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Author:  jaguar,vettes&sprints [ Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:06 pm ]
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yup the "Ol man" is right.!
Been there.... The front key way shears (not all the way)will give that sould

Drain the oil ... look for mental if you've got a rod a knockin you'll see signs
And on that note Pull it He say's rebuild.?

But i wouldn't trust it.!
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Author:  swifterthanu [ Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:09 pm ]
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Was looking for this:
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To turn into this:
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But this fell into my lap (free): 1999 Suzuki Esteem, 1.6L, 5spd 145k on the odometer. It'll be moving to my house this weekend or next depending on whether I can get a towtruck out there.
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And maybe turn it into this:
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What say the masses?

Author:  jaguar,vettes&sprints [ Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:19 pm ]
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You going to put a Hitch on it.?... How you goimg to bring me more dead hoopties.?
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AAAhhhhhhhhh I'm going to say not so much

At first I though Lagazamo.?
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whats it got for a motivator.?
can you turbo it.?
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I saw this Today
But bought something (nonsuzuki) #23
But i like this 4 wheel disc brakes and.........Automatic. Hum.?
I bet can get some firewood in that
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Author:  clinty [ Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:19 am ]
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hmmm...

Turbine Tech has turbo for it... But dealer support is gone. potential for CVT failure + lack of parts in NA is down right scary. At best I get 13 L/100 km (22mpg) combined city hwy, mostly city.

Speaking from experience with a 2010.

Don't pay too much for one...

Author:  swifterthanu [ Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:28 am ]
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clinty wrote:
But dealer support is gone.


I'm sure your referencing the vehicle Scott posted but I'm sorry that in your area they aren't supporting your vehicle. My buddy Jeff owns a dealership and he's under obligation until 2021 to provide service support for Suzuki vehicles. In fact, he does it so well that Suzuki (Japan) toured his dealership to see his service department. I guess it had to do with his feedback that he gets from his loyal customers. He's moved on to Mitsubishi but nonetheless, he remains committed to providing his obligatory support.

I did find that they can get me parts through Brea from Australia for the Esteem (Baleno).

Author:  suzukitom [ Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:12 pm ]
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I wonder what happens to suzuki dealer service/parts operations after 2021? Will OEM parts still be available?
:huh:

Is Suzuki management touring in order to see if they should resume auto sales, or do they care only because they want to serve marine and motorcycle customers?

Author:  swifterthanu [ Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:36 pm ]
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suzukitom wrote:
I wonder what happens to Suzuki dealer service/parts operations after 2021? Will OEM parts still be available?
:huh:

Suzuki has an arrangement for the remaining dealerships where they will receive a final payment from Suzuki. I do know that some dealerships are selling off all warehoused parts to wholesalers. OEM parts will be available outside of the US. Most of the older Suzuki's are still being manufactured abroad.

suzukitom wrote:
Is Suzuki management touring in order to see if they should resume auto sales?


That would be nice. I think they would be better off if they owned and operated a manufacturing facility in the US or restart CAMI as a Suzuki only facility.

Author:  RP91gt [ Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:22 pm ]
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Jeff@TireBalls wrote:
Whats the difference between a regular GTi and a SSGTi?
No difference, most owners use that abbreviation for Suzuki Swift Gti.

Author:  swifterthanu [ Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:08 am ]
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RP91gt wrote:
Jeff@TireBalls wrote:
Whats the difference between a regular GTi and a SSGTi?
No difference, most owners use that abbreviation for Suzuki Swift Gti.



This statement was made over 8 years ago...and answered :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  swifterthanu [ Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:40 pm ]
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Author:  swifterthanu [ Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:47 pm ]
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And more....

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Author:  clinty [ Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:23 am ]
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The esteem so wants a twin cam swap after seeing the photograph of the engine bay. But it may not be worth losing the torque from the 1.6l..

The local Suzuki turn Mitsubishi dealer still service the cars but anytime you require a very specific part the cost is not encouraging you to keep it... The cvt tranny is a very expensive item to repair and replace based on our office's experience with the Nissan Cube with a full network of dealers. That for the Suzuki will be unobtainium outside warranty.

Suzuki motorcycles, off road and marine are still going strong here. But it is very doubtful the cars will return to Canada, I'll say ever. They are known for little k cars around the world and not the full size tanks North Americans demand. Us swift people are a rare breed.

Author:  swifterthanu [ Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:19 am ]
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clinty wrote:
The esteem so wants a twin cam swap after seeing the photograph of the engine bay. But it may not be worth losing the torque from the 1.6l.

Or the 2.0 DOHC setup w/turbo. I will be climbing under it to see the extent of bracing that I will be building for this. I've always wanted to do a wagon.

Author:  swifterthanu [ Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:07 am ]
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The entire center console from the dash back is a bolt in for the Swift. I just found a source for a center armrest?

Author:  swifterthanu [ Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:47 am ]
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Look at this:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modificat ... 6-whp.html

Author:  swifterthanu [ Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:38 pm ]
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Since this thread originally started out with my GTi, I think I should add to it. Today I dug out all the rubber trim and weatherstripping that I had ordered, took stock of it and ordered another $486 worth of rubber and retaining clips. This will complete my complete weatherstrip of the shell. Now on to buy interior trim wherever I can find it new OEM. This is my ultimate goal.
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Author:  jaguar,vettes&sprints [ Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:51 am ]
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NICE.!
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No Tail.?
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Author:  clinty [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:36 am ]
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What would we pay if a mint ssgti came up for sale... I still look online nearly every day... maybe someone like knuckles will eventually pass theirs on...

Where did you order the rubber trim?

Author:  swifterthanu [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:05 am ]
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clinty wrote:
What would we pay if a mint ssgti came up for sale...


That's a question I will wait for someone else to answer. I won't part with mine....ever! My 15P (St. Germaine Red) will get a factory restoration as well as the 26U (Superior White) when I assemble all the parts.

clinty wrote:
Where did you order the rubber trim?


SGP from Japan and South Africa

Author:  CAMI Man [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:11 pm ]
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clinty wrote:
What would we pay if a mint ssgti came up for sale... I still look online nearly every day... maybe someone like knuckles will eventually pass theirs on...

Where did you order the rubber trim?


When I sold my mint 89 GT ,( original paint ),( never winter driven ), ( garage stored ),( oiled yearly ),( no modifications ), no one wanted it , I sold it for $2000. Canadian .
Here's where it spent most of it life collecting dust !

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Author:  suzukitom [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:20 pm ]
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the last 89 Red GTi I saw was at pic n pull before they shut down their Richmond BC yard a few years ago and crushed their inventory.

it had a factory sunroof and was in original condition except for a dent on the front fender. I bought the fuel pump out of it.

oh wait, there was a more recent red 89 GTi that CMA and I looked at in Surrey. it was intact except for carpets and it sold to a happy kid for $1200.

Author:  clinty [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:18 am ]
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CAMI Man wrote:
clinty wrote:
What would we pay if a mint ssgti came up for sale... I still look online nearly every day... maybe someone like knuckles will eventually pass theirs on...

Where did you order the rubber trim?


When I sold my mint 89 GT ,( original paint ),( never winter driven ), ( garage stored ),( oiled yearly ),( no modifications ), no one wanted it , I sold it for $2000. Canadian .
Here's where it spent most of it life collecting dust !


That must have been years ago. 5 figures should not be unreasonable for a really mint car like yours these days. I have seen crx’s go for $10k. It’s all a function of what the buyer is willing to pay to relive their youth. I can see my wife :roll: her eyes now...

Author:  CAMI Man [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:55 pm ]
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clinty wrote:
CAMI Man wrote:
clinty wrote:
What would we pay if a mint ssgti came up for sale... I still look online nearly every day... maybe someone like knuckles will eventually pass theirs on...

Where did you order the rubber trim?


When I sold my mint 89 GT ,( original paint ),( never winter driven ), ( garage stored ),( oiled yearly ),( no modifications ), no one wanted it , I sold it for $2000. Canadian .
Here's where it spent most of it life collecting dust !


That must have been years ago. 5 figures should not be unreasonable for a really mint car like yours these days. I have seen crx’s go for $10k. It’s all a function of what the buyer is willing to pay to relive their youth. I can see my wife :roll: her eyes now...


It was about 3 years ago and my car was super super clean , I see welded repaired car needing paint with big prices good luck , no body is willing to pay for these cars , every body says they are until time to buy .The same with super rare SUZUKI SPORT parts and Suzuki accessories .Every body wants cheap cheap deals .

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