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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby phattyduck » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:26 pm

I used thread sealant only on my flywheel bolts. I can't remember what the factory service manual calls for, exactly.

If you do decide to replace the rear main, get the factory part there... I would probably replace it if I was near 200k miles and leave it at less than 150k. In between... I don't know.

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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby TDISyncro » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:44 am

Thanks Charlie...I just went with sealant on those bolts. Well its done...two weekends later its up and driving. I think I was just under 15 hours with clutch, reseal of the spark plug tubes, and a basic tune up/ clean grounds/ belt etc. I actually lowered the engine about 12 inches and left it in the bay and pulled the trans/ transfer case from there. It was rough laying on a cold floor but I'm used to wrenching on stuff this way. The clutch seems to be working fine but the throwout bearing that came in my AISIN CKT-015 kit was not the right one...I'm wondering if someone switched it out. The one in the kit did not fit over the sleeve inside the bellhousing. I got the correct throwout bearing from Oreillys (National Brand) for $66.00. I will try to contact the company I got it from and see if they can do anything.

Clutch seems to be working fine. The exhaust system came from Parts Geek today but I did not have time to install it. I'm curious. Every car friend I know says no way...they didn't make a camry Alltrac. Were all VW/ Audi heads so that doesnt mean much. Does anyone know production numbers on these things ? We are getting snow this week. I hope to get it smogged and see how it does !


Thanks. Any word on the production numbers would be appreciated
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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby smog7 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:17 am

Nice car collection! I love Lake Tahoe.

Any additional pics of your vw?
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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby smog7 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:20 am

phattyduck wrote:The correct dream car (well, daily driver) is the the ST205/Camry Alltrac hybrid:

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185/70-14 is the stock tire size. You can easily do a 195 for a bit more ground clearance. My white Alltrac has 205/60-14's (or is it 65?) on it, but I can't verify that is good with clearances as I haven't really driven that one (though the previous owner put many Sierra snow miles on those tires). There's not a ton of extra room in the wheel wells, but you should have room for a bit more tire at stock height.

Expect to get 20-26mpg in the mountains with a good-running Camry Alltrac (the regular FWD 5-speed is a 30mpg+ car...).

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Did Su at agp do the swap? Looks familiar.
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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby TDISyncro » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:32 am

Thanks, Here ya go. I've owned over 30 vws but really caught up in the vans right now.

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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby phattyduck » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:46 pm

smog7 wrote:Did Su at agp do the swap? Looks familiar.
Did everything but the intercooler and exhaust piping myself...

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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby New Guy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:56 am

Every time I see a red 'Trac I get a stiffy. I'm still completely weirded out that mine seems to be the only one ever to be both tagged and badged as a DLX, not a DX.

Every time I see Charlie's 'Trac I get a bigger stiffy. HHHHHNNNNNGGGGGGGG that car. Made me scrap my innocent hopes of a Redtop 'Trac (which means I'll probably buy his if he sells it...... Yeah, that's how Camry All-Tracs work) and I'm shooting for ~450whp with mine eventually. Hoping to pull the trigger on that this year.
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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby TDISyncro » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:24 pm

I'd like to thank everyone who helped in this thread. I drove it 45 miles back up to Tahoe this morning without issue. The thermostat started to stick open but I'll fix that today. I was able to get the cali plate YES AWD for it so my lady doesn't have to argue with the chain control guys about it being all wheel. Thanks for the help !

ps - If anyone has a set of factory hub caps that would have come on this car I'll buy them. Thanks
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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby phattyduck » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:10 pm

I've had a few 'conversations' with the chain control guys... And I've had highway patrol follow me, waiting for me to get stuck. Hehehe... Doesn't happen as long as you are smart about where you go.

Come to think of it, I've never put chains on one of my own cars. Yay AWD...

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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby TDISyncro » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:57 am

Just a heads up. The pick n pull in Carson city has two pretty clean camry all tracs at the moment. Also, are the pre 90 bumpers made of a different material ? The rear one on mine is very wavy. It looks to me like they changed to a different material in 91 that didn't get wavy with the heat....is that correct ?
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Re: Picked up a clean camry alltrac

Postby phattyduck » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:46 pm

TDISyncro wrote:Just a heads up. The pick n pull in Carson city has two pretty clean camry all tracs at the moment. Also, are the pre 90 bumpers made of a different material ? The rear one on mine is very wavy. It looks to me like they changed to a different material in 91 that didn't get wavy with the heat....is that correct ?
There is a material difference between US and Japan built cars (all the Alltracs are Japan built), there is a 3-piece vs. 1-piece (front and rear) difference and painted vs. unpainted. My experience is that they pretty much are all wavy to some extent. The least wavy is my '89 with painted bumpers, so that's the only conclusion I might be able to draw...

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