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by Petros
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method
Replies: 52
Views: 21972

Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

I did it on mine, even though the whole cooling passages are different on the 4ac. I wanted more coolant to be directed to between the exhaust valves, held up well. I have other mods (ported, performance regrind cam, and 2" exhaust) and I wanted more cooling between the combustion chambers. the 4ac ...
by Petros
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Arc or Gas welding suitable for chassis repair
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Arc or Gas welding suitable for chassis repair

Your arc weld would also be much stronger and more reliable if you can heat up both sides of the metal to be welded, so you get more uniform penetration. Perhaps after cleaning the metal, heat it up with a blow torch or high temp heat gun, than do the weld. it would make a more reliable weld. I once...
by Petros
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Engine rear end plate with just one bolt?
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Engine rear end plate with just one bolt?

Is that the metal plate that gets clamped between the block and bell housing? it will not make any difference, do not worry about it. the four large bell housing bolts, and the several other starter, etc bolts will hold it in place. they are only there to facilitate assembly, so the plate does not f...
by Petros
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Free Corolla Alltracs in Whitehorse, Yukon
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Free Corolla Alltracs in Whitehorse, Yukon

some of those look rusty, but it might be possible to take the four and make two good ones. long way to go to get them, and you would have to either fix them on site, or haul them all away.

might be good for a local enthusiast to save them. it would be a shame to junk them all.
by Petros
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Front marker for 87’-88’?? Or 2WD?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Front marker for 87’-88’?? Or 2WD?

on the 2wd top edge of the front bumper is a little lower (the bumpers are different because the 4wd has 25 mm longer front struts and rides higher) That means the trim along the front plastic parts are a bit different. I have wondered if you can just trim off the lower edge of the marking light ass...
by Petros
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Arc or Gas welding suitable for chassis repair
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Arc or Gas welding suitable for chassis repair

gas welding on steel body/frame is usually easier and requires less costly equipment. gas welder has other uses too, brazing, heating, cutting, etc. arch welder is only good for welding, and it takes skill and experience to arch weld thin sheet metal parts. Either will work if you only have one avai...
by Petros
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method
Replies: 52
Views: 21972

Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

I replaced the photobucket pics with fresh uploads, so you should be able to read it. when I have more time I will upgrade all of them. photobucket changed their policy and wanted to charge money so I can see my own pictures (it was free if the data was below a certain size, so after you opened an a...
by Petros
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 1985 Tercel DLX bad Auto tranny?
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: 1985 Tercel DLX bad Auto tranny?

it is a fairly easy procedure to remove the diff front cover and inspect it. if the diff was bundled up, it would be obvious. it seems if you raise both front wheels and rotate one, the other should rotate the other direction, would indicate the diff is still working, at least the spider gears in th...
by Petros
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Transmission Rebuild Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Transmission Rebuild Kit

a small amount of bearing/gear whine is fairly common with manual gear boxes. if the lubrication is kept up to date, a whine can run for hundreds of thousands of miles and never cause any issues. it is the nature of gears that mesh together, the specific geometry is not obvious, but there is a slidi...
by Petros
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Group/forum sticker
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Group/forum sticker

it does not upset me, but I think you send a mixed message with a decal like that. Tercel4wd.com refers to this private forum, owned by the members (more or less). We set the rules and the moderators sets the policy and control content. Facebook is owned by the Zuck, and has access to all your info ...
by Petros
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Video of latest weber conversion i have seen
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Video of latest weber conversion i have seen

the 3au came into this country as a Japanese crate engine, everything bolts up the same. I think those came with the duel Japanese SU carbs as well. would be cool to have that set up on a USDM Tercel. not exactly legal per federal standards here, but on a car this old in most states it would not mak...
by Petros
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Huge engine oil leak over the transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Huge engine oil leak over the transmission

if it was spreading oil OVER the transmission it might just be the "half moon" rubber plug at the back of the head under the valve cover gasket. if these get displaced lots of oil pours out over the back of the engine. That is an easy check, and fix. use sealant on it to hold it in place like glue. ...
by Petros
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 Tercel SR5 4WD manual for sale - 4A swap - Reno, NV
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: 1985 Tercel SR5 4WD manual for sale - 4A swap - Reno, NV

posting on CL is already deleted by the author.
by Petros
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Terc #2
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: Terc #2

there is a super charger version of the 4age made for the MR2, that would be an easy swap if you already have it ready to take a 4age anyway. As stated, better for low end torque, and I suspect a more reliable installation.
by Petros
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: The IceHawk!
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: The IceHawk!

here some tracks on a Subaru, should not take much to make it work on the Tercel. a bigger engine would be useful, but you can crawl around in EL with the engine near red line and perhaps move a bit faster than walking.