Filed Under (Suzuki) by admin on 16-06-2010
Manual locking hubs engage and disengage front wheels from axle shafts on 4WD vehicles. These hubs are are optional. When hubs are engaged in LOCK position, wheels and axle shafts rotate together. When hubs are disengaged or unlocked in FREE position, front wheels free-wheel on hub bearings. REMOVAL & INSTALLATION MANUAL LOCKING HUB Removal 1) Position locking hub in FREE position. Remove cover-to- body retaining bolts. Remove cover assembly and gasket. 2) Remove snap ring from drive axle. Remove body-to-hub retaining bolts. Remove body and gasket. See Fig. 1. CAUTION: Lubricate sliding surfaces with multipurpose grease, but DO NOT pack hub with grease.
Filed Under (Suzuki) by admin on 31-12-2010
Engine Options for the Samurai There are a number of possibilities for changing the engine in your Samurai, depending on where you live and what you want to accomplish. Suzuki Sidekick or Geo Tracker I (1989-1995) – The block from the 1.6 8-valve Sidekick or Tracker can be swapped in easily. This is by far the simplest upgrade, requiring modified engine mounts, transmission adapter plate, and provision (some sort of lift, or an adaptation from a G12 series engine) for the oil pan. Intake and Exhaust Manifold will fit, and finally the addition of an electronic fuel pump since the 1.6 head does not have lobes on it for the fuel pump. Petroworks can supply almost all necessary parts required for this task. Motors are a little harder to come by though. The next level to this swap would be the use of the Sidekick/Tracker Throttle Body intake system. This is a much more complex task and requires the complete under hood wiring harness, parts of the under dash harness, and computer from a donor car. Modification of the harness is required to install it into the Samurai. TR Also, the Speedometer cluster needs to be modified on the Samurai to add in a Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS). This is needed by the computer to adjust timing during operation. Suzuki Swift – This is a G13 series engine with a counterbalanced crankshaft, twin overhead cams and fuel injection. One of the easier swaps to make, requiring only some minor wiring changes and a hole in the Samurai’s firewall for the horizontally mounted distributor (this engine was originally designed for a transverse mounting). Suzuki Sidekick or Geo Tracker II (1993-1995) – The motor from these cars are 1.6 16v, multiport fuel-injected. These motors are usually found in 4 door cars and will say “16 Valve” On the valve cover, Timing Belt cover or injector manifold. This is a much more complicated swap and requires a lot of wiring to interface with the Samurai harness.
Filed Under (Suzuki) by admin on 31-12-2010
Monitoring of the duty cycle of the OEM injectors. • Ability to drive more than one injector. • The magnetic pickup will no longer be used for speed sensing. This will allow interfacing to any type of vehicle with an ignition coil. • Addition of Peak and Hold Circuitry to save power and offer better control of injector. Here the two wires (red and green) feed the controller with a frequency from the magnetic pickup in the distributor. This allows the controller to determine the engine speed. Installation Example: Suzuki Swift GTi This photo shows the injector controller mounted in a Suzuki Swift GTi. It is wrapped in foil to reflect heat from the engine bay. This injector setup ensures that fuel properly mixes with the air before it reaches the cylinders. The trigger for the injectors taken from the coil terminal to ensure the injector is fired on each induction stroke. The fuel for the fifth injector can be seen being taken off the fuel rail using a brass T-junction.
Filed Under (Suzuki) by admin on 18-10-2009
1993 ENGINE PERFORMANCE Suzuki of America Corp. On-Vehicle Adjustments Suzuki; Samurai, Sidekick, Swift
ENGINE MECHANICAL Before performing any on-vehicle adjustments to fuel or ignition system, ensure engine mechanical condition is okay.
VALVE CLEARANCE NOTE: Swift DOHC uses hydraulic lifters. No adjustments are required. Samurai & Sidekick 1) Remove valve cover. Rotate engine until zero degree (TDC) timing mark of timing belt cover is in line with timing mark on crankshaft pulley. See Fig. 1. 2) Ensure cylinder No. 1 is at TDC on compression stroke. Remove distributor cap. On Samurai and Sidekick (TBI), ensure rotor is pointed upward at distributor hold-down bolt and to No. 1 terminal of distributor cap. On Sidekick (MPI), ensure rotor is at about 1 o’clock position and pointed to No. 1 terminal of distributor cap. If rotor is not as described, rotate crankshaft 360 degrees
Filed Under (Suzuki) by admin on 26-05-2011
Much has been written about swapping Suzuki’s G16B 1.6 liter 16-valve engine into the Samurai. It is mechanically very simple (as engine swaps go) but the wiring can be a daunting challenge for many. To date it has been necessary for the DIY builder to perform extensive research, gather all the information they can find, try to make sense of it, and take their best shot (or pay someone that has already done it). There is no one “correct” way to make this engine swap. The variations are nearly endless. Much of it involves personal preference. What is presented here is a process that is known to be successful, along with some of the more familiar options. ALL WIRING SHOULD BE DONE WITH THE BATTERY REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE 1.1. It is HIGHLY RECCOMMENED that you purchase the appropriate Field Service Manual for your engine model year (either digital or print copy). Though there are only two sections that are relevant to a transplanted engine the information is absolutely invaluable. Much – but not all – of the required Information is also available in most aftermarket vehicle specific service manuals (Haynes, Chilton’s, etc.) The pertinent sections (6 & 8) of the 1996 Tracker FSM may be downloaded for free from Acksfaq.com (donations are appreciated). 1.2. 1992 through 1998 Suzuki/Geo (GM) vehicles with G16B (1.6 liter 16-valve) engines can be identified by the 8th digit in the Vehicle Identification Number. “0” for Suzuki badged vehicles, “6” for Geo’s (“U” indicates an 8-valve 1.6L). 1.3. The most common set-up, and arguably the simplest, mates a donor Tracker or Sidekick engine, with the Samurai 5- spd Manual Transmission. Donor engines with Automatic Transmissions (3 or 4 A/T) are easily rewired to work with the Samurai 5-spd M/T. Specific notations for installing the donor engine with a 3 A/T appear where necessary. The 4 A/T is significantly more complicated and is not included in these instructions. 1.4. It is preferred (but not required) that the ECM and engine be of the same model year. However, as long as the computer has all the necessary inputs and outputs it makes no difference what motor it is physically controlling. It should be noted that OBD1 vehicles (1995 & earlier) are much less complex than OBD2 vehicles (1996 & after). The earlier technology is far easier for the amateur auto electrician to manage. OBD2, being more modern, has nearly twice as many sensors & controls. Properly tuned, OBD2 engines will provide slightly more power, better fuel economy, and cleaner emissions. Replacement parts are also easier to find, but of course, are more expensive.