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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:04 am 
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Well, lets see if you are....

I have a '95 Swift 1.3L with NO HEAD.
I also have a FULL 1.6L from a '95 Suzuki Sidekick.
The Sidekick was starved of oil, so the bottom end is toast. I have been having trouble locating a head for the 1.3 for a decent price, so I was thinking of putting the 1.6 head on the 1.3. I have searched around the forums a bunch but have not seen a lot of info on this. BOTH engines are SOHC 8v.

First, is this done very much? What timing belt would I use? Which Intake Manifold should I use? Which head gasket?

The Swift 1.3l had Hydraulic Lifters, The Sidekick has the adjustment nuts, much like earlier versions of the Swift engine. This won't cause any issues, right? The reason I ask is because the cam in the 1.3 head is centered, and the one on the sidekick head is offset.

Well, any information would be useful. There does not seem to be much info about this, and all the threads I found from searching had no replies.
If this should have been in the 1.6 swap section, please feel free to move it.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:47 am 
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swarm wrote:
The Sidekick was starved of oil, so the bottom end is toast.
The cam and bearings/seats are very likely to be toast aswell then.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:46 am 
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I have a newly rebuilt head for a 95 and later 1.3 SOHC with cam, rockers, etc.. that I'll sell for $75 plus shipping from Bend Oregon.

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BOTH engines are SOHC 8v.

The 95 sidekick has a 16V head, and by the way you describe it (offset cam) it sounds like this is what you have.
Can you do it?
Not really.
The 1.6 8V head is a direct swap for the 89-94 8V 1.3, but with bigger valves. The head on the 95-97 motors are a little difererent, and its not a simple swap.

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I would also suspect the engine management in both vehicles was designed to work with the specific engine sensors and fuel system delivery.
Mixing both engine parts might create a problem for the computer system.

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Ok - just an update. Thanks for all the info.

I was mistaken. The head is from a 1994. I am pretty sure it is 8v, but I will pull the valve cover to make sure.

So, if this IS a 8v head as I think it is, you say it is a direct swap - which head gasket shall I use? the 1.3 or the 1.6? Does it matter? Will I be using the 1.3 or 1.6 timing belt? With the bigger valves, will I have any drivability issues?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:56 pm 
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Welp, supafly is right :) 16v.

Q, you take paypal? I will take that head.
PM me your info. Shipping will be to 99006.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:07 am 
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THINK YOU ARE A SWIFT EXPERT?

I THINK YOU ARE AN OBNOXIOUS KNOB
read the forum guidelines before starting any new threads, particularly the parts about posting in all caps, using descriptive titles, and posting in the correct section.

and there are many 'experts' here who would otherwise love to help another enthusiast out.
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Not only that, but it is not a direct swap. Read it again

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