1.3 Gti head on to VItara 1.6

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 14:37
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Howdy howdy,

After posting on this forum that I wanted a Vitara I've since bought one a bit over a year ago, done a few mods to it, CB, Dual battery set up with 96Amp Hour battery + 150W 240v inverter, good sound system, taken the backs seats out and put in a bargain bargo barrier off ebay which appartently acts as a roll cage... anyway cutting to the chase...

I've heard that the 8v head for the Sierra's 1.3 and the Vitara's 1.6 are a common part. The Swift GTi 16v fuel injected 1.3 head fits on the Sierra 1.3 no probs so I'm a figuring that you can put the GTi head on the vitara 1.6 without too much trouble becuase the heads and blocks are the same.

any advise or info would be handy.

thanks heaps,
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 15:06

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 15:06
Try here in the zook section.
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Follow Up By: Jimaholic - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 21:12

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 21:12
Thanks for that, didn't quite have to info I was after but a whole pile of other useful stuff!

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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 21:56

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 21:56
another one you could try
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Reply By: c j - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 06:46

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 06:46
You'll need to swap pistons for 16v ones, make custom headers, efi fuel pump, sort out the distributor/firewall clearance, computer etc and at the end of the day you will have a head that doesn't flow as well as the Vitara SOHC 16v plus puts it's power/torque where you don't really want it so then maybe you should look at getting some adjustable cam gears to shift it a little and/or even getting some custom grinds for the cams. Peronally I think you'd be better off with the Vit 16v or just getting your cam reground and fitting a decent exhaust. A 1.3 flywheel will help too.
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