Newbie with a problem
Hi guys, this is my first post. I've been a lurker for awhile. I am new to Samurais but not new to off roading. My DD is also my offroader and I am wanting to do more complicated trails but didn't dare risk my DD. By the way, its a 99 Cherokee with 3" Rustys lift, Tom Woods SYE and 31" AT's. Sooooo, anyway that led me to looking for an affordable but capable four wheeler. So last week I bought an 88 Samurai. It seemed to be running a little rich but thought that it should not be a problem. Stick a pony carb on and be done. So while looking it over and monkeying with the stock carb (what a nightmare) I find another problem that has me absolutely baffled. It seems like the engine is running a little rough, which could be the carb, but from under the intake manifold somewhere, whenever I gun it there is a plume of what appears to be exhaust smoke coming out. Now I've seen blown headgaskets before and usually they will puke oil or antifreeze or both. So I don't think this could be a blown headgasket, but what the heck could it be??? It appears to be coming from under the intake on the passenger side of the engine back towards the firewall a little bit but not on the back of the head.
Anybody have any ideas for me on what to look for or what the ???? it could be???