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ae*86killer



Car : 86 Corolla rwd
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Location : Cincinnati

PostSubject: new to toyotas and their engines...   Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:40 pm

Hello everyone. Im from cincinnati oh.
Im pretty new to toyotas and the whole 4A engines., lets say that im a honda guy (well ex-honda guy)
A few weeks ago i picked up this 84 corolla hatch with a blown 4 AC .the guy told me that it was just the timing belt blah blah.
i replace all that, but still nothing, ny mec told me that is a bent valve ( weird because i know this are not interference engines). I went and pick up another 4ac with only 116k miles( thats whay i was told anyways)
I havent done the comp test yet. What number should i spect?
I know i cant get more than 140hp, if that with this thing. But i wanna enjoy it and learn as much as i can.
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EricsFreeAE86

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Car : 93 BMW 318is
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Age : 35
Location : Chattanooga, TN

PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:02 pm

You gotta try hard to bend a valve, but it's not impossible. Whatever all you learned from Hondas will transfer to Toyotas, except Toyota engines spin the proper direction, whereas Hondas are backwards.
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ae*86killer



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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:41 pm

Im still looking for the VTEC lol...
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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:53 pm

Lol get a Weber 32/36 progressive carb, up to 3/4 throttle it's one barrel, then full throttle its second barrel opens. VTec kickin in yo!
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ae*86killer



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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:12 pm

i think this thing has one already. I will try to get pics tomorrow.
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ae*86killer



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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:24 pm

Since i gonna replace every gasket in the engine nd most likely the clutch too, what kind of tranny fluid should i use?
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Consarnit



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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:59 pm

I've always used plain 80/90 axle grease...
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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:10 pm

Yep 89W90 dope, you need a little more than a quart. Buy 3 quarts and do the rear end, too.
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ae*86killer



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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:06 am

Consarnit wrote:
I've always used plain 80/90 axle grease...
what??? 80/90? For the transmission? I thought there was some kibd of tranny fluid or syncrotech... so do i use the same for the rear def?
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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:12 am

My trans has got GM Syncromesh in it. We were running it in an MR2 that was shifting hard and it seemed to smooth it out a little.
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Consarnit



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PostSubject: Re: new to toyotas and their engines...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:37 am

ae*86killer wrote:
Consarnit wrote:
I've always used plain 80/90 axle grease...
what??? 80/90? For the transmission?

It's a plain-Jane synchronized five-speed overdrive gearbox in a ubiquitous mid-eighties economy car with synchronizers that have an alarming tendency to go bad prematurely when one rests his or her hand on the gear selector like a klutz. Yes. From the FSM (Your exact capacity may vary as my FWD gearbox is the car's entire transmission, whereas yours is not):

22. FILL TRANSAXLE WITH GEAR OIL
Oil Grade: API GL-4 or GL-5
Viscosity: SAE 75W-90 or 80W-90
Capacity: 2.6 liters (2.7 USqts, 2.3 Imp qts)


My capacity seems a little high, but that's because my gearbox and differential are one unit, so I have no choice but to change the oil in both at the same time.

I've always used Lucas as it's widely available and cheap. A quart should cost about seven dollars.
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