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 Post subject: '97 Metro engine blown
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:52 am 
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Hi and thanks in advance for your help. I just joined today but have been lurking on this site for some time. Its great.

I have a '97 Geo metro with a 1.0l 3 cylinder 5 speed. It has 170,000 on it and on my way to work yesterday it quit and when I got out there was oil all over the ground. :cry: This car saves me a TON of money on gas and I am not ready to give up on it just yet. Not to mention it has new axles (last week) , new tires, clutch, brakes, water pump, timing belt, oh and new wipers last week. HA HA. But seriously I drive 65 miles each way to work (all highway) and would like to fix/rebuild it. I am mechanically inclined (my dad taught shop class) and am best friends with a master mechanic at our local Ford dealer. We would like to know if and what year Geo engines we can swap into this thing with the least amount of hassle. I have found several on Craigslist in my area but was unsure of the compatibility between the years. I imagine I need a OBD-II engine if I want to use my computer that's in the car now? I should mention that tomorrow we will be digging into this thing and actually seeing what went wrong. It was getting dark when it happened and I had to work today. I love this car and I want to fix it so any and all help would be greatly apprieciated.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:07 pm 
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I haven't been on the forum for a while, sorry. Basically you want a G10 block and you can swap over everything. Do not use a cork oil pan gasket, your crank position sensor won't like it, use RTV. You can rebuild the engine with parts from Parts Dinosaur. http://www.partsdinosaur.com/

The entire rebuild is described at The Weekend Rebuild: http://geometroforum.com/topic/1144189/1/

could be the distributor seals went and it's full of oil and won't work. A cam shaft seal mimics a main seal and would spill oil all over your driveshaft position sensor. Remove timing belt cover to find out.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:29 am 
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you can use any g10 engine block as a replacment with a few things to look out for.

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=34924

no affront to any other site, but teamswift has the deepest archives concerning suzuki variants and almost any question you have can be answered here.

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