22nd Dec 2012, 06:12

Hey guys, I have an 88 B2600. Was wondering if anyone knows of a motor that will bolt up to the transmission with little to no fabrication? Thanks.

Bryan.

20th Jan 2014, 22:04

Mine does the same exact thing!

If anybody could help with this problem, it would be greatly appreciated!!

7th Mar 2014, 17:06

Mine always died when warm. Later I found it was the water choke. When it built up pressure, it would leak into my intake... stupid. Didn't find out until I had already bought a Weber.

7th Mar 2014, 17:12

5000 is a lot to spend... I rebuilt mine for like 1000 with a parts truck. For 5 grand you could get something like this: http://www.racetep.com/starengine.htm

Same exact engine. They put it in all kinds of stuff, and for 5000 it could be a very fast truck.

Check out this site before you judge the truck; it's filled with potential without an engine swap.

7th Mar 2014, 17:16

It's a great truck. I take it everywhere and beat the hell out of it!

I have rebuilt it and done a bit of research. I'm gonna swap the axles with Toyota straight axles; A arms just don't cut it. Then I'm gonna beef up the engine so it doesn't bog down when I put 33s on it. http://www.racetep.com/starhead.html

That website helped me a lot. I suggest checking it out.

18th Jan 2016, 16:08

It's your ECU... change it and you will be fine.

I had the same problem... ran fine... then one day it wouldn't start. Then an hour later it would fire up. When I was driving it, it would sputter, then run fine... etc... Had the ECU rebuilt... same problems (bad ECU rebuild, which I didn't know at the time, and thought it was fuel, spark problem), so it sat in my driveway for 8 months, and $1200 in parts later, to only have the same problem.

Went to a scrap yard to get a fuel pump relay, found an ECU for $40, brought it home, plugged it in and my truck fired right up.

SO IF ANYONE HAS RUNNING PROBLEMS WITH THE 89 to 93 B2600i... CHANGE YOUR ECU!!!

13th Mar 2017, 05:43

I have a 1988 Mazda B2600. When I start it, it idles fine. Go to take off and it has no power; barely even takes off on flat ground. Can someone please help me out?