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by Swooki
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Automobiles for Sale
Topic: NEED GONE AE86 SR5 COUPE
Replies: 0
Views: 1402

NEED GONE AE86 SR5 COUPE

Need this gone asap
Clean title in hand
Car starts
Have all interior and extra parts throwing in
Asking 2,000 OBO.

Lmk https://imgur.com/a/7rUlPK6
by Swooki
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: DIY, do it yourself projects and tricks
Topic: Paint interior parts and door panels
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Paint interior parts and door panels

I use the same paint to do my interior plastics. What adhesive do you use to make the paint stick better? The paint scratches off easily without it. Bulldog Adhesion Promoter http://kleanstripauto.com/products/bulldog/bulldog-adhesion-promoter-aerosol My dash, door panel were perfect during my owne...
by Swooki
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: DIY, do it yourself projects and tricks
Topic: Paint interior parts and door panels
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Paint interior parts and door panels

My old project http://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=16462 1) Clean the panel / plastic parts 2) Prep the panel (mask / apply adhesive promotor for extra sticky) 3) Paint with interior paint (ALWAYS paint the lighter color first -> then, darker color) For plastic parts, I used dupl...
by Swooki
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: wiring 4ac
Replies: 0
Views: 284

wiring 4ac

Hey guys dropped in a 4Ac and have trouble with some wiring and grounds.. https://imgur.com/a/uNfembS Here is a link to all the photos. The car starts but idles at 4k RPM and there's spark near the alternator area... i see two grounds on the alternator but idk if its' suppose to be there Plugs near ...
by Swooki
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: DIY, do it yourself projects and tricks
Topic: Paint interior parts and door panels
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Paint interior parts and door panels

Hello I gutted my whole car and wanna redo the interior... How do you guys suggest I paint the interior parts?
I am talking about
Door Panels the vinyls and the plastic interior parts... How do i start? Do i sand? I couldn't find a guide especially for vinyl door panels and plastic
by Swooki
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I think I broke my AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: I think I broke my AE86

The 'milky things' under oil cap was prob just condensation from moisture in the crankcase. Not uncommon to see in cool weather. (You also may see it in the valve cover breather.) When the engine reached temp it returned to the sump. Hmmm... So I dodged a bullet? Yes... tend to agree that you are o...
by Swooki
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I think I broke my AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: I think I broke my AE86

It sounds like you got water in the engine some way but it appears that you have dodge the bullet. I would just keep an eye on the oil and also the coolant level. Put a mark on the coolant over flow bottel at it's current level. This will make it easy to tell the level is changing. DaveW7 Should I ...
by Swooki
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I think I broke my AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: I think I broke my AE86

Responding to everyone here helping. Just drove my car and tried to go to 6k RPM and it felt fine. Barely any loss of power noticed. No overheat. I got out the car when i got home and there was no smoke. After like 3mins I checked the oil cap and i noticed this.. Is this normal? What should i do? ht...
by Swooki
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I think I broke my AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: I think I broke my AE86

"2) I checked oil cap and i saw a little milky things " Swooki This is a tell tale indicator that you have water in the oil, i.e. head gasket, or worst a cracked head or block. If you want to comfirm the problem before breaking into the engine, take it to a shop and have them do a leak do...
by Swooki
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I think I broke my AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: I think I broke my AE86

If the car is not overheating, compression test is good, and it is still smoking. Then there is something else wrong. It could be many things (worn out piston rings, old valve seals, etc). I can speculate all day about it but I would perform a compression test first before moving further. If it loo...
by Swooki
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I think I broke my AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: I think I broke my AE86

What if it is not the head gasket and compression is good?
The car doesn’t overheat btw
by Swooki
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I think I broke my AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

I think I broke my AE86

Hello so I have a 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS. I am new to the car scene and I was swapping out the green coolant for the red one when i remembered my friend suggested that I should put the water hose down from the top hose and water come out the bottom hose... But I realized that wouldn't that crack th...
by Swooki
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Help, car pinging
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Help, car pinging

Hello i have a 1985 AE86 GTS with 16v 4age blue top and someone told me that my car is pinging and i shouldn't gas the car until i pass 3k RPM. I don't understand what he meant by it is pinging because i couldn't hear anything.... any clue?
by Swooki
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Squeaking
Replies: 2
Views: 858

AE86 Squeaking

Hello I noticed today that my car would squeak when i rev in neutral??? could it be because the belt is too loose and losing grip or what could it be? It would barely squeak when i take off only when i rev match. So pretty much rev in neutral. The higher I rev the louder it is. If it is the belt do ...
by Swooki
Wed May 31, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Horn don't work help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: Horn don't work help?

A test lamp is just a 12V lite with two wires or clips that you can attach any wire to verify that you have current at the the test point. You could actally make one by soliding two wires to a lite bulb. Or buy one at a auto parts. They look like a screw driver with a point on the end and an alliga...
by Swooki
Tue May 30, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Horn don't work help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: Horn don't work help?

Use a test lamp and see if you have current going into the horn. If you do not see current at the horn check the fuse. If you do not see current, in either of these cases, you have a problem with a plug connection or a broken wire. Odds are pretty low that the horn actually stopped working. Dave W ...
by Swooki
Sun May 28, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Horn don't work help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Horn don't work help?

Hey my horn don't work please help.
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Even if i put a wire to the thing on the steering wheel to a ground it does not go off. why?
by Swooki
Mon May 08, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Rear Windshield wiper connect and front wiper questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: AE86 Rear Windshield wiper connect and front wiper questions

Is this an sr5 to gts conversion? Just a guess but Maybe you have a wiring harness from a coupe? In which it would'nt have any plugs for a rear wiper switch. No this is an original GTS AE88 Vin number (Hatchback). Do you think it's wiring from a coupe? Why would they switch it though? Hmmm....not s...
by Swooki
Sun May 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Rear Windshield wiper connect and front wiper questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: AE86 Rear Windshield wiper connect and front wiper questions

notnilc20 wrote:Is this an sr5 to gts conversion? Just a guess but Maybe you have a wiring harness from a coupe? In which it would'nt have any plugs for a rear wiper switch.


No this is an original GTS AE88 Vin number (Hatchback). Do you think it's wiring from a coupe? Why would they switch it though?
by Swooki
Sun May 07, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Rear Windshield wiper connect and front wiper questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

AE86 Rear Windshield wiper connect and front wiper questions

Hey so 1) I am confused on how to connect the rear wiper if i get this button because there seems to be no more to connect it?? http://imgur.com/ndkvi2O http://imgur.com/BZrzeKh This is a picture of my gauge cluster off and it only shows two connectors. Left is the Defroster and right white one is t...
by Swooki
Sat May 06, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: AE86 Thermostat

If i recall correctly the O ring one goes around the thermostat and the other gasket sits between the thermostat housing and the waterpump. Try them both and see if it fits but it seems correct to me to use both. These guys said to only use paper gasket.. hmm... because when i went to toyota and th...
by Swooki
Thu May 04, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

AE86 Thermostat

Hey guys so i bought the oem thermostat from toyota but the only problem is that it didnt come with a gasket. So i went to a local autozone and bought these two. which one am i supposed to use? or both?? Also anyone have the diagram? http://i64.tinypic.com/iyltfc.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/15q58d4.p...
by Swooki
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Questions and Spark Plug covered in oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1908

Re: Questions and Spark Plug covered in oil

1. I do and just did and never had any issues. If you are that worried torque them to spec like Sgt Rauksauff said. 3. Yes they are iridium tipped. You might want to double check the gaps though. 4. I only used conventional 10/30 and it works for me. Techno Toy Tuning sells Toyota oil filters too. ...
by Swooki
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Questions and Spark Plug covered in oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1908

Re: Questions and Spark Plug covered in oil

I'd verify this, because I'm not at home and don't have my books: 1: I think it's small, like 9-10 lb-ft. 2: with "good" gaskets, no. but if you really really want to, a very thin amount in the 'corners' where the camshaft sticks out. 4: I use 0W-30 or 5W30 amsoil synthetic since break-in...
by Swooki
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Spark Plug covered in oil
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: AE86 Spark Plug covered in oil

aukword1 wrote:the grommets that the valve cover kit comes with go on top of the valve covers under the nuts you unscrewed to take the covers off. Where was the oil on the spark plugs?


It's on the bottom. drippy with oil
by Swooki
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Spark Plug covered in oil
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

AE86 Spark Plug covered in oil

Hey i wanted to change my spark plugs and noticed one of them was covered in oil .. The one that's all the way on top. 1st one going down. 4AGE 16v btw. So i bought a valve cover gasket kit with grommets. How do i replace the grommets? The valve cover seems to separate and come off as two pieces.. h...
by Swooki
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Questions and Spark Plug covered in oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1908

Questions and Spark Plug covered in oil

Hey guys I have an issue and couple questions. So I just pulled out one of the spark plugs and it was covered in oil. I assumed it was because the grommet was ripped so i bought a valve cover gasket kit + grommet for my 4AGE. 1) Since i'm taking off the valve cover and doing valve cover gasket and g...
by Swooki
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 a little too warm
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: AE86 a little too warm

The thermostat could be seized shut. Try that first......you can remove it and put it in some boiling water and see if it opens up before buying a new one. Since i'm taking it out shouldn't i just get a new one? Which one is recommended? how far down in the radiator is the coolant? it should be at ...
by Swooki
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 a little too warm
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

AE86 a little too warm

Hey my 86 has been a little too warm. Above the middle mark. This time i know it's actually happening because the fans would turn on. This will happen when it's idling randomly too. I haven't changed the thermostat or water pump since i got the car. Would this be a problem?? Coolant in the reservoir...
by Swooki
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Wiring for Trunk and Rear Windshield Wiper
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Wiring for Trunk and Rear Windshield Wiper

Hey i'm reposting because idk how to delete the old one. 1) How would i go on connecting this if it's cut? Please help. http://i64.tinypic.com/6ib50y.jpg 2)Where can i find the metal boot cover and rubber washer? http://i66.tinypic.com/9izfrp.jpg 3) Just found out left (yellow) is zenki and the righ...

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