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by BlackStar
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Where do I even begin? (yup, smog related)
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Where do I even begin? (yup, smog related)

To answer some questions. The shop put a new catalytic converter on it. I found them aother carb, they kept on claiming it was getting better. When i got tired of waiting(roughly after a month of no updates on the car) i took it back home. I found a vacuum diagram for my model year, and re-did the r...
by BlackStar
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Where do I even begin? (yup, smog related)
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Where do I even begin? (yup, smog related)

I think I am at the point where I will sell this car. I just will no pass smog. the latest numbers. http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r184/schwaebzz/Mobile%20Uploads/DSCF0733_zpscaba6847.jpg This is a huge step back, the car is failing the 25mph test again. Sat 2 months in a shop, hoping they would...
by BlackStar
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Headlight and idle troubles
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Headlight and idle troubles

Having some idle trouble with my SR5 ae86. headlights off, all is good. headlights on, poor low idle, and tries to stall. Bad ground? alternator going/gone bad. This has only happened since I changed carbs, something related there? With the headlights off, it runs great, forgot how much fun the car ...
by BlackStar
Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB good 4AC carb
Replies: 1
Views: 580

WTB good 4AC carb

Does anyone have a GOOD WORKING 4AC carburetor? I would like some proof that it is working by showing smog numbers

Menfiee CA, would greatly prefer local
by BlackStar
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Panda Paint....
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: Panda Paint....

i would just print off pictures, and show em to the paint guy.
by BlackStar
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Failed smog again, only the 15mph test, something broken?
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Failed smog again, only the 15mph test, something broken

also, at 15mph, the Co2 is 12.0% and the o2 is 0.4%. at 25mph, the co2 is % 14.1 percent, and the o2 is 0.6%

so, its running rich at 15, but ok at 25? is their something that controls this on the car?
by BlackStar
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Failed smog again, only the 15mph test, something broken?
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Failed smog again, only the 15mph test, something broken?

Well, failed again 1987 corolla SR5 however, I have noticed a trend, the only part of the test I fail is the 15mph test, and only the HC and CO part(the january test has the same pattern). Another thing that worries me slightly, is that all of the numbers have risen(compared to the january test). Fu...
by BlackStar
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: The "MYTH" why 75% of ae86 owners never really used.
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Re: The "MYTH" why 75% of ae86 owners never really used.

AE86LIFE wrote:Myth #86...in my book. It's really the slowest POS but if you eat fried frog legs before each canyon run...NO ONE I mean NO ONe will try to race you.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Huang-Ch ... 4388348560

Jeff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_I4KDExIsk
by BlackStar
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control
Replies: 8
Views: 2873

Re: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control

I took my cables and drowned them in WD40, mainly soaking and moving the metal rod in the plastic seeth(or whatever it is called). YMMV
by BlackStar
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Is the gts a 50 state car?
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Is the gts a 50 state car?

I think what your asking is if you buy a non-Californian GTS with the Federal emissions equipment(not the California spec emissions equipment), can it be registered and smogged in California.
by BlackStar
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Having ae86 problems
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Having ae86 problems

timing?, huge vacuum leak, choke working?
by BlackStar
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: I am entirely new to imports need advice.
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: I am entirely new to imports need advice.

frs drivetrain? how deep are your pockets?
by BlackStar
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Mechanical advance bad?
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Mechanical advance bad?

How can you tell if the mechanical advance is bad on a distributor? The haynes manual says turn the rotor clockwise, and the springs will pull it back to the original position. Mine doesn't do that. When using a timing light, the timing advances with the vacuum hoses attached, and revving the engine...
by BlackStar
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Attracting the Wrong Kind of Attention
Replies: 16
Views: 2859

Re: Attracting the Wrong Kind of Attention

**** people. End of story.




Btw, how much did you get charged at a Star smog shop? And what did they have to do?
by BlackStar
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Help Need to know if I should buy
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: Help Need to know if I should buy

Well, lets see. It is an ae86, which already makes it a money pit. Bad interior(whats going on with the screen in the dash?, and full of garbage too!) unknown body/rust condition, missing body parts, damaged body parts, the the cherry on top, it was someone else project. If it was an easy fix, they ...
by BlackStar
Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?

You know, I should bump this. I did a leak down test, if anything, i have a large amount of leaking in the rings. I'm not sure if its because they did not seat, haven't seated yet,(I am seeing leaking range from 43% to 35%, the engine maybe has 3 miles on it) or are fubard. Also, some cylinders will...
by BlackStar
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?

bump?
by BlackStar
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: 87 AE86 Service Manual
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: 87 AE86 Service Manual

out of curiousity, what does the manual have engine wise? 4ac? carb diagnostics and tuning?
by BlackStar
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: 86 GTS Leftover Part Sale, EVERYTHING MUST GO! ($30 or less)
Replies: 63
Views: 11698

Re: 86 GTS Leftover Part Sale, EVERYTHING MUST GO! ($30 or l

everything 30 bucks or less. that include the 5 spoke wheels? lol
by BlackStar
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?

update. I'm going to have to tear into the engine

compression:
cylinder 1 110-120
cylinder 2 140ish
cylinder 3 155
cylinder 4 135

burnt valve probly, I'll have to get it machined

vaccum at idle is between 15-17, since the needle twitches.
by BlackStar
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?

gonna give this a bump and update. I replaced the wires with new denso wires, and i still have the same problem. The cars sputters while revving, and pops at idle. Maybe its a fuel problem(either carb tuning or octane). New fuel filter btw. As i said before, i don't remember the car doing this at al...
by BlackStar
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: FS quick release and hub.
Replies: 42
Views: 7099

Re: FS quick release and hub.

I do, but i need smog first!
by BlackStar
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?

bump, anyone have any ideas?
by BlackStar
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Sun Visor
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

Re: AE86 Sun Visor

good to know that 92 visors will fit. mine are beat, and the cardboard is busted. Hopefully I can come across a clean pair at the pick a part.
by BlackStar
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Key stuck in the ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Key stuck in the ignition

spray some wd40 in the tumblr and jiggle?
by BlackStar
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?

Bumping this, made a video http://youtu.be/DkO2227CVLY bass sound warning. However, te sound to listen for is the 'popping' sound. Also, when i reenter the car, notice how the tachometer moves up and down while a I rev. The popping noises are present at idle(slightly) and between 2k and 3k rpms. Fue...
by BlackStar
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?

I have the timing at the correct degree, how would I go about adjusting the fuel mixture? I thought(mine being a stock carb) the computer controls that via the solenoids. I do understand that the fuel adjustment screw at the base only controls the idle and 1/4 throttle fuel mixture.
by BlackStar
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: My 4ac is missing/sputtering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

My 4ac is missing/sputtering?

Not sure which word to exactly discribe it by. (6/9/13) After my last fail, I had my carb rebuilt and tuned, and ask the re-builders to set it up to have a better chance to pass smog. Unfortunately, I think they overly leaned out the carb. With the engine running, it sputters slightly, and the fuel ...
by BlackStar
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What did you do to your car today?
Replies: 397
Views: 72844

Re: What did you do to your car today?

broke the threads on my intake. :oops: I drove it yesterrday too!
by BlackStar
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: 4AC RWD intake mainfold
Replies: 0
Views: 396

4AC RWD intake mainfold

Yup, I need one. located in the IE of California.

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