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 Post subject: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:00 am 
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So, i felt compelled to do something for the community, it hurts to realize that time goes on and that fewer and fewer people are around these days, so here goes my build, very humble compared to some i see here, but the love and effort is here
Will try to update it as often as i can, from when i bought the car, to the current days

It was my first car, bought 5 years ago

So about the car...

Its a white 1994 mk3, european spec, with 7 spoke wheels from factory, bought it completely stock other than the catalytic converter
It came with the gearbox making weird noises when in gear, later i found the bearings, mainly the primary shaft, where completely shot
Other than that everything was working

Here goes 2 pictures of the day i got it home

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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:40 am 
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The engine bay.. very untouched.. makes me cringe now when i see how it was :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:45 am 
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The first parts, plugs, oil, filter and timing belt

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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:55 am 
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Painted the cam cover and some other bits in the engine bay

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Alarm

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And the nasty looking plugs

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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:07 am 
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Then i bought a crashed swift gti, that i ended up parting out and using parts for the white one

Pictures of the car and then some bits i ended up using, lowering springs, seats, wheels, 4-1 stainless headers, strut brace etc..
Also gave the maf a good cleaning, unfortunately i dont have photos of how bad it looked before

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Battery also died so..
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with wheels before lowering.. a nice jeep..
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After the lowering springs
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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:19 pm 
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My old fuel tank was leaking since day one, in the summer, with the fuel pressure rising in the tank, it leaked even more.. so it was time to be replaced, meanwhile i was doing it, i saw the fuel pump wasnt looking good

The fuel filter looked like it was the original one.. here is a video of what came out of the fuel filter :( :-&

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Old is the one on the right
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Inr0C3bSBY


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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:38 pm 
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It was then time for another oil change
The stock piping was completely torn from the age, the brackets that keep the muffler in place broke one at a time and so it was time to replace the whole exhaust, it was my first time soldering stainless and the welding machine i was using didnt had the regulator working, it ended up looking better after sanding the welds but it ended up being replaced in the future with a proper exhaust
Used 2inch exhaust pipe, and its the same size im using nowadays

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I also had a leak so why not paint it and clean it on the inside
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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:26 am 
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The car was still running the oem shocks so i replaced them with koni yellows

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Also changed the intake manifold and polished the valve cover, while i was at it the injectors were flow tested

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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:09 pm 
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Looks fantastic mate, keep up the good work.

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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:40 am 
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OMG GTi wrote:
Looks fantastic mate, keep up the good work.


Thank you! This was done a long time ago, anyway its good to hear :)


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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:54 am 
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In europe we have easily available more brands of springs
This time i tried Vogtland springs, to my surprise, they looked and felt the same as the old Apex ones i had

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At that time i also replaced some parts, changed all the radiator hoses, water pump, distributor cap and rotor, rotors, pads, dot 4 oil, changed to a "shorter" shift knob, and replaced the ends of the steering rack, pictures of those parts:

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And now a picture of the car and of the interior

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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:24 am 
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The factory 7 spoke wheels are deep in the arch so i installed custom made spacers with the correct size for the disc, 16mm front 20mm back, replaced wheel bearings and headlights because the factory where yellow on the inside

My tps wasnt running right anymore and all the spares i had were the same or worst so i decided to go with a new one

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 Post subject: Re: 94 European Swift GTi
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:50 am 
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