Hey guys/gals. first post, been lurking here decided to just join...
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...
anyhow, on to my issues. I'm a very good mechanic so don't worry about getting techy with me, I can handle it
just never touched a suzuki before... I will be getting a book as soon as I can, just hoping to get some answers here so I can possibly make the little booger fire tomorrow.
the timing is way off, I see some orange rtv around the distributor shaft so someone has had that off. This thing has a 2 piece distributor shaft, one coming off of the cam, then the distributor mounts to that at a 90 degree angle. Is there any way someone could have gotten either of those turned wrong so it's firing on the wrong cylinder? I know some cars have keyed shafts so they can't get put in wrong, just not sure about this one. If this isn't the case, I would imagine that they have replaced the timing belt and gotten it wrong
Carburetor, I'm not getting squat out of the accelorator pump so the carburetor needs some love. Would I be better off just throwing the old one away and getting a weber? I put a weber on a little mitsubishi mighty max last year and it really made it scream but I was using waaayyy too much fuel. I'm not looking for more power or speed here, but rather something to run around the farm and not drink a ton of gas. So, to those with experience, should I just rebuild what I have (assuming it's rebuildable) or go on and order the weber? again, I'm looking for economy not power.
I have read on here that if the mechanical fuel pump is bad it'll put gas in my oil... There is certainly some gas in my oil. When I removed the fuel line from the carburetor it really shot a big squirt of fuel while turning the engine over, so it seems to be functioning. In your opinion do you think the pump is bad or that there is just that much fuel in the oil from the previous owner trying to start it over and over with the bad timing not letting it fire... Second part, replace with OEM or put a cheap electric on?
because of the bad accelerator pump and gas in the oil I'm not expecting it to run, nor would I allow it to until the oil is changed, I just want to hear it run for a few seconds on ether or carb cleaner so I will have the motivation to continue. The old fella I got it from will gladly take the car back should I deem it not worth repairing so I'm not worried about being ripped off on it.
Thanks in advance folks, I hope this is in the right forum, this is a pretty large forum here. Any other advice would be appreciated as I'm new to these little trucks/engines.