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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2000, 12:16 PM
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Hey Guys, I am new here, although I have been reading everything for a while now. I had three (or four)questions.

1 How hard will it be to install a rear locker? Any special tools? I have heard of some people rigging lockers to have a manual engagement (cable and lever). How would you do this?

2 Is there any specific tranny fluid I should use to keep the noise down a little bit? Mostly that fifth gear.

3 How much does a tranny weigh? I am about to put a clutch in and wanted to know before I unbolted the thing.

4 Does anyone have a picture of a webber carb all hooked up that I could look at? My Sam came with one installed, but I don't think that it was installed right at all (drips gas out tailpipe, 10-15 MPG). What size is the stock fuel line?

Well that is about it, for now. Not being in a club or around any other samurai owners, this is my best way to information. Thanks for everything, hope you can help.

'87 JX, 2", 30" tires, bad gas milage.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2000, 02:33 PM
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Re: Lockers/trans/carb

Lockers are fairly easy. If you've never been into a diff before, the company that sells you the locker can give you explicit instructions on how to go about setting up the locker into a Samurai diff.

If you have a 5th gear noise, GET IT FIXED! Gear oil isn't going to mask your bearing going bad. What happens with the 5th gear bearing is it starts to make noise. Then one day while you're driving, the bearing gives out, schrapnels, and possibly takes out some gear teeth with it, synchros, etc.... becoming VERY expensive to fix. Another way to look at it.... you don't put a band-aid on skin cancer, you get it removed. So, don't try to mask your bearing going out, get that bearing changed!
post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2000, 04:39 PM
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Re: Lockers/trans/carb

Thanks for the info on the lockers. It seems that everyone is pretty much recomending the lock-rite. About the 5th gear noise: how much is acceptable? I am about to pull it to change a clutch, is changing a trans bearing something that requires special tools? (Money is real tight if you can't tell) I have torn into a transfer-case before, but I have no experience with transmission guts. I actually had the transmission on my first samurai rebuilt and it still made quite a bit of noise (compaired to other cars) even when letting the clutch out with the shifter in neutral. Well, thanks again for the help. Oh yeah, should I get a locker or lower t-case gears first? Thanks

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Re: Lockers/trans/carb

Hey, the trans. isn't heavy at all. I had to do the same thing as you, and I expected it to be heavy like a 700R4 auto or something like that and it was very light , (Everything on the Zuki is LIGHT!). Just a thought, it might be safer if someone is unbolting the two bolts from the engine and trans. and you are under the Zuki holding the trans. up.
With the locker, my friend put one in and he doesn't know much about tools and all that stuff, he said it was easy! Just follow the instructions like Glenn said and you should be fine.
I can't help you with the Carb. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] all I know is it isn't all what it is cracked up to be. I think somone on here was asking about the weber carb and people said that they arn't all that good, stall out all the time on the trail and stuff. Maybe someone else can help you on that topic.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2000, 02:13 AM
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Thank you all for the advice, it will be a ton of help.


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