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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2001, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Running out of POWER or GAS how can you tell

OK I have another post addressing this question but I don't think I properly described my problem, so I will try again to make sure I am getting the right question answered here.

Here is the situation:
I am climbing the hill, it is aprox 40 feet long, the first 30 feet inclining at about a 45 degree angle and the last 10 feet increasing in incline to a final degree of about 60 or 65 degrees. At the bottom I get on it and stay on it. I climb the first 30 feet no problem, once towards the top on the steeper incline little sami just goes something like bog-boogg-booogggg-stall. Then I slid all the way back down and flipped onto my side. That is the part I am trying to get rid of.

Now, is this a fuel flow problem or a lack of power problem? What else is a factor in making this determination?
I run a stock engine, carb and exhaust. I have 31X10.5X15 all terrain firestones. I have stock gears now and a Calmini geared T-case on the way. Any help from you sami guru's here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks F_T


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2001, 03:25 PM
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Re: Running out of POWER or GAS how can you tell

ok... let me clearify, i was running the big dunes at the badlands,i was in first gear hi 4x4.i was going up the dunes no prob till i stated to run out of rpms and stall. i run a weber carb that i have done all the incline fixes that one can do to it. anyway ,loose your rpm's and loose what little grunt your engine has with those big o meats. and you stall.
when the stock carb is runnig right,is one of the best incline proof carbs out there for the samurai.i hope this helps
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2001, 04:05 PM
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Re: Running out of POWER or GAS how can you tell

just wait till you get the t case gears, and i bet you will find it has fixed itself. you sound just like you are running out of power and get it in low range or use a bigger motor. dune running takes some h.p. it sucks the power real fast. i ran on the dunes for the first time last year with a 4.16 t case and 5.12s f&r and i couldn't belive how bad i was down on power. i could climb every thing that was out there[that was firm] but the dunes kicked my butt. i found out that momentum is my friend.i am running a stock carb and it will run at about any angle. just my 2 cents later mike

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Re: Running out of POWER or GAS how can you tell

You just ran out of power, I had it happen to me all the time when I wasn't geared. 31" suck a lot of juice from the little 1.3. When you get the t-case gears in you will be a lot happier.

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