What parts have you found that are readily available for these trucks from local parts houses? Air cleaner elements, spark plugs, oil filters, brake pads or shoes, etc.
For instance, I have been told that a Wix 42143 Air filter will work in a Suzuki. I have tried this one and found that it does not seal in the bottom of the housing. The bottom of the filter housing has some ribs that gusset the sides of the housing to the bottom for reinforcement. The 42143 is larger in diameter than the original filter, so it interferes with these ribs and stands off the bottom face of the housing by about 1/8". This allows dirty air to bypass the filter, directly into the carb.
I am trying a couple of different filters to find one that works.
Alot of parts on these trucks can be interchanged, it just takes some work to cross them over. Lets share the info we have found.
do any Metro parts fit? it's a 1.0 3 cyl i'm looking for a smaller motor for one of my metros.
Oil filter for carry is a wix 51344
There is a clutch shop http://www.clutchmasters.com/shop/ that rebuilt a Suzuki Carry pressure plate and clutch disc for $150.00. They are in California, but you can give them a call and probably UPS the parts back and forth.
Last edited by jimstractors; 06-04-2007 at 07:34 AM.
Careful. Almost none of the cross-referenced air filters will work properly in these little trucks. They will look like they fit okay, but in fact will allow dirt by since they are slightly different. In a pinch, with the square variety, you can use the cross-reference but you had better seal around the perimeter of the filter / box interface with aluminum HVAC adhesive tape or similar. These trucks cannot take any dust or dirt in their intakes without causing major damage. For the Suzuki round elements there is a fellow who offers a conversion kit for a common American filter. He has to know if you have the long or short version and mandates you ship it to him for the first truck, at a minimum.
This cross-reference list has been circulated for some time and has caused some grief (like the cheap lift kits do).
Hmmm...Good feedback. This brings up a point which is off topic but I gotta say it anyways.. One of the thing that I've noticed as I've trawled the web looking for information on Kei trucks is that there is a LOT of "borrowed" information out there. You'll see the exact same picture of a truck on a number of websites. Or the EXACT same verbage to, for instance, describe the differences between the truck brands ("it's like Chevy vs. Ford") cut and pasted...complete with the typos. Yesterday I found a website that had posted the "history of Kei Class trucks" (which I originally found here) seemingly as their own. This DOES make me want to ignore some of these guys and pay attention to the dealers that have a more professional web presentation. Not that a web site is the be all and end all....I don't want to imply that at all.... but when I see a lot of pictures and text that I know aren't original, it makes me questions their experience and/or intent. For instance (to drag this back on topic), in this case a more useful chart would be something that was prefaced with "Here are the part interchanges that we have personally found to work for the following vehicles". PHEW! End of rant.
Last edited by Acerguy; 07-26-2007 at 07:14 AM. Reason: spelling!
John Deere 4100
Ditto on the whole mis-info thing.
There are also better plugs than this chart shows. I will see if I can get those numbers up at some point.
I believe the filter shown in many of these interchange lists for the Sambar is inaccurate. When I got my truck, it had the Wix 51358 filter on it, but I did some digging on Wix's European-market application guide online (they don't have an Asian-market guide available) and found a 500-something cc Sambar uses the same filter as most Subaru EJ-series engines. Have the parts guy look up an '03 Forester 2.5L.
The Forester-style filter is larger in diameter than the 51358, so removal of the brace under the engine is necessary to change it. Once the brace is replaced (two bolts), it does not interfere with the filter.
Last edited by Colin; 07-26-2007 at 08:15 AM.
• 1990 Subaru Sambar - sold
• 1989 Merkur Scorpio - heavily modified
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here the actual tuneup parts I used on my 92 carry hope it helps
Air Filter Fram CA568
Fuel Filter WIX 33470
Oil Filter NAPA 1360 / WIX 51360
Spark Plug NGK DCPR7E / NGK 3932
Your numbers are good used all those here.
is there a cross reference number for the rotor and points on a Suzuki F5A?