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by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil
Replies: 88
Views: 11460

Re: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

The front differential design in the T4WD is not as bad on gear oils as most differentials. Since the pinion intersects the ring gear near the centerline of the carrier, instead of way below center like most differentials, the gear teeth don't have near as much sliding action as the unit spins, whic...
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Swapping heads on an 86 3A engine
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Swapping heads on an 86 3A engine

One thing to watch out for on racing is the transmission, it's definitely not a serious unit that'll withstand a the abuse of racing if it's not in tip top shape. It's worth the time to do a full teardown, inspection, and bearing replacement (if they're worn) before you put any serious track time on...
by teranfirbt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: CV axle interior bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: CV axle interior bearings

One thing on the differential, the shims that are required to set gear lash are no longer available from Toyota. I spent a long time looking for them when I first tore into my transaxle for an inspection and found the differential to have twice as much lash as spec from Toyota. When the original dif...
by teranfirbt
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Tank Baffles
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: Fuel Tank Baffles

whoever wrote that article either doesn't know what they're doing or has a lot of big fuel line to sell... Since most EFI systems regulate pressure at the fuel rail, they only need enough line size to flow enough fuel to keep the injectors saturated... The 4AFE has 175cc/min injectors, which means t...
by teranfirbt
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Front coil springs
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: Front coil springs

I've got '89 Pathfinder rears on mine, lifted it about 3" in the rear. I still have stock fronts, gives it a bit of a Mopar rake a fixes the crazy understeer that the factory setup has.
by teranfirbt
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Tank Baffles
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: Fuel Tank Baffles

Maybe the later or earlier tanks got baffles? My '86 tank was just a tank, no features inside. I made a custom 5/16" pickup to go with my electric carb pump. Semi amazed it's still holding up, it's pretty much a bulkhead JIC (AN) 90 degree elbow mounted in the top of the tank with a hose and pickup ...
by teranfirbt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Tank Baffles
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: Fuel Tank Baffles

Around 28-30 on freeway cruise, 25 or so if I did a lot of city driving. I'd take my mileage numbers with a grain of salt, my right foot is itchy all of the time... For what it's worth, the throttles did an mpg or two better than my Weber carb.
by teranfirbt
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hella high watt headlight bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Hella high watt headlight bulbs

Nice, I love a good pair of headlights! Keep an eye on the bulbs, I had a pair of the Hella 100/130 (talk about bright!) bulbs that melted through the capsule and burst, ruined a perfectly good Hella housing :| Autopal makes a decent housing that's ~1/2 the price of Hella and ~95% as good, I have a ...
by teranfirbt
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Tank Baffles
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: Fuel Tank Baffles

I made my own tank from flat aluminum sheet, it ended up around 1 gallon. If I did it again I'd get one from ebay that's premade in the ~2 liter range, a gallon is silly. Something like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2L-Fuel-Polished-Alloy-Surge-Tank-Aluminum-2-Litre-Swirl-Pot-System-Universal/23264...
by teranfirbt
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Tank Baffles
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: Fuel Tank Baffles

When I fuel injected the 3AC I ended up with a surge tank in the engine bay and an EFI pump off that. I used the stock 3AC feed and return lines and never seemed to have any trouble. The EFI pump pulled and returned to the surge tank, so I wasn't trying to push any pressurized fuel back to the main ...
by teranfirbt
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Shifter Bushings part numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Shifter Bushings part numbers

Looks like the factory end bushing is still available: https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem/toy ... 16010.html
Toyodiy.com has a complete parts diagram available and I've had good luck with toyotapartsdeal.com for buying them.
by teranfirbt
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Crazy 22re bucking
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Crazy 22re bucking

Check adjustment of the TPS: http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTricks/TPS/index.shtml The most critical part is that the bottom 2 pins have continuity when the throttle is closed and then opens as soon as the throttle is cracked open. The EFI system will cut fuel when the IDL pin is grounded (throttl...
by teranfirbt
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Beams 3SGE for sale locally...
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Beams 3SGE for sale locally...

3SGE won't bolt up to the factory transmission, nor is the transmission really capable of holding up to that kind of power. I've had semi-serious ideas about build a RWD Tercel wagon using a black top 3SGE, but don't know if I want to take on that level of project for... awhile, lol.
by teranfirbt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Stock Suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Stock Suspension

It definitely has a little of that Mopar rake, the rear sits a few inches above the front when it's not loaded with much. I didn't cut the springs at all, just stuck em in. I imagine if you cut a coil or so out that it would ride more evenly but have the same advantage of a higher spring rate for al...
by teranfirbt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Stock Suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Stock Suspension

I've been super happy with my 89 pathfinder springs in the rear and stock everything else. It lifts the rear a couple inches, which is perfect for those heavy Home Depot runs or when you need to move a house (well, all of the stuff in the house at least ;))