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by teranfirbt
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

It depends a lot on the charge state of the battery. If it is fairly drained and needs a lot of charge, it will attempt to pull a lot of current from the charge vehicle. Since trailer wiring is fairly small, it will overwhelm the wiring and the voltage will drop at the battery. To fix this, you'll e...
by teranfirbt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sheared rocker arm assembly bolts - what grade replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Sheared rocker arm assembly bolts - what grade replacement?

If you aren't getting OEM bolts, you'll want grade 10.9. These are the metric equivalent of SAE grade 8 and should be torqued to 13 N-M (113 in-lb in 'merican).
If you're having trouble finding these locally, belmetric.com will have what you need.
by teranfirbt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: TBI / Fuel Injection Build
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: TBI / Fuel Injection Build

That's pretty sweet, I've never used silicon bronze (although I've watched enough Welding Tips and Tricks videos on it). I went through the hassle of baking/welding/baking/welding/baking/welding to plug up the intake manifold hole on my stock manifold. It took awhile and I definitely learned a lot a...
by teranfirbt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: tt4wd runs to cool
Replies: 26
Views: 898

Re: tt4wd runs to cool

I never trust anything but OEM T-stats and radiator caps anymore. I bought a Stant that had a weak spring, so at lower engine speed it would be fine, but once you got on the highway the water pump would build enough pressure to force the stat open and it would run cold. I chucked that in the trash a...
by teranfirbt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: wheel alignment cannot be achieved after stabilizer bar bush replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: wheel alignment cannot be achieved after stabilizer bar bush replacement

That's very odd, were the old bushing severely worn? Did you replace the steel sleeve that goes over the end of the stabilizer bar? Are both tires misaligned by the same amount? Are they too far forward or too far towards the rear? How much torque did you use on the nuts that hold the stabilizer bar...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: 4AFE swap 1st to 2nd Gen with 4wd Transmission
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: 4AFE swap 1st to 2nd Gen with 4wd Transmission

2nd gen 4AFE should bolt right in. The head is significantly differently on the intake side, but the exhaust side should be identical.
by teranfirbt
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs
Replies: 112
Views: 22973

Re: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs

Yeah, I've found it hard to find anything older than the mid 90's in the yards as well :\ Petros: What's the point of changing the master cylinder and booster? The Corolla front brakes I have a slightly bigger than the OEM brakes on my 1st gen MR2 and I don't really have a problem with the feel or f...
by teranfirbt
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New wheels!
Replies: 44
Views: 5084

Re: New wheels!

Since hydroplaning is the tire contact patch physically lifting off the road due to inability to pump water fast enough, it's entirely a function of tread depth, tread pattern, and most importantly, tire pressure. Increased tire pressure is a huge benefit for resisting hydroplaning as the tire will ...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs
Replies: 112
Views: 22973

Re: Brake Up-grades MR2 Parts Vented Rotors Corolla Spacer Figs

The combo I came up with was rotors from an '89 Corolla GT-S (the FWD version) with calipers from a mid 90's Corolla (it's all I could find in the junkyard at the time). It required a 5/16" spacer behind the rotor to fit properly, which means you lose the hub centering spigot... I have found that wi...
by teranfirbt
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: favorite tire size for stock rims?
Replies: 56
Views: 10670

Re: favorite tire size for stock rims?

Looks like Ohtsu is owned by Falken tires, who generally make high quality products. If the tires are 5 years or older (google tire date codes on how to check) then I would recommend replacing them, otherwise if they have good tread they should be fine. For what it's worth, my favorite all around ti...
by teranfirbt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transmission reminder.
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Transmission reminder.

It sounds like something was missed when the transmission was rebuilt. There are a number of small lock out pins in the shift assembly that prevent multiple gears from being selected at the same time. These pins are also easy to lose if they drop out during disassembly and aren't noticed, if they we...
by teranfirbt
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Broken Clutch Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Broken Clutch Cable

I've been able to change the length of throttle cables by getting new stainless cable (Wire rope in this case), feeding through the housing, cutting to length, and then welding a fresh barrel on the end, but I don't know how it would work out with the loop on the transmission end. I suppose if you g...
by teranfirbt
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: clutch slipping...again
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: clutch slipping...again

In my experience, clutches are a lot like brakes, they need a little bit of a bed in before they work correctly. Every new clutch I've had I've done a small break in when fresh by slipping it just a little excessively (like, 2-3 seconds more than one would expect) and then driving it super casual/ge...
by teranfirbt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Broken Clutch Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Broken Clutch Cable

Rock Auto lists a replacement cable for our cars, but you might want to get a couple. The first one I bought ended up having the crimped on metal ends backward, and it was cheap enough to not be worth the money or hassle to just buy a 2nd.
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Front / rear axle diff gaskets
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Front / rear axle diff gaskets

I use a thin layer of ultra gray RTV on most things anymore instead of gaskets, I've had a lot better results in terms of leaks, plus it's cheap and you don't have to worry about finding it.