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Old 05-14-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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Just got our '84 Toyota Dolphin back from the shop where we had the cluch's hydraulics replaced. Talking to the mechanic, he tells methat there are a few things we can do to soup the litte girl up. Going uphill at highway speeds is trying. We usually end up in third gear with the engine screaming and hazard light on at 55 mph. That might have been OK back in '84 but it can be scary today.

He says that for about a grand we could get higher lifer cams, better injectors and a header. Or just bolt a turbocharger on for maybe less. He says that the turbo charger will even give better gas milage. Are there any downsides to any of this besides cost? We would like to take it out west, but just don't see ourselves trying I-70 west of Denver. ****, even I-75 between Knoxville and Chattnooga would look bad for the thing now.

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Just got our '84 Toyota Dolphin back from the shop where we had the cluch's hydraulics replaced. Talking to the mechanic, he tells methat there are a few things we can do to soup the litte girl up. Going uphill at highway speeds is trying. We usually end up in third gear with the engine screaming and hazard light on at 55 mph. That might have been OK back in '84 but it can be scary today.

He says that for about a grand we could get higher lifer cams, better injectors and a header. Or just bolt a turbocharger on for maybe less. He says that the turbo charger will even give better gas milage. Are there any downsides to any of this besides cost? We would like to take it out west, but just don't see ourselves trying I-70 west of Denver. ****, even I-75 between Knoxville and Chattnooga would look bad for the thing now.

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Old 05-15-2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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Have you tried going on line to Toyota, maybe they have a tech support that could give you the answers you are looking for. ---"007"
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I had a Toyota Corolla that lost power going up hills. After fuel filter and Bosh plug wires were replaced all was fine a couple months. Then it started losing power again . I found out that you must use Toyota wires and dist. cap. They were expensive but it ran great after I put in Toyota parts. It also would blow out Fram oil filters after 1 city block. The Toyota oil filters worked great.
I wouldn't spend a lot of money on aftermarket addons. Been there done that. That's a small engine and does pretty good all things considered. I'm amazed at how many of those rigs like yours are still out there running down the road.
Why don't you talk to some of the people who have rigs like yours and see what they say.
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