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Messages - Garemie

Samurai Tech / Re: Fuel Pump sucking air
Sorry for all the questions, but can someone describe to me what the fuel pick up looks like inside the tank? Is it a metal tube that goes to the bottom? Or rubber? I'm guessing it's a metal nipple that turns to a  rubber fuel line and runs to the bottom. I wonder if mine just came off? 
Samurai Tech / Re: Fuel Pump sucking air
Does the pickup go through the same plate as the sender? 
Samurai Tech / Re: Fuel Pump sucking air
Here's where I got mine:
Hope it helps,  [thumbsup]
Does this include the fuel pick up? I'm really not familiar with fuel tanks. 
Samurai Tech / Re: Fuel Pump sucking air

I've been reading fixkick page about custom fuel pumps, and he's never steered my wrong in the past, so I feel I should trust him.

It looks like height may be playing a factor in why it can't clear air bubbles?

I have it mounted ABOVE the inlet and outlet lines... I wonder if that could be the problem?

I can see air getting stuck in the pump and not having an easy gravity feed way out to clear itself.... maybe.
Samurai Tech / Re: Fuel Pump sucking air
Drop the tank and replace the pick up assembly in the tank. While you are there you might as well replace the sending unit for the fuel gauge also. If it's an original sending unit it's only a matter of time before it dies! :o
I can't seem to find a pickup or sending unit online.....any idea where to look?
I'm dying to get this fixed, I have to keep it above 2/3 full to avoid the issue grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Samurai Tech / Re: Fuel Pump sucking air
If all the lines are good could be the pickup in the tank, also could be the nipple at the top, those things feel really fragile but you would probably smell gas if that was perforated.
Is the pickup in the tank metal? I'm suspecting this is the issue. 
What do I need to do to replace it? 
Samurai Tech / Re: Fuel Pump sucking air
Just a thought but I have been using the stock Samurai filter as a screen for the efi pump and it sort of acts as a small reserve for the pump in the event that there is a momentary lack of fuel from the tank for whatever reason. It's loud enough to hear either way, but I've been using the same pump since 2007 and it's still kicking.
I've tried that as well, but it still ends up airiating in the pump.
Today I tried both putting a filter before the pump as well as tried putting a filter after the pump, both with the same result.
It's making me lose my mind....what can I do?
It has to be something in the fuel tank or maybe the pump is bad?
So frustrated.
Wanted / WTB Small Parts
I'm in search of the front grill SUZUKI logo, the rear wheel hub covers, and 2 OEM dome lights for the Sammy...I have some neat ideas for a dome light for the rear door on my TT.

I know these parts are available new but they cost an arm and a leg.

Samurai Tech / Fuel Pump sucking air
Hey yall,

16v with e2000 fuel pump near the tank.

I've got double hose clamps on all lines, have replaced most of the lines just to be certain of no leaks, but I'm still getting air in the fuel pump. It seems to happen mostly when the tank is below half full or if I'm driving around twisty mountain roads.

I can tell the difference in sound between solid gas in the fuel pump and some air bubbles. It certainly runs and runs fine even with a little air in the pump but it's both unhealthy and not ideal for fuel pressure.

It will continue to have air in it until I shut the Sammy down for about 2 minutes, then start it up again.

Where is this air coming from and why is the fuel pump unable to clear it?

Samurai Tech / Re: Dreaded steering shaft play
Any update on this? 

It's barely even there but I cannot stand play in steering components. 

I'm wondering if I can get the lower bushing to swell up to fit it better. Any ideas? 
Try the EGR stall test. EGR likes to cause a ton of problems. 
Samurai Tech / Re: Exhaust question
My TT did not suck fumes straight out the back with old exhaust. 
Samurai Tech / Re: Third New Radiator leaking at cells !!!
I also run the Champion radiator.

Howcome you swapped out the cap?
Samurai Tech / Re: Clutch help
Still normal I believe. Have you driven it? 
Samurai Tech / Re: Third New Radiator leaking at cells !!!
Honestly can't believe you've got such experiences with Petroworks. Sad to hear. 
Samurai Tech / Re: Exhaust question
Hi everyone, on a stock Samurai, what is minimum distance the tail pipe needs to be above the rear axle so they won't be making contact with each other?

With that stock springs it will likely be required to be 3" away. You can measure the distance between axle and bump stop and then add a half inch to get your measurement. 
I just did this last week. I ended up putting mine 4 inches above but 3 would have cleared it. 
General Chit Chat / Re: At work saw a nice stock Samurai
Wow. You can tell he loves that thing. 

Thanks for sharing. 
Samurai Tech / Re: Spring Perches And Steerin
Spring bushings definitely need replacement. However Those long shackles are known to wobble. 

There seems to be a lot going on here that's "almost right". You're missing your sway bar too, which in my opinion is pretty important for highway use. 

Have you checked to see that the axle is centered on the spring perches? If your right side of the axle is further back it would make it act the way you describe. 

Samurai Tech / Re: Samurai AC Thermal Expansion Valve
KOOOL!!!! Thanks for the info!! [thumbsup] [thumbsup]  What did you do for the PAG oil?
Same story, local auto store sells a bottle. 
Thanks Guards
Samurai Tech / Re: Samurai AC Thermal Expansion Valve
Is there a kit for the O-rings or are they generic ones that you can buy?
I just bought an o-ring kit from my local parts store. As far as I know there is no Suzuki specific kit. $8. Did my whole system.