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by lannvouivre
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Zach's 1985 Toyota Tercel DLX Hatchback
Replies: 80
Views: 4058

Re: Zach's 1985 Toyota Tercel DLX Hatchback

those look pretty normal. I recommend replacing the exhaust valves with new ones while the head is off, and new valve stem seals too. when you get the valves out you can clean off the deposits off the underside too. I don't have a valve spring compressor tool, and my hands just aren't steady enough...
by lannvouivre
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: low engine temps on extended downhill driving
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: low engine temps on extended downhill driving

Zach's Tercel warmed up to 1/4 operating temp (that's 1/8 on the gauge) once while sitting in traffic!

Yeah, it's getting a new T-stat.
by lannvouivre
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New from TX
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: New from TX

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Further updates here.
by lannvouivre
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Zach's 1985 Toyota Tercel DLX Hatchback
Replies: 80
Views: 4058

Re: Zach's 1985 Toyota Tercel DLX Hatchback

https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/q81/s720x720/11169913_1095784610448350_5509955928006594567_n.jpg?oh=ebb9ea9391c3fe39be3a831d17a32600&oe=55DC4531 Valve cover is off. Zach wanted a nice oil filler cap. I dug one out of my project box, popped the stupid Shocker sticker off it, ...
by lannvouivre
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Zach's 1985 Toyota Tercel DLX Hatchback
Replies: 80
Views: 4058

Zach's 1985 Toyota Tercel DLX Hatchback

https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/11149679_1094331070593704_5291820092391745240_o.jpg Just picked it up from Irowiki. Needs a little TLC. Here is MY to-do list, since I'm the resident "mechanic" (apprentice :( ) To do: Buy: vacuum line, fuel hose, 2 o-rings more GUNK engine cle...
by lannvouivre
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New from TX
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: New from TX

I got the head off and was able to do more inspecting today. The A/C compressor seems to be completely locked up. The pulley won't turn by hand and the clutch will, but the clutch is not turning smoothly or quietly. The steering rack boots are also torn up. The air injection pipe is also totally not...
by lannvouivre
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New from TX
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: New from TX

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 87a574db95
That's the Tercel album I made. I'm about to go finish removing the head so it's ready Monday for cleaning.
by lannvouivre
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 5AFE Swap... Or how to make a project big!
Replies: 30
Views: 2494

Re: 5AFE Swap... Or how to make a project big!

I love fabrication. I feel jealous, honestly. Grumble, grumble. Anyway, this was a fun read and I think I'll continue stalking.
by lannvouivre
Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New from TX
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: New from TX

Let me guess, fancy turn signal animations? Not sure. The new one was $450. How low was the oil after your journey? Full! To do a 4A-FE you'd need to take care of the exhaust coming out of the driver side of the head (have to get around the steering linkage). Also the computer, all the wiring, etc....
by lannvouivre
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: New from TX
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: New from TX

Ha, yeah, it does kinda look like that! I only noticed issues when I got home and went to move the hatch from behind the garage. I went to put it in reverse and it sputtered and died like it was out of fuel (as opposed to stalling due to my manual ineptitude). It hasn't done it again, so I think I p...
by lannvouivre
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1992 Camry 3VZ-FE rebuild!
Replies: 52
Views: 3161

Re: 1992 Camry 3VZ-FE rebuild!

Now, the 2003 Buick Regal we had for a while, THAT was boring. Zach's old car is a 2004 Impala LS that was my dad's and then my grandfather's. It was used by my dad as a work car for oilfield control stuff (he is an electrical engineer and sometimes works on site). You have my deepest sympathies. I...
by lannvouivre
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New from TX
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

New from TX

My BF just picked this 1985 5-speed from someone in Farmington, NM. In fact, I'm pretty sure he's a member on here...the person we bought it from, but my BF may have joined already. https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/11149679_1094331070593704_5291820092391745240_o.jpg I drove it ...