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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:18 pm 

Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:45 am
Posts: 5
Location: Calgary
1st off, I haven't washed her for months! Been working on it more than
cleaning it! :P

Here's some pics:


OK here's a rundown:

White, 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi. 215,000k

I've owned it for 8+ years and have enjoyed working on it and driving it!
Use the new & performance parts on your Swift/Sprint/Firefly/Metro,
or work on it a wee bit and drive it another 200k! I've tried to disclose any
present issues with the car, so you know what you will get. This car has
had an engine re-fresh about 4000k ago, and I've personally added alot
of new parts to it as of late. Even if you were to strip it of the parts, you
would be getting alot of value from the new and performance parts.

Performance Parts

- Genie 4-2-1 Header
- Aasco Aluminum Flywheel
- Aluminum Underdrive Crank Pulley
- Aluminum Adjustable Cam Gears (intake & exhaust)
- Tom's Performance Chip
- Addco 25mm Rear Swaybar
- Intrax Sport Springs
- KYB GR2 Struts
- Front Upper & Lower Strut Bar, Upper Rear Strut Bar
- 2" Aluminized Exhaust With Flowmaster Muffler
- SS band-clamps to remove cat and section of pipe
- Polyurethane Bushings on almost all points
- Camber Bolts (uninstalled)

New OEM Parts

- Motor Mounts, Polyureathane Filled
- Front Wheel Bearings
- Ball Joints
- Inner & Outer Tie Rods
- Swaybar Links
- Shifter Bushings
- Master Cylinder
- Brake Pads
- Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors
- Waterpump
- Piston Rings
- All Engine Gaskets (head, crank, header, ALL!)
- Timing Belt (OEM Suzuki Brand)
- Timing Belt Covers, Tensioner
- Thermostat
- Oxygen Sensor
- Plugs
- Cap & Rotor
- Air Filter
- Fuel Filter
- Alternator (now failing)
- Battery
- 3" Spun Catalytic Converter (perfect fit on exhaust)
- Brand New 14" All Season Tires

Modifications / Alterations / Recent Work

- was re-painted 40000k ago, all exterior plastic is 100% intact
- Oversized Radiator off of 1.6L Automatic Swift Sedan
- Catalytic Converter can be removed and replaced with
straight pipe, with Stainless Steel Band Clamps
- lights mounted in hatch/trunk area (hatch activated)
- re-painted header
- clear-coated intake
- re-painted valve cover
- engine cleaned inside and out during rebuild, including
oil passages, carbon from head

Included Extra Parts

- 55mm Throttle Body & MAF with K&N Filter (simple bolt on)
- lots of interior parts including: handles, switches,
dash pad, vent louvers, radio trim, etc, etc, etc!
- original header
- starter, fuel rail, injectors, ISC solenoids, TPS,
throttle body (original 45mm), relays & fuses, ECU,
- exterior parts including: rear brake lights, door handles,
antenna, signal lamp covers, MORE!
- Original Factory Shop Manual ($90 purchase 8 years ago!)
- 5 Microfiche Of Suzuki Parts (all for 1989 GTi)

What Needs Work

- right rear quarter panel is rusty
- new alternator (causing idle surge and sqealing belt)
- new windshield
- e-brake cables are semi-functional
- aftermarket radio is toast
- replaced door & ignition locks didn't work as well as hoped!
- steering wheel needs centering
- parcel shelf pivot is broken on one side
- HVAC duct has something in it jamming the hot/cold control somewhat
- window regulators need lubing or replacing (non-power windows)

The car runs fine, but for a bad re-manufactured alternator.
I believe the bearing is too tight, causing idle surge, and
the belt to squeal under some conditions. The belt is new.

I've given up and bought another (brand new) car. It's time
to hand my labor of love over to a good home.

It's located in Markham, Ontario - a suburb of Toronto.
Call me at (905) 910-0515, my name is Darryl - leave
a message if you're interested.
Email at dteich @@@ (one of the at's, no spaces)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:01 pm 
Senior Swift Guru

Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2001 11:55 am
Posts: 2595
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Same Daryl from Calgary?? Same swift?

If so, the car ran strong when I saw it last. And don't worry guys, Daryl doesn't know where the red zone on the tach is anyway. :D

'02 IS300 TT

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:42 pm 

Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:26 am
Posts: 4
Location: Calgary
So you're selling it after all that? It did run well when we went for a run to Champion last summer.

Would you be willing to sell me your spare ECU or is it only going with the car? My chipped spare crapped out a few months ago and I'm looking for a replacement.

Give me a shout if you get a chance. (still have my email address?)

J Dziver

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:44 pm 

Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:45 am
Posts: 5
Location: Calgary
Hi guys.

Hi Kyle, yeah the car wasn't driven as hard as I'd have liked to!
I saw you sold your latest GT as well. :-(
Anyways, the Swiffer ran well all the way across the country
(yeah it's Calgary Darryl) to Toronto without a hitch.
Kyle, are you still driving the track, and if so, what's your new whip?

Hi Jason, good to hear from you too.

I'll need a bit of time to dig out the spare parts, but you're
welcome to a spare ECU.

Must say I broke down, being out here in T.O. and driving around
in everyone's new(er) cars, and I get talked in to giving up the
Swiffer. Cripes, if I had the space to store my new car, I'd really
rather keep it and drive it in the winters!

Jason, I'll call you later in the week/end to get your info.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:46 pm 
Senior Swift Guru

Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2001 11:55 am
Posts: 2595
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Havent been to the track for a while now... just driving the ol 4 door family wagon for now.

good luck on the sale of the car!

'02 IS300 TT

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:23 pm 

Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:45 am
Posts: 5
Location: Calgary
Heh, 0-100km/h stoplight to stoplight no doubt Kyle.

[kyle] "off to get groceries honey"
[wife] "try not to get a ticket, OK?"

Anyways, I feel like such an ass [:oops:], coming to TeamSwift after
an extended hiatus, and worse off, having to get rid of my
Swiffer, which sure as hell owes me something at this point.
I mean, I _deserve_ to be able to keep it, but haven't the
space to park it, and my new ride will be occupying my $$$.

What I need is my own garage, with a spot beside to park a 2nd
car. Whelp.

Later Dudes.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:12 am 

Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:45 am
Posts: 5
Location: Calgary
BUMP! Remember that's OBO. Maybe Spring will be kinder to my sale...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:06 pm 

Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:45 am
Posts: 5
Location: Calgary
Bump. :alien:

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