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Old 07-17-2017, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1988 Suzuki Samurai

1.3L w/ stock 5 speed
105" wheel base
30 spline Toyota truck axles
Locked front and rear
6.5 to 1 Petroworks transfer case with Bulletproof Skid/Mount
5.29 Gears
Trail gear full hydro steering kit with filter and cooler
Exo cage
37" super swampers
Four link front and rear w/ Johnny Joints
14" Fox coil over shocks and limit straps on all four corners
30" light bar
Custom dashboard with gauges & switches
Stock heater
Got propane kit w/ 10 & 7 gallon aluminum tank
Flex-a-lite fan
One piece aluminum rad

Weighs ~2300lbs


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1988 Suzuki Samurai

1.3L w/ stock 5 speed
105" wheel base
30 spline Toyota truck axles
Locked front and rear
6.5 to 1 Petroworks transfer case with Bulletproof Skid/Mount
5.29 Gears
Trail gear full hydro steering kit with filter and cooler
Exo cage
37" super swampers
Four link front and rear w/ Johnny Joints
14" Fox coil over shocks and limit straps on all four corners
30" light bar
Custom dashboard with gauges & switches
Stock heater
Got propane kit w/ 10 & 7 gallon aluminum tank
Flex-a-lite fan
One piece aluminum rad

Weighs ~2300lbs











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Old 07-17-2017, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Which is gay. I'd like to see these pictures. Photofuckit, can suck it.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Guys, I need your help.

I am at stand still with my 4-linked N/A 1.3l propane Sami. I've completely redone the electrical, cooling, and hydro steer systems. Added skid plates and additional cargo storage racks and had MY build me a new 1.3 two years ago and break it in on gas before converting over to propane. I just don't have the power to get up and over a lot of the local obstacles here in Utah. I end up either bogging/stalling the motor (5-speed) trying to let it crawl or running the revs along with engine temps way up and over as a result.

I am currently running Chevron DEL400LE 15W30 and advanced my timing far enough that it doesn't stall or high idle per the guys over at "Gotpropane.com". Also running a stock 180F thermostat along with a 1250 cfm flex a lite fan that kicks on automatically at 180F.

The motor runs strong and idles smoothly once its warm. Still it heats up quick. For example, in 4 low in 1st or 2nd gear under heavy load (Climbing steep grade or obstacles) during warm ambient temperatures (76F to 86F) I can run the motor at 5000 to 6000 RPM for 2 to 4 minutes before I hit +220F and have to start backing off the power down to idle so that the electric fan can actually start to cool down the motor which then takes between 6 to 8 minutes to get to engine temps down to ~180F. If I shut down the motor all together and allow the electric fan to run, I can get my temps down to 180F in about 4 to 6 minutes. This cycle is really annoying especially when wheeling in big groups.

I've been seriously looking at either 1) My's 1.3l Turbo setup 2) 1.9l turbo Diesel or 3) Bigger displacement option.

Question for you guys running Turbo'd 1.3l's?

1) Whats the new low end power like now that you're running boost?
2) What type of engine temps are you seeing while driving vs. crawling?
3) What type of oil pressure's are you seeing driving vs. crawling?
4) What type of engine oil are you running?
5) How does it hold idle now that you're turbo'd?
6) Are you burning more or less oil now?
7) What did you do with your timing when you changed over to turbo'd propane setup?
8) What are the biggest pro's and con's of turbo'ing your 1.3 on propane?
9) Given the chance to do it all over again would you have gone Diesel or bigger displacement?

Thanks in advance,

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1) Whats the new low end power like now that you're running boost?
Low end doesn't change, till the engine sees boost
2) What type of engine temps are you seeing while driving vs. crawling?
It will run hotter, but it's manageable
3) What type of oil pressure's are you seeing driving vs. crawling?
Put the drain towards the front of the pan, and go with a big drain.
4) What type of engine oil are you running?
Rotella FTW
5) How does it hold idle now that you're turbo'd?
Idle is fine
6) Are you burning more or less oil now?
Shouldn't change if your turbo is good
7) What did you do with your timing when you changed over to turbo'd propane setup?Start your base at 0, and work with it from there
8) What are the biggest pro's and con's of turbo'ing your 1.3 on propane?
There are no cons, only pros IMO
9) Given the chance to do it all over again would you have gone Diesel or bigger displacement?Everyone wants more hp, but i'm happy with my pane/turbo set up
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My advice, get lower gearing. I wheel with a guy that has 42s, FI 1.3. He does well with a 5 speed, 5.29s, a rock block, and 6.5 tcase gears.

Do not put a carb on. I think its safe to say that i'm one of the guys that pushed a HD carb to every possible limit. The propane is by far better. I suggest the turbo too. Build your own kit, its not hard if you have decent fab skills.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Alright its been a while,

Wheeled this thing all fall/winter with the old set of beer cans and TSL's and finally figured out why the S.O.B ran poorly and continually over heated... The timing belt tensioner was worn out and causing the the belt to slip and advance/retard. Replaced and set top dead center and now she runs like a rapped ape.

Last month I took my first trip down to Sand Hollow solo and broke my driver side birfield on Nasty Half "wedge". Now i'm doing like most before me and throwing $$$$ at upgrading my Toyota axles and tires/rims.

Coming from the world of deep mud holes, I hope I don't resent spending the money on upgrading these little tooth pick axles.

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