there are many ways, but the easy way, remove O2. insert the vacuum gauge (car test gage with fuel pressure section, 0-15psi) into the BUNG hole on the Manifold
race motor see less than 2psi.
easy huh and use the 1 tool every mech has, a vacuum gage. ( automech type) http://www.harborfreight.com/fuel-pu...ter-93547.html
will not do EFI fuel pumps only carbs, and bad cats. $15 bucks all autostores sell this same gage. for nil.
common response, i cant get my 02 out, well gee, if the o2 is old and bad. why are you wondering misfire. its 100k mile service part ,get a new one and while putting it in , just before,check backpressure.
a target of opportunity if ever.
but we need to know when misfire happens and when not, fast slow, hills, hot and cold.
Carb was available after 89 - in Europe it was still available in 1991. Maybe even later.
Aaron, instead of continuing to throw parts at the car, first confirm if the car is timed properly (a compression test will show you) and confirm that the car is tuned up, spark plugs gapped to .028". And advise exactly how the car starts from cold, what cold idle is, how it drops down, if the car heats up properly, what the warm idle is, and how the car runs (bogging, acceleration, etc.) when it is warm. Also confirm that the check engine light is on with the key on and off once the car starts.
upto 1997 carbs, would wide. vitara's and like named bodys.
year code in vin is, 1989= K
engine code 1.3 is code 5 , not code 0 which is 1.6L
correct a 1.3L and carb. usa, and canada. just before the CAMI startup
they made these in Japan, See vin start with a J, that be japan made.
the vin number and the chassis tab show codes for what you have.
a G13 engine number too.
JS3 T D 2 1 C ? V 4 100001 ( the 2 is 1.8L)
2CN is prefix is CAMI made. (canada)
if in usa , you never said. but under the hood, open hood look up, see USA smog vacuum map on said map, is what you have, motor size and if carb or not. EPA sticker that be.
bex , launch EPC,. and click USA then, sidekick 1.3, bingo.
bex open your EPC 1.3L sidekick, and click motor, behold. its got a carb and a cat. in the usa, and in canada no 1.3L unless its a USA car which were sold there too.
but if a JDM sold in canada , not , but he ever said.
he said he had one, i believe him. no?
he never stated the country. not yet or the car in that country its market code
market code dictates options, not me..
in usa cats are 1975 forward. and all 1981 have 3 way cats. I know you said before your 91 is missing... so that dont count.
in canada that is very mercky.( with black market cars there)
but the 89s in canada has no 1.3L and does have a 1.6L cat. in 89
worse yet, he has to work for a living. poor guy... no time to bs.
Hmmm....interesting. When I went to replace my exhaust here in Europe I was asked if I had EFI or carb. Two different exhausts available - cat or resonator for carb model. About $700 difference in cost, as well. You can imagine when choice I made! So, in Europe at least, they were still offering 'cat-less' exhausts for these cars through 1991...????
Aaron, if you're still around, you should check your spark plug tips to see if they are wet (car flooding). Advise more about how your car is idling (cold and warm) etc. You need to give more info, while retired pukes BS at your expense!
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