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Postby jlevo8 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:30 pm

What's up everyone? My name is James and I just picked up an '88 celica all trac blue. I came across it on craigslist from a guy in Quincy for $500, lucky me! The car is rough but no major dents and no rust**

List of things to be done:
2 front axles
4 wheel brake job
new clutch
4 tires
exhaust :cry:
fuel pump-done
right rear wheel bearing
mystery oil leak?(134,000 miles) any help or hints would be nice.
Thanks
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Postby 90TURBO4WD » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:55 pm

welcome :smokes:

where about is your leak coming from?what kind of fluid?etc.?? kinda hard to just guess at what your leaking.
nice buy pretty cheap just needs some TLC from the sound of it.
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:59 pm

get some pics up!
and welcome. 8)
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Postby jlevo8 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:22 am

The oil leak is coming from the timing cover side, is there any oil leaks that are frequent with the 3sgte motors?
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Postby Gary » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:49 pm

I think I have seen that car before parking on West St. and Copeland St.
It looks pretty clean from the outside.
Any way, congrats on the purchase.
Don't worry much about the oil leak.
You will find out where it is when you do the clutch. :shoots:
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Postby jlevo8 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:17 pm

Any leads to a good aftermarket clutch?
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Postby RIalltrac » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:19 am

leak would probably be the cam seals or the valve cover, prime spot for both of those leaks, but like Gary said, when you yank the motor for the clutch job you'll find it. As far as clutches are concerned, I have a spec st. 2 in my 90, I like it, I drive my car everyday with a good mix of city and highway driving. But the clutch would definately depend on what your doing with the car. You keeping it mostly stock?
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:32 am

:shoots: why do you rep your evo in your username and not your GT4? :cry:
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Postby jlevo8 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:14 pm

Thanks for the info guys, you are a big help! As for my user name I am a die hard Mitsu fan with the exception of love for other AWD cars. I also like Infiniti G20's :shrug:
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Postby gt4tified » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:36 pm

Welcome to alltrac.net man. Hope you enjoy ur stay!
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:55 am

jlevo8 wrote:Thanks for the info guys, you are a big help! As for my user name I am a die hard Mitsu fan with the exception of love for other AWD cars. I also like Infiniti G20's :shrug:


haha jp man.
its just that....well, yenno. this is a toyota forum. :D
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