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by Nocturne
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: How many KMs did you get out of your brakes?
Replies: 0
Views: 2583

How many KMs did you get out of your brakes?

How many KMs did you get on the fronts and backs?
Any ideas on individual prices and the best place to buy them?
by Nocturne
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: WTB: Stereo and facia (2007 Swift) Brisbane area
Replies: 1
Views: 550

WTB: Stereo and facia (2007 Swift) Brisbane area

Item Description: 2007 Swift (Standard/GLX model) The one that has an MP3 CD player But if you have something newer and you know its an exact fit and hookup let me know. Price Range: Perfect working condition (prefer new and removed for upgrade) Cheap as possible can pickup Brisbane area (best) Or ...
by Nocturne
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Best oil for COLD STARTS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2879

Re: Best oil for COLD STARTS?

The oil rating you should be using in the Swift is in the user manual I think from memory.
It has ranges based on temperature extremes. That is all you need nothing more nothing less.
by Nocturne
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: If it's about to Hail Don't...
Replies: 31
Views: 9375

Re: If it's about to Hail Don't...

Hmm I missed this as well...
I hope you got rust protection thrown in with your paint protection.

(sorry had to say it)
by Nocturne
Fri May 01, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Will my eBay wheels be OK or am I stuffed?
Replies: 12
Views: 3164

Re: Will my eBay wheels be OK or am I stuffed?

So all we have so far is that I probably won't be able to sqeeze 7.5 inches ET 30 under my wheel arches? No advance on that? Spose I'll have to see anyway. Well I'm running 17x7x40's and 215/40R17's with no scrubbing on suspension, guards, bottoming out etc with no lowering or suspension mods on th...
by Nocturne
Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Dash display altering on '06 'S' model
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Dash display altering on '06 'S' model

If there's no back lighting LED on any accessible circuit board and it looks like its the gauge itself. Its a tricky job removing them. You will need to find the natural resting points of the needles when the gauge cluster is sitting upright then remove the needles. If you are not 100% careful you w...
by Nocturne
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Is this true about coolant voiding warranty?
Replies: 17
Views: 4576

Re: Is this true about coolant voiding warranty?

can anyone even tell the difference between Suzuki coolant and some other brand? its a green (or red) liquid. Suzuki coolants green or at least it is in my 2007 model. It tastes a bit more minty than non Suzuki brands. I think this is to disguise the dealers breath from smelling like ass. I'm not g...
by Nocturne
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Some bad news and some good news .....
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Re: Some bad news and some good news .....

Blue is a good colour.
by Nocturne
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!
Replies: 23
Views: 6580

Re: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!

I guess its no big deal if yours do start to fall off because you can always get them reapplied.
by Nocturne
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!
Replies: 23
Views: 6580

Re: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!

StinkyWizzleteats wrote:Nocturne wrote:
I went to the mall last night and in the dark lost track of where I parked my ute. If it wasn't for stripes I would have driven home in someone else's swift.

So you have chopped the roof and hatch off? :^o
No and I don't have stripes either
by Nocturne
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!
Replies: 23
Views: 6580

Re: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!

I went to the mall last night and in the dark lost track of where I parked my ute. If it wasn't for stripes I would have driven home in someone else's swift.
by Nocturne
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: installing fog lights
Replies: 31
Views: 16867

Re: installing fog lights

The severe fog in Brisbane gets to me.
by Nocturne
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: FLAT Battery!
Replies: 37
Views: 8734

Re: FLAT Battery!

My only guess is it could be the lights I've installed months ago on my door trims + my GPS that is always on charge.. Nocturne The GPS is connected to the cigarette port, I've auctually wired a 4port extention underneeth the port =) So that way I have the port free all the time! and then I can con...
by Nocturne
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: BP 91ron Fuel
Replies: 29
Views: 5859

Re: BP 91ron Fuel

Theres no problem with 91 octane fuel its more a problem that its not all created equal. I won't use high ethanol blends as I know these engines weren't designed to run on them. I think the main issue is that at low revs ethanol produces less power so that is why they have injector flow converters t...
by Nocturne
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Swift stalling problems!!??
Replies: 15
Views: 2993

Re: Swift stalling problems!!??

Firstly you put your foot on the clutch before you stop :). When you have the aircon on (especially cranked up) this reduces the revs in your engine. If you drove the car very gently when you originally purchased (especially when the aircon was is off) the swift has learned that only requires a litt...
by Nocturne
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: FLAT Battery!
Replies: 37
Views: 8734

Re: FLAT Battery!

Gomo you need to wire the GPS through an accessories power feed. It shouldn't need charging all the time and when the car is running all accessories have power. You don't need the GPS when the car is turned off and if you do it should be fully charged by then anyway. All that is happening is you are...
by Nocturne
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: I'm now driving a ute
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

I'm now driving a ute

I thought I would make a new post as I haven't done so in a while. (For those who have the early 2007 swift release and before I think you have a different floor arrangement) I have decided to ditch my rear parcel tray in the swift and consealed it under the false floor where it now hides from dayli...
by Nocturne
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Yohohama A.Drive Vs Michelin XM1+
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Re: Yohohama A.Drive Vs Michelin XM1+

Yeah for an extra few bucks a corner you can get Bridgestone Potenza RE001's (Adrenaline) but that aint going to solve any wear issues. However I can say I'll be able to at least get 30k out of mine I reckon. I'm not exactly doing wheel spins but I'm not driving like a baby either. Yet again the big...
by Nocturne
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Wheel and Tyre Guide
Replies: 37
Views: 19330

Re: Wheel and Tyre Guide

I'd be inflating your tyres to the best handling point.

Then you can swerve and avoid those pot holes rather than crashing because your tyres are over inflated with reduced grip. :)
by Nocturne
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Wheel and Tyre Guide
Replies: 37
Views: 19330

Re: Wheel and Tyre Guide

On my 17s I put 34 front and rear. It does depend a bit on your tyre. If you notice your getting early outside wear on new rear tyres, your under inflated and need to go higher so it spreads out the contract area. What tyre stores may do is over inflate so that when the tyres lose pressure they get ...
by Nocturne
Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Post your rims
Replies: 358
Views: 190138

Re: Post your rims

Damn redlinefiesta.com is taken already
by Nocturne
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: side skirts
Replies: 12
Views: 2686

Re: side skirts

Did you private message dmwdave?
Not many people would be purchasing Sports skirts for their Standard Swift and vice versa.
by Nocturne
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: side skirts
Replies: 12
Views: 2686

Re: side skirts

I recall reading somewhere they don't fit properly. Haven't tried it personally though. I'm skirtless.
by Nocturne
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Coolant change/flush on M15a engine (2005 Swift)
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: Coolant change/flush on M15a engine (2005 Swift)

PM sent if you are still stuck let us know.
by Nocturne
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Computer Malfunction
Replies: 22
Views: 4231

Re: Computer Malfunction

IF you're getting it towed... then just hop into the cab of the tow truck and they'll take you to the dealer so you can pick up the car the dealer is giving you! I tried this once having furniture delivered when I didn't have my car with me. Ended up having to sit between two sweaty guys and help d...
by Nocturne
Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Annoying rattle coming from dashboard...please help!
Replies: 24
Views: 5943

Re: Annoying rattle coming from dashboard...please help!

jess_85 how it works in Australia is repair/replace/refund but dealers/service desks are asses. They save money by pushing you away on warranty issues but the moment its time to pay for an over priced service welcome you back with open arms. Keep a track of all the times you have had it in for servi...
by Nocturne
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Wheel offsets
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Wheel offsets

Just be aware that most of us in this forum are from Australia and have the 1.5L Swift or the 1.6L Swift Sports models.

Noc
by Nocturne
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift Sport Crash - Driver survives miraculously
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Re: Swift Sport Crash - Driver survives miraculously

You have to sign up to that website to read the article
by Nocturne
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: speedo drama
Replies: 25
Views: 4908

Re: speedo drama

That sounds like the needle movement is out of calibration. You would really need to compare it on rollers though. If you were to calibrated it you would need to first record the inaccuracy at 50 and 100kms then remove the gauges from the instrument cluster to gain access to the needle. Assuming its...
by Nocturne
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: speedo drama
Replies: 25
Views: 4908

Re: speedo drama

I wouldn't say that a GPS is the most accurate way of measuring it. Really Noc? I'd believe it over the speedo anyday! As most people on here have reported, the GPS will show around 95 when the speedo shows 100. I'd say that's a consistent, accurate GPS reading, wouldn't you? You will find some GPS...
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: 45,000 kay service
Replies: 34
Views: 6457

Re: 45,000 kay service

Pay someone to drop the tank and flush the filter with a bit of petrol to remove any debris.

$50.

Pay your Suzuki Dealer to put a $50 part into a car that they charge $800 for.

Priceless.
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: speedo drama
Replies: 25
Views: 4908

Re: speedo drama

The speedos have to be within a certain range to be legal something like 5% at 100 not that I think they deliberately alter them to make the car look better. Police normally have to be more accurate at around 2% at 50 and 100 but this varies from state to state. As for a GPS... I'd imagine this is p...
by Nocturne
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: speedo drama
Replies: 25
Views: 4908

Re: speedo drama

On these electromagnetic speedometers they normally use counter weight to return the needle position. As opposed to the cable drive type which normally uses a hair spring which can seem responsive. This is quite normal to appear somewhat slower returning if you break fast. This has the same affect w...
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: How does differant size rims perform compare to stock rims?
Replies: 19
Views: 4565

Re: How does differant size rims perform compare to stock rims?

215/40R17 is about as close as you are going to get your speedo will read slightly higher than the speed your doing. The 205 is a bit more common but in my opinion 215 is closer so why people get advice to put on 205's I'll never know but its entirely up to you. I really need to find the tyre and ri...
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Steering loose click feeling.
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Steering loose click feeling.

??? electric power steering - fluid? Makes a lot of sense! I'm gonna drive it until it busts itself... dealer won't do sh*t to fix it even though it annoy's the hell out of me. No the battery fluid as the car has electronic power steering. I had a similar problem though mine was at high revs ended ...
by Nocturne
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: How does differant size rims perform compare to stock rims?
Replies: 19
Views: 4565

Re: How does differant size rims perform compare to stock rims?

Rims : 17" Futek F592, 7" width, 40 offset. Tyres : Bridgestone Adrenalin Potenza RE001 (215/40R17 87W 220) My tyres are only about 0.13% out from the standard swift rolling diameter. Which is about as close as you are going to get to make the speedo read accurate. If you are riding in any...
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: oil lost is it happening to you
Replies: 7
Views: 2583

Re: oil lost is it happening to you

So assuming its not a leak. 5W 40 5 is the *Winter* start time on a sliding scale which is basically the time it takes to coat the engine and get to affective temperature as a comparison to other oils. 40 is the viscosity when the oil is at running temperature. Higher the more viscous which in theor...
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: radio code for 2005 swift - factory Clarion radio/cd player
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

Re: radio code for 2005 swift - factory Clarion radio/cd player

By the way while we are on the subject of factory codes. Unless the thief recognizes the model car as having a code he will not know if it has a code or not till he powers it up out of the car. Its not like he is going to test all this out while sitting there. So what I mean is this is hardly ever a...
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Mounting my TomTom.
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Mounting my TomTom.

I dunno what the liability is if you have an accident but its not a good idea to mount it outside your peripheral vision if you take visual queues from it. Doing so seems dangerous to me but hey its up to you, loads of cars come with sat nav where the radio is. Also if its permanent mounted and visi...
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Steering loose click feeling.
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Steering loose click feeling.

The power steering is adjusted based on speed so you don't fly all over the place when driving down the motorway. This may be related. I'd check the fluid level also.

Noc
by Nocturne
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Is this someone from here??
Replies: 23
Views: 4306

Re: Is this someone from here??

Those middle pedals are longer than the first pedal.

Noc
by Nocturne
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: My Swift for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Re: My Swift for sale

Thats where your few thousand went back into the price you paid for the Sport.

Heres an interesting read that is the Americanized version of how it all works.
http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/ar ... ticle.html

Noc
by Nocturne
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift Interior Protection = Scotchguard??
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Re: Swift Interior Protection = Scotchguard??

I brought a $40 set of car seat covers, pretty good so far.

But ultimately Google is the winner on the day
http://tinyurl.com/tenbucksmoredoesthesamecrap
http://tinyurl.com/scotchgaurdmakesmehigh

Noc
by Nocturne
Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift in Eureka?
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Swift in Eureka?

This is a shot of the opening scene in Series 2 Episode 10 of the new SCI FI series Eureka. Is this a swift in America or is this a Mini? The nose and looks lower than a 2 door and the rear bar is fat. Hmm it kinda looks like a clubman. http://redlinegti.com/forum/gallery/image.php?album_id=1121&...
by Nocturne
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: 6 Speed gearbox??
Replies: 28
Views: 4388

Re: 6 Speed gearbox??

Personally I see the whole problem is he has a white swift sport this whole mess would have been cleared up if a red swift sport had been ordered.

My dad told me as a kid red goes much faster. He can't be wrong can he.

Noc
by Nocturne
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: HELP!! TYRES SCRUBBING WITH ONLY 17'S
Replies: 46
Views: 7898

Re: HELP!! TYRES SCRUBBING WITH ONLY 17'S

I'll repost from my Tyre guide I made up before for the standard swift http://redlinegti.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=29611 17" Wheels -2.27% 225/35 -1.19% 205/40 -1.11% 235/35 -0.78% 185/45 0.13% 215/40 <== 0.71% 195/45 1.46% 225/40 2.21% 205/45 2.29% 185/50 As you can see this is why Ha...