95 2 door gti swap

jeremy_nash
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April 27th, 2015, 1:58 am #1

so I am swapping a g13b from an 89 gti into my 95

fully rebuilt, arp rod bolts, arp head studs, .5mm overbore flat top pistons. bd10 profile cams
g16 oil pump





after 2 months of working on it in my spare time, a friend came over and the motor is finally in!





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April 27th, 2015, 2:05 am #2

That looks like fun. Keep us posted!
I am metroless currently, just trolling the sight! This car has a new owner.
91 Metro, 93 1.3L 8-valve and 3.5 tranny, Mk3 harness with live data stream, late front brakes, Swift GT rear discs, late sway bars, Esteem seats, 175/65r 14's on GT wheels. Lsi headlights, Mk 3 Swift GT bumpers,44 mpg summer/41 winter
Engine swap build:http://geometroforum.com/topic/4850034/1/
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jeremy_nash
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April 27th, 2015, 2:27 am #3

Well it is going to have microsquirt for engine management, so I will be working on the wiring next. I also have to modify the trans mount on the drivers side as only one stud from the mount lines up with the trans bracket.
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April 27th, 2015, 3:05 am #4

I think when I went the other way with a 95 I just drilled a new hole through the frame rail and used a long grade 8 bolt and nut. I used the correct bracket for the trans.
I am metroless currently, just trolling the sight! This car has a new owner.
91 Metro, 93 1.3L 8-valve and 3.5 tranny, Mk3 harness with live data stream, late front brakes, Swift GT rear discs, late sway bars, Esteem seats, 175/65r 14's on GT wheels. Lsi headlights, Mk 3 Swift GT bumpers,44 mpg summer/41 winter
Engine swap build:http://geometroforum.com/topic/4850034/1/
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Stubby79
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April 27th, 2015, 6:22 am #5

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jeremy_nash
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April 29th, 2015, 7:23 pm #6

I am using the correct bracket for the trans, I am going to modify the tranny mount by welding the bottom of an old one to it, offset so that it will allow the use of both bolt holes in the bracket.
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jeremy_nash
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May 18th, 2015, 12:28 am #7


have made a little more progress on the car, microsquirt can only drive one low impedence injector, or 4 high impedence injectors per channel. stock gti injectors are low impedence, so I would have to run resistors, or swap to high impedence injectors. I opted for the latter, selecting a set from a 97 suzuki esteem. I used the harness from a 2000 esteem, modifying the injector clips so that it would have a single disconnect to ease in possible future troubleshooting. the injector pintle caps I wasn't a fan of, so I removed the pintle caps from the stock gti injectors, and used them with the new injectors.

anyway, on with the pics








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jeremy_nash
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May 18th, 2015, 12:35 am #8

I have also made some progress on the wiring, will be using some of the factory wiring, to operate the cooling fan, the temperature gauge, and the oil pressure light. all extraneous wiring has been removed where appropriate. no progress pics of that though.
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punkozuna
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May 18th, 2015, 12:47 am #9

Awesome swap! Please keep us updated. Especially when you get to the megasquirt tuning stage.
"Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it". - Benjamin Franklin.
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jeremy_nash
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May 18th, 2015, 1:04 am #10

Once I get the rough basemap to idle and driveable, I plan to use the autotune feature of tunerstudio to finetune the maps
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