1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New Suzuki Cappuccino, New issues lol

Discussion in 'Kei Car Talk' started by Hap Wilson, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Hap Wilson

    Hap Wilson Member

    Hey guys I'm back and finally got my Suzuki cappuccino in a few days ago and oh boy does she have a few problems. Handling wise handles better than a Miata but my motor certainly needs some work. I got this car for about half the normal price of a cappuccino so I am not surprised by any sort of issues that may arise luckily. If anyone has a cappuccino out there please let me know so we can chat about some stuff like engine maintenance etc. I would be super interested in some help.

    I hope that everyone is being safe out there with corona going around but I also hope that everyone can still enjoy their kei cars/ trucks too :D
  2. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Looks nice Hap. Not sure what your skill level's are, but before I jump in feet first, I like to check out the compression, at each plug, for starters, as I'm evaluating. Just a thought! Good Luck!
  3. Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson Active Member

    The best advise I've ever heard is when starting into the unknown vehicle always start with the easiest and or cheapest and go cautiously forward. Like Limestone suggested a compression test is a real good place to start, paying attention to condition of the plugs and wires and everything else you encounter in the process.
    Hap Wilson and Limestone like this.
  4. Hap Wilson

    Hap Wilson Member

    You all bring great ideas I will most definitily be doing a compression test soon I gotta rent the tool to begin with lol. I am a self taught mechanic so I learn as I go. That being said thank god these early 90's cars are not too overlly complicated like the new stuff.
  5. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Go to your local auto parts, give them your credit card for a down payment, and when you return the compression tester, they will refund you all your money! Free! Free use as long as you return it the way you got it! This insures them that you don't forget to return it!
  6. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    You can buy a cylinder leak tester for about $30. You will need a compressor to use one, but it tells you a lot more than just a compression tester.

    A compression test, will tell you if any cylinder has less compression than it should. The leak down tester lets you know why it is low. If the air is coming out of the radiator cap, the head gasket is bad. If you hear it whistling through the exhaust pipe, the exhaust valve is bad. If you hear it through the carburetor, you have a bad intake valve. If it is coming out the oil fill cap, the rings are bad.

    FAERSI Cylinder Leak Detector - Engine Compression Diagnosis Tester Kit - Cylinder Leakage Pressure Detector Test Set for Piston Ring, Valve, Head Gasket https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFG6HCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_c8XrFb6SK8XNY
  7. Hap Wilson

    Hap Wilson Member

    Great advice really appreciate that actually. What if the car I am testing AKA the Suzuki Cappuccino has fuel injection though instead of a carburetor?
  8. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    You will hear the intake valve air leaks through the throttle body.
    Hap Wilson likes this.
  9. emerald18

    emerald18 New Member

    Were you able to resolve your issues with it?
  10. Hap Wilson

    Hap Wilson Member

    Haha well sort of on-going but I did do a compression test and everything did check out there. I have gone and swapped the original fuel filter and Fuel pump (very easy btw) but still waiting on the header so I can go ahead and re-seal the engine. I am currently dailying my Subaru Sambar for right now.

Share This Page