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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:12 am

Very happy with the results of my repair!
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1992 Toyota Celica AllTrac
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1976 Hercules W2000, oil injected
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:19 am

Maybe after some paint you'd never know there was a chunk missing. .
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby Mr Alltrac » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:47 am

Damn good job! A little paint and no one will ever notice.
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby underscore » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:03 pm

Nice work on that cup holder!
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:05 am

:D Thanks guys! Finished and installed today. Now to just find a pocket thingy to fill the void.
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1976 Hercules W2000, oil injected
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:43 am

Things I've done lately, repaired my curbed wheels and completed my AC installation! :D Really excited about the AC, it's been a long time since I've had it.

Last month I made a dumb mistake by not paying attention to how much my car was turning while merging onto the interstate, I was looking for others merging from the opposite direction and sure enough I cleaned the curb with both my wheels. Here's a before of the front wheel, it was the worst:
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With a little patience and elbow grease I was able to smooth it out. I found a really close match paint that I blended the best I could. Here's the result, definitely better than the curbed wheel :)
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I have been collecting parts to a complete this AC install for some time now, most of the hard to find parts I picked up from Andy in Ohio and the rest I ordered online from RockAuto (awesome place to order from!).

Here are all the lines/hoses and mounts.
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Condenser fan and mounting hardware I got from a Pull-A-Part for $20
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The compressor I got from RockAuto, probably the best deal I've ever had in buying replacement parts, I got this compressor for $230 with a 5% discount. Notice that this is not a reman (at least doesn't appear to be) and has a Denso and Toyota sticker on it. A reman from Advance would have cost me $350 or even worse, a replacement from Toyota would have cost over a $1000!
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Just a small percentage of parts to be removed in order to install the new condenser.
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Not a lot of room to work with here. . . after a few four letter words were yelled I eventually and reluctantly removed the radiator to make room for the condenser.
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And more parts to remove. . .
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Had to disassemble the evaporator assembly to gain access to the expansion valve.
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Crash course in HVAC. I had no idea what I was doing when I rented this but I figured it out and am now self taught 8)
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I must say that this whole experience has been a royal pain in the a** but the end result has made it worth it! I now have a functioning AC system that is leak free and blows COLD air (something I haven't had in years!). Very happy now that it is over! Just one more thing the previous owner should be kicked for LOL
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby CSAlltrac » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:17 pm

Nice job dude. AC would be nice, I'm a little sad I removed all my stuff. Collecting all the parts to re-install is something I will probably never do. Lots of tiny details, so hats off to you.
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:25 pm

Looks good. Looks like it is all coming together.
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:22 pm

Thanks guys! It's been a PITA at times but is all worth the effort especially when I'm stopped by someone and complimented on the looks of the car, that's gratifying!
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby 88gt4DE » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:20 am

That car has come a long way ... Nice work 8)
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:20 am

Thanks! The next projects on the list are to repair/replace the passenger fender if I find a good paint match, if that happens I can then have the carbon CS style hood painted too. I would also like to get the leather seats either reupholstered or find good used seat covers from someone here on the forum, this will be a waiting game I guess since it seems everyone's seats are in similar condition to mine. Upholstery may be the way to go but is expensive!
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby 88gt4DE » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:47 pm

Next on my list too ... I found reasonable supra seat covers but I'm sure they won't fit right and I'll have to get my Upholstry guy involved to straighten them out. Waiting for a garage then they are getting donw. Sun can eat the old ones for now ;)
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:47 am

The most dreaded failure happened to me last week and that was my clutch going out for good. I was very confused as to what it could be since I had already repaired/replaced all the hydraulics the last time this happened (I did double check this, not ruling it out and confirmed it was functioning properly). I never once suspected the clutch was the issue since I have receipts and service records from the previous owner showing it was replaced.

A few days later after I borrowed my dads inspection scope, I looked inside the bell housing through the fork hole. Prior to doing this the only thing I could imagine was the cause of all this was possibly a damaged throwout bearing :shrug: since the previous owner/mechanic used the supplied bearing with the Exedy kit (this seems to be no no here) so I had convinced myself that was the problem but once I saw the bearing was there and intact I had a major WTF moment. . .

The only thing I saw was dust and convinced myself that the disc had failed. .

Over the entire weekend, up until yesterday morning I worked diligently to remove the engine/transmission from the car and also separate the transmission (which was a PITA!! !), I used the "Missile Silo Method" by myself and it worked much more efficiently than my friend and I moving the damn thing around all over the place for over an hour without any luck.

So after I got it apart I found this:
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This was surprising to me since there were only ~11,000 miles on this clutch!

I have an Exedy stage 2 on the way and will be ordering preventative maintenance stuff like cam/crank seals, water pump, timing belt and tensioner bearing.

Oh yeah, gotta order the damn power steering control valve too since I neglected removing it and of course broke both vacuum nipples off the stupid thing! So for anyone doing a removal/install of the engine, take everyone's word and remove the valve because no matter how careful you think you are shit happens, that's what toilet paper is for :D

In this thread I see that someone else also had a Exedy stage 1 failure, I wonder if the metal piece that broke off of mine did the same with his but caused more damage? ?
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby CSAlltrac » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:41 pm

I would contact Exedy and see if you can get a warranty replacement. Even if you dont use it you will have some parts to sell. On your crank seals, from my experience use the "if its not broken dont fix it" mentality. I wouldn't mess with it if it is not leaking. I did that once and could never get it sealed like factory again.
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:22 pm

Ha ha, I'm glad you mention that because I was considering the same thing. I believe that most if not all the oil leaking is coming from the cam seals and just like you I attempted to replace the crank seal on my previous celica and I believe I made it worse.
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