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by davew7
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 16v fwd to rwd
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: 4AGE 16v fwd to rwd

Another issue is the RH motor mount bracket. The FWD block will probably already be taped for the engine mount bracket, but the FWD alternator mounting bracket will interfer with a stock AE86 RH mounting bracket. You will need a RWD alternator mounting bracket or fab/mod your own engine mount or mod...
by davew7
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Help, car pinging
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Help, car pinging

The big port is not a torque motor, it needs to rev. Simple solution is a down shift. With that said, it could be bad gas. I would try switching to a different brand of gas, or go to a medium grade first to see if there is any improvement. It is hard to believe that a stock motor has problem with de...
by davew7
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Help with EGR delete
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Help with EGR delete

The water lines to the waxstat should not prevent the engine from idling. In fact it should cause it to idle at a HIGHER RPM. I'm thinking your issue an injector problem. It sound like you are only running on the cold start injector. Verify that you are getting a signal to the injectors. Use a noid ...
by davew7
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Help with EGR delete
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Help with EGR delete

Neither sensor will leak coolant with a broken plastic nipple. The sensor body that screw into the engine is solid brass. DaveW7
by davew7
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AG 20V Charcoal Canister eliminated
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: 4AG 20V Charcoal Canister eliminated

CloudStrife
"Couldn't you just get an inline fuel filter from a bike"

That is actually what I used, Just attached a hose from the tank vent with a loop in it. While you are at the bike shop pick up a roll-over inline check valve. Both are low buck items.
Dave W
by davew7
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AG 20V Charcoal Canister eliminated
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: 4AG 20V Charcoal Canister eliminated

You are going to have to vent the tank, either thru the gas cap or a breather. Air has to displace the fuel being pumped to the engine. You can probably use the current line already in the car and just run it to your air cleaner. Dave W
by davew7
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Car won’t idle
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Car won’t idle

There are two adjustments for the idle. First there is a black plastic cap on the TB to adjust air and the 2nd is the set screw on the TB shaft, to adjust the butterfly opening. [needs a 3mm allen wrench to adj]
Dave W7
by davew7
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age with 272 cams and carbs
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: 4age with 272 cams and carbs

The easiest way to tell if the mixer is rich at 3000 rpm. Does it run better when it is cold, Vs up to temp. If so, then you have a rich mixer. Dave w7
by davew7
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Small port 4age with big port cams - Timing & Injector questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1032

Re: Small port 4age with big port cams - Timing & Injector questions

Another vote for jondee86's
[Outer ring on the OEM crankshaft pulley has moved.]
Dave W
by davew7
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear brake caliper won't release....rearend upsizing lead to this? (Sorry long)
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Rear brake caliper won't release....rearend upsizing lead to this? (Sorry long)

After your first test drive, do not be surprised if you need to get a brake bias valve, [pressure relief] to limit rear braking with the large size disc in the back. Dave W7.
by davew7
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear brake caliper won't release....rearend upsizing lead to this? (Sorry long)
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Rear brake caliper won't release....rearend upsizing lead to this? (Sorry long)

I would also go back and take another look at the E-brake cable release on the caliper. Make sure that it's not jammed or rusted. Dave W
by davew7
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear brake caliper won't release....rearend upsizing lead to this? (Sorry long)
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Rear brake caliper won't release....rearend upsizing lead to this? (Sorry long)

If you opened the bleeder valve and the brake is still locked, I would bet that it has to be something with the caliper. If the caliper is really worn the piston can jam inside the cylinder. Also check ALL the surfaces that the brake pads slide on. I assume that when you cracked the bleeder that flu...
by davew7
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear brake caliper won't release....rearend upsizing lead to this? (Sorry long)
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Rear brake caliper won't release....rearend upsizing lead to this? (Sorry long)

You may not have enough free travel in the master cylinder push rod, to release the pressure to the rear axle. [ you have to uncover a bleed port in the M/C.] Do you have a return spring on the brake pedal? You also need 1mm of free play at the master clyinder push rod before it engages. It's also p...
by davew7
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Clutch pedal out but car wont move
Replies: 19
Views: 1280

Re: Clutch pedal out but car wont move

Verify that the clutch plate disc is installed with the correct face against the flywheel. If installed 180 [flipped] the plate will not contact the flywheel. Dave W
by davew7
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Redoing Wiring - Advise and Tips Welcome!!
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Redoing Wiring - Advise and Tips Welcome!!

Unless you have major issues with the current harness, I would not go down this rat hole. I spent almost 6 months making a "SIMPLE" harness, eliminating the all the RH to LH conversion wiring, and grounding relays. I would just repair [or replace] any single bad wire(s). You could possibly...
by davew7
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: excessive oil pressure on fresh engine rebuild
Replies: 17
Views: 1001

Re: excessive oil pressure on fresh engine rebuild

Are you using aftermarket head bolts? They sometimes restrict the oil flow to the clylinder head. The kits typically have one bolt with a reduce shank and under head radius for the oil port location. Dave W
by davew7
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

For the setting up, ride height you need locate the car on four level pads. Your typical garage floor can easily be off by a 1/4" [cross-car] plus the floor will slope towards the doors. You need four pads, with the appropriate pad shims leveled to within a 1/16" or better. Mark the floor ...
by davew7
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: DIST. FUNCTION
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: DIST. FUNCTION

I would just replace the seal on the known good distributor. Dave W7
by davew7
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: lifter notch and shim replacement tool
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: lifter notch and shim replacement tool

I have to agree with Jondee86 when it comes to holding down the lifter buckets. It is a PITA to hold down the edge of the bucket the tool. If you have more then a couple shims to adjust, it is much easier to lift the cam. If you do not have to adjust the front valves you can actually leave the belt ...
by davew7
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: valve buckets loose
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: valve buckets loose

There is another possible cause. Check to see if the cam has shifted f/A and is centered over the buckets Vs offset, which would cause the bucket to slide up/dwn Vs rotating. There could be enough tolerance is the cam lobe core to affect just a few buckets. Dave W7
by davew7
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: valve buckets loose
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: valve buckets loose

You be $crewed! If you had a rare engine, a machine shop could actually sleeve the bucket bores. Time to look for another used head in better condition. You need to find what caused the problem. I would do a close inspection, of the current valves, springs, keepers, relative to cam spec's, before sw...
by davew7
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 2 wires on plug under ignition coil
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: 2 wires on plug under ignition coil

It's a 99% chance that if the AE86 wire is white with a black trace color it is a ground wire. Dave W
by davew7
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE not responding well to full throttle
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: 4A-GE not responding well to full throttle

Just pull a spark plug! It will tell you the mixture, timing, and if you have detonation. If it checks out good, then I would look at the TPS. Dave W
by davew7
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE not responding well to full throttle
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: 4A-GE not responding well to full throttle

Check your fuel pressure. min is 40 psi. How old is the fuel filter? Check flow out of filter. Dave W7
by davew7
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Have to crank a long time for engine to start when cold.
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Have to crank a long time for engine to start when cold.

There is a cold start temperature sensor on the coolant neck that could be a problem. Verify that the cold start injector is getting an electrical signal. Dave W
by davew7
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap
Replies: 32
Views: 4098

Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

As old as these 4AGE engines are, you would be lucky to get a good short block from a pick and pull. I would look at getting the crank turned [probably $90] that way you know you have a good bottom end. Do not but bearings until to get the crank back from the machine shop. Dave W
by davew7
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Horn don't work help?
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Horn don't work help?

My schematic shows power from the 10A haz/horn fuse [White wire] to the horn. From the horn to the steering column [Green W/red trace] to button. The typical [White w/ black trace] to ground. Dave w
by davew7
Wed May 31, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Horn don't work help?
Replies: 6
Views: 757

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 alligat...
by davew7
Mon May 29, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Horn don't work help?
Replies: 6
Views: 757

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 davew7
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Does TVIS affect idle?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Does TVIS affect idle?

I have been running for several years without the TVIS system, and have not had any issues. If the engine is in good shape, you should be able to adjust the throttle stop and air bleed, once it's up to temp. I'm idling just around 1,000 RPM, with a lite Wt flywheel and crank pulley. Before installin...

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