There have been so many forum members waiting for the end of the stop sale and the homecoming of their Mules I wanted us to celebrate it "finally" starting to come to an end.
I thought it would be fun to have a place to share photographs and info on our new arrivals.
Please post a photo and any information you would care to share about accessories, etc.
I would love to start things off but alas, my Mule is still stuck in Stop Sale Purgatory. Lol!
I have a Rural King version of the Hisun Sector 250 with about 75 miles and 15 hours on it. It just started being difficult to start and idle. But if I hold in on the gas a little it will start and run until I left off. It also runs good and will run good until I stop then it idles for a few seconds then quits. Its about 4 months out of warranty. Battery voltage is fine before, during, and after starting. Oil is clean and clear. Gas is fresh. I can hear the fuel pump spool up when I turn the key to actually start it, not when I turn it to the on position though like on most other UTV's I have owned. Its really odd and has me perplexed. The only other thing that I have noticed is that the engine temp indicator on the left side of the dash only indicates one bar regardless of how warm the engine is. Other than that, it runs great. Just hard to start and won't idle. Any suggestions? It has me perplexed.
Hey Everyone, I’ve created a few other threads and a bit disappointed at the limited responses the forums seem to get. So rather than asking about an engine swap i’d like to share some information with others here in an effort to generate some discussion!
So i’ve done much research on engine swaps for my 800cc buggy, and my ideal swap would be a suzuki swift gti engine, however they seem to be rare and very expensive if you can ever locate one. The only ones i’ve seen are going for $3500+ which is completely rediculaous becuase the purpose of an engine swap should be to get an inexpensive engine that parts are available for, the suzuki swift is neither.
So in my research, i’m specifically looking for a naturally aspirated lightweight aluminum engine that produces “acceptable” power. Far as I can tell such a thing rarely exists in the US, which is probably why the G13b engines are so redicualously overpriced.
What I have found, and present to you is a Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2L It’s an all aluminium, lightweight 3 cylinder NA engine that’s producing 74HP and 74ft lbs torque. Not crazy power numbers I know, BUT for an NA 170lb readily available, AND cheap engine those are not bad in its stock form. Certainly those of you looking to get a little crazier than I can drop a turbo in and up those base numbers.
Far as I can tell in my research No one has done this engine swap to date, so I suppose I will have to go fist... I am not quite ready to take on a project of this magnitude but will likely make this my winter/spring project and hope to have it completed by early/late spring next year.
I will of course document the install and process once it gets under way. In the meantime please feel free to use this thread to discuss other possible engine swap projects or ideas for such! I love me some buggy action and can’t wait to get this swap underway.