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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:14 am 
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Like those pedals. Where did you get them at?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:57 pm 
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swifterthanu wrote:
Got busy and put my front/rear turbine tech strut braces on. Also put the underbody brace on. I also found these at the local dealer:
Sport Pedal Kit
Part #990B0-32007
They are a perfect fit. I will post pics soon. In the mean time see the pics of the braces. The GTi will soon be carving corners better than the SVT Focus.


The kit is from Suzuki. It is a "Genuine Accessory". The application is for the 2007 SX-4. It comes with a "dead pedal". It has stick on templates for the pedals so that you can drill the holes.

MUST USE PUNCH if not the drill bit will "drift" :cry:

COST: $126.00 list, paid $106.00 Spendy but they are billet aluminum and they have "Suzuki" laser engraved in them.

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You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:24 pm 
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New Pics posted. Please rate the pedals. My dealership is so cool. I can get discounts.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:01 pm 
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I like the pedals... I'm going to call up the dealer and see what they'll want for em in canadian, with the saskatchewan service fee applied.

How are you going to get the CRX seats into that car?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:40 pm 
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I like the pedals... I'm going to call up the dealer and see what they'll want for em in canadian, with the saskatchewan service fee applied.

How are you going to get the CRX seats into that car?



Looking for another track for the drivers side. Donor from the GA is bent. :( :x CRX seats are about same size with smaller tracks.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:24 am 
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gamefoo21 wrote:
I like the pedals... I'm going to call up the dealer and see what they'll want for em in canadian, with the saskatchewan service fee applied.

How are you going to get the CRX seats into that car?



Looking for another track for the drivers side. Donor from the GA is bent. :( :x CRX seats are about same size with smaller tracks.


Oooo...

Let me know how it goes. I was in a accident at a former place of employee, left my well... left arm/shoulder pretty badly messed up, lifetime sort of injury, and I love my car but I can't take more than 15 minutes in it with the stock drivers seat so badly pounded out. Mind you I don't think Suzuki was thinking of 300+lb guys when they made the car. :lol:

So to sum it up, I really need to get them changed, can't handle being in some nasty pain for days just because I drove for a few hours. :(

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B. Berry: '90 Chevrolet Turbo Sprint 1.0L 6v SOHC 5sp+ "Mk2" Made in Japan

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:47 am 
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Love the way the pedal's look. Way better than mines. Was it an easy, straight foward install?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:45 pm 
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Dealership here quoted me $212.95 -10%

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The Mini Rattler: '94 Suzuki Swift .993L 6v SOHC 5sp+ "Mk3" Made in Canada *The Winter Beater*
B. Berry: '90 Chevrolet Turbo Sprint 1.0L 6v SOHC 5sp+ "Mk2" Made in Japan

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:43 am 
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gamefoo21 wrote:
Dealership here quoted me $212.95 -10%

:shock:


To All:
Let me know your local price for that part number. It might be that I can get these for the price I paid. I don't think it would cost no more than $20 to ship anywhere in North America.

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Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:01 am 
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Well, I went to my next door neighbors place (the one with the silly Prius) and was talking to him about getting rid of his "vert and he said that he had a "spare parts car" that he would "give" me instead of the runner. I took a look at it and I have to say it's MINE! He and I have traded over the years between 5.0 mustangs and he said I could have it for the parts he has gotten fom me throughout the years. I will be posting pics soon and will need some help as I have a wish list of things to do.

This one will be done on the cheap though until the bills get caught up.

Pics soon.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:37 am 
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you don't know how entertained i am by you getting "bitten" by that bug! :lol:

and it's okay, swifter, you're in the right place for the right kind of "therapy." =)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:54 am 
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We all have unresolved issues here with swift's. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:01 am 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
you don't know how entertained i am by you getting "bitten" by that bug! :lol:

and it's okay, swifter, you're in the right place for the right kind of "therapy." =)


I know this post is old but coming back from Milton-Freewater, Oregon last weekend, I saw another GT! It appears to be either a 93 or 94 (determined by the tailights if stock). I stopped in and tried to see if the owner was home but to no avail. Will try to see if they are willing to part company with it. WOW, that would be two hatches and one 'vert. 8)

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:01 am 
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And now the 'vert! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Yea Me!
Tally: 1 GTi & 2 'Verts (if I can ever get the other one unburied!) 8)

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:36 am 
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I just got a 2000 Suzuki Swift. Found on craigslist.

The good:
1. It's a suzuki! :lol:
2. Amazingly clean inside and out.
3. All there, no hillbilly add-ons.
4. 147,000 miles

The bad:
1. She spits out fifth like its liver and onions. :lol: I try to shift into fifth and as soon as the clutch starts to engage it throws it out really hard. The tranny through the gears shifts fine and the clutch is tight but I can't figure this one out.

Question: Do I need to get another tranny or is this a common problem that has a simple solution. I'm not afraid to replace the tranny as I find it rather easy to do in the driveway.

Help!

Paul

PS: Oh yeah, I forgot to add that I picked up an automatic tranny 1989 GTi as well a couple of weeks ago. That one is a spitting image of my 5 spd '89. This one however is being reserved for Phil so that his wife will finally get her wish. :lol:

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:56 am 
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:cheers:
Yay!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:10 am 
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paul,

pull the tin cover off the end of the transmission. there's a yoke that holds the ends of the shafts in place. make sure that all the bolts are tight and that the yoke hasn't split.

if the ends of the shafts move away from each other the tranny won't hold 5th gear.

it's worth a shot before you condemn the transmission. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:12 am 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
paul,

pull the tin cover off the end of the transmission. there's a yoke that holds the ends of the shafts in place. make sure that all the bolts are tight and that the yoke hasn't split.

if the ends of the shafts move away from each other the tranny won't hold 5th gear.

it's worth a shot before you condemn the transmission. :wink:

Thank You Richard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will check tonight.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:15 pm 
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swifterthanu wrote:
t3 ragtop wrote:
paul,

pull the black tin cover off the end of the transmission.
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there's a yoke that holds the ends of the shafts in place.
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make sure that all the phillips head bolts are tight and that the yoke hasn't drifted.
if the ends of the shafts move away from each other, this is what you'll get:
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(example is an XFi tranny bolted to a GTi and then spanked...)
it's worth a shot before you condemn the transmission. :wink:
But keep in mind, if the gears look like the pictures above, the broken teeth can circulate through the case and case havoc with your ring and pinion
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If not, you can just swap in a new set of 5th gears.


Thank You Richard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will check tonight.

Fixed. :razz: :-P :P

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DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:43 am 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
paul,

pull the tin cover off the end of the transmission. there's a yoke that holds the ends of the shafts in place. make sure that all the bolts are tight and that the yoke hasn't split.

if the ends of the shafts move away from each other the tranny won't hold 5th gear.

it's worth a shot before you condemn the transmission. :wink:


CONDEMNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It appears that the synchro's out. There was alot of metal in the oil and the teeth on the gears look nasty. Fortunately, there just happened to be another tranny in my stash of parts. :lol:
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My buddy Doug (The Goldwing Man) cheesing it up.
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PS: Productive weekend. Picked a 1989 Suzuki Sidekick for $450 running. Guy had it advertised in Yakima, WA on CL for $750 firm. Will post pics soon after I take pics for Phil.

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Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:21 pm 
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Nice car bro 8)

Can you tell me where you got that Suzuki oil cap from? Looks awsome 8)
Is it a genuine part? If so could you tell me the part number?

Thanks man.

Keep up the good work :D

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:D Answered a CL ad for a 95 MkIV that started like this..."95 Geo Metro. Engine rebuilt 3 weeks ago at a local shop, I got it home and it won't start. New gaskets, radiator, starter and hoses. I can't get it to run." I saw this and immediately called. I was the first person to call as the ad had been up for 15 minutes! I went over to look at it and this is what I found.
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I popped the hood and found this:
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The PO, a 22 year old kid, told me that he had attempted to time it after put the head back on and he encountered a problem that "bent a valve". He then removed the head and had another valve put in by the shop that rebuilt it. After that, he attempted to time again, to no avail. He literally gave up. It's a 3 owner car that grandpa sold to grandson who in turn sold it to best friend. Best friend paid $1500 and put $800 in a rebuild.into it. He gave it to me for $350! Ha! I love it. It's got 140,625 original with a rebuilt engine and after getting it home, had it running (purring) within the hour.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:00 am 
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And another Suzuki to the stables. Found this hidden in a garage with a storied past. The details are kinda "R" rated. Yes its an '06 Katana 600 with 380 miles!
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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:08 pm 
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swifterthanu wrote:
:D Answered a CL ad for a 95 MkIV that started like this..."95 Geo Metro. Engine rebuilt 3 weeks ago at a local shop, I got it home and it won't start. New gaskets, radiator, starter and hoses. I can't get it to run." I saw this and immediately called. I was the first person to call as the ad had been up for 15 minutes! I went over to look at it and this is what I found.

The PO, a 22 year old kid, told me that he had attempted to time it after put the head back on and he encountered a problem that "bent a valve". He then removed the head and had another valve put in by the shop that rebuilt it. After that, he attempted to time again, to no avail. He literally gave up. It's a 3 owner car that grandpa sold to grandson who in turn sold it to best friend. Best friend paid $1500 and put $800 in a rebuild.into it. He gave it to me for $350! Ha! I love it. It's got 140,625 original with a rebuilt engine and after getting it home, had it running (purring) within the hour.


UPDATE: I HAVE A KNOCK!!!!!!!!!!!! How hard is it to replace the crank and main bearings on these? Do I really need to pull the motor AGAIN!?

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Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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check the snout on the crankshaft, the timing belt drive gear, key, and keyway. when they get loose, it can sound a lot like a rod knocking.

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