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Suzuki 1992 kei van turbo engine woes

Discussion in 'Microvans' started by pollykook, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. pollykook

    pollykook New Member

    So i impulse bought a great little van a few yrs back, my back yard mechanic said store it here and i will get to it. and we know how that works out... :) so here i am looking for someone in Edmonton area who works on a center mount engine. (micro trucks are a dime a doz, but not the vans. ) it's a turbo engine and worth saving from what i understand. i'm looking ( the google has failed me) for a place / person who can service/ order parts etc in the edmonton area preferably. but i'm wondering if it would be easier to just import another engine direct fro japan?
    - i have an electronic copy of the parts/ service manual in english
    - i am a stereotypical broad when it comes to engines. i don't have the know how or the will to rebuild it myself.
    - compression test on the 3 cylinders ; 130/130/100. not good. even i know that. i had been hoping that this would be the summer to get this baby on the road. sick of looking at in in the barn. ;(
  2. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    I wish you a bit closer I would jump all over that rebuild. However if you think you could trailer down to Radium Hot springs BC. I'll fix her for you. Or my advise. drop the engine and bring to a mechanic shop. Or I have a friend in Spruce grove who is a real mechanic that would probably take on the rebuild. He's to busy to drop the engine for you but I bet he would work on the rebuild at home for you.
  3. Ronin

    Ronin Active Member Supporting Member

    I wonder... I mean those numbers aren't awful...

    Strongly suggest pulling the valve cover and setting the rocker clearances, then checking compression again. The F6A is known to 'tighten up' over time. Meaning, the valve clearances can get too narrow, leading to valves that don't close completely. Stupid short rockers on the exhaust side, a little tricky.

    Unless there's some other indication that the engine needs an overhaul?
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  4. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    I agree with Ronin. even the 100 number is not that bad. I bet that a valve job might do the trick
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  5. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Well-Known Member

    I have a K6a but I understand the F6a valve adjustment is kind of "touchy" and critical to decent running.

  6. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    not touchy at all if your patient. I just did mine in Dec 2015. I forget the clearance .007 I think. anyway it took a while but it was worth the effort. started better than ever.
  7. Yellow mini

    Yellow mini New Member

    Hey Troy

    I just picked up a 90 Suzuki every that won't start. It looks like it needs a new turbo charger and having a heck of a time locating one. The every is a 660cc F6A any chance you can point me in a right detection.

  8. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Well-Known Member

    Might give these people a shot - www.carepo.jp/eng/ &/or beforward.jp for used and megazip for new.

  9. woodhe1

    woodhe1 Member

    Check with a Suzuki Snowmobile repair shop. Suzuki offered a 660cc Turbo several years ago.
  10. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    There are some turbos showing up on eBay. Not sure if they would have an exact match, but it doesn’t hurt to look. If you can identify the manufacturer and model of the turbo, it is easier to find them that way, than trying to match them by vehicle, as the same turbo is frequently used for multiple applications.
  11. KCCats

    KCCats Active Member

    Yes they did and they even made it in a Turbo!
    A Member here has done it!

    The Arctic Cat 660 is 80 hp Stock! and the Tubo is 125!

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