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I'm stoked for you man, what a cool wee car and an awesome colour. Still a little dark you outbid me though :lol:

The aftermarket on these things is incredible. Almost anything you can think of, so ill be watching closely how you get on.

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Looking good. Let me know if you need any genuine part numbers, I have a copy of the parts book here, albeit in Japanese.

Im pretty sure I can guess where you live, since you went passed my colleagues place in your dashcam video #stalker :lol:

Regarding the broken exhaust mount, looks like a pretty generic rubber exhaust bobbin. The issue there is they aren't really designed to be used in that sideways sort of loading, so you'll probably keep breaking them. Might be worth seeing if there is another option you can put together.

My nugget should be here this week. Hopefully I'll see yours around.

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Im pretty sure I can guess where you live, since you went passed my colleagues place in your dashcam video

I think with all the pix and vid I've uploaded to this site you could easily locate me. It helps that there's a GPS coordinates in the dashcam video too lol.

I need the side decals but have already gotten a quote from suzuki, over $800 to ship from Japan, nope!

From searching it looks like the broken component is a bobbin-type exhaust mount, good call on the stresses and I'll get my shop's opinion on what it could be replaced with

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Following "maybe not suitable for side loads" advice I took the car to some trusted mechanics. I angle-ground the old rusted bolt off and they ended up just replacing the bobbin-style hanger with another one so I'm telling myself I spent the extra $70 on peace of mind.

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Pic of some shopping trolleys, as well as a VW and toyota

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I also noticed that all the wheels tuck in nicely as soon as people load in. Explains the bumpy ride with a full car :)

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I was (and still am) so gutted for you guys. I couldn't believe it when I came back into the pits and was told your Alto had failed to proceed. I was really looking forward to a good Alto battle out on the track.

Next time.

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On 27/01/2024 at 14:13, shrike said:

Is there any go fast bit options? Other then turbo/injectors/tune 

Crank to far gone to grind and run oversize bearings?

Stroking or compression tweaks?

Is yours FWD or AWD?

FWD. The crank is discoloured from overheating and as I understand it this kills the crank. People who know more than me say "yeah nah" so I'm just nodding my head there :)

We found an expensive aftermarket built engine parts place http://www.cadcars.info/newparts.html but that's beyond what I'm willing to spend and the turbo/injectors/tune route seems like a reasonable boost of power for the price.

One option is a rebuild with new crank etc, I've got an inquiry sitting with Amayama, in the meantime we're tearing the engine down to see what's good/bad and try to find any smoking guns. Another option instead of Amayama is to get a cheaper used engine - potentially NA because they share crank - as a source of parts. Engines after 2019 have some part number tweaks to fix some earlier engine issues which complicates it a little as well. 

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2 hours ago, cletus said:

Is a complete new long block available from suzuki? 

 

You would think a small 3 cyl engine from a current? model would be cost effective to buy but probably not 

If it is, it's not in the parts book 

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