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by Petros
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weber carburetor questions
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Weber carburetor questions

both the EGR and PVC systems are fairly simple to understand, they were put on cars a very long time ago, and are still in most modern cars too. really old antique cars used to just vent the crank case to outside air. the slight bit of combustion gases seeping past the rings would get vented out to ...
by Petros
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: carb fuel level still too high
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: carb fuel level still too high

if you replaced the seat and needle valve the level has to be reset since you changed the relationship between the float and needle valve. Also, too high fuel pressure can overide the needle valve, but if you are running the stock fuel pump I doubt that is the problem, though it would not hurt to pu...
by Petros
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: First tercel burning oil
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: First tercel burning oil

welcome, if you damaged a new valve stem seal as the cause of your oil seepage, you would not get a hiss out the oil filler during the leak down test. likely the rings are worn, or still gummed and sludged up from sitting so long. it may take several seafoam or berryman's treatments to free it up. t...
by Petros
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leaking differential?
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Leaking differential?

I have found the cv axles seals last a long time, usually if they leak it is because someone damaged it when they replaced an axle during other maintenance. if your axle seals are not leaky, when you pull the old axle shaft out, check that it is still soft and flexible (with just finger pressure), a...
by Petros
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: carb numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: carb numbers

Those tags may not indicate differences in carbs, but perhaps year, or emissions systems codes. they do not appear to have any obvious correlation to physical differences to the carb it self. And, per forum member Xirdneh (who has likely rebuilt more old toyota carbs than anyone else on this forum) ...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: '88 Tercel automatic won't start....not even a click
Replies: 22
Views: 6257

Re: '88 Tercel automatic won't start....not even a click

I just saw our post now, sorry about the delay in answer, but looks like you solved the problem. IFY, on the starter when checking voltage with a volt meter, at the contacts it may not tell you anything. a weak contact will give you a good reading with it just "on". But with the large dema...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leaking differential?
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Leaking differential?

if it is on the bottom of the trans case, almost certainly it is coming down from somewhere else. If it is not a lot, I would just check and top up periodically. the most common sourse of gear oil leaks on the trans axle, in descending order, is as follows: the CV axle output shaft to diff housing s...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: INT / intermittent wipers?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: INT / intermittent wipers?

some of the base models only had low and high wiper modes, but most later ones also have an intermittent setting. However, someone discovered the Same years toyota Forerunners have adjustable intermittent wipers multi switch that will fit into the tercel. a good junk yard find, you will have to trim...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rock auto not the cheapest option anymore?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: rock auto not the cheapest option anymore?

I just bought a carb rebuilt kit from my local Autozone for $36, next day arrival and no shipping cost. rock auto was more for the basic kit, and much more with shipping, and many days to get it. Always compare between different sources, sometimes rockauto has killer deals (at random), sometimes not...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Refreshed paint job
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Refreshed paint job

I might consider that with my daily driver. I keep after getting minor blistering and rust pitting around the wheel wells, fender lips, and rocker panels. I will sand them off, hit it with rustolium primer and than color coat it. It looks good for a few years but than returns again.
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dies after high speed and/or prolonged run time.
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Dies after high speed and/or prolonged run time.

metal lines can get corrosion pits that allow air to get sucked into the fuel line as it runs. so do not overlook inspecting the metal fuel lines as well. I assume you have replaced the fuel filter, and checked the screen at the fuel line inlet to the carb. it is fairly easy to check the fuel pick u...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Turbo 4age tercel
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: Turbo 4age tercel

that is a lot of fine effort and expense going into a funky old econo-box of a car. that will really be something unique, and quite the sleeper! I am curious what a "DIY megasquirt" is that you are using. it is homemade? can you make one inexpensively? or it is modified megasquirt (that is...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what kind of cleaner to use during carb rebuild?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: what kind of cleaner to use during carb rebuild?

Muriatic acid is simply hydrocloric acid but sold in hardware stores and pool supply stores. white vinegar might also work, but you must soak it much longer. back when I was in high school autoshop we had this nasty acidic parts dip for carburetors. we put the parts in a metal basket and lowered it ...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Carburetor Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Carburetor Replacement

That mechanic is way over charging, or he does not know what he is doing so is way over padding his estimate. It only takes about an hour to remove and rebuild the stock carb, and at worst, an hour (or less) to trouble shoot it and sort out the vac lines and systems. I would not take it to him, most...
by Petros
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weber carburetor questions
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Weber carburetor questions

the PVC valve should not be connected to the EGR, they perform separate unrelated functions. I think perhaps sorting out your installation it might help to do some homework: read the chapters in the FSM on how each system operates. From there it will I think become easier to figure out how to make i...