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by ScottieJ
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: .? Temp gage soaring intraffic
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: .? Temp gage soaring intraffic

So as soon as you started moving and there was air flow through the rad it dropped again? Sounds like you might need a new viscous coupling on the fan, you can test it using a rolled up bit of newspaper, when cold you should be able to stop the fan with the newspaper while the engine is running. But...
by ScottieJ
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: can you check if the temp gauge works ok?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: can you check if the temp gauge works ok?

The Vitara temp sender is probably the wrong resistance for the LJ80 dials. Either make an adpater to run an LJ80 sender or fit an aftermarket temp gauge. It's not good to remove the thermostat, it has the very important job of regulating the engine temp, refit one and look to sort the cooling issue...
by ScottieJ
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi from Perthshire
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Hi from Perthshire

:welcome: to the forum
by ScottieJ
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Steering coupling
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Steering coupling

I should have one i can sell you. If you can wait until monday as thats when ill next be at the workshop ill have a look.
by ScottieJ
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: Newbie from Wiltshire
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Newbie from Wiltshire

Welcome to the site!

There's a big group of us in Wiltshire so when it's ready you'll have to join us for some laning.

Also if you ever need any parts just ask. I have a little hoard of sj spares so might just have what you need :lol:
by ScottieJ
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: G16B engine oil
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: G16B engine oil

That is low.... stick to what the book says.

They do like good oil like Castrol magnetec etc but just comma oil from your local motor factors is also fine.
by ScottieJ
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: SU Carbs
Replies: 188
Views: 117781

Re: SU Carbs

sorry I was a bit tired last night....was a long day in the workshop.... your picture is of the air filter side, not the side that bolts up to the inlet :lol: The side that bolts onto the inlet should have 4 bolt holes and you just use 2 to bolt it up to the inlet manifold. You do need to do a bit o...
by ScottieJ
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: hi from norfolk
Replies: 26
Views: 750

Re: hi from norfolk

unfortunately if the arch lip is that rotten then the main arch behind it is probably not going to be too healthy either.

How good is your welding? if you can weld then it's not too hard to repair, if not then it might be best to buy a whoe new wing but they are quite pricey.
by ScottieJ
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: SU Carbs
Replies: 188
Views: 117781

Re: SU Carbs

That looks like a HIF44 or bigger.

You need a HIF38 for the f10 engine. personally though I prefer the original aisin carb. if they are looked after, cleaned well and set uop properly they are awesome carbs.
by ScottieJ
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: G16B engine oil
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: G16B engine oil

how many miles has it got? I would probibly go a bit thicker with 10w40 if it's over 100k