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Re: my other daily driver

Postby 93trooperpooper » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:31 pm

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went from this

to this
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in about 3 hours. new pistons/rings/rods/mains/thrust bearings/ seals.
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby Ed Mc. » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:48 pm

It's Beautious! :headbang:
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby shaggydoink » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:32 am

93trooperpooper wrote:in about 3 hours. new pistons/rings/rods/mains/thrust bearings/ seals.


Seeing only three cylinders is messing with my mind! LOL!! Very impressive build, you clearly know your stuff! :thumbup:

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Re: my other daily driver

Postby 93trooperpooper » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:39 am

8) its alive! 8) cranked until oil pressure came up, then installed fuel pump fuse, and it fired up instantly!
that was yesterday.
today, put away tools and move stuff around in the shop so I can drive it out of the corner
go on a shakedown run, need to pick up more oil filters.
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby Enemigo » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:28 pm

shaggydoink wrote:
93trooperpooper wrote:in about 3 hours. new pistons/rings/rods/mains/thrust bearings/ seals.


Seeing only three cylinders is messing with my mind! LOL!! Very impressive build, you clearly know your stuff! :thumbup:

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Re: my other daily driver

Postby shaggydoink » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:43 pm

Wow, I remember the name but had no clue it was a 5 cylinder... wild!!
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby 93trooperpooper » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:48 pm

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shake down run wasn't to bad- drove out of the shop, let it idle a few minutes, topped up coolant.
died just as I went to leave, put it in reverse, and it just shut off....open hood, check fuel (yes) check spark (yes) wtf
unplug fuel injector, and it fires up...? plug inj back in, fires up, drive down road, stumbles and dies again....unplug injector, fires up. took it home, added more coolant, then had the wife follow me into town-did not skip a beat.
picked up another oil filter, drove home and put inside shop and did a hot oil change. oil change done, topped up washer fluid and kicked it outside. it is messy slushy snowy, I don't want that mess in my shop.

now to put tools away, and start on another rebuild.
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby 93trooperpooper » Fri May 01, 2020 8:59 pm

wow time for an update
so 2nd oil change at 500 km, typical dirty oil, but didnt use any.
then drove the car, not so much lately, but looked at the last mileage- holy crap just over 3000 km time to change the engine oil- not that diry, but not that clean...maybe used 1/4 liter of oil. not to shabby.
so, clean oil and filter, and change it at every 5000km.
backed the timing off- could hear slight detonation under load- didnt hear any today at wot under load
after about 15,000 km i consider it broken in, and might switch to synthetic engine oil.
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby Enemigo » Fri May 01, 2020 9:39 pm

That's one thing I love about new cars. My 2011 Grand Caravan had 240,000 miles when the transmission went out. I was doing 10,000 mile oil changes with no oil loss. I was doing 5k oil changes, but that was once a month. I got behind once and checked the oil at 7k and this is what it looked like. The oil in my Amigo wouldn't be that clean after 500 miles.

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Re: my other daily driver

Postby 93trooperpooper » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:44 pm

at least this rebuild is running good, no oil use, no smoke, etc....almost due for its 1000 km oil change. its taken forever to hit 1000 km
i used to put on almost 3,400 km a month
since jan i havent even put 1,500 km on the rebuilt engine
oil is still nice and clean.
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby Ed Mc. » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:04 pm

I ran Supertech synthetic in my '95 Swift commuter, and when I tore it down for the engine refresh, the innards had a light-golden coating. Absolutely clean as a whistle, no sludge in the oil pan, either. I'm using Mobil 1 in all my other rigs and they stay pretty clean, too.
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby nateintacoma » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:04 pm

Wait you are running stock prom?

Why not carb it for mad 3cyl intake chop and infinite adjustability? No mechanical distributor available? Programmable standalones are cheap for just ignition that isnt an issue. We used stock dizzy on carbed civic circa 2005.
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby 93trooperpooper » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:19 am

nateintacoma wrote:Wait you are running stock prom?

Why not carb it for mad 3cyl intake chop and infinite adjustability? No mechanical distributor available? Programmable standalones are cheap for just ignition that isnt an issue. We used stock dizzy on carbed civic circa 2005.


Why chop up good electronics and throttle body injection for a unreliable carb set up? :? I am currently getting 50 mpg, why go backwards?
And it's a Suzuki, not a Honda. I am not a Honda fan boy. Far from it.

I understand the crappy fuel systems on some of the troopers, and the upgrade to a Webber carb. But that is not needed on this Suzuki.
And if I want more power I will drive my other turbo Suzuki, or my twincam suzuki
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby 93trooperpooper » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:00 pm

car made a funny rattling noise and quit running on the way to work the other morning; wife and son brought me another car and dragged this one home, pulled the plugs later that night after work, and this was #2 cyl plug....
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i had a feeling this happened...
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and it did...
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destroyed the head....
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geez, hardly over a year and it snapped a valve, destroyed the head , some minor marks on the cyl wall.....
maybe i can ball-hone it out and throw a new piston ( or 3 ) in it and run it again....i have another good used head sitting on a shelf..... :roll:
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Re: my other daily driver

Postby Ed Mc. » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:16 pm

Man, that's some serious destruction!! :shock:
'90 3.4 Troop LS;
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