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by beyondtool
Sun May 21, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Amazing Vitara Video
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

Re: Amazing Vitara Video

Apparently did so well he had to fight away buyers..
by beyondtool
Sat May 06, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: For Sale - Cars
Topic: SOLD 2003 Ignis Sport $2990 ONO SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1815

SOLD 2003 Ignis Sport $2990 ONO SOLD

Car is now sold Model: Black Suzuki Ignis Sport Year: 2003 Kilometers: 265XXX Modifications: KN filter Enkei Alloys Eclipse CD1200 Head Unit (iPod, iPhone, USB, mp3 CD) Alpine Type R splits Focal three way 8in Speakers in custom fiberglass enclosure Alpine V12 MRV-F345 amplifier Temperature Gauge A...
by beyondtool
Tue May 02, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

Picked up a used 2016 Kia Koup Turbo today. $21,000 from a Holden dealer at Gosford. Drove her home tonight. Amazing car for the price. Maybe not as great a drive as an mx5 or WRX, but it has everything I could want and goes like the clapper. Looking forward to running it in on a few country roads s...
by beyondtool
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

Test drove the turbo yesterday, completely different car it's fanbloodytastic! Buying one for sure. Great upgrade from the Ignis. Plenty of turbo power, nice engine note, very responsive, only thing I could fault were the brakes not as good as my Ignis which stops on a dime. But it's still fine, jus...
by beyondtool
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: Ignis Sport owners - anyone out there??
Replies: 16
Views: 14026

Re: Ignis Sport owners - anyone out there??

Mine is nearly at 270XXX. A lot of things have gone wrong but it's still an awesome daily driver, so very reluctant to part with it, but I think it's time while it still drives.
by beyondtool
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 9337

Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia

Such a disappointing effort from Suzuki, I had high hopes for this ..
by beyondtool
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: Iggy Sport Buying Guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 4857

Re: Iggy Sport Buying Guide?

My head gasket went. I saw the engine light come on but it was too late, damage done. Had to replace engine. Look for signs of chemweld. If you open the oil cap you should be able to smell it. Also check gears change smoothly and clutch engages. Mine has always had a few moments before it kicks over...
by beyondtool
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

Well test drove the non turbo KIA Koup version yesterday. It is a magnificent car, comparable to other Euro style cars like Honda/VW in build and ride quality. I remember a few years ago people were saying the same thing about Hyundai, but after driving an i30 I thought they were talking rubbish. We...
by beyondtool
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

Well I'm still thinking about this!! I've ruled out VW, i don't think they will be around in 12 months time and parts is going to be a serious issue. http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/10/facing-the-specter-of-bankruptcy-volkswagen-may-get-a-reprieve-from-europe/ I saw a Kia Koup Turbo the other day, bl...
by beyondtool
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Ignis sport rear rotor replacement options
Replies: 4
Views: 10172

Re: Ignis sport rear rotor replacement options

I broke my arm over christmas, so that's definitely a no :lol: I thought it was a reasonable deal, just worth double checking. I'm pretty sure the previous mechanic fitted cheap pads which are making the fronts squeal intermittently but the rotors definitely need replacing anyway so I'll the lot don...
by beyondtool
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Ignis sport rear rotor replacement options
Replies: 4
Views: 10172

Re: Ignis sport rear rotor replacement options

Ok I've been quoted $750 to replace front and rear rotors and brake pads including labor. That seems reasonable to me?
by beyondtool
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Ignis sport rear rotor replacement options
Replies: 4
Views: 10172

Ignis sport rear rotor replacement options

Ok it looks like my rear rotor can't be machined any further. Does anyone know if the swift rotors or standard ignis front rotors are the same? Looking for best value replacement as finding OEM parts for the sport is likely to be painful.
by beyondtool
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

Just don't know if I can buy a VW ethically after the emissions scandal. Than again I think all manufacturers need to lift their game... My Ignis has 260,000kms now. The Fuel indicator is now not working once it drops to 25%, paranoid about running out of fuel was into the emergency tank the other w...
by beyondtool
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

Whoa Dave guess you've come across a few bad experiences!
I haven't heard of any issues with this engine all I've seen are glowing reviews. If I don't go Kizashi it's back to drawing board. Might just end up going stuff it and getting the WRX I've always wanted...
by beyondtool
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

racer5 wrote:Buy the most powerful car you can.
Meh, those days are behind me, can't afford the speeding tickets. I'd go for fuel efficiency, handling and fun to drive any day of the week.
by beyondtool
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

Ford Focus Petrol Turbo Manual 4 door or Lancer turbo. or any other turbo 4 door hatch Hyundai etc They are all out of the running, don't trust the reliability of any of those manufacturers, heard too many horror stories such as: http://www.productreview.com.au/p/hyundai-veloster.html I've already ...
by beyondtool
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

bzchi wrote:How many k's on your Ignis Sport now?
260,000kms. Though not that accurate as I had an engine swap because the head gasket went in the first one.

They are practically giving the Kizashis away at the moment... The manual version looks ok.
by beyondtool
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Pick my next Car

Looking for a new car to replace my Ignis Sport which is getting close to it's last legs (or costing more than it's worth) What I am looking for is: Rear which suits 5 year old whose going to be TALL Decent stereo system or Double din Headunit so it can be easily upgraded RELIABLE Max budget of $20,...
by beyondtool
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Blown airbox backfire?
Replies: 3
Views: 2837

Re: Blown airbox backfire?

Cheers mate. The airbox is shattered but the airfilter is intact so a bit of gaffa tape to hold it together and its functional with no leaks into the engine. Not optimal maybe... I guess that's what happens when you trust someone, I'm annoyed because it didn't sound right at the time and I queried a...
by beyondtool
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Blown airbox backfire?
Replies: 3
Views: 2837

Re: Blown airbox backfire?

Looks like the after market temp guage I had fitted may be the culprit, a mechanic said that the ECU needs that signal to provide correct mixtures and my old mechanic (now officially ex) didn't wire it up to the ECU. Does anyone know if the Ignis Sport air box is a standard part? Swappable with swif...
by beyondtool
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Blown airbox backfire?
Replies: 3
Views: 2837

Blown airbox backfire?

I started up my Ignis this morning and heard an almighty bang opened up the bonnet and the airbox is in pieces with black smoke pouring out. The engine runs fine so I think the car just backfired but are going to get a mechanic to totally check it over. Has this happened to anyone else? The car just...
by beyondtool
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Head gasket going...repair or move on
Replies: 18
Views: 15614

Re: Head gasket going...repair or move on

I miraculously sourced a bargain Ignis sport engine on gumtree of all places and it's getting fitted today. Hopefully I get a few more years out of the car. If anyone is interested in the old engine let me know. It was running like a dream but leaking coolant very slightly over 4K revs. Could be a g...
by beyondtool
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Head gasket going...repair or move on
Replies: 18
Views: 15614

Re: Head gasket going...repair or move on

I'm sure many of you are probably nodding your heads at this but I have spoken with an engineer regarding the 16A engine swap under NSW legislation: One of the biggest issues faced with engine transplant are to ensure that still meet with the required emissions standards for the vehicle, Unfortunate...
by beyondtool
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Head gasket going...repair or move on
Replies: 18
Views: 15614

Re: Head gasket going...repair or move on

Yeah I'm not so keen on spending thousands and going backwards with a cheap swift M15A. Car is slow enough as it is :lol: And going for an M13A :shock: I have a four year old so I don't get 'my own time' these days to work on cars :cry: . Getting a quote for engineering the car engine swap in NSW, a...
by beyondtool
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Head gasket going...repair or move on
Replies: 18
Views: 15614

Re: Head gasket going...repair or move on

Yeah that's what I thought so they are different versions of the same engine. Looks like a M16a it is. Unless I can source an Ignis sport engine somewhere near Gold Coast/south Brisbane.
by beyondtool
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Head gasket going...repair or move on
Replies: 18
Views: 15614

Re: Head gasket going...repair or move on

Forgive me if this is a dumb question but.. A swift M15A engine runs at a 9.5:1 compression ratio, but the M15A used in the Suzuki Ignis has a higher compression ratio of 11.0:1. What is going to happen if I put a swift engine in the Ignis? Will it basically just adjust the compression ratio because...
by beyondtool
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Ignis Sport 200,000km service
Replies: 1
Views: 2741

Re: Ignis Sport 200,000km service

From memory I think I had the brakes machined, coolant system flushed, spark plugs replaced, chain checked and the usual fluids replaced. Probably around that amount of kms an ignition coil started going on my Ignis, and that could be worth checking before it becomes a major problem. It started as a...
by beyondtool
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Head gasket going...repair or move on
Replies: 18
Views: 15614

Re: Head gasket going...repair or move on

I would say from my current understanding that a head gasket done properly is a major job. The engine needs to be inspected, checked for cracks or warped head, possibly machined etc.. and then you have the question as to why the gasket went in the first place (though I have my possible reason). Cons...
by beyondtool
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Head gasket going...repair or move on
Replies: 18
Views: 15614

Re: Head gasket going...repair or move on

Well I still love the car and it's setup the way I like rims, stereo, tidy inside. Only has hail damage and the paint is just starting to peel on top. Rear brake discs are going to need replacing soon. My replacement option would be a Swift Sport, but wife has categorically told me I can't get one. ...
by beyondtool
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Head gasket going...repair or move on
Replies: 18
Views: 15614

Head gasket going...repair or move on

I'm just gutted my mechanic has confirmed that my ignis sport has an internal coolant leek. I have been quoted $2000 for the repair. It started when the engine light flashed and I pulled over to see the coolant overflow tank had not been reconnected after a service. It was an honest mistake so I jus...
by beyondtool
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Rough engine idle, misfires
Replies: 23
Views: 27844

Re: Rough engine idle, misfires

Just for other's reference my problem was ignition coil and lead related. Had all the coils and leads replaced with aftermarket ones and noticed a nice boost in performance. Engine is smoother than it has ever been, so I suspect the coils had been misfiring for awhile.
by beyondtool
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Rough engine idle, misfires
Replies: 23
Views: 27844

Re: Rough engine idle, misfires

I'm bumping this topic as it seems I have the exact same problem with my 2004 Suzuki Ignis Sport. It has been getting progressively worse over the last 2 years. Initially it was an occasional hesitation at lights, but in the last week it's a full blown 3 hit hiccup and the car shakes, I've also noti...
by beyondtool
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: WHAT HAS GORN WRONG
Replies: 10
Views: 8478

Re: WHAT HAS GORN WRONG

Of course as soon as you post on one of these threads, something in fact goes wrong... After I had the Aircon fixed the car was still squealing. Tightened the Aircon belt twice, still no improvement and then cruising along and the alternator belt exploded. Was never replaced yet did 220,000 Km's. Al...
by beyondtool
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: Ignition Barrel Recall
Replies: 16
Views: 11883

Re: Ignition Barrel Recall

I just received a letter that my Ignis Sport was under the recall. Have to book it in for next week. I figure it's a remote possibility this problem is widespread as it's taken more than a decade to pick it up.
by beyondtool
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: WHAT HAS GORN WRONG
Replies: 10
Views: 8478

Re: WHAT HAS GORN WRONG

I've hammered mine over the years, and the rear discs are going to need replacing soon. The AIRCON compresser recently died, but it looks like a failing condenser fan is probably to blame..one of those wear and tear things. It's been hailed on and numerous dings on the M1 from flying debris..but wou...
by beyondtool
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: ignis sports parts
Replies: 2
Views: 3031

Re: ignis sports parts

PM sent
by beyondtool
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: IGNIS SPORT AIRCON COMPRESSOR
Replies: 1
Views: 624

WTB: IGNIS SPORT AIRCON COMPRESSOR

Item Description:
IGNIS SPORT AIRCON COMPRESSOR

Price Range:
Depends on condition must be working

Contact Details:
Pm me
by beyondtool
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Compressor Gone..best options?
Replies: 0
Views: 1693

Compressor Gone..best options?

My mechanic has just confirmed that my aircon compressor is on it's last legs and needs immediate replacing. I am tosing up what to do? Replace with a second hand one from an old Ignis Sport..would that get say another 80,000kms? Or go for a new one at a cost of $1000? Does anyone know if there are ...
by beyondtool
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Shudder over 100km/hr
Replies: 33
Views: 20743

Re: Shudder over 100km/hr

Realised I never updated. I got the wheels balanced at JAX Tweed Heads (4th place I tried) and the car has been golden ever since. Geesh there are some dodgy tyre places on the gold coast...
by beyondtool
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Forza 4
Replies: 41
Views: 14594

Re: Forza 4

You need to give rivals a go it is a brilliant mode that pits real driver against real driver, I have only managed a 1:45 in the Zonda but if I could string all my polished corners together I think I'd be close to cracking the 1:40 barrier. It's hell fun, addictive, and frustrating all at the same t...
by beyondtool
Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Forza 4
Replies: 41
Views: 14594

Re: Forza 4

In case people missed it they have a partnership with Top Gear and will be including the star in a reasonably priced car as a rivals challenge with the whole Top Gear test track. They also have car bowling and soccer, which might be a fun diversion from serious racing. There are supposed to be 500 c...
by beyondtool
Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Forza 4
Replies: 41
Views: 14594

Re: Forza 4

Yeah I picked up a Fanatec GT2 wheel for my xbox and it's pretty incredible with the demo. Very technical, but heaps of fun. Highly recommended if you have the money to spend. There are some Suzuki's this time around: The SX4 and the Liana http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/Cars/Detail.aspx?id=2147483...
by beyondtool
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: FUEL ECONOMY
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Re: FUEL ECONOMY

Yeah I must say that I used to swear by BP Ultimate, but with the oil spill fiasco I've started questioning my support. I have found that V-Power offers very good mileage around 7l/100kms sometimes a little better. I was spooked by Shell Optimax years ago and spoke to a few mechanics about the pink ...
by beyondtool
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: After market extractors for swift carby sedan
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: After market extractors for swift carby sedan

I did the whole cat-back on my carby swift and noticed considerable gains, but I have also modified the air intake and tuned the car for 98ron fuel. I can't remember what extractors were installed, but I do remember that I had a Mercedes Benz hi-flow cat fitted as the mechanic had one lying around w...
by beyondtool
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Picked up my Suzuki Alto
Replies: 41
Views: 3629

Re: Picked up my Suzuki Alto

I was looking into an Alto for the missus, that is before she got pregnant! This thread hasn't exactly talked me into it, my old swift is still going strong with a 6l/100kms consumption. I thought the newer small cars were supposed to be real fuel misers? I was surprised you compared the interior to...
by beyondtool
Mon May 03, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Ignis Technical
Topic: Cheapest Air Filter Replacement option
Replies: 8
Views: 4026

Re: Cheapest Air Filter Replacement option

Just to update, yeah it fit fine. Noticed an immediate improvement, revs better and just hums on the freeway. Avoiding the itch to spend large amounts of $$ on the car now..
by beyondtool
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: six or seven years.
Replies: 10
Views: 4939

Re: six or seven years.

I always thought the iggy had forged pistons to, where is the information is doesn't coming from? Mine has not skipped a beat, in fact of the 3 different suzuki's we have owned over the years I can't think of anything which would constitute a major problem with any of them. Biggest grip would be the...
by beyondtool
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: Suzuki Sport exhaust
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

Re: Suzuki Sport exhaust

From what I understand they are very hard to track down since they don't make them anymore. A custom exhaust might be the best way to go. Occasionally they crop up on ebay in japan or uk though.