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by Petros
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mitsubishi Delica Diesel PCV question
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Mitsubishi Delica Diesel PCV question

you youngsters don't know anything <smirk>. when I first started working on cars many did not have a PVC valve, including the first two cars I owned. the PVC is to recycle fuel vapor blow by so it does not allow unburnt hydro carbons into the air. there should not be much oil vapor and it should not...
by Petros
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Gas leak
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Gas leak

one line is the fuel supply line likely the larger one (goes to the fuel pump), one is the fuel return line (from the fuel pump), and one is a vapor line that goes to the charcoal canister.
by Petros
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Part the idler pulley bolts to?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Part the idler pulley bolts to?

it is bolted to the aluminum front cover that is part of the oil pump. it is not so easy to replace because you have to lower the oil pain so you can unbolt the oil pick up tube. I have replacede the oil pump several times without removing the engine, a bit of a hassle but it can be done. you loosen...
by Petros
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Should parking brake able to hold the car from rolling backwards?
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Should parking brake able to hold the car from rolling backwards?

while there is only one adjustment for the brake shoes, the parking brake has two places to adjust. one is under the plastic console cover at the brake handle, in the interior of the car. the other is under the car in the middle where the cable from the left and right rear brake meet a center fittin...
by Petros
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Gas leak
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Gas leak

there are some short segments of rubber flex fuel line on the top of the tank. it is rare, but they have been known to get cracks and seep fuel as they age. only way to verify is to drop the tank. you may be able to inspect them from under the car (on the front edge of the tank, on top of it), or th...
by Petros
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car runs, dies, runs
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Car runs, dies, runs

if it is not in the distributor than my next guess would be partly blocked fuel filter. it runs until it the build up blocks it off. but after it sits, the loose material falls away and allows limited amount of fuel to flow for a bit. after it stalls inspect the fuel level in the window on the carb....
by Petros
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Introduction

you can always switch on your heater fan, full hot, to cool it quickly. have it on defrost so it does not blow hot air in your face. long steep hills at low speed are always a problem for many cars. I do not have that problem with my Tercel if everything is in good condition. the radiator should hav...
by Petros
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Difference in temperature gauge ranges from 2nd to 3rd gen clusters?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Difference in temperature gauge ranges from 2nd to 3rd gen clusters?

sounds like a bad contact in the gauge. I think the DX temp gage is the same design as in the SR5 cluster, might see if it can be swapped out without risking damaging it.
by Petros
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Should parking brake able to hold the car from rolling backwards?
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Should parking brake able to hold the car from rolling backwards?

not really true. but the design of the parking brake for some reason holds better forward than when rolling backwards. if all the parts are in good condition, and both the shoes and the parking brake cable are ad justested perfectly, it will hold better on the back roll. I park every day on my drive...
by Petros
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Introduction

that is a perfectly good place for the temp to stay. too cool and you will not get any heat out of it and the carb/fuel/emission system may not run properly. Temperature is a critical issue, and considering you had over heat issues, check your coolant level every day at the radiator when cold, until...
by Petros
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Lower Control Arm Same?
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Rear Lower Control Arm Same?

I have a 1984 T4wd daily driver, and an '85 project 4age swap T4wd in my garage. If I remember I will take a peak at the rear trailing arms on both to see if there is a difference. it is possible they changed the design of the arm, but the fit and function is identical, and they can be interchanged....
by Petros
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Difference in temperature gauge ranges from 2nd to 3rd gen clusters?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Difference in temperature gauge ranges from 2nd to 3rd gen clusters?

there should not be different temp ranges, as far as I know the senders are the same, and of course the engine interals are idential, so no reason to have different temp gauge. you may be able to adjust the location of the needle, but first you may want to verify actual operating temperature with an...
by Petros
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tactical Offroad Mustang
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Tactical Offroad Mustang

that is pretty cool. looks like something out of mad max.
by Petros
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Lower Control Arm Same?
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Rear Lower Control Arm Same?

all of the Tercel4wd rear axle links are the same, all years are interchangeable. Not sure if the RWD corolla are the same, likely they are because the axle is the same, but the front mount could be differnt.

BTW they usually called trailing arms (not control arms).
by Petros
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Fixing Up Jenny
Replies: 80
Views: 4735

Re: Fixing Up Jenny

You're being really anal, Peter. Perhaps, but using terminology is important if you expect to communicate complex information. we need to be talking the same language to be understood. I think these days it is easy to get by with a limited vocabulary and sloppy grammar because it is not usually imp...