Distributor & Running Problems : 1988 Daihatsu FourTrak Rocky F80 - 2.0 litre Petrol
Am having a lot of problems with the above Fourtrack engine running properly. A number of mechanics have had look at the vehicle in an attempt to resolve the problem, which always ends up with a dead vehicle at the side of the road.
The points & timing have been reset each time, only to end up with everything moving again within 50 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 60 miles and the vehicle dying with a deafening backfire... Quite a spectacular party piece Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ But not the object of the exercise.
Despite various attempts to lock the distributor in place Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ we have failed miserablyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I am now advised that the complete distributor is worn and needs replacing. Going direct to Daihatsu was a frightening experience Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I was advised that we could wait for many weeks, with no guarantee that they could locate one and mucho escudos if they could !
I have read through some of the forums on the web site and picked up on the possibility that the engine fitted to this vehicle may be a Toyota 3Y Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Can anyone help with knowledgeable answers to the following
Q1. How do I tell for certain if this is a Toyota 3Y engine
Q2. Will this necessarily make it easier to obtain a new distributor.
Q3. Does anyone agree with the diagnosis of the distributor being the most likely culprit Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Q4. I was advised that the vehicle runs very well on unleaded fuelÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ But I read in LurchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spec list that this vehicle needs fuel of 90 Ron ( Min ). It may be that I am adding to the problem using the wrong spec fuel... Can someone confirm that unleaded fuel is ok for this vehicle
Q5. Entirely separate to the aboveÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Does anyone know of an upholsterer who makes bespoke soft tops Alternatively can anyone advise the best sources for material and components to enable us to make a new soft top ( using local upholsteres ). e.g. Vynyl / Side & Rear Vision Panels / Securing Clips / Zips etcÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Thanks for reading our list of woes Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ And even more thanks if you know any of the answers
Mark & Arron