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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:32 pm 
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I have a suzuki samurai that I have swaped out the 1.3 gasser and installed a vw 1.6 turbodiesel. I am wondering if I were to use the diesel adapter kit for the samurai if it would bolt up on the swift transaxle? I raed here that the 1.3 manual swift has gearing that is comprable to the vw rabbit. I was also wondering if the swift bell housing starter bolt loations are the same as on the samurai bellhousing? If they are I think that I could get it to fit. Oh and what side of the engine bay does engine pullys face?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:11 pm 
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turbosuzi wrote:
I have a suzuki samurai that I have swaped out the 1.3 gasser and installed a vw 1.6 turbodiesel. I am wondering if I were to use the diesel adapter kit for the samurai if it would bolt up on the swift transaxle?
Yes, bellhousing pattern is the same.

I raed here that the 1.3 manual swift has gearing that is comprable to the vw rabbit. I was also wondering if the swift bell housing starter bolt loations are the same as on the samurai bellhousing? Yes, locations are the same but bolt lengths may be different.

If they are I think that I could get it to fit. Oh and what side of the engine bay does engine pullys face? Pulley faces to the passenger (right) side. I'm not sure if you will be able to fit it in there, with a 1.3 the pulley is close to the frame rail, a VW diesel is longer, add in the adapter plate and you may have to do some cutting.


Would be an interesting swap. Are you doing this just for mileage? Cause if you just had a 3cyl in it you wouldn't get that much better mileage with the VW diesel to offset the cost of the kit. Samurai guys would pay $$ for a second hand diesel adapter kit.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:58 am 
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well I was thinking that if an 80's/90's jetta can get between 40-50 mpg that I could do alot better with metro aerodynamics and the efficiency of the diesel that I could idle around and possibly do better than a 3cyl gasser.


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