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by jondee86
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AG Silver Top 20V Idling High
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: 4AG Silver Top 20V Idling High

If you are talking about this thing... http://www.my-acoustic.com/Car/vacuum/4_throttles'_vacuum/4_throttles.JPG ... the "throttle opener", then you need to adjust the screw while the engine is running. When the engine starts and vacuum is available to the actuator, the pin retracts a few ...
by jondee86
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 4AG 20V Silver Top Knock Sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: 4AG 20V Silver Top Knock Sensor

Here ya go :)

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cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps'
Replies: 20
Views: 191

Re: Timing woes and tps'

Yes, if your cam timing is correct, you will need to carefully extract the dissy
without rotating it, move the gear one tooth counter-clockwise and slide her back
in again. Then just rotate the dissy to correct the timing in the normal way.

Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: problem shifting into gear
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: problem shifting into gear

Ahhh... maybe the clutch went "over-center" and stays disengaged no matter what. That can happen with a very worn clutch plate... very unusual, but possible. You are going to have to drop the tranny and get the clutch and pressure plate out for a look. Before you do that though, make sure ...
by jondee86
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: problem shifting into gear
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: problem shifting into gear

Bit of a strange one :? Normally if the box is in a low gear you can't move the car more than a few inches before the engine compression makes it too difficult to push. If you can move it freely for a car length when it is in gear with the clutch out, then the clutch is not connecting the engine to ...
by jondee86
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: rear suspension options
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: rear suspension options

These could be worth a look....
https://group-d.ie/collections/d-mac-su ... overs-pair

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Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: problem shifting into gear
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: problem shifting into gear

If you try and push the car in first or reverse, it should be damn near impossible to move it more than a few inches. If you can move it easily like it was in neutral, then the clutch is stuck in the disengaged position. It may pay to get under the car and see if the rubber boot on the slave cylinde...
by jondee86
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: (SOLVED) need help with this strut banging noise VIDEO. (Solved!)
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: NEED HELP with this strut banging noise VIDEO

OK... drawing is misleading in that case. Looking at the vid of you assembling the strut, I can see that the tophat bushing is not used. Instead you have an elongated nut that forms the bushing. So, I'd guess that you missed the spacer that should have gone under the spherical bearing. Now the nut i...
by jondee86
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Mr2 4agze into ae86 hatch:what do I need?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Mr2 4agze into ae86 hatch:what do I need?

Here is the thread hosted on another website... http://86atlanta.proboards.com/thread/16/diy-swap-ae92-4agze-ae86 You will need to download and install a photobucket workaround to be able to see the pictures. I just did that with Firefox and it works using this addon... https://addons.mozilla.org/en...
by jondee86
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: (SOLVED) need help with this strut banging noise VIDEO. (Solved!)
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: NEED HELP with this strut banging noise VIDEO

Using this drawing as a reference... http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20150803/54ec99f62e23126499271de8ca646882.jpg ... it appears that the spacer/sleeve supplied is too long for the spherical bearing. That "tophat" bushing should slip up inside the bearing inner race so that the flange on ...
by jondee86
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Ever since I have had this car I have had a problem with bad reflection from the dash pad onto the windscreen when driving into the sun. Sometimes it was so bad I had to slow to a crawl as I just couldn't see if there were parked vehicles when the side of the road was in shade from a fenceline or he...
by jondee86
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Ahhh... the upload on the second video stalled, and somehow it got switched to private instead of public. Should be working now. That uphill was shaping up to be my fastest run of the day until I hit 5th instead of 3rd :oops: :oops: Can't say I noticed any difference from the slightly longer LCA's. ...
by jondee86
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Had an awesome day for this event. Cold and misty in the early morning but a beautiful fine day to follow for the racing. Here is the uphill video. See if you can pick the exact moment of the "inverse money shift" :) https://youtu.be/ZHqRn1DcjfA Returning down the hill in convoy for contra...
by jondee86
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber

If there were NCRCA's for the AE86 that only increased camber by one degree, I would certainly have considered using them. But to get access to the securing bolts the amount of camber added has to be around 2.5 degrees, and that is way more than you need for a road car. So for an AE86 NCRCA's are re...
by jondee86
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Lot of dicking around to get these installed. But they are all done now and toe-in set in my garage. Went for a drive to pick up some grease and car handled perfect on the highway. It is such a small increase in camber that I didn't expect it to really feel any different. The test will come in a cou...
by jondee86
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber

@ davew7 Good thinking. I have grabbed a few flat washers and will put this back together with a 3mm washer to reduce the caster gain. If the car doesn't feel happy I will increase that to 5mm worth of washers. There is enough thread on the tension rod to accommodate the washers without any other mo...
by jondee86
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber

Yes, I can see that there will be some small changes to the suspension geometry. But I am hoping that they will be small enough that they don't have any significant effect on handling. Doing some rough figuring, moving the tension rod attachment point outward by 10mm and leaving the length of the te...
by jondee86
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Got some TT132 lower control arms to go in the car. They are a little bit longer than the factory AE86 lower arms and I'm hoping for an extra one degree of negative camber. That should take me to 1.5deg negative which (IMO) is about ideal for a road car. https://i.imgur.com/O8nSkho.jpg Fitted new TR...
by jondee86
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber

This is a mod that gets talked about a lot. And since I was interested in getting just a little bit more camber on my AE86 road car, I grabbed a pair of TT132 (IIRC) LCA's. Apparently these are the same as XT130, RA40 and a few other old Toyotas, and these are the LCA's that are said to be 10mm long...
by jondee86
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Appreciate the comments :) This is grassroots motorsport... guys building cars in the backyard in their spare time and then bringing them out to have some fun in a safe environment. Of course there is a full spectrum from high performance road cars to Euro classics and every kind of modified Jap roa...
by jondee86
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Things to do on a beautiful Sunday morning.... driver's eye view going up... :) https://youtu.be/8pSyUqAevKA And then coming down at a more leisurely pace. https://youtu.be/Yc51RZj7WkU https://i.imgur.com/Lrf0IZv.jpg Hill climb on a piece of road closed for the event. Not a lot of traction but the n...
by jondee86
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Engine lost compression
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Engine lost compression

In general, when the car is on a dyno, a tuner will advance the ignition timing until the engine stops making power and then back off a couple of degrees. At high rpm ignition timing will typically reach something like 35 degrees. On a high compression engine with big cams, because of the lack of ma...
by jondee86
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Had a look around to see what was available in a decent trackday tire that I could drive to the event on and compete with, to avoid the hassle of carrying another set of wheels. Not much choice when it comes to 14's so I decided on a set of these... https://i.imgur.com/0n8CCHq.jpg Direzza Z2 185/60-...
by jondee86
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Relocating the oil pan drain bolt?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Relocating the oil pan drain bolt?

I guess if you have good ground clearance, and don't mind pulling the pan, relocating the drain would be beneficial in getting any residue to flush out with the draining oil. I drain the oil before the engine cools down to try and get any debris out before it settles on the bottom of the pan. In the...
by jondee86
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Relocating the oil pan drain bolt?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Relocating the oil pan drain bolt?

Considering the amount of work involved to do a proper job of relocating (or installing) an extra) drain plug, the benefits probably don't justify the effort. If you had 3.5 liters of oil in there and the extra that you could drain out was 35ml, then filling with new oil would have a dilution factor...
by jondee86
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

When I bought my s/c it was supplied with fill and drain plugs, but did not have a dipstick or sightglass for checking the oil level. The factory kitset s/c's have these as the factory knows how the s/c will be mounted and can put the dipstick in the correct place on the s/c. Not a biggie as I can u...
by jondee86
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 172
Views: 20145

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Pits area for last Sunday's hill climb... https://i.imgur.com/klygbiE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nb8KXT2.jpg Video here... https://youtu.be/eLNpIjOa02E Used my street tires for the day as I discovered that my "race rubber" that came with the Enkei wheels must have been handed down from father...
by jondee86
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: She won't start (fuel related)
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: She won't start (fuel related)

The sparl occurs when 12V is removed from the coil and the field produced by the primary winding collapses. One spark when you let go of the key suggests that the igniter is not switching the coil to ground. So check that all wires/plugs connected to the igniter are good. Double check the igniter ou...
by jondee86
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v Blacktop High Idle
Replies: 16
Views: 2383

Re: 20v Blacktop High Idle

Can't figure why your timing mark is so far out from a distance, so easier to revert to first principles to try and get the timing set correctly. 1. Remove plugs and set cylinder #1 to top dead centre on the compression stroke. Do this by putting a thin rod down the plug hole and rocking the engine ...
by jondee86
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age PCV how does it work
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: 4age PCV how does it work

As I understand it, the PCV system creates a flow of air thru the engine. There is an inlet (usually from after the air filter) that allows filtered air to enter the valve cover, and an outlet controlled by the PCV valve. Thus the interior of the engine is "flushed" of blowby fumes by a mo...

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