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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:45 am 
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Not a lot to report.
Seat rails have been repainted and refitted to front seats.
Carpet is mostly done, but seat mount weld nut on passenger side front seat decided to cross thread and break while re-installing passenger side seat (drivers side repaired previously) so I now need to have it fixed before finalising the carpet.

Apart from that I have fitted the new front and rear engine mounts. Front was worn and close to failure, but rear was ok. Both were replaced anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Today I (with help from Mrs in the car) flushed and bled the brakes / brake fluid.
It is great fun when you have to jack up each corner and remove each wheel in turn to complete the task.
Now, finally all fluids, filters and such are new in the car.

The car has had so little use since I bought it that the battery is dead... a new battery is coming soon.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:32 am 
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Here are some photos of my little bomb.

I recently gave it a machine polish so it looks good (from 60ft).

It also has it's nice new battery installed... Battery tray and all were stripped and re-painted previously, though the passenger seat and rear seats etc. haven't yet been re-installed... I have to fit the new rear speakers first.

I took it for a quick shopping run today and it's still a fun thing...

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:29 pm 
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that engine bay looks soooo damn cleeeeean! i love this thread, love watching what you do with this car. it's pretty much the only thing i venture into in the baleno section. Looks really really good!!

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm 
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Squirt wrote:
that engine bay looks soooo damn cleeeeean! i love this thread, love watching what you do with this car. it's pretty much the only thing i venture into in the baleno section. Looks really really good!!


Thanks!

Carpet is done. It is all back together now.
It now has it's new rear Jaycar speakers installed, all trim seats and such is back in.

Next I will be making up a thicker boot floor timber to mount sub box on.
Sub box will be secured to new thicker timber floor with angle brackets so it doesn't slide around.
Amp will be mounted to the rear of back seat (wires are already run in).

Other tasks I still need to complete.
1. Fit new car alarm. I have the alarm, but haven't had the time / motivation to fit it.
2. Re-gas airconditioning (This is actually my top priority now)
3. Replace front wheel bearings. (I have new bearings and borrowed a 32mm socket from my Father-in-law, so it can happen, again when I find the time / motivation.

Beyond that it needs new wheels and tyres... eventually... It gets used so rarely I am happy for it to take time.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Do you want a 12" carpeted sub box? I have one here you can take for nix.

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:59 am 
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[YLD80Y] wrote:
Do you want a 12" carpeted sub box? I have one here you can take for nix.
Thanks, but I have an amp and sub box (10" sub) that has been lingering around, but never installed from when I had the red Baleno.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:23 pm 
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I re-installed the Standard GTX coil springs today.
No more scraping on driveway and such, lovely!!!


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 4:29 pm 
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The car was pulled to bits today to replace front hub wheel bearings.

The front hubs are out awaiting bearing replacement...

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:45 pm 
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After four weeks I finally got around to dropping my front hubs (complete with new bearings, inner and outter seals) off at local workshop to be replaced.

After much procastinating I found a place who was both interested in the task and didn't seem intent on screwing me for a simple job (simple if you have the right equipment).

I also paid a visit to the local Suzi dealer to order new hub nuts and washers... Naturally they had to be ordered in. Hopefully they don't take too long.

While I was there I got to have a quick drool at the new Swift Sport.

Hopefully the little car will be back together soon...


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:30 pm 
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It is back together with its new front wheel bearings and tie-rod ends.

The only frustration was the new nuts and washers I acquired from Suzuki for the CVs.
Suzuki provided the wrong ones, they were both too small. Ergh!!!

I had to put it back together with the old nuts.

It does feel better to drive and sound better with the new parts.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:08 pm 
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I gave the old girl an engine oil and filter change today... not much else...

I am wondering whether I should try to have one of my rims repaired, it hit a pot hole or such under the care of a previous owner, or, as all the rims are scuffed and crap anyway buy something new... it needs new tyres in either case, so it wont be a cheap exercise.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:15 am 
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Too bad your not up here I have the original GTX rims and tyres in mint condition.

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:34 pm 
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suzukiboyoz wrote:
Too bad your not up here I have the original GTX rims and tyres in mint condition.
How much?? 8)
Using a company like e-go freight wouldn't cost too much.


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
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itsdamo wrote:
suzukiboyoz wrote:
Too bad your not up here I have the original GTX rims and tyres in mint condition.
How much?? 8)
Using a company like e-go freight wouldn't cost too much.


I used e-go to get some large steel sliders from Sydney.

Will take some pics, rims have no gutter marks, tyres will be too old and hard, probley low on tread as well.

$150 for 4 rims + post.

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:32 pm 
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suzukiboyoz wrote:
itsdamo wrote:
suzukiboyoz wrote:
Too bad your not up here I have the original GTX rims and tyres in mint condition.
How much?? 8)
Using a company like e-go freight wouldn't cost too much.


I used e-go to get some large steel sliders from Sydney.

Will take some pics, rims have no gutter marks, tyres will be too old and hard, probley low on tread as well.

$150 for 4 rims + post.


Done! 8)
I am happy with that... I will get some decent new tyres put on them. :D


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:14 pm 
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The Baleno had an air conditioning service today, which included a new receiver / drier.
It is now working nicely... Fingers crossed that there is no major leak, particularly from the compressor... [-o<
In either case I am to take it back in two weeks so they can quickly run a UV light over the system looking for leaks...


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:14 am 
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Air con is still working after two weeks... I just took it for it's "bring it back after two weeks check" and no obvious leaks were spotted with the UV light.

Hopefully it lasts through the summer...


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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Damo, what size wheels do you have on the Baleno at the moment? 15x6?

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 Post subject: Re: My new - old GTX
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[YLD80Y] wrote:
Damo, what size wheels do you have on the Baleno at the moment? 15x6?


Yes, I still have the TSW wheels pictured earlier... they are 15 x 6 or 6.5.


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