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by notnilc20
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?

Remove the throttlebody from the intake manifold and point it towards a light source as if you were trying to look down the throat of the throttlebody. Then open the butterfly slightly. You will see a thin crescent of light appear on the edge of the butterfly. Because of the high contrast you can e...
by notnilc20
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?

jondee86 wrote: Holding the whole thing to the
light is the best way to check that the plate is not hitting the body before the arm
hits the screw.


Gonna be doing this tmrw probably so I just want to clarify what you mean here. What do you mean, "holding the whole thing to the light"? Thanks.
by notnilc20
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?

Forgot to mention Jondee that when I take the wire out of the diagnostic plug the car dies and then if I try to start the car after that it just cranks over on and on and on and never starts.
by notnilc20
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?

Can't think of any reason why the engine should die because you pull the wire out :? I would suggest that once you have set the TPS according to the details given in my post above, you test the TPS. There are specific resistance ranges that apply when you test between the pins, and you need to veri...
by notnilc20
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?

I vote sticky! Such great information Jondee....Ok great.....well this gives me hope that I can get the car set at optimal timing. So if after you remove the wire from diagnostics plug the idle might increase slightly due to the fact that there will be a slight difference of 5-6 deg of timing btdc.....
by notnilc20
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?

It's just a rubber plug to stop people putting cigarette butts and other hard to get out rubbish down the tube (* insert your own butt plug comment here). You can easily get it out with your fingers and push it back in with your thumb. (** second chance if you passed on the first comment :D ) Cheer...
by notnilc20
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?

Oh ok.... thanks for the reply.
by notnilc20
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Idle adjuster.... why is it blocked off?

Here it is in the picture.....why is the idle adjuster capped off like that? How to adjust this? Just break the cap off?

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by notnilc20
Fri May 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: notnilc20's 1986 ae86 Hatch build/restoration
Replies: 164
Views: 24286

Re: notnilc20's 1986 ae86 Hatch build/restoration

broku-hachi wrote:Yo this just popped up on my fb feed.
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts ... 57014.html

headliner for a coupe but it might work with a little ingenuity


Thanks a lot....might give it a go.
by notnilc20
Thu May 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: notnilc20's 1986 ae86 Hatch build/restoration
Replies: 164
Views: 24286

Re: notnilc20's 1986 ae86 Hatch build/restoration

Finally get to do some fun stuff. Racing pedals and a dash overlay!
https://youtu.be/P5KXSw6iYKQ
by notnilc20
Wed May 02, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps

UPDATE: i tried setting the distributor with the cap off since now I made those reference marks on the distributor housing....so i can see where the rotor is pointing the entire time...after setting the engine to tdc 0 degrees on compression stroke I put the rotor right in the center of the #1 cyl. ...
by notnilc20
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

aukword1 wrote:Thats where you want it. Just leaving the #1 cylinder mark.



Oh ok....so....it looks good then. Maybe i'll remove it and realign it keeping the rotor in the same spot so I'll have more range of tune-ability...
by notnilc20
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

to check if distributor is set correctly, I like to remove the cap and look at the rotor and the sensor lobes. WIth all the timing marks set correctly and at TDC, you should be able to visually verify that the rotor is pointing at spark plug 1. Set the crank to firing position, I think 10DBTDC and ...
by notnilc20
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

I would make sure the crank is actually TDC by removing the 1st cylinder's spark plug and putting something in there like a stick or something. Once the stick reaches the highest point your at TDC. Then check the cams to make sure they line up at that point. If all that is correct then the distribu...
by notnilc20
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

Is it Fixed? Well....not really but kinda. Read below.... With all those issues, it sounds more and more like your timing belt may have jumped a tooth. How old is the belt? I would remove the front cam belt covers and verify that the cams are set correctly. You probably need to adjust belt tension ...
by notnilc20
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Can anyone tell me the horn wires plug wires?
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Can anyone tell me the horn wires plug wires?

Beep beep is the horn fixed? Found that the fuse was blown and now getting power to the white w/ red tabs wire but the funny thing now is....when I connect the green wire it automatically beeps like it's grounded out somewhere already....but it's not supposed to ground until i push the horn button....
by notnilc20
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

With all those issues, it sounds more and more like your timing belt may have jumped a tooth. How old is the belt? I would remove the front cam belt covers and verify that the cams are set correctly. You probably need to adjust belt tension or replace the belt. Yeah.....i hope you're right....i'll ...
by notnilc20
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

Update number 2: Now ive really screwed things up. I messed around some more with it and now the car barely idles and does not rev at all...just slowly idles. I can't get it even back to running how it was before all this started. After the car died i started to turn the crank with my wrench and for...
by notnilc20
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

Okay here's the update. I hand-cranked the crank 2 top dead center mark and check the mark on the camshaft on the intake side through the oil filler to verify that it was set at top dead center on the compression stroke. Everything lined up good. After several attempts I was able to move the distrib...
by notnilc20
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

I ran lightweight pulleys in my old G35 for like 10 years with no issues. I also ran T3's pulley on my old 4ag motor for a couple years with no issues either. Personally, I don't know anyone who has had any issues running aftermarket pulleys that ran into excessive bearing wear at the crank. Thanks...
by notnilc20
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

water pump pulley wont line up as well since the ae86 water pump is longer. If you are still running acc you should just buy a solid crank pulley from T3 or NST, that way you don't have to mess around with machining current pulleys etc. I heard aluminum lightweight pulleys are not good for the bala...
by notnilc20
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

As aukword1 mentioned, the outer pulley ring is bonded to the center section of the crank pulley. I used my old the crank damper for another 2 yrs, and the outer ring slowly moved during that time. But it did not separate. After a couple years I replaced the damper with an alloy pulley. Note if you...
by notnilc20
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Timing woes and tps'

One of my 4age's had the crank damper timing mark off by more then 20*. After setting the crank at TDC, I filed a new notch in the outer ring so the timing could be re-set correctly. I then put a paint mark across the rubber ban so I could verify that the outer ring had not moved relative to the in...
by notnilc20
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

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 Can think of a couple things, maybe dis...
by notnilc20
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Timing woes and tps
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Timing woes and tps

Okay I'll try to make this as brief as possible. Once upon a time I was having issues with my TPS so I decided to set the timing to -16 degrees without the car being in normal Diagnostics mode. The reason I did this is because I could not get the car into normal Diagnostics mode because I was gettin...
by notnilc20
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: notnilc20's 1986 ae86 Hatch build/restoration
Replies: 164
Views: 24286

Re: notnilc20's 1986 ae86 Hatch build/restoration

It's getting ever so close to the finish....join me in this episode as I tackle the tedious and much repetitive task of wetsanding and buffing (dont worry I edited the video). Plus I remove the runs from the paint and install the zenki GTS decals!
https://youtu.be/JK3SKc8Jbe4
by notnilc20
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Can anyone tell me the horn wires plug wires?
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Can anyone tell me the horn wires plug wires?

I'm pretty sure the horn is supposed to be grounded to the chasis right near the plug independently. It's been so long since I removed the oem horn setup so my memory is fuzzy on it. It does look like you have the right wires for it though. From what I can tell from the ae86 electric diagram....the...
by notnilc20
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Can anyone tell me the horn wires plug wires?
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Can anyone tell me the horn wires plug wires?

aukword1 wrote:So I checked mine, It looks like it has a green wire with a red stripe and a white one (I think). I have that part of the harness tucked so its hard to see and the engine bay has been painted several times so I could be wrong.



Ok....thanks for checking....i appreciate it.
by notnilc20
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Can anyone tell me the horn wires plug wires?
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Can anyone tell me the horn wires plug wires?

aukword1 wrote:My guess would be that the horn isn't being grounded at some point on the wire loom. I can check when I get home what the colors are for you.


That would be much appreciated....thank you.

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