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by Mogordo
Thu Jun 06, 2024 4:26 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Hmm... Both good questions I don't know the answers to. I haven't messed with it running in weeks either so details aren't fresh in my mind. The last time I tried so I could check something my dad suggested I could not get it to quit running. There I was just wanting my car to stop running already a...
by Mogordo
Wed Jun 05, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

I want to take a look inside the fuel tank and from what I guess I just take out the five screws that were here (I'm including an image) and take the plate off. The plate feels pretty secure so I just want to find out if I am right that it should come off once the screws are out. Is that all that is...
by Mogordo
Sat Apr 27, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

It does have spark even when it's hot and not starting. But it is only stalling if it's been running a while. Distrubutor was my thought prior to swapping it and having the same issue with a diffferent disributor in it.
by Mogordo
Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Thanks. I'm still not figuring it out. I won't be working on it this weekend but maybe by next.
by Mogordo
Tue Apr 23, 2024 4:06 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

I don't think the fuel boiled but it did smoke. But when I looked down the barrels and there was some fuel down there I think it looked calm. Is it normal for it to smoke or is even that an indication of too much heat in the carb.?
by Mogordo
Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:50 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

I still don't know why it would suddenly start flooding when it had the same fuel pump on since spring and ran fine until fall. I could try putting a FPR on it since even if the pressure isn't causing it to stall it would still be good to have one in but I can't figure how that would suddenly be an ...
by Mogordo
Sun Apr 21, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Well, It does act kind of fuel related but it isn't quite making sense to me. I went out yesterday and let it sit running until it stalled. Took 25 minutes that time. I started it a couple times and it would stall and then it wouldn't start. I put between a tsp and a tbsp of gas in the carb. and it ...
by Mogordo
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Thanks Chris, I think I'll have time to look at it this weekend and I'm to going focus on determining if I can affect the issue by affecting things in the fuel system. See what I see and then see if I am more confused or less (:
by Mogordo
Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

One other thing though is that I changed the fuel pump in spring of last year and the car ran fine until around the end of fall last year. If it was just a fuel pressure problem I think it would have started at least when I changed the pump.
by Mogordo
Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Well that would be helpful if the higher pressure doesn't actually mess the carb. up. It seems to me I read something on here about affecting something in the carb. long term but maybe not. I'll read through more posts about it when I have more free time and see what I find.
by Mogordo
Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:25 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Thanks also dlb, I am going to look into the fuel system as a source of the problem when I next have enough time free. Putting a FPR in was on my to do eventually list but eventually didn't come yet. If that is the issue I don't know that it is directly the problem or if there are some issues in the...
by Mogordo
Mon Apr 15, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Thanks Mark. I took too long between logging in and writing the long reply I wrote out and I got logged out and the reply didn't save. I'm heading into work so short reply is: Thanks, That helped. Your ideas gave me more ideas.
by Mogordo
Sun Apr 14, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Sputters or dies after running a while.

Hey everyone, I've been having some issues with my '83 SR5 and I'm looking for ideas. The car came with Weber and I got the vacuum sorted out to what is recommended on here in FAQ. After that I got it timed to around 10* BTDC. I plugged one port on vacuum advance (two port unit) as appeared to leak....
by Mogordo
Sun Mar 03, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distributor sitting for years at shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Distributor sitting for years at shop

That makes sense dlb from what you have noticed as far as oil being likely a strong factor in the diaphragms deteriorating. Does the distributor have to be on the car for any of the component tests? I tested the one that was on the car before removal to the best of my understanding and what I came u...
by Mogordo
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distributor sitting for years at shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Distributor sitting for years at shop

I did get it. But I didn't check it thoroughly yet. I am curious about the vacuum advance diaphragms though. Since the car was "only" sixteen years old when the distributor came off I wonder too how the diaphragms are and if they handled the sitting around without deteriorating. I'll plan ...