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by Nick94tt
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB Power Steering Rack
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: WTB Power Steering Rack

No worries. ^_^ It's not black magic, but a bit of a lost art. The reason I mentioned the hydraulic guys is that theyll usually have the spray welding gear and lathe on hand to fix worn down shafts (or grab a different size of seals...) At some point somebody will give up and track down a cheap repl...
by Nick94tt
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Noise when turning
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Noise when turning

Solid call. Always seemed like even the coatings could do similar if folks didnt pay attention. I only even know this thanks to a friend that ran a national brake shop franchise for years. That said, good lord they broke out the OA torch for pretty much any excuse possible.... "It can't be tigh...
by Nick94tt
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB Power Steering Rack
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: WTB Power Steering Rack

Just rechecked rockauto, best you can do there us pay up front and schedule a rebuild through Cardone. I'd count and make a note of the threads showing on the tie rod ends, remove it, and find a local shop to rebuild it. If you can't find an automotive shop try asking around a hydraulic machine shop...
by Nick94tt
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Noise when turning
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Noise when turning

Could be damaged/missing clips and hardware forcing the pad into misalignment (or a really badly punched pad backing plate - relatively rare, but it does happen)... I agree on and am glad you checked the bearings. Something to keep an eye on is caliper wear. When the boots and seals start cracking, ...
by Nick94tt
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Exhaust has white smoke coming out and I dont know why...
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Exhaust has white smoke coming out and I dont know why...

If it doesn't burn off early while warming up and stay clean after, probably coolant. Synthetic oil burns a bit hazy at times, but coolant smells sickly sweet. Check the oil cap and dipstick, look for chocolate milk. With the car cold pull the radiator cap and look for the same. Youd see similar in ...
by Nick94tt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Garage Star vs T3 Baby Daddy brake kits
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Garage Star vs T3 Baby Daddy brake kits

Different chassis, but I've got nothing but positives about Hawk HP Streets on my supra. Bit more aggressive on the rotor wear, but a ton of bite. Cant imagine you would need more than a decent stockish pad considering the capacity upgrade but they're a nice step between stock and full on race pads ...
by Nick94tt
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Strange oil leak from where? Pic inside
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Strange oil leak from where? Pic inside

Really doesn't take much to leave a film or residue though. Oil will try and coke at times before burning off

If it is a valve stem seal and you're on the east coast ( :lol: ), I've got the tool for the valve spring retainers.
by Nick94tt
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Dancing headlight issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Dancing headlight issue

Sounds quite a bit like a broken trace somewhere on a circuit board/switch. Having taken mine apart and refreshed it, there are a lot of bits under tension to crack and vibrate. Odds are it'll eventually just stop switching. Wiring diagram in the service manual.may help trace the leads. Could very w...
by Nick94tt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 28
Views: 4190

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

oldeskewltoy wrote:What can I say... I like to show my work....... :mrgreen:


Show away. The details, measurements, and info on obscure motors only help.

Besides, some teenager might find one in a back yard somewhere 20 years from now. Power of them internets. :D
by Nick94tt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Strange oil leak from where? Pic inside
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Strange oil leak from where? Pic inside

Also, before I rebuilt my distributor on the 4a I had the usual leak. Only caught the scent of oil after high rpm/load to a quick stop. Otherwise the airflow was likely enough to miss it. That and synthetic not burning as pungent... Acted a bit like worn valve stem seals.
by Nick94tt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Strange oil leak from where? Pic inside
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Strange oil leak from where? Pic inside

Looks almost like blow by getting past the seal on the EGR bolt, spraying the side of the head. Really unique area given the exhaust heat shield and where everything is. Simple to check the other side of the heat shield to see if there's burnt oil residue. How long did it take to show up? (Worth deg...
by Nick94tt
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: INSANELY PRICED AE86 PARTS!
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: INSANELY PRICED AE86 PARTS!

Every commodity ever. Buy out the market, jack up the price. Happens almost everywhere there's any form of "tax", be it supra, drift, 240, Porsche, viper, etc and an element of finite low supply. Saw it happening with front ends and tail lights here in the past few years, but at the lower ...
by Nick94tt
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 28
Views: 4190

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

Really cool look into a platform I didnt know much of anything about.

Thanks a ton for documenting your journey with it. Makes for interesting reading. Always cool to see some of the early stages of engineering and how things branch out from there.
by Nick94tt
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Work Equip 03 + T3 baby daddy brake kit
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Work Equip 03 + T3 baby daddy brake kit

idreamofdrifting wrote:what engine do you have that would justify you running a bbk?


A worn out low compression stock one?
by Nick94tt
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks

Joints are generally a parts catalogue away - just not the kind that are readily accessible or easy to read, Bump steer is pretty much just a semi-compicated math problem. Once you're to the point where you're capable of fabbing new mounts it's just a suspension calculator away from figuring things ...
by Nick94tt
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks

Honestly forgot how tiny our racks are end to end. About 21.75" to the pivot points. Even na/NB miatas are 24". :lol: A Mustang II rack may be an option, but it would have to be shortened - and the rod ends figured out bin diving with calipers and tapes. They're also generally cheap and pl...
by Nick94tt
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks

I'd honestly just call.around some local shops and make sure they're well reviewed. Might luck out. It's that or junkyards/copart... Quietly wondering about racks from other makes and models. Pretty straightforward if you know the lengths, threads, and spline requirements. Be nice if some form of ma...
by Nick94tt
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks

I was trying to go that route, but when you add any rack on rock auto, it either auto-discontinues it for you or if you manage to get it into your cart, it'll throw up a "this item is not currently available" when you try to go to payment. Pretty much the same for any rack (mr2 or ae86) o...
by Nick94tt
Wed May 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Crank no start after warmed up
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Crank no start after warmed up

I had a similar issue, but it was random. Turned out to be a loosely twisted 12v ignition supply feed in the main loom on the firewall the previous ....ing idiot had cut, rubbed together, then tucked back into the loom. Was a real sight to see. :lol:
by Nick94tt
Wed May 29, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks

ApexTaq wrote:Guess it's next to impossible to find even power steering racks from ACDelco and the like now.


https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/toy ... inion,7388

ACDelco ps rack, $127...
by Nick94tt
Sun May 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Front suspension question
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Re: Front suspension question

California tries to but they do it differently. In CA your headlight must be XX inches from ground level. I think that number is 21 inches but dont quote me on it. Was similar in Detroit, NY, and here in MD as well. They flat out ignore the crazy lifted trucks, despite having light and bumper minim...
by Nick94tt
Sat May 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Front suspension question
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Re: Front suspension question

UNLIMITED 86 wrote:This actually law exists? This is worse than California, which I didn't believe was possible


Quiet, they'll hear you. :lol:

I've honestly wondered when they'd just cut and paste part of the codes.
by Nick94tt
Wed May 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: AE110 steering rack
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Re: AE110 steering rack

Rack can actually be fine if with other issues in the suspension. My 2c. Agreed. Testing for bad ball joints, wheel bearings, and tie rods involves a jack, a stand, and some wiggling. -Never get underneath without using jackstands... - If it's a power steering rack and it isnt leaking/boots aren't ...
by Nick94tt
Wed May 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Front suspension question
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Re: Front suspension question

Looks like it is a corner test, though this is still all second hand... http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=181752 "Are coilovers/lowering springs legal? That depends. Any time you have suspension work done to your car, you will have to get recon. You will need to have an alignment ...
by Nick94tt
Wed May 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Smog exemption???
Replies: 13
Views: 1943

Re: Smog exemption???

If a cop here wants to they can give a loudness ticket to a Tesla owner and that person has to go to the Ref and court. Hopefully there are no cops out there THAT stupid, but it's the way this thing can go down. I've got a buddy that recieved a ticket because his view was "obstructed" by ...
by Nick94tt
Wed May 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Front suspension question
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Re: Front suspension question

Do they apply the weight at the corner or the center of the bumper? If it's the corner removing the sway bar might help. Easy to disconnect at home and test. Definitely hold back on the canyon carving before you experience the ultimate in steering vagueness beyond disconnecting the steering wheel th...
by Nick94tt
Wed May 08, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Smog exemption???
Replies: 13
Views: 1943

Re: Smog exemption???

I knew CA was on the ridiculous end of things, (never mind the new exhaust fines) but wow. For comparison's sake - out here in Maryland you'll occasionally get a fix-it ticket for an exhaust. Change it, have a state trooper sign off... Emissions are every 4yrs (I think, Supra is tagged historic). Wh...
by Nick94tt
Sun May 05, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: 4age 16/20v alternator
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: WTB: 4age 16/20v alternator

CarQuest 14683A at autozone. 70amp from an AW11 MR2, lifetime warranty. $105 with a $24 core. Can almost always find 20-40% off coupons on the internet. I think I got mine under $70 total. I'd go that way since even "new" replacement parts are a shot in the dark these days. Stash a copy of...
by Nick94tt
Wed May 01, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: my gf just picked up a COROLLA FX
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: my gf just picked up a COROLLA FX

Fun ride.

Doesn't look like there's much rust at all. 8-)
by Nick94tt
Wed May 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Rebuilding/remanufacturing racks

Generally just new boots and tie rods, but if the actual surfaces are gouged because of debris ingress, rebuilding is about the only way to actually fix it - filling low spots and voids with weld and machining the rods back to new specs (or whatever size the shop has on hand) Most often folks just t...

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