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by teranfirbt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Halogen Headlight Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 3011

Re: Halogen Headlight Upgrade

The AutoPals are OK, I have a set on my MR2. They have a beam similar to hit Hella e-code but the housing design isn't as nice. They also have the same annoying problem as the Hellas on high beam, the beam is too far up so you either light up the trees on high beam or sacrifice low beam distance. Ci...
by teranfirbt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Halogen Headlight Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 3011

Re: Halogen Headlight Upgrade

Topic 1: The only way to upgrade to LED headlights is with a housing that is designed for LEDs. The light profile from an LED chip is vastly different from a halogen light. Drop in H4 style LED bulbs are *horrible* at getting light on the road from a housing designed for a halogen H4. Just don't do ...
by teranfirbt
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Track Day Tercel!
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: Track Day Tercel!

That's awesome! ORP is an awesome track too, super challenging.
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Complete and running custom 7age swap
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: Complete and running custom 7age swap

I doubt the MR2 manifold would work, it wraps down to point under the oil pan, which would point it straight into the crossmember in a Tercel. It took some careful routing, but I was able to build up a shorty 4-1 header on my 4AFE while retaining the AC compressor, something similar could be done on...
by teranfirbt
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car runs, dies, runs
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Car runs, dies, runs

Does it die suddenly or slowly get worse and then is unable to run? Does it start immediately once it has sat for awhile? Is it able to go for the same period of time before it dies again? Does the fuel level in the tank matter? Are you able to see the float bowl window to verify that the carb has f...
by teranfirbt
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car runs, dies, runs
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Car runs, dies, runs

Could be the igniter getting old and getting hot, the Celica guys have been having that issue pop up for awhile.
Easiest thing to do is swap in the distributor from a good running car and see if the problem goes away.
by teranfirbt
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inner Tie Rod Length
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Inner Tie Rod Length

Interesting, I imagine it's a 2WD vs. 4WD as toyodiy lists the same PN for manual or power racks...
In any case, if I were in your shoes I would buy the longer ones and cut them down if they need to be shorter, it's only an inch difference.
by teranfirbt
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Texas T4WD 7AGE Project
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: Texas T4WD 7AGE Project

Heh, I happen to have one of those prop valves on the shelf for this exact project ;) I've been thinking about finding a 4AGE head to swap onto my 4AFE, I used the generic style 4AF/4AG style pistons when I rebuilt the bottom end so I think I can just make the swap. The 4AFE is a significant improve...
by teranfirbt
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Texas T4WD 7AGE Project
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: Texas T4WD 7AGE Project

[*] Brake upgrade Recently came across this link and will also be upgrading stopping power as it's been a concern of mine since I started looking to upgrade things. Brakes are usually the first item I improve on my performance oriented projects. They aren't exciting to most, but it keeps the car to...
by teranfirbt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What is the average Idling gas consumption in a 3A engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: What is the average Idling gas consumption in a 3A engine?

Doing the math out for 700 RPM idling and 33 kpa Manifold pressure gives about 1.1 liters per hour.
by teranfirbt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What is the average Idling gas consumption in a 3A engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: What is the average Idling gas consumption in a 3A engine?

The math is off because the density of air going into the engine at idle is about 1/3 atmospheric conditions, or about 0.4 g/l of air :-)
by teranfirbt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Need advice on whether or not to replace carrier bearing before trip - with a video
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Need advice on whether or not to replace carrier bearing before trip - with a video

The only thing I have to add is to put match marks on the driveshaft flange to get it on the correct way on the spline. The whole shaft is balanced as a unit and the u joints are put in a certain way, so if you get the flange in the wrong orientation it will vibrate.
by teranfirbt
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 31
Views: 5364

Re: Front Diff

There is a bearing plate between the differential housing and the main housing, if you are trying to pull the bearing plate away from the transmission housing instead of the differential housing it will cause problems.
by teranfirbt
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 31
Views: 5364

Re: Front Diff

The most straight forward thing to do is to split the differential from the transmission and swap the entire front half of the transaxle. This avoids having to set pinion depth between the pinion and the ring gear. When you have the donor diff off the car, have your mechanic measure ring to pinion l...