passageway and cut it off. my point is that often this compression gasket gets...
by Petros
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Huge carb discovery <i think> main venturi seal spacer gap
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Huge carb discovery <i think> main venturi seal spacer gap

that is an easy gasket to leave out on reassembly, it will run, like crap, if you leave it out. several times I took the top off my carb, leaving it bolted to the engine, to clean it out. a kind of quickly clean out and function check of internal parts. I replaced the accelerator pump, and cleaned o...
by Petros
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Carburetor Fuel Mixture Screw?
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: Carburetor Fuel Mixture Screw?

if it is damaged from it getting overtightend than i think it should still adjust okay. perhaps fuel flow will not be as smooth over an adjusting screw that has a ridge worn into it by bottoming it into the seat. if it has a a sharp ridge on it, you might try carefully making it smooth with a file o...
by Petros
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Carburetor disassemble and assemble video
Replies: 18
Views: 4280

Re: Carburetor disassemble and assemble video

Ismo wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:06 pm
Is the float level chart the same for 83 and 87?
yes, it should be. there were a few minor changes to the emissions system, and the jetting, but the carbs are almost identical and the floats are all the same.