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02-02-2013 01:22 AM
gasjr4wd
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Originally Posted by goober View Post
Got a little '88 5 speed for a farm beater to take some of the work load off of the atv. Picked it up for $400 bucks so I can stand to spend a little on it and still come out ahead. It's been rolled over on the side so the body is boogered up, but since it'll be a farm beater for the remainder of its days that doesn't bother me at all, poor thing will probably never get out of 3rd gear again...


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Carburetor, I'm not getting squat out of the accelorator pump so the carburetor needs some love.

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I have read on here that if the mechanical fuel pump is bad it'll put gas in my oil...
Loose the factory carb (and computer) along with the pump. Go Weber carb and electric pump. Put a good filter on it (that filters smaller) and change oil. Run the snot out of the thing. They are really good little trucks.
12-15-2012 04:55 PM
Crytot I just put a Weber carb on my (until then) stock '86 Samurai two weekends ago. My old carb worked fine, but ran really rich until it warmed up. Once warmed up, it was perfect. It is sitting on the floor of my shop. I could very easily put it in a box for you for $40 and you pay the shipping.
12-14-2012 03:30 AM
Mikeww
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Easier than that to check. As I said, if there is oil leaking/dripping out of the pipe on the bottom of the pump, the pump needs replaced. Or if the engine oil has gas in it, it needs replaced.
IDK that I have ever heard of a samurai pump stop working mechanically....the diaphragm always ruptures, and that is why they need replaced.
I should have wrote see if it leaks gas into the engine side at the cam follower when you apply pressure to it. There are more ways than one that gas can get into an engine block, heck the PO may have poured a half a gallon down the carb trying to start it. I was just looking for a quick way for him to check it.

Mike
12-13-2012 07:33 AM
Skyhiranger
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OK I learned something new, sounds like a poor design but them's the breaks. Those fuel pumps are around $50 so if you want to test it for leaking could you not pull it loose from the block leave the lines hooked up pump it up manually and see what happens, might save a trip to town if nothing else.

Mike
Easier than that to check. As I said, if there is oil leaking/dripping out of the pipe on the bottom of the pump, the pump needs replaced. Or if the engine oil has gas in it, it needs replaced.
IDK that I have ever heard of a samurai pump stop working mechanically....the diaphragm always ruptures, and that is why they need replaced.
12-13-2012 05:18 AM
Mikeww OK I learned something new, sounds like a poor design but them's the breaks. Those fuel pumps are around $50 so if you want to test it for leaking could you not pull it loose from the block leave the lines hooked up pump it up manually and see what happens, might save a trip to town if nothing else.

Mike
12-11-2012 10:45 AM
VaderSS
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Originally Posted by Mikeww View Post
As for the fuel pump I've never seen one dump fuel Into the oil not saying it cant happen. I suppose the way to check it would be to pull it of and work it by hand to see if it leaks.

Mike
I've had it happen on a '73 Corolla.
12-11-2012 09:23 AM
Skyhiranger
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As for the fuel pump I've never seen one dump fuel Into the oil not saying it cant happen. I suppose the way to check it would be to pull it of and work it by hand to see if it leaks.

Mike
The fuel pump can definitely let gas leak into the engine block. There is a diaphragm in the fuel pump that seals the engine oil off from the gas, and vice versa. When the diaphragm ruptures, oil will generally start leaking out of the tube on the bottom of the fuel pump (when this happens, replace the fuel pump immediately and change the engine oil and filter).
The fuel pump will still function, when the diaphragm ruptures, so checking the pump to make sure it is working will not tell you if the diaphragm is good.
12-11-2012 09:18 AM
Skyhiranger
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anyhow, does anyone know what this "mount" is called? it's the part that bolts to the head and the distributor bolts to it. More importantly does anyone know where I can get one of these? I'll weld it as a last resort, but I'd rather just get another one. If someone has a junker laying around and would sell me this mount and the dizzy gear let me know please!
Distributor housing, is what it is called. You can probably find a used one off a samurai that someone is parting out. Post a "wanted" ad, on the various zuk forums.
12-09-2012 07:14 AM
Mikeww
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forgot to mention, I found one in the junk yard today... Minus the engine of course, bummer for me, but someone else might find it interesting. It is the "plus" model, don't really know what that means, but it has some pretty nifty front seats in it and a functional rear seat. More importantly though, it has a hard top with a fold back sunroof! Pretty cool, if I weren't using mine for a farm vehicle I'd have snatched it up! It's located in western north carolina if anyone is interested.
Where is that junkyard?

Mike
12-08-2012 07:56 PM
goober forgot to mention, I found one in the junk yard today... Minus the engine of course, bummer for me, but someone else might find it interesting. It is the "plus" model, don't really know what that means, but it has some pretty nifty front seats in it and a functional rear seat. More importantly though, it has a hard top with a fold back sunroof! Pretty cool, if I weren't using mine for a farm vehicle I'd have snatched it up! It's located in western north carolina if anyone is interested.
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