2003 Suzuki w/ bad engine... Any advice?
Yesterday I picked up a different 2003 Suzuki Carry from a facility maintenance company that will not start. It turns out that the motor has low compression, 47,65,84 psi. Does anyone have an idea where to source a used long block? Can you buy overhaul kits? I believe this is an aluminum block, does it use liners or nickasil plating? Is this thing a 1400lb paperweight?
The truck was used on a very dusty construction site before they acquired it. To the best knowledge it always had an air filter though. I suppose it is a cautionary tale when buying a vehicle that isn't running/running right to do a compression check if you can. You can fix fuel or spark problems...compression is different story.
Last edited by DYNOBOB; 02-08-2011 at 01:47 PM.
2003 Daihatsu Hijet 4x4 S210P. 3 speed auto, a/c, p/s, 31k miles, 23x8-12 Carlisle AllTrails, stock wheels, Afco 10"/250lb springs, 1" front/2" rear lift. Build thread. http://www.minitrucktalk.com/showthread.php?13749-Time-lapse-of-Hijet-upgrades