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time to do the motor in my sammi.smokes like crazy and leaves puddles whenever i park it.this is my dd so i cannot have it down for much longer than a week.what is everyones opinion on complete rebuilt motors.who has the best price?quality?reliable delivery?

i am willing to spend aprox 1500 on this,so if anybody knows of a good swap instead in this price range let me know.

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go with a 1.6, you will like the extra power
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I am going against the grain here... How many miles do you have? I'd say depending on your answer...Fix what you have or replace it with another 1.3. I found one for $75.00 that ran and smoked a little but fired-up no problems.

Do a compression and leak-down test. Pull the head off and bring it to a reliable shop, that might cost you at most $250. Do the timing belt and h2o pump. probably need some seals and gaskets... maintain what you have, it would probably be cheaper and easier. A lot of people will suggest swaps and such but they rarely take "one week" or are easy OR cheap.

Diagnose and fix... that is what I'd recommend. You're not wheeling it or looking for more power. Save yourself a headache. Your DDing it. My 2 cents.
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I had an engine that ran poorly. I took it apart and the bearings checked good with plastigage, I didnt want to spend much on this thing so I reused them. The piston rings were seized up on the pistons, which is common with these engines so I replaced the rings. The cylinders dont seem to wear much on these engines so you shouldnt need to bore them, just hone them. My head just needed valve seals, I lapped the valves since I had them out. The thing ran great and I only about $100 into the rebuild. It can be done in a weekend if there are no major problems.
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found this in the paper:


89-90 SUZUKI SAMURAIS FOR PARTS,
have 3, good engines , transmissions & body parts. (860) 575-8202. Waterbury

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ooooh... I'm gonna call that now... I need a soft top. Thanks Randy
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dont touch the windsield frame, thats mine! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Hey Randy..can you see if the guy has a rust and dent free hood in his pile? I be needin it.

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I was thinking about that... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Did you talk to him? I left a message that's it...
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