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by teranfirbt
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Newb looking for a bit of info on 3A scv
Replies: 70
Views: 5367

Re: Newb looking for a bit of info on 3A scv

Have you replaced the fuel filter? There's also a plastic screen in the tank itself that might be plugged.
by teranfirbt
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: front dif fluid?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: front dif fluid?

According to the handy factory service manual that I downloaded from the home page, the front diff in an auto Tercel is separate from the transmission and uses plain ol 80-90W.
by teranfirbt
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Newb looking for a bit of info on 3A scv
Replies: 70
Views: 5367

Re: Newb looking for a bit of info on 3A scv

The steel tube has O-ring seals on each end, and they go out rather frequently from what I've been told... You'll want to replace them before it goes back together if you haven't... As far as the holes go, you should be able to push the upper housing onto the tube and the tube into the lower housing...
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking at a 1991 Toyota Corolla GTS 4A-GE to put into my 88
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Looking at a 1991 Toyota Corolla GTS 4A-GE to put into my 88

Damn, if you were closer to the Corvallis/Albany area I'd be down for helping, but Jacksonville is a bit far...
If you have questions about EFI I can probably help though, I've got Megasquirt on my Celica and a fairly good knowledge of Toyota EFI.
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: One Man Found The T4WD Of His Youth
Replies: 10
Views: 4292

Re: One Man Found The T4WD Of His Youth

That's awesome... Sadly the car of my youth (66' Mustang coupe) can never be recovered, it was sent off to the scrap yard when it was stolen, used in a robbery, and then dumped in a ditch. What's funny is my current Tercel is the exact same color and trim level a couple friends of mine grew up in, i...
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: You Might Own A Nostalgic Car If...
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: You Might Own A Nostalgic Car If...

That's the one that gets me, people automatically think they have to slam the door when they get into either my Tercel or my Celica. Just because the car is old doesn't mean the door needs to be slammed to close >_>
by teranfirbt
Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Check Valve Test
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Fuel Pump Check Valve Test

Sounds like the problem with my Tercel, if I let it sit for a couple days it takes forever to get fuel back up to the carb... Despite having a freshly cleaned and inspected tank with a brand new fuel filter.
by teranfirbt
Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Junk from China?
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Junk from China?

A friend has the Harbor Freight hose clamps, definitely junk....
I'm glad my Celica had metal valve stems from the factory, although occasionally I'll see a set of the GT-S rims that have rubber stems because of an idiot tire guy...
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add-on gauges: oil temp vs. water temp
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: Add-on gauges: oil temp vs. water temp

How does an ammeter tell you about the condition of your battery?
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic Electronics help?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Basic Electronics help?

I doubt bypassing that will hurt the battery unless the charger itself blows up from overheating... The switch is probably bad and was shutting off at a temperature that was too low, or there's a problem with the charger and the switch was acting correctly.... In any case, bypassing the switch just ...
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hub centric rings
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: hub centric rings

The holes for studs are RARELY concentric enough with the center hub to be used to center the rim. The only real problem with OEM wheels is they don't have a lip on the inside for the ring to ride in that prevents it from coming out... If there is some kind of lip, you could probably make/have made ...
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seattle Area Tercel 4WD Meet
Replies: 88
Views: 11958

Re: Seattle Area Tercel 4WD Meet

I'd be totally down, just gotta get my oil leak taken care of. I've got a couple couches at my place in Corvallis if anyone needs accommodations for a night or so.
by teranfirbt
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aftermarket ammeter
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Aftermarket ammeter

I doubt the Alternator would care. The biggest problem with an ammeter is that you're now running all of the current from your alternator to the dash and back to the battery, there's a lot of wire there, plus the gauge will cause a little resistance. If you're really running some high draw stuff, th...
by teranfirbt
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Removing power steering?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Removing power steering?

You should actually loop in the input and output lines together so that fluid can circulate when the rack is moved.
by teranfirbt
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E85 conversion.
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: E85 conversion.

don't forget that E85 tends to eat aluminum, as in carburetors. To run E85 effectively, you'd have to bump compression to ~12:1 at least, completely rejet the carb, and then figure out how to make the stuff not eat the carb from the inside out.