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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:06 pm 
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yup the "Ol man" is right.!
Been there.... The front key way shears (not all the way)will give that sould

Drain the oil ... look for mental if you've got a rod a knockin you'll see signs
And on that note Pull it He say's rebuild.?

But i wouldn't trust it.!
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
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I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
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"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:09 pm 
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Was looking for this:
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To turn into this:
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But this fell into my lap (free): 1999 Suzuki Esteem, 1.6L, 5spd 145k on the odometer. It'll be moving to my house this weekend or next depending on whether I can get a towtruck out there.
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And maybe turn it into this:
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What say the masses?

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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 Sep 15, 2016 8:19 pm 
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You going to put a Hitch on it.?... How you goimg to bring me more dead hoopties.?
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AAAhhhhhhhhh I'm going to say not so much

At first I though Lagazamo.?
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whats it got for a motivator.?
can you turbo it.?
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I saw this Today
But bought something (nonsuzuki) #23
But i like this 4 wheel disc brakes and.........Automatic. Hum.?
I bet can get some firewood in that
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Image
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:19 am 
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hmmm...

Turbine Tech has turbo for it... But dealer support is gone. potential for CVT failure + lack of parts in NA is down right scary. At best I get 13 L/100 km (22mpg) combined city hwy, mostly city.

Speaking from experience with a 2010.

Don't pay too much for one...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:28 am 
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clinty wrote:
But dealer support is gone.


I'm sure your referencing the vehicle Scott posted but I'm sorry that in your area they aren't supporting your vehicle. My buddy Jeff owns a dealership and he's under obligation until 2021 to provide service support for Suzuki vehicles. In fact, he does it so well that Suzuki (Japan) toured his dealership to see his service department. I guess it had to do with his feedback that he gets from his loyal customers. He's moved on to Mitsubishi but nonetheless, he remains committed to providing his obligatory support.

I did find that they can get me parts through Brea from Australia for the Esteem (Baleno).

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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: Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:12 pm 
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I wonder what happens to suzuki dealer service/parts operations after 2021? Will OEM parts still be available?
:huh:

Is Suzuki management touring in order to see if they should resume auto sales, or do they care only because they want to serve marine and motorcycle customers?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:36 pm 
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suzukitom wrote:
I wonder what happens to Suzuki dealer service/parts operations after 2021? Will OEM parts still be available?
:huh:

Suzuki has an arrangement for the remaining dealerships where they will receive a final payment from Suzuki. I do know that some dealerships are selling off all warehoused parts to wholesalers. OEM parts will be available outside of the US. Most of the older Suzuki's are still being manufactured abroad.

suzukitom wrote:
Is Suzuki management touring in order to see if they should resume auto sales?


That would be nice. I think they would be better off if they owned and operated a manufacturing facility in the US or restart CAMI as a Suzuki only facility.

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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: Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:22 pm 
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Jeff@TireBalls wrote:
Whats the difference between a regular GTi and a SSGTi?
No difference, most owners use that abbreviation for Suzuki Swift Gti.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:08 am 
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RP91gt wrote:
Jeff@TireBalls wrote:
Whats the difference between a regular GTi and a SSGTi?
No difference, most owners use that abbreviation for Suzuki Swift Gti.



This statement was made over 8 years ago...and answered :lol: :lol: :lol: :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: Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:40 pm 
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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 Sep 17, 2016 9:47 pm 
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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 Sep 19, 2016 3:23 am 
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The esteem so wants a twin cam swap after seeing the photograph of the engine bay. But it may not be worth losing the torque from the 1.6l..

The local Suzuki turn Mitsubishi dealer still service the cars but anytime you require a very specific part the cost is not encouraging you to keep it... The cvt tranny is a very expensive item to repair and replace based on our office's experience with the Nissan Cube with a full network of dealers. That for the Suzuki will be unobtainium outside warranty.

Suzuki motorcycles, off road and marine are still going strong here. But it is very doubtful the cars will return to Canada, I'll say ever. They are known for little k cars around the world and not the full size tanks North Americans demand. Us swift people are a rare breed.

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'80 Renault Le Car, '73 Celica ST, '76 VW Rabbit, '96 Honda Civic Si coupe, '87 Toyota Corolla GTS hatchbk
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clinty wrote:
The esteem so wants a twin cam swap after seeing the photograph of the engine bay. But it may not be worth losing the torque from the 1.6l.

Or the 2.0 DOHC setup w/turbo. I will be climbing under it to see the extent of bracing that I will be building for this. I've always wanted to do a wagon.

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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 Sep 19, 2016 10:07 am 
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The entire center console from the dash back is a bolt in for the Swift. I just found a source for a center armrest?

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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 Sep 19, 2016 10:47 am 
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Look at this:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modificat ... 6-whp.html

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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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