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by dlb
Fri May 13, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Another Seattle AL25 member
Replies: 150
Views: 8482

Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

there have also been some issues of clutches being the wrong sizes. it's possible the one you installed came incorrectly packaged or something similar. it's happened several times to forum members. i would investigate the cable first though, of course.
by dlb
Thu May 12, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Another Seattle AL25 member
Replies: 150
Views: 8482

Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

the brake fluid must have leaked out somewhere. it doesn't evaporate so fill it up and take another look for leaks. i find the rear wheel cylinders are the most common leak point, and the master cylinder is the second most common in my experience. i've found leaks at the rubber gasket between the re...
by dlb
Thu May 12, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Carburetor question.
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Carburetor question.

i have found a few minor variations among tercel carbs. the differences have been in the # of vacuum ports and sizes of the jets. however, i'm not sure if these differences were due to auto/manual transmissions or year-to-year changes in emission controls. regardless, all tercel carbs cab be made to...
by dlb
Thu May 12, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: No longer a lurker
Replies: 30
Views: 2171

Re: No longer a lurker

welcome, togashi. nice to have another BC member on here, there are a handful of us scattered throughout the province. i've been through armstrong once or twice but never spent much time there. how do you like it?
by dlb
Thu May 12, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: IMPORTANT! POWER STEERING FLUID WARNING ! ! !
Replies: 23
Views: 3599

Re: IMPORTANT! POWER STEERING FLUID WARNING ! ! !

i don't know if a T would work. wouldn't that allow the old fluid back into the reservoir to get mixed up with the fresh stuff? i guess if you're doing this job solo you might need to get creative but i had my friend start the car so i was free to hold the inlet hose in the catch container and avoid...
by dlb
Thu May 12, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Having followed recent gear oil post
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: Having followed recent gear oil post

NWMO wrote:Does this remind anyone else of the "poisoned drink" sequence in The Princess Bride ?
yes! great scene, great flick. funny because i was actually just thinking about that scene the other day.
by dlb
Wed May 11, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IMPORTANT! POWER STEERING FLUID WARNING ! ! !
Replies: 23
Views: 3599

Re: IMPORTANT! POWER STEERING FLUID WARNING ! ! !

i think this is in the FSM but i haven't actually looked at it. it's probably the same as in the ae95 FSM though, which i did with my pal a while back. for that car you are correct: you just disconnect the 'in' hose from the reservoir, put the end in a container, have someone start the car, and fill...
by dlb
Wed May 11, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IMPORTANT! POWER STEERING FLUID WARNING ! ! !
Replies: 23
Views: 3599

Re: IMPORTANT! POWER STEERING FLUID WARNING ! ! !

It did exactly what you said, tore up the CV boot. If I flush the system and replace the boot will that be good enough or do I have to replace the whole rack and pinion now? Hopefully someone sees this, thanks! are you sure you mean CV boot? the PS fluid has nothing to do with the CV axles. if you ...
by dlb
Wed May 11, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: No bidders yet $3977
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: No bidders yet $3977

sold!
by dlb
Wed May 11, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Its almost adventur time. Rack and Tent install.
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Its almost adventur time. Rack and Tent install.

that's a burly looking tent, sirnik. looks awesome. good luck on your trip, hope there are no bad surprises this time out.
by dlb
Tue May 10, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13424

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

I'm trying to think of the idea of reuniting with something from my childhood that would give me the same "blast from the past" emotional connection, but I can't think of something as cool. i think the closest thing i can think of would be a viewfinder with the slide disc for michael jackson's thri...
by dlb
Tue May 10, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13424

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

that's really cool, bryan. i can only imagine the thrill of driving such a cherished thing that you've been separated from for so long. congrats on getting it this far, and looking forward to the rest of the restoration.
by dlb
Mon May 09, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Successful move cross country
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Successful move cross country

The default setup on the tercel carb is to always give the same amount of gas, so less air at elevation, and more gas. but then what does the o2 sensor on the US models do? it seems like that would be one of its primary purposes. here's a good page i just found on what o2 sensors do. http://auto.ho...
by dlb
Mon May 09, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Successful move cross country
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Successful move cross country

i agree with irowiki. the higher you go, the leaner you run. this improves fuel economy but at the expense of power. as an interesting side note, our last 7.5 L f-350 truck from 1991 routinely averaged 9 mpg. it would get 10 mpg on highway driving if we were really careful. but on our last road trip...
by dlb
Sun May 08, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Having followed recent gear oil post
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: Having followed recent gear oil post

haha, agreed with gottolovem. you'll get tons of different opinions on this but here's mine: if the manuals all say GL 4 or 5, i think they're fine. trans gears naturally wear over time so it's not surprising that most of these transmissions have worn synchros -- i think if GL 5 stuff was going to d...