Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Newman Lake, WA
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Did I get ripped off?
As some of you know, I have been working on installing an EFI onto my 88.5 Sammie. I had rebuilt my carb, but it still wasn't running well at all. In fact it sat for almost a year becuse it ran so poorly. About a year ago I bought an EFI from someone on a Sammie board. It took me this long to have time to install it. It seems to work great except for two major problems in my opinion.
1. No lights. The swap required me to swap the entire wiring harness. The new harness is a 91 from Canada with Daytime Running Lights. The harness is missing the DRL control module. My lights will not work without the module, not even the parking lights. I was quoted $300 Cnd for a new module. The same price I paid for the rest of the EFI assembly. I could try to rewire the entire light harness, but it would require me to remove the entire harness again and rewire it blind. I have had no luck getting a wire diagram with DRLs. Rewiring is not an option in my mind.
2. EFI air intake assembly is missing. When I first received the box, I looked through it quickly and noticed the airbox was missing. I assumed that I could use my carb airbox and never thought of it. I was wrong. The carb airbox mounts by a center mount stud. The EFI seems to mount by a ring mounted on the outside. They are not compatible.
3. These following items aren't major problems but I want to explain all the facts. The exhaust manifold is cracked. Hey I understand that he probably didn't see the crack. Two of the vacuum line connectors were broken off in shipping as well, I was able to reattach them to the sensors. I'm not trying to slam the guy, and no I won't give you his name, I just want impartial opinons so I can decide what to do.
I contacted the seller by email with my concerns, his reply was
"The truck didn't have a day time running lights module and air box. I only listed the parts that were included with the package".
My problem with his reply is based on his post when he sold the parts. He said,
"For Sale: Everything you need to convert your Samurai to Fuel Injected..
exhaust manifold (O2 sensor)
Complete wiring harness (front to back)
Even the dash cluster goes with it (not the tach model)
ect... everything included except for gas tank as no one will ship it
$300US + shipping
All parts come off a 91 Samurai EFIe-mail me if interested ."
What do you think? Does he owe me parts, or am I SOL? When I saw the post, everything included, I assumed that everything was there, no other parts would need to be purchased. I based my decision to buy on that premise. Like I said, I'm not trying to slam the guy, I just want my Sammie to run.