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mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby mtheis » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:43 pm

The car: 1995 Toyota Tercel
Date of birth: January 1995

The first picture of her
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Down at Lake Travis
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My Tercel and Cavalier, side by side
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I change my oil filter from the top, bitches!
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Changing the timing belt
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Gotta get my SS fix while working on the car!
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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:48 pm

Awesome seats, those look really supportive? They definitely don't look like stock Tercel seats.


Props on a clean Tercel

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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby mtheis » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:50 pm

The seats are from a 1993 Toyota Paseo.
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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby Leedeth » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:54 pm

Ahh, the joy of finals!

2 door tercel > 4 door tercel

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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby padauk_dust » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:38 am

Nice, man! Clean car. How many miles are on it?
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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby Bawked » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:46 am

i hate how easy ur timing belt is to replace :evil: i have to drop my alternator just to get the upper cover off :(

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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby theholycow » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:42 am

Bawked wrote:i hate how easy ur timing belt is to replace :evil: i have to drop my alternator just to get the upper cover off :(
You think that's bad? How about having to remove engine mounts to replace the serpentine belt...now THAT is nasty! (1997 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1L V6)
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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby comingbackdown » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:06 pm

theholycow wrote:
Bawked wrote:i hate how easy ur timing belt is to replace :evil: i have to drop my alternator just to get the upper cover off :(
You think that's bad? How about having to remove engine mounts to replace the serpentine belt...now THAT is nasty! (1997 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1L V6)


You know what? f**k that right there. If somebody paid me, sure... But there's no way in hell I'd just do that shit...

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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby mtheis » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:29 am

padauk_dust wrote:How many miles are on it?

156k
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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby padauk_dust » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:28 am

Still a baby then! :)
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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby mtheis » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:45 am

It's been having minor issues since I hit 150k. Most recently I've gotten some slight engine pinging. In the past week I've replaced the spark plugs, wires, oxygen sensor (needed to be replaced anyway), and cleaned the EGR valve. Nothing I tried seemed to fix it. I might try cleaning the MAF sensor and replacing the fuel filter and thermostat whenever I have enough money.

I'll be checking for vacuum leaks and testing the fuel pump and injectors too.
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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby Bawked » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:21 am

theholycow wrote:
Bawked wrote:i hate how easy ur timing belt is to replace :evil: i have to drop my alternator just to get the upper cover off :(
You think that's bad? How about having to remove engine mounts to replace the serpentine belt...now THAT is nasty! (1997 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1L V6)


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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby carsncars » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:48 am

Nice. I have a soft spot for Tercels... my aunt has a red 2-door 1990 Tercel that she brought home on my first birthday (back when she used to live with us). :lol: She tells me I christened that car with my drool. Base model with a 2-speaker radio. Only one side mirror. No hubcaps. Anyways it's got about 250k kilometers on it (including multiple Vancouver-California trips) and still alive and kicking. She's kept the car through two Camrys and one Escape. And it averages 7L/100km.

...and I learned standard on it. :oops: Yup, soft spot for sure...

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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby AHTOXA » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:10 pm

Nice car, Matt!
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Re: mtheis's 1995 Toyota Tercel

Postby padauk_dust » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:23 pm

mtheis wrote:It's been having minor issues since I hit 150k. Most recently I've gotten some slight engine pinging. In the past week I've replaced the spark plugs, wires, oxygen sensor (needed to be replaced anyway), and cleaned the EGR valve. Nothing I tried seemed to fix it. I might try cleaning the MAF sensor and replacing the fuel filter and thermostat whenever I have enough money.

I'll be checking for vacuum leaks and testing the fuel pump and injectors too.



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