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new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:17 pm

hey my name is victor ..im from miami i just got this beauty for 400 bucks had a bad clutch but im already going thru it.i bought and exedy clutch kit .i have bought and installed the rear main seal ,valve cover gasket i re did the oil pan ,i bought a weber 32\36 for it for 50 dollars but it was from a jeep so i have to buy the adapter plate and see what else i need for it i still cant install it ..im also waiting for cv joints ,and front suspension bushings and tie rods and all that crap .. i only had the car for about two weeks ..im using it mostly to tow my jetski i hope it can ..it better ..is only a kawasaki 1100 so like in total with trailer and all 750 pounds ..i think it should be good well here is some pics ..tomorrow im hoping to drop the engine in ..
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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:20 pm

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:21 pm

Is your instagram name mr_braaaap as well? I think I liked one of your pictures under the #tercel4wd.

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:23 pm

lol yea ..thats me ..its so hard to post pictures in here ..lol i had a feeling i was gonna run into someone from instagram ..

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:26 pm

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by NWMO » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:49 am

Mr. B,

Love your pics! I would NOT expect that small trailer to be a problem, but have three things you should consider:

1. Check how the hitch mounts to the sub-frame and bumper. Your car may be in good shape, but many bumpers (including mine) are swiss cheese.

2. I've not had an issue with the way I drive, but the brake system is considered to be relatively poor. If pulling a trailer, you would want to get the stock brakes up to snuff OR consider an upgrade (info available here on an MR2 upgrade I believe).

3. Again, I've not had a problem with temp, but down south, pulling a trailer, you may want to make sure your cooling system is also up to snuff. Overheating can create some real problems (reportedly) for these little engines.

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:29 pm

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thanks ..the bumper looks pretty sturdy ..and yes the brakes when i drove it they were trash .i do short distance towing so im hoping is not that bad ..i had a question when i go to the ramp can i put the car in 4wd just to unload or load the ski .is just to go front or back ..since ive heard is pretty bad..well today i cleaned the engine bay and paited the transmission ..what a pain in the ass is cleaning this ..i been like 4 days degreasing and brushing everyhting..well im leaving this pics .lm posting picture of the bumper ill try to get anoter pic of it later on ...oh another thing i put the engine on timing again that looks pretty ligned up right ?
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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:35 pm

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by Petros » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:44 am

Nice looking Tercel, welcome to the forum,

if your brakes need replacing anyway, do not waste money on factory brakes, they are too small, here is the thread on the brake up grade, highly recommended even if you are not towing:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4998

check and verify you have a double row radiator (about 1.75 inches thick, single row is only about .75" thick core), many install the single row rad (from the 2wd hatch back version) rather than the more costly double row, which cools better and should be on the heavier 4wd wagon anyway (they are interchangeable, but one has about half the cooling capacity). Also, replace any suspect hoses, as well as install a new quality thermostat, get either a Japanese or US made T-stat. do not waste any money on communist made t-stats, they are junk, half are bad right out of the box, none last very long and you risk overheating and damaging the head gasket.

When you tow it be very gentle on the trans, they are generally durable, but they will not tolerate much abuse. Make sure you replace all of the trans seals while you have it out, they are all still available. Install quality normal Gear lube and perhaps no more than half synthetic gear lube like MTF (costly but more durable and lower drag), I would not run all synthetic gear lube because this trans was not designed for it, and full synthetic will make it act like they syncros are all gone.

Using the 4wd to back it down the ramp and pull it up will work fine as long as you are not doing any turns. the simple 4wd system is not AWD, there is no center diff so turn on paved roads will cause binding and high stress on the drivetrain. If you just back straight down the ramp, and and drive back up it in straight line, you will be fine. It may be the only way to get back up a wet ramp anyway, FWD will just spin the front wheels. Use the 4wd and extra low to pull it straight up and out, than shift it out of 4wd and EL (unless you are on a gravel surface).

good luck.
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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by Termell » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:10 pm

Nice Tercel with a cool interior!

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:33 pm

Thanks for all that information ..





Petros wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:44 am
Nice looking Tercel, welcome to the forum,

if your brakes need replacing anyway, do not waste money on factory brakes, they are too small, here is the thread on the brake up grade, highly recommended even if you are not towing:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4998

check and verify you have a double row radiator (about 1.75 inches thick, single row is only about .75" thick core), many install the single row rad (from the 2wd hatch back version) rather than the more costly double row, which cools better and should be on the heavier 4wd wagon anyway (they are interchangeable, but one has about half the cooling capacity). Also, replace any suspect hoses, as well as install a new quality thermostat, get either a Japanese or US made T-stat. do not waste any money on communist made t-stats, they are junk, half are bad right out of the box, none last very long and you risk overheating and damaging the head gasket.

When you tow it be very gentle on the trans, they are generally durable, but they will not tolerate much abuse. Make sure you replace all of the trans seals while you have it out, they are all still available. Install quality normal Gear lube and perhaps no more than half synthetic gear lube like MTF (costly but more durable and lower drag), I would not run all synthetic gear lube because this trans was not designed for it, and full synthetic will make it act like they syncros are all gone.

Using the 4wd to back it down the ramp and pull it up will work fine as long as you are not doing any turns. the simple 4wd system is not AWD, there is no center diff so turn on paved roads will cause binding and high stress on the drivetrain. If you just back straight down the ramp, and and drive back up it in straight line, you will be fine. It may be the only way to get back up a wet ramp anyway, FWD will just spin the front wheels. Use the 4wd and extra low to pull it straight up and out, than shift it out of 4wd and EL (unless you are on a gravel surface).

good luck.

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by marlinh » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:19 am

Great score. Nice job on the trans. Too bad it's hard to show off.

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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:31 pm

Lol i just want the engine bay and everywhere else to Be clean so when ever I work on it I dont have to get dirty . I painted the bumper and moldings black .i used some bumper paint it’s pretty good . The blue that it has over sprayed looks horrendous blue for me .but after painting the bumper and the moldings it doesn’t look as bad now .i will have an update soon . Just waiting to get the car back together now .
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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by oldfaithful » Tue May 01, 2018 5:42 am

Even with 875,000kms. I still keep Old Faithful clean in the power plant bay. :lol:
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Re: new member ..85 sr5

Post by mr_braaaap » Tue May 01, 2018 10:12 am

That’s my engine bay goals lol I wish our compressor was hooked up but my friends dad is to busy to put it back together so I have to leave it with that stock paint but I brushed it down really good..I want that roof rack and I wish I could find this front bumper
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