That European 4a-C AKA: the 4a-L (83hp vs 74)

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That European 4a-C AKA: the 4a-L (83hp vs 74)

Post by SinusoidalTendencies » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:20 pm

So to my understanding from researching the 4a series on Wikipedia there was a version of the 4a-C put out in the European market called the 4a-L.
not to be confused with the Indonesian 4a-L with slightly less power (though still better output than our american 4a-C)


anyone ever look for one of these???

here's the spec differences so you all know why

North American market engines:

4A-LC 1.6 L I4, 8-valve SOHC, 52 kW (70 hp; 71 PS) at 4800 rpm
4A-C 1.6 L I4, 8-valve SOHC, 55 kW (74 hp; 75 PS) at 5200 rpm

European (and other) market engines: (excepting Sweden and Switzerland)

4A-L 1.6 L, I4, 8-valve SOHC, 58 kW (78 hp; 79 PS) at 5600 rpm, and torque 12.5 kg⋅m (123 N⋅m; 90 lbf⋅ft) at 4000 rpm (compression at 9.0:1) (Indonesia)[13]
***This one: ~4A-L 1.6 L, I4, 8-valve SOHC, 62 kW (83 hp; 84 PS) at 5600 rpm, and torque 13.3 kg⋅m (130 N⋅m; 96 lbf⋅ft) at 3600 rpm (compression at 9.3:1) (Europe)[14]

Australian/Swiss/Swedish market engines: Australia, Sweden, and Switzerland shared emissions rules for a period in the 1970s and eighties.

4A-LC 1.6 L, I4, 8-valve SOHC, 57 kW (77 hp; 78 PS) at 5600 rpm

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AT151 Carina II 1983–1987 (Europe only)
AT160 Celica 1985–1989 (excluding Japan)
AE71 Corolla 1982–1984 (North America, Australia & South Africa only)
AE82/86 Corolla 1983–1987 (excluding Japan)
AT151 Corona 1983–1987 (excluding Japan)
A60 Daihatsu Charmant 1984-1987 (excluding Japan)
Elfin Type 3 Clubman
Chevrolet Nova (USA NUMMI rebadged Sprinter) 1985-1988
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Re: That European 4a-C AKA: the 4a-L (83hp vs 74)

Post by SinusoidalTendencies » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:27 pm

looks like you would have to look for the AT151 Carina II 1983–1987 (Europe only)
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Re: That European 4a-C AKA: the 4a-L (83hp vs 74)

Post by Petros » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:29 pm

that may use the duel side draft carbs (Japanese copy of the British SU carbs), not sure if you can get parts for that here, and it would not meet federal emissions standards. Though it would be interesting if you can get one running installed in a USDM Tercel. On the bright side, only a few states enforce emissions inspections after the car is 25 years old, California is one of them (good luck in CA).
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Re: That European 4a-C AKA: the 4a-L (83hp vs 74)

Post by SinusoidalTendencies » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:14 pm

i'm in Nevada luckily with classic plates. so it should be quazy legal....so long as i make sure my O.D. doesn't go over 5k in a year ;)
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Re: That European 4a-C AKA: the 4a-L (83hp vs 74)

Post by SinusoidalTendencies » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:48 am

re-noticed this interesting tidbit that's just after that 4ac part
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4A-ELU
Fuel injection was added. This increased output to 58 kW (78 hp; 79 PS) at 5600 rpm and 12 kg⋅m (118 N⋅m; 87 lbf⋅ft) at 4000 rpm in export form and 75 kW (100 hp; 100 PS) at 5600 rpm and 13 kg⋅m (127 N⋅m; 94 lbf⋅ft) at 4000 rpm for Japan. This version is also equipped with Toyota TTC-C catalytic converter.

Applications:

AT151 Carina 1984–1988 (Japan only)
AE82 Corolla 1983–1987 (Japan only)
AE82 Sprinter 1983–1987 (Japan only)
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