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Offline Fordota

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What weight of oil
« on: September 16, 2008, 05:07:27 PM »
Just curious if anyone knows what weight of oil you guys put into your sami's. Mines an 88 with 129,000 miles and it ticks SOOOOOO loud until it fully warms up. Definitely sounds like it has too thick of oil when cold. What does the manual call for?

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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 05:27:48 PM »
Sounds like it's time foe a valve adjustment
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 05:38:53 PM »
Sounds like it's time foe a valve adjustment

must agree its very easy to do. and with the oil i use 10w 30 here is a website suzukiinfo.com it will give you a full 88 samurai factory service manual and will tell you what oil to use and how to adjust your valves you need a flat head screw driver and a shorty 10mm box end wrench
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 05:53:55 PM »
Wait, we are supposed to change the oil?

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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 07:38:58 PM »
Wait, we are supposed to change the oil?

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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 08:53:55 PM »
high class??? does that come with a free can of krylon and a roll of duck tape?? :D
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2008, 12:56:54 AM »
high class??? does that come with a free can of krylon and a roll of duck tape?? :D

Krylon?  Wow... big spender.  I'm stuck with lowly generic red...  :(  :P

I actually run 10w40 in my various toys.  Seems to work well enough.
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2008, 02:37:19 AM »
I use 10w30
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2008, 04:44:30 AM »
Definately needs a valve adjustment if its that bad  :P

I run 10w30 in mine and it does just fine
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2008, 07:17:48 AM »
Thanks you guys.

When you say to adjust the valves, that is because they are too 'loose' or too 'tight'. Im trying to picture what is making all that racket.

PS do these things have solid roller cams?

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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2008, 07:37:27 AM »
They could be too loose and too tight. time to check 'em.
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008, 10:18:44 AM »
Noise usually = too loose. But, that's just the one's you're hearing. I'm sure there's ones that are too tight as well. Too loose = major power loss. Too tight = major power loss, and on your way to a burnt valve. Get those things adjusted. It's about a 1 hour job, some hand tools, and $5 in feeler gauges.
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2008, 12:37:18 PM »
Thanks guys I can get them adjusted no problem but I do have a problem downloading any of the manuals you have linked to. Are they just Chilton/Haynes manuals that I could get from a store?

PS Im assuming these are solid lifter cams since they need periodic adjustment. Are they Solid Flat Tapped or Solid Rollers?

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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2008, 01:51:22 PM »
its the factory service manual the one that suzuki technicians use. i never used a Chilton/Haynes manual for a samurai but used them for a couple other cars i own and there pretty good and accurate. i took some time to copy the images off of the FSM if u cant read the text right click and click view image it will show it better.   











hope this helps 
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Re: What weight of oil
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2008, 09:47:10 AM »
Thanks a ton that was very helpful. If I cant figure out how to download one, could I buy a FSM at a Suzuki dealer or are they reserved only for thier techs?