Im not biased,but I do choose carb because I think the upkeep is easier.Troubleshooting seems to be better as well.If my carb screws up,I know that I can fix it.If my FI gives me problems,more than likely Ill have to take it to the shop.Just my opinion,others may herald the FI,but I have one of each.
If you're planning on keeping your engine stock, fuel injection is the way to fly. It's not affected buy altitude or severe vehicle angles the
way a carb is.The down side of F.I. is it's more complicated to work on but this wouldn't be an issue if all the component are fairley new
and in good working order. If you contemplate swapping in a 1600cc 16 valve motor you're better off starting with a F.I. Samurai.
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fuel injected- no doubt about it. I love my fuel injection. What is a flat spot? why doesn't my sami doesn't die on inclines? Fuel injection is easier for me to work on than a carb because I am tool retarded. A carb is a bunch of jets and screws that I have to adjust for proper whatever? forget it. Way out of my league. The only way to work on a fuel injected sami is with the FSM. It is incredible -all laid out in table form. Code42= whatever... Do this, does it work now? if not, do this. Does it work now? etc...
I got a replacement JYard ECM for 150 bucks. Petroworks ( I think) will rebuild them for 300 something.
Opinionated 91 sami <-- JC Garrett
I wanted a FI one, but there are so many posts about people having problems with them, especially the early ones, I am glad that mine has a carb. Seems to work fine (so far). The question is: If the ECM goes out on you, can you afford to replace it? I like fuel injection, but only if it is absolutely dependable.
The fuel injected models are reported to accelerate and have better top end speed than the stock carbed models, but I have only driven carbed models. There seem to be quite a few reported problems related to the ignition components on the fuel injected models, most of which completely disable them until replaced. Most of the problems with the stock carb seem to be fuel mixture related and do not usually prevent it from running, they just affect it's performance. I would choose a fuel injected model over a stock carbureted one, if they were both in good condition.
My 95 with stock gearing and 31's I can go 70mph. When it was stock it had tons more power than a carbed engine.
I just converted my 86 to a Sidekick FI, I don't know if the ECM is the same as a Samurai but there are alot more Sidekicks out there to get a spare ECM from than Samurais.
First trip around the block and i knew I did the right thing converting it to FI. No more stalling, no more altitude problems, no more flooding out when I'm climbing 8 foot of vertical rock. FI all the way for 4 wheelin. Next is an auto trans from a 2wd Sidekick!
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