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by coltarms
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: new owner
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

I use my Badd Turkel to pick up chicks....I have a little "euphemism" for it but I won't use it here....
by coltarms
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Defending your car against Mr RUST...
Replies: 23
Views: 7952

For the price, look into the POR-15. I know 2 or 3 jeeps in my area that use it on homemade bumpers etc and swear by it. Requires very little prep and is a DIY job with a brush. Comes out looking good if you take your time.
by coltarms
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Defending your car against Mr RUST...
Replies: 23
Views: 7952

Breakfree CLP can be found in spraycans at some autoparts stores too. I got a can at napa.....good stuff.....that and PB Blaster.... when I lived in NH we would undercoat the vehicles before winter. just a good (preferrably hot water) washing of the undercarriage, let it dry, and then hit it with a ...
by coltarms
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Choosing an oil filter...use only the best?
Replies: 43
Views: 17173

Just an added note, I recently did an oil change (and hit 180K miles) and used Valvoline MaxLife 10-40 with a Mobil1 Filter. About 50 miles before the change I was about 1/2 qt low so I topped it off with some general use Castrol ATF (to clean it out.) Now (after the oil change) I'm getting a lot of...
by coltarms
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 1983 Federal Emission Control Diagram and Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3829

1983 Federal Emission Control Diagram and Question

My 83's federal 3AC emissions system is different than any of the flavors found in the 85 FSM floating around. I have a couple of questions: 1. If anyone has a true emissions diagram for an 83 3AC Federal 6spd I'd love to see it. 2. What is the "jet" that the emissions diagram sticker on t...
by coltarms
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel for Sale in Portland, OR area
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Tercel for Sale in Portland, OR area

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/car/255430137.html

This one seems to be pretty loaded.....
by coltarms
Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Possible PNW Meet?
Replies: 25
Views: 11351

Ok, Jan20 is out. That is my son's Pinewood Derby for cub scouts. I'm thinging of making a car for myself, too....shaped like a Tercel!

I'm going to have to move the Tercel weekend and I don't know when I am going to move it to.......have to ask the Fiancee.......
by coltarms
Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Choosing an oil filter...use only the best?
Replies: 43
Views: 17173

Now that would be sweeeeet for my Jeep. During the summer my oil gets pretty dirty (dusty trails and lots of pollen.)
by coltarms
Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radiator questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5820

I never got good heat 'till I replaced my failed t-stat and FLUSHED the coolant loop. I flushed with distilled (not tap or spring) water until it came out clear after running in a hot engine for about 5 minutes. (note, I only used water. If you use a cleaning product, follow the directions on the pa...
by coltarms
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Choosing an oil filter...use only the best?
Replies: 43
Views: 17173

Garbage filters? Ohhh.... Kay.... I've found them to work better than the VW MANN filters manufactured by MANN+Hummel GMBH. I use the term "garbage filters" for the stuff you find on every shelf at every K-mart and on every red-neck's bumper, namely Fram. Frams are manufactured by Allied-...
by coltarms
Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Choosing an oil filter...use only the best?
Replies: 43
Views: 17173

Further investigation has revealed that Mobil1 filters are made by Champion Labratories (no, not the spark plug guys.) Champion Labs provide filters for lots of people, but the Mobil1 design is unique, and very good. Also, Wix is owned by the Dana corp, but does still operate as Wix.
by coltarms
Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Choosing an oil filter...use only the best?
Replies: 43
Views: 17173

I have found that the best oils and filters are the properly changed ones. My personal preference for oil is Valvoline. This is based on the personal recommendations of an old friend of mine who was a mechanic for 30 years. He showed me how to tear down my 1st engine. When we got it open, whatever w...
by coltarms
Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Radiator questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5820

I'd love to help, but you'd realize after about 5 minutes that I'm not needed. I'd love to be there for moral support, though. Have to check my schedule. January and February are pretty busy months with my boy's Cub Scout pack (dad is asst cubmaster AND asst den leader.) I would recommend, though, t...
by coltarms
Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radiator questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5820

There are kits available for purchase for Jeeps that do the same thing. Only issue is the kits cost mucho bucks. The aftermarket kits replace the radiator top hose with a heat exchanger that transfers the heat of the coolant to water that is pumped through and out of a little shower head. Figure the...