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Daihatsu no start

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by Keat, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Keat

    Keat New Member

    Right?! Makes no sense. I’m gonna pull the motor, and replace. When I get it out I’ll pull the head to see what’s going on.
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  2. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Well-Known Member

    Many years ago, I ran across much the same problem with a friends Fiat. After much digging, I found it had been overheated (probably quite a bit more than admitted) and I found that the valve guides had moved down in the aluminum head far enough to stop the valves from totally seating.

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  3. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    That's good technical info. Fred!
  4. Keat

    Keat New Member

    Valves were toast. Sucked into head. Replaced and lapped in new valves… she ran!!! For a few months then the “presumed dusted motors rings gave out finally. So I will be replacing the motor with a rebuilt I just got in a recent purchase.

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  5. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    Wow!!!;)holy shit show Batman!o_O Are you going to rebuild to OEM or bore it out ?
  6. Keat

    Keat New Member

    I actually found a rebuilt motor for sale on Craigslist!!! Freakin crazy. So I bought it…. Along with a second complete motor…. And three more 1994 hijets hahaha I now own 4, that’s officially a fleet I believe lol.

    I pulled my motor, and replaced with the rebuilt motor, also did the clutch at the same time. And it runs great!!! I’ve now started a crew cab build and matching trailer. I’ll have to start another build thread for that.
  7. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    Holy snikies! Dude you scored!!!
  8. Keat

    Keat New Member

    Ya it was a great find. One truck I bought was rolled, so I chopped it up. That’s what I built my trailer and crew cab out of. And the other two trucks need motor rebuilds and they’ll be good. Both in very good shape…. Dirty, but straight lol
  9. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    Super awesome find!
  10. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    What’s your optima battery number?

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