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by oldae82
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: 1.8 VVT-Li in an ae82
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: 1.8 VVT-Li in an ae82

Having spent some time now with the VVT-l engine, I'm kinda disappointed. It has the power, but it doesn't have the spirit. It's dead below 3 grand, and noisy and thrashy above that. 6th gear is pretty much useless unless you live in Iowa or some similarly flat place. Fuel economy is so-so; 26 to 30...
by oldae82
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: AE110 steering rack
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: AE110 steering rack

Age, as I found with mine, won't make it slow or unresponsive, but will lead to looseness.
by oldae82
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: steering noise
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: steering noise

Was steering rack, having eliminated everything else first. No more click-kick
by oldae82
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: ae82 struts
Replies: 1
Views: 182

ae82 struts

OK, in the search for the noise/click/ in the steering I decided to install new struts and bearing caps. After searching managed to find the four bolt bearing caps, and ordered them. Ordered a set of struts that were supposed to be for fx16 and fx16gts. Struts came, but the cup in which the bottom o...
by oldae82
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: steering noise
Replies: 2
Views: 334

steering noise

I have an '87 fx16 (ae82). I have an annoying sound/feel in the steering. It's not apparent when first starting out, but after about 30 minutes of driving I can feel a "tick tick" in the steering wheel and hear a rattle. The noise/feeling does not seem to be related to suspension travel or...
by oldae82
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: 1.8 VVT-Li in an ae82
Replies: 4
Views: 899

1.8 VVT-Li in an ae82

Subject line about says it all. Anybody try such a thing? I bought a Vibe gt w/that engine, and it does have the power. Just looking it over, it seems kinda the same as the 1.6 4age.
by oldae82
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age cooling system
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: 4age cooling system

Thank you both for the input. I put the car on an uphill slope and put a funnel in the radiator filler neck. I ran the engine to operating temp. I think I saw bubbles as it started circulating. I know by the time the fan had cycled a couple of times there were no bubbles. Regarding circulation. If I...
by oldae82
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age cooling system
Replies: 3
Views: 896

4age cooling system

Short history: I did a rebuild on my 4age in an '87 ae82. Installed a new water pump in the process. No overheating problems in break in period. At about 1000 miles, engines overheated drastically, and although I wasn't watching the gauge constantly, I think very quickly. Warped the head. Pulled the...
by oldae82
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: silvertop in an ae82
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: silvertop in an ae82

Thanks for the info and the link. I did a whoop-de-do rebuild on a stock 4age, and what could go wrong did go wrong. I'm looking now at getting a jdm silvertop and installing that. I was thinking I could use it entire, deleting the a/c. I see the starter is under the intake. Does it need to be moved...
by oldae82
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: silvertop in an ae82
Replies: 3
Views: 928

silvertop in an ae82

Could someone point me to info on installing a 20-valve in an ae82? The basics- transmission, motor mounts, etc, look the same, but I'm concerned about hoses and throttle linkage and the like. Thanks.

jm
by oldae82
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: DIST. FUNCTION
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

DIST. FUNCTION

I have a 4age. The distributor leaks oil through the interior seal. The engine runs OK, but the oil is a mess on the engine. I have another dist., which is dry internally- i.e. I don't see any oil residue in it. I tried it on the engine, and the engine wouldn't run. The only joy I got was just as I ...
by oldae82
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: My GSI Hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 3366

Re: My GSI Hatch

I've said this before, but you 'coasties with your unrusted cars just waiting for a home make my stomach hurt.
by oldae82
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: rheostat
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: rheostat

Thanks for the suggestion. I wanted to have and OEM so the dash would look right, but I could leave the original as a placeholder and wire in a new one somewhere else.
by oldae82
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: rheostat
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

rheostat

anybody got a source for an instrument panel light rheostat for an ae92 ('88 Corolla Coupe gt-s)?
by oldae82
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: timing belt visual
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: timing belt visual

Thanks to both of you. I swore when I bought this car I would rein in my obsessive tendencies. I'll go with inspections.

Why a belt instead of a chain? Economy? Noise? Overhead cams?
by oldae82
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: timing belt visual
Replies: 3
Views: 918

timing belt visual

I have bought an '88 ae92 gts. the previous owner had no idea if/when the timing belt had been replaced. the shop manual implies (by saying to mark the direction of rotation if one intends to reuse the timing belt) that one can visually inspect the belt and, if satisfied with its appearance, let it ...
by oldae82
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: wheel offset
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

Re: wheel offset

Does anybody have any real-world experience with 16" wheels on the fx? Tire Rack will accept a return on a tire/wheel combo, but since they don't advise using them on the fx, I'd have to a) not have driven on them, b) pay a restocking fee, and c) pay return freight.
by oldae82
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: t-vis butterflies
Replies: 18
Views: 3074

Re: t-vis butterflies

Thanks for the advice. One advantage of the fx is its lightness, so that any torque is noticeable. A/C is gone, power steering goes next. Need to start eating my Wheaties.
by oldae82
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: t-vis butterflies
Replies: 18
Views: 3074

Re: t-vis butterflies

thanks. Sounds like good advice.
by oldae82
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Things I should know about the FX16?
Replies: 26
Views: 6915

Re: Things I should know about the FX16?

Gotcha'. I saw one fx16 in a junkyard, and now I can't remember if it was a gts, that had solid front discs, and I wondered if it was a production change. As light as the car is, I don't see why a solid disc would be detrimental, and it should be lighter.
by oldae82
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: t-vis butterflies
Replies: 18
Views: 3074

t-vis butterflies

I'm trying to build up a mild n/a 4age. Cams are tomei 264/ 8.1. Reading Bill Sherwood, (God, that blue background makes my eyes water) he indicates that one might as well disconnect the t-vis, because the effect of the opening in negligible with this cam spec. Should I remove the butterflies from t...
by oldae82
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 1987 toyota levin converted to 20v, need help asap
Replies: 24
Views: 5051

Re: 1987 toyota levin converted to 20v, need help asap

I'm not nearly as knowledgeable as jondee in the specifics he's citing, but I do know from what work I've done that you can't skip steps and make assumptions. You have to know that a certain system is working correctly before you can move to the next system. If you don't know, then you've left an en...
by oldae82
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Things I should know about the FX16?
Replies: 26
Views: 6915

Re: Things I should know about the FX16?

Are those front rotors you're showing? Solid, not vented?
by oldae82
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: wheel offset
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

Re: wheel offset

Found a website: Wheel-Size.com which plugs in various wheel size/offset and tire sizes and compares them to stock clearances. Great fun.

Thanks for the responses.
by oldae82
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: wheel offset
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

wheel offset

I'd like to go to a 16" wheel and a 205/45-16 tire on my '87 fx16 (ae82). I currently run a 195/50-15, and the tire in the rear is about a finger's width from rubbing the strut where the spring rests. I'm trying to figure the offset on my current 15" x 6" wheel, thinking that a greate...
by oldae82
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 1987 toyota levin converted to 20v, need help asap
Replies: 24
Views: 5051

Re: 1987 toyota levin converted to 20v, need help asap

You have so many different symptoms that it can be difficult to isolate individual causes. It would be hard to dismiss jondee's assumption of a blown head gasket with out proof otherwise. Best bet is to get your base lines- compression within parameters, timing correct, no flooding (trumpets means c...
by oldae82
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: '88 gt-s struts
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Re: '88 gt-s struts

Thanks for the voice of experience. Going to give it a try on Friday, with a pipe wrench and a cheater bar.
by oldae82
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: '88 gt-s struts
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Re: '88 gt-s struts

Ne'mind. I looked at the struts and they have replaceable inserts and I've looked at some youtube thingies, and I think I can do it.
by oldae82
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: '88 gt-s struts
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Re: '88 gt-s struts

Well, thank you! How difficult is this? I have the normal assortment of hand tools, and I can rent a spring compressor. Is that enough? Do the units complete units, less spring, that are listed for the rear actually fit? I see that the ae101 strut has the brake hose mounting flange down low, unlike ...
by oldae82
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: '88 gt-s struts
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

'88 gt-s struts

I know this isn't a 'new' topic, but I've read and searched and asked about struts until I don't know whether to poop or do loops. I have an '88 corolla gt-s coupe. It's in serious need of struts, front and rear. The rear ones seem pretty straight forward and readily available. For the fronts I keep...

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