1987 Bogs Out - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
CaptainOdom is on a distinguished road
Default 1987 Bogs Out

So i bought a 1987 samurai the other day. Everything on it works fine but when i cruise holding the gas down for a while it will suddenly start to sputter and eventually die (even if i down shift i cant get it to recover) until i pull over and let it sit for a second and it will start back up. I drive down the road and it will do it again. Could this be due to the carb, vacuum leak or maybe the fuel pump?

Any help would be appreciated
CaptainOdom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New River Arizona
Posts: 173
Gallery: 0
Joe Z is on a distinguished road
Default

I had that happen to me on another carbeurated vehicle and it turned out to be the fuel filter..... when i pulled it out i was told to blow thru it and if i felt any restriction at all to change it. next could be the float stage is stuck or dirty orifice..... when you come to a stop tap the carbeurator with the back side of a screwdriver and see if it starts right back up without waiting.....
run a good heavy dose of lucas fuel conditioner thru it and see if that helps. that is one carbeurator i would not want to take apart.
Joe
Joe Z is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
CaptainOdom is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah i just talked to the previous owner (hes a mechanic) he said that it sounds like there is dirt somewhere in the carb. Ill try your suggestions and see how it works, thanks!
CaptainOdom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New River Arizona
Posts: 173
Gallery: 0
Joe Z is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome..... Let me know how it turns out.
Joe
Joe Z is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 11:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
CaptainOdom is on a distinguished road
Default got it

so i changed the fuel pump, fuel filter, and fixed this small hose leak but that didnt fix it so i was reading and someone said check the tank. we dropped the tank and emptied it and there was a ton of plastic shavings. Like someone drilled holes in a gas can then put that gas in samurai. It was clogging the suction so thats why i wasnt getting enough gas. works perfect now
Attached Thumbnails
1987 Bogs Out-2012-12-04_20-01-19_729.jpg  
CaptainOdom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New River Arizona
Posts: 173
Gallery: 0
Joe Z is on a distinguished road
Default

That is fantastic and a fairly inexpensive fix..... I will definitely keep that fix in the back of my head. Luckily it wasn't the carburetor.
The Zuk is back on the road...... Yeah!
Joe
Joe Z is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 03:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
CaptainOdom is on a distinguished road
Default im a happy camper

yeah in total it cost like 100 bucks cause i bought a new filter and pump ($60 for the pair), turns out i didnt need them but at least now i have an extra pump so cant go wrong there, and i paid my buddy 50 bucks to help me change out some tubes and drop the fuel tank and clean it. It pays off to have friends that know cars really well. I love samurais they are so easy to take apart and fix, no need for a mechanic!
CaptainOdom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New River Arizona
Posts: 173
Gallery: 0
Joe Z is on a distinguished road
Default

Really glad it turned out nice for you. I have a fairly new Dodge Ram Hemi 4x4 and it sits unless i have to pick up someone at the airport. I get the biggest enjoyment out of driving this little Zuk as it always puts a smile on my face. I had a jeep wrangler too and this zuk is still more fun being smaller and getting into tighter places out here in the Arizona Desert.
Joe
Joe Z is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
CaptainOdom is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah i just sold my scion tc to get this and i love it, im gonna get a lot of use out of it. Im in tucson arizona, i live right next to redington pass if you know where that is
CaptainOdom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New River Arizona
Posts: 173
Gallery: 0
Joe Z is on a distinguished road
Default

don't know where readington pass is, haven't been to Tucson since moving here..... I live in Anthem/New River north of Phoenix on I-17 and go out into the Bradshaws all the time. If you see i white zuk with a white top that's me..... be sure to say hi.
Joe
Joe Z is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.