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by Petros
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

The Professor wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:05 am
Start working on her to take the Tercel!
that I know would be a lost cause. I would not even attempt it.
by Petros
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

Ha! Piece of cake, that road looks in better shape than the one I drive home on everyday. I just realized our wedding anniversary is around that time, perhaps I can talk my wife into a trip out there about than if we find a bed and breakfast to stay in. Though there is little chance she would want t...
by Petros
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

yes, a vac leak would make it down on power and want to stall out on hills. several tests for vac leak: 1) inspect all vacuum lines carefully for cracks or leaks, that they are routed properly, and attached correctly at both ends. 2) with engine running (air cleaner off and any vac lines to it cappe...
by Petros
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Uteble
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Uteble

a rust bucket Tercel4wd would be an ideal candiate for a Gambler car.
by Petros
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Greater Seattle Area Tercel Meet & Greet

how about first weekend in Sept? I have other plans for that week in august.
by Petros
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Clutch slipping?

if your clutch is not fully engaging, which would allow you to shift it without using the clutch pedal, that could be why you have no power to climb hills. clutch is not fully engaged.

though that would not make it spit out of the carb, that would be caused by something else, likely timing.
by Petros
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

a quick test to see if uneven power from each cyclinder is the drop down test. set idle a bit high at 1000 rpm, than inturn pull each spark plug wire (careful not to get zapped), should drop idle the same amount as you pull each spark plug wire, one at a time. if pulling a spark plug wire resuts in ...
by Petros
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Tercel in North Wales UK
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Tercel in North Wales UK

I had thought about flying to London and buying a cheap used car and than driving it across Europe, and leave it with a relative in Greece when I fly back from Athens. I thought of looking for Tercel4wd to do this with, but I did not see any Tercel4wd in Europe last summer. I did see a lot of the sa...
by Petros
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

I do not recall a cut on the ac pulley, it is on the inner most pulley next to the markings on the timing cover. makes sure you are using the correct mark (you can verify the correct mark by pulling the #1 spark plug and set piston to top position you can see it through the spark plug hole with a fl...
by Petros
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

yes, it is fuel starved. several problems can cause it, bad fuel pump, leaky fuel line, blocked fuel filter, clogged screen on the pickup in the fuel tank. systematically check each item, and than fix it.

Fuel filters are cheap, could replace that if it needs one anyway.
by Petros
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

could be fuel starvation caused by partially blocked fuel filter, clean it out, or replace it. or could be cracked or leaky fuel line up stream of the fuel pump (the part of the line under vacuum). A leak or crack may not show leaking fuel but allows air to get sucked into the fuel line, causing fue...
by Petros
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thermostat/cooling problem
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Thermostat/cooling problem

you might try a new cap as well, those are considered replaceable items like the t-stat, air filter, etc. and they are inexpensive anyway. if it is not allowing the cooling system to pressurize property that might cause it to behave as you describe.
by Petros
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Hello!

my daily driver tercel melted its piston crowns (for some unknown reason). So it is all apart in the garage waiting for me to put it back tegther with new pistons and rings. Been driving a honda civic, miss the Tercel4wd, I will need to get it running before the winter weather arrives.
by Petros
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thermostat/cooling problem
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Thermostat/cooling problem

you can buy an an after market temp gauge at an auto parts store and temporarily install it to verify engine temperatures. get the mechanical type (not electronic) and you get a direct measure without any ground or other electrical issues. they do not cost that much, and are good for testing the fac...
by Petros
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Hello!

how is it going Paul? long time no hear from you.