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by Petros
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Secondary throttle failure
Replies: 2
Views: 5

Re: Secondary throttle failure

partially blocked fuel filter will cause fuel starvation at full throttle. The problem is not in the carb obviously, so consider what did not change that can cause that kind of behavior. EGR valve perhaps, some other device that only is engaged at full throttle, not related to the carb? if your cent...
by Petros
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3
Replies: 23
Views: 292

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

well, I would say if you can keep it 4wd, GO FOR IT. the 4wd feature is best thing about an otherwise common '80s econobox. More power and eliminating the carburatred engine is a big improvement. You will also find that with that much power and weight increase, you will also have to do some serious ...
by Petros
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 4wd SR5 Wagon in Durango Colorado
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: 1983 4wd SR5 Wagon in Durango Colorado

I never drive a 30 plus year old car without carry a tool kit, let alone a cross country trip. with just a 12mm socket wrench, and your spare fuel pump, he would have been back on the road faster than a tow truck could show up (and a lot less money too). even on a very reliable car like these Tercel...
by Petros
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3
Replies: 23
Views: 292

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

wow, nice engine.

I wonder what it would be like to get one of those engines in a Tercel4wd. that would be an interesting project, the whole drive train and suspension would have to be upgraded along with the engine.
by Petros
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Another Seattle AL25 member
Replies: 150
Views: 8571

Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

I have seen fifth gear fail like that before, according to Snyth, this happens when someone puts it in 5th when at a stop, instead of reverse. they let out the clutch and stomp on it (expecting to go backwards), and it puts too much stress on fifth and it fails. as good a reason as any, seems like i...
by Petros
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 4wd SR5 Wagon in Durango Colorado
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: 1983 4wd SR5 Wagon in Durango Colorado

that is too bad, I usually carry a spare fuel pump on road trips. though I never had one fail, they are very reliable fuel pumps, but without a spare you temp fate. And than you almost certainly will have one fail. The do not cost much, the problem is depending on where you break down they may have ...
by Petros
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Crankshaft pulley on 85 SR5 separated
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Crankshaft pulley on 85 SR5 separated

I have found that any overheating, even when not all the way into the red on the gauge, can compromise the head gasket. Regularly check your coolent level every few days (when cold), if you are loosing coolant that can not be explained by any leak, you should start planning on replacing the head gas...
by Petros
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have no idea what this part is on the cooling system
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: I have no idea what this part is on the cooling system

actually that is not a seal for the valve cover, it is just so dust does not get into the timing belt area. No harm will come without it, most of the Tercels I have owned had this gap seal missing. It has become popular with the street ricer crowd to install bright green or purple timing belts with ...
by Petros
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Aftermarket Steering wheel adapter question
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Aftermarket Steering wheel adapter question

I have swaped in MR2 and Corolla steering wheels into the Tercel 4wd, the spline hub is all the same. there is a slight difference on where the indicator light "off" trigger is located, but the splines are all the same. I have been told that all Toyota steering wheel spline shafts are the same, but ...
by Petros
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have no idea what this part is on the cooling system
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: I have no idea what this part is on the cooling system

did you get all of the vac lines for it when you got the TVSV?
by Petros
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have no idea what this part is on the cooling system
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: I have no idea what this part is on the cooling system

welcome to the forum, how does it run with it? Unless someone installed a weber carb (which means you do not need it), that item is difficult to make it run well with out it. It turns on and off certain parts of the emissions and fuel system as the car warms up. It would be near undrivable when it i...
by Petros
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Another Seattle AL25 member
Replies: 150
Views: 8571

Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

the old transmission is good for parts, save it for forum member Xirdneh
by Petros
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do Tercel sedans have power steering?
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Do Tercel sedans have power steering?

I think it was optional, I have seen very rare SR5 hatch backs with PS.
by Petros
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Gasket from tire tube and PVC gum
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Gasket from tire tube and PVC gum

I do not think it will matter. the original gasket may be compressed from being in the carb for 30 plus years. If you are concerned you can take fine sand paper and a flat plate and "wear" away the extra thickness. not so hard if you "glue" the gasket to a flat hard surface like a counter top, thick...
by Petros
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Crankshaft pulley on 85 SR5 separated
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Crankshaft pulley on 85 SR5 separated

I do not know it will be harmed in 200 miles, but I would not do it. the crank acts like a wind up spring, that goes though torsional cycles with each input from each piston firing. At cruising speed it goes though about 90,000 cyclic torsional inputs per hour. at 200 miles that would be close to 40...