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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Usually belt change int. is 60-70,000 miles.
And its not that easy to change..and yes its an interference engine
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Testimonial: "Many thanks for the reply, if it is difficult then I guess I'll have to try to obtain a workshop manaul. "
SOURCE: I have a 1992 Daihatsu
FYI, In the USA they're Rocky's, in the UK they're called Sportracks and in Australia they are Ferozas But they are all F300s (narrow track) or F310s (wide track). Other countries also use one of these three names (I think most of Europe use the Feroza title). There's also a slightly larger variant with a 2 ltr, 2.8 ltr and 2.8 ltr turbo which, in Australia is called a Rocky, In the UK it's a Fourtrack but I'm not sure about the USA. www.warfs.org (USA) and www.outerlimits4x4.com (AUS) are both excellent resources for further information. NB You need to register with outerlimits4x4 before you can see the Daihatsu link.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
My first thouhts are your ignition is still your problem, but upu haven't made it clear if the problem exists only when the engine is cold.
On the Charde you must push the pedal down before pulling the choke lever for the choke and fast idle linkages to engage... then start the engine.
The idle circuit consists of an emulsion tube and a solenoid. The solenoid is on the back of the carby and has a green wire running to it. If there isn't 12 volts on this at startup you wont be able to get the engine to idle without pedal assistance.
The carburettor also has an acceleration plunger that squirts a shot of fuel into the engine when trying to increase speed. This has a concetrina boot that can leak. It is situated on to op the carby.
The vacuum hoses need to connected correctly, especially one of the distributor hoses. That one must be connected to AD port on the carby. The following diagram is one of my modified layouts, but should work satifactorily. It is configured so that you can set the ignition timing a little more advanced than factory. When you set the timing make sure both hoses to the dizzy are removed and blocked. You adjust the dizzy position until the dimple on the flywheel lines up with the notch in the timing plate above.
For a test try blocking the hose coming from the oil cap to the bottom of the carby. The cap is also a PCV valve and if it's not clean it can allow excess air into the engine at idle.
My feeling is your points gap is not correct. It should be about the thickness of a hacksaw blade when open. The rubbing block on the points is notorious for rapid wear if hi temp grease hasn't been applied to the rotor lobes. A small gap will cause arcing under load and not provided sufficient dwell time for the coil to charge, resulting in a weak spark, missing, over fueling and lack of acceleration.
I also recommend you replace the plugs with Bosch Super 4's. They will last you a very long time and tend to be very forgiving with older worn engines.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
You are probably better off taking it to an authorized dealer. This job require some specian tools and you would also have a warranty with the work.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
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