I have a 93 tercel with the 1.5 12 valve motor. I just bought the car yesterday with 106,000 miles on it. It ran perfect until i had driven about 100 miles and I started to hear a loud knocking in the motor. It does it all the time when I give it gas but when I let off it stops. The cars performance doesnt seem to be affected. I checked the oil and it is full. What could be causing this?
For the price a mechanic would charge to swap the engine, you could put a j-spec engine in there and pay the same installation. If your interested, give Back Yard Productions a holla and ask for Trevor, he'll take care of you. Any loud knocking is not good, rod, pistions..etc. Never good.
5efhe or 4e-fte ? I guess 5efhe would be less trouble... it all depends on what you where planning to do with your Tercel. And ignore people telling you it's just a Tercel, there just as ignorant as the ones who say it's just an old corolla from the 80's.
People who dont know shit about : weight ratio, balance, camber, torque, peek, air restriction and can only say if a car is cool by how much horsepower it's got.