Dieseling + backfiring + rough/searching idle

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SinusoidalTendencies
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Re: Dieseling + backfiring + rough/searching idle

Post by SinusoidalTendencies » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:53 am

How about 1990 corolla? That's as old as it gets at Moss landing and Salinas yards. And a wee drive ta boot
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Re: Dieseling + backfiring + rough/searching idle

Post by Petros » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:39 pm

only if it has a 4ac engine. I think that year corolla should have a transverse engine with the distributor off the end of the cam shaft, so if I am remembering correctly, I do not think so.
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Re: Dieseling + backfiring + rough/searching idle

Post by SinusoidalTendencies » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:05 pm

If only there really was a distributor tear down with specs for the bearings.. since the fsm doesn't cover pressing them out or anything. Would love to just tear it apart but she'll probably get towed while I'm searching for the bearings or even a whole nother iia
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Re: Dieseling + backfiring + rough/searching idle

Post by Petros » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:58 pm

I have an extra distributor assembly I can send you. I have no idea if it is any good or nor, I grabbed it from a picknpull on a 50 percent off day as I recall. but the bearings are good on it. you can swap over your good parts.

PM me your shipping address and I will check the cost of mailing and give you a price.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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Re: Dieseling + backfiring + rough/searching idle

Post by SinusoidalTendencies » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:37 pm

apologies for the delayed update. had to go work a festival.

she still runs (if a bit shaky at idle and no more purring at 80) , and i am now in San Luis Obispo, CA instead of Santa Cruz

while the dizzy is still the #! suspect for a progressive issue with my timing and power output, i'm still suspecting other contributing factors

sent you a pm petros
Petros wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:58 pm
I have an extra distributor assembly I can send you. I have no idea if it is any good or nor, I grabbed it from a picknpull on a 50 percent off day as I recall. but the bearings are good on it. you can swap over your good parts.

PM me your shipping address and I will check the cost of mailing and give you a price.
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