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Old 11-01-2013, 04:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everyone I am looking at getting a new motor for my 1981 sierra and i am just wondering what some good reliable options are that will fit in without having to modify too much? im mostly going to be doing road driving and just looking for a bit more power then the 970cc motor that's in it. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 1300 and 1600cc options from later models seem like an obvious starting point to me.
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cheers mate do you know if the 1600 vitara of around the late 90's would be a straight swap?
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hey ive found a 1997, SUZUKI SWIFT GTI motor do you reckon that would be a good option? do you know by any chance if it would be an easy swap?
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Where are you located?
I'm with Dirty Dude on this one. Go 1300.
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A Sierra suggests Australia - the GTi motor can be fitted, but you'll have issues with the fuel injection and the distributor - find a 1.3 from a Sierra, or maybe a 1.6 from a Vitara, but you'll need an adapter plate to mate the 1.6 to your transmission.

Let me know if I'm correct on the location - I can probably point you to Aussie based forums where you can find help and perhaps parts.
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yeah I am in australia
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the GTi motor can be fitted, but you'll have issues with the fuel injection and the distributor
Aftermarket EFI would fix both of those problems and present some new ones.
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Aftermarket EFI would probably cost more than the Sierra's worth.
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this is a list of everything that comes with the motor and he says its for a sierra conversion and all I would need to get is an inline fuel pump. would this be right? MOTOR IS OUT OF A 1997, SUZUKI SWIFT GTI
VERY LOW KM MOTOR

THINGS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE ARE:

GTI MOTOR 136000km (worth $700)
GTI COMPUTER (worth $150)
GTI ENGINE WHOLE WIRING LOOM (worth $150)
CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL (worth $100)
INTAKE MANIFOLD (worth $50)
THROTTLE BODY (worth $40)
AIR FLOW METER (worth $50)
MAF SENSOR (worth $40)
TPS (worth $40)
EXHAUST MANIFOLD (worth $40)
OXY SENSOR (worth $10)
COIL AND IGNITOR (worth $25)
FUEL INJECTIORS & FUEL RAIL (worth $75)
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