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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:57 pm 
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hi there, i bought a used 2001 swift hatch 4 cycl couple months ago,,, to learn drive standard,,,,
after a couple weeks, i am loving it,,, the mpg,,,, and the sensation like i can floor the thing all the time but not too much speeding,,, (without watching the speedo, i can get the speeding feel),

the previous owner claimed that he had the timing belt and clutch changed,,,
but last time i let my friend drive it,,, he said the clutch is pretty done,,, (i got lied to and got riped off ) (but fortunately he sold to me for dirt dirt cheap, cant complain)
and then last time i had someone change my valve gasket,,, the guy found that the water pump is old and the timing belt is also not so good condition,,,

i dont wanna spend $ to change it,,,

my concern is,,, will my engine break if the timing belt snapped? like honda cars,,,

i heard that some timing belt can be broken and without breaking the engine ???

can i just wait for the timing belt breaks?

i will post pics of my new ride next time, i am proud of it,


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:07 pm 
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If you are proud of it, you will fix it.

The 1.3L in your Swift is not interference.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:20 am 
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Does your friend know much about these cars because the pedal is quite light (you don't feel much pedal pressure against your foot). Also if it's starting to slip, the cable may be out of adjustment. Even if you have never done it before, you can change the timing belt and water pump in a day. Just do some reading and searching on this site for info on how to do it and buy a repair manual.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:40 pm 
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non interference,,, so i can just wait for the timing belt to break?

will it break the head and pistons ?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:27 am 
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The belt breaking won't hurt anything, it just won't start and will turn over very easily.


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