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Mini Truck Mechanic in Utah

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet References' started by Lance Hydrick, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. Lance Hydrick

    Lance Hydrick New Member

    Having some troubles with a current mechanic working on my 1993 Daihatsu Hijet (s83P) with some carb issues. It's been in his shop for 6 months and I need to find someone who knows how to get my truck running. Any leads I can follow up on of mini truck mechanics in Utah?
     
  2. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    What kind of carb problems are you having with your mini?
     
  3. Lance Hydrick

    Lance Hydrick New Member

    Initially the truck stalled out when I would come to a stop. Started right up but again anytime I would slow down to stop it stalled out. I took it to a mechanic to help figure out what was going on. He thought it was a carb issue. He messed with the carburetor but then the truck wouldn’t start at all just kept sounding like it wanted to turn over but wouldn’t. I bought a new carb from
    Todd (who has been mentioned on other forums) and the mechanic created a manual choke but he still can’t get it started. Not sure what the exact issue is but I love my truck and just want to get it going again. Any thoughts?
     
  4. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    It sounds like you have a vacuum leak! Have you checked all your vacuum lines!
     
  5. Lance Hydrick

    Lance Hydrick New Member

    I will check the lines and report back. Appreciate the help!
     
  6. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    Also check your vaccum advance line coming off of your distributor to your vacuum manifold tree! Your vacuum manifold tree might be broke or leaking a little bit and need to be replaced. He’s a picture of my old broke one and a picture of what my new one looks like!
     

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  7. Lance Hydrick

    Lance Hydrick New Member

    Thank you for this! Giving me hope again that I can bring my truck back to life
     
  8. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    When I order my parts I always by 3 at a time, a little expensive but this way I lays have 2 as back ups and parts are getting harder to find & get. Let me know what you find. With the truck running spray some carb and choke cleaner on the vacuum lines and if the engine goes to high idle you have a leak or use a vacuum gauge.
     
  9. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    All the local parts store sell vacuum hose, but you want 2mm vacuum line! I ordered high temp silicone vacuum line. Remember these trucks are over 20 plus years old and needs to be replaced.
     
  10. Nautydog1

    Nautydog1 Member

    I ordered my vacuum lines from https://hpsperformanceproducts.com/ & here’s what I ordered HPS 5/64" (2mm) ID Red High Temp Silicone Vacuum Hose Tubing and HPS 3.5mm Blue High Temperature Silicone Vacuum Hose Tubing, I preferred the different colors to dress the engine up, but you can get them all in black and I replaced all the plastic barb fittings with brass, but you can go to a local automotive store a get a vacuum fitting kit or order one from summit racing.
     
  11. Lance Hydrick

    Lance Hydrick New Member

    Awesome thank you!
     

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