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pajaroloco
10-05-2006, 02:54 PM
hello everyone !! i'm new in this forum. i don't talk too much english but i try to understand you. This is my question: I have a 1986 Samurai with stock 1.3 i'm thinking to put a 1.6 in my Samurai, Can i install my 1.3 head in the 1.6 block for maintain my mechanic fuel pump? the 1.6 block is SOHC ok sidekick 92 - 98 thanks........

Itsmejoe231
10-05-2006, 11:32 PM
I dont know for sure the answer so I will leave it to someone else to answer. I just wanted to say....

Welcome to the board!!

I understood your english very well. :-)

bigflex
10-06-2006, 03:07 AM
I dont know for sure the answer so I will leave it to someone else to answer. I just wanted to say....

Welcome to the board!!

I understood your english very well. :-)


X2 and :welcome:

Billjohn
10-06-2006, 12:59 PM
It will work. But be very careful to open the oil hole in the gasket on the front left side of the head to allow the oil to flow. If I remember right, the holes match up, but the gasket doesn't all the time...

pajaroloco
10-06-2006, 01:43 PM
but if i buy the 1.6 head gasket? i don't make the holes?

Billjohn
10-06-2006, 06:21 PM
Just check the gasket to the head and to the block and makee sure the hole is in the right spot. Otherwise you have to make the hole a little larger.

hillbilly
10-06-2006, 08:24 PM
It will work. But be very careful to open the oil hole in the gasket on the front left side of the head to allow the oil to flow. If I remember right, the holes match up, but the gasket doesn't all the time...
I just knew you would have the answer!:happy

Billjohn
10-06-2006, 10:00 PM
Another thing I just remembered... You will have to use the cam pulley from the 1.6. it uses a different shape tooth than the 1.3. Then you use a timing belt for the 1.6.

Billjohn
10-08-2006, 10:26 PM
Just check the gasket to the head and to the block and makee sure the hole is in the right spot. Otherwise you have to make the hole a little larger.

I just happened to be tearing down an engine for an upcoming project today, and I found a good example of exactly what I was describing. Evidently it happens with just a 1.3 head on a 1.3 block also...

Here I have removed the head and te gasket stayed on the block. You can see the smal hole that the oil had to get through. You can also see the dark spot where the head opening was larger than the gasket hole.

http://www.izook.com/tech/samurai/drivetrain/jfe/images/head1.jpg

When i lift the gasket, you can see how large the passage in the block is.

http://www.izook.com/tech/samurai/drivetrain/jfe/images/head2.jpg

You can definately see what little space was available for oil to get through.

http://www.izook.com/tech/samurai/drivetrain/jfe/images/head3.jpg

And on the head you can see where hot oil has crusted up on top of the gasket.

http://www.izook.com/tech/samurai/drivetrain/jfe/images/head4.jpg

The holes in the block and the head don't line up perfectly, but the passage could certainly benefit from a little less gasket blocking what passage there is.

pajaroloco
10-09-2006, 07:45 AM
thanks, very good help