the car dont have a YEAR? or Country? you do know that there are 5 engine types in EU, right>? including very odd distributors..... unlike in USA or canada.
A photo of the engine helps as does a photo of the vin tag on the fire wall just to left of battery .? this shows, all motor options... TYPE MOTOR? to me, i can decode it.
tell us what you want us to do, guess? (wildly) recommend tests? or? what? Got money to buy tools?. your here because you skipped past your mech. so say what
you need...?. I can advise on tests. and order of tests. and methods...
is this a TBI injected car or a CARB? 8v came with both types. i will guess, at TBI, see photo below, does that look like yours, IDENTIFICATION is #1 to me.
Originally Posted by ellsa1
right here goes i will try and explain this as best as pos ....
i have a suzuki vitara 1.6 8v auto jacked up 5" ect i decided to do the manual conversion it went fine, but in the process, the wax stat plug (coolant thermostat?) got broken and it ran crap,(sure would!) like well slow, i brought a second hand one? (a stat or what?) and drove 100% better for about a week max, then went sluggish and slow again ive done a service, changed fuel filter, leads, cap and rotor arm, i cleaned out egr valve, used fuel additive in the fue,l i done water pump as well as thermostat, ive got a ticking noise sounds like injector, but upon reading ,seems to be normal ive got no CELl light on (key on only no cel?) but runs like it's on limp mode or something im and when started from cold it don't rev as high, as it used to.
Im getting stressed out with it n considering burning it out, lol so any help would be appreciated
Sounds like rich misfire.
looking at the spark tips is free, white, tan, brown, black and wet with fuel?
anyone can do the spark readings. with just 1 tool.
are all those parts changed above new, or used.
ever do a compression test to see how healthy the motor really is??????
did you find this in a barn or was this a daily driver for 1 year, last year.
all engine diagnosis goes like this. (the order saves cash and labor)
1: engine good?
2: spark good, white /blue spark x4? and timed near 5d BTDC?
got a timing light or using dousing rods? (no judge, just asking....)
3: bad fueling
bad fueling comes in 2 flavors.
and too lean.
the spark plugs will help with that. (reading the tips, )
i have a misfire page with 33 listed fails and tests./
then a bogging page (fuel starvation and dry , not black spark tips)
and a flooding page.
follow the page the applies.
advice. (if mine)?
Fix the CEL lamp if it dont glow key on. that be #1 first
engine not reaching and holding 180F or more?
IRGUN (pyrogun is cheap)
rich , got high fuel pressure. 60PSI is good, 10 in bad, 30 is par.
or ECT is bad. 300 ohms when motor is hot.
leaking injector, key on (just look)
02 sensor bad or cracks in exh near it , rendering it useless...
TPS bad, (ECU trying hard to tell you but the CEL lamp burned out 5 years ago?)
lots more,.. 33 in fact.
here is our USA spec 1991 that is TBI system. no carbs here at all.