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#921 of 1867 Re: 1997 Metro/California exhaust conversion? [pipeman]
Jul 29, 2006 (3:54 am)
OH, but you are so wrong! There is a special Califoria emmission manifold. How well I know. I have a 1997 Geo Metro with that exact manifold. BUT , I used a standard manifold, took it to a qualified exhaust shop, and had the pipe welded onto the exhaust end of the manifold. It is the only reasonable solution. And yes, the price quote is near correct- over $900.oo for the correct manifold.
I have a 1995, a 1996 Suzuki Swift and a 1997 Geo metro, all 2 door hatchbacks with 4 cyl engines. The 1997 has the special manifold, all others are of the 49 state type...
go figure. I understand they were all built in Canada.
#922 of 1867 Re: 1997 Metro/California exhaust conversion? [p10leadman]
Jul 29, 2006 (6:44 am)
Thanks for the info. Please confirm:
1. A non-California manifold WILL fit the engine.
2. But then an exhaust shot will then have to fashion a pipe from the manifold to the rest of the exhaust.
Will this effect my ability to pass emissions?
And yes, my '97 Ego Metro is Canadian.
#923 of 1867 96 Geo Metro engine problems
Jul 31, 2006 (10:34 pm)
I had a timing belt changed in January along with a complete tune up (plugs, wires,etc.) Recently I've experienced problems with starting/running in the morning. It starts right away, but after I put it in drive and go a few dozen yards, the engine bogs(when I press the gas pedal)
At first, feathering the gas pedal got me through it, and once I got it on the highway (65+ mph) I couldn't detect any more problems. The wierd thing is that it happens only in the morning. There were times that my car would be parked at work for 12-14 hours, but would start and run no problem. I recently got home late from work, so that the care only sat for 6 1/2 hours. It started, choked and stopped. A friend of my roommate said it was the fuel pump-and changed it. He said he ran it on the highway for 15 miles, but when I picked it up, it died 30 feet out of the shop driveway. He was able to start it by blasting some spray into the carb, but the engine wouldn't stay running.
Can anyone help me with this?
Thanks for reading this and responding
Aug 01, 2006 (6:31 pm)
can I use a 1990 1.lt motor to replace the one in my 1997 metro?
#925 of 1867 Re: 1997 Metro/California exhaust conversion? [jb9200]
Aug 02, 2006 (9:27 pm)
yes it can be made to fit and work, but I doubt very much it will pass California or NY emission testing. It was done for a reason......hhhmmmmm too bad huh? sorry, no good ideas -I scoured ebay, and the other areas with not much luck. Maine has no emisssion testing for MY specific county, but some counties in maine do have testing.
good luck !
Myself, I keep wearing out headlight / turn signal switches ! I've gone thru 3 sets already.
#926 of 1867 Re: 97 metro [supplee]
Aug 02, 2006 (9:29 pm)
not likely. emissions, and controls are differnt, and the tranny and suspension would have to swap also, and then there would be the alignment needed after that... really a questionable project.
#927 of 1867 Re: 97 metro [supplee]
Aug 03, 2006 (3:16 am)
YOu can rebuilt the old engine. It is not expensive and you will have "good" engine for next 150000 miles.
Let me know.
Aug 05, 2006 (2:47 pm)
I would rebuild it but the guy I got it from threw a rod threw the block. I can get a 92 motor from a friend for $30. and was thinking of just using the block and crank and rebuilding it. The other option is to buy one of these Japanese 45K mile motors for $450.00 and putting a new oil pump( needs hole for pick up for the 97 } on it. I was wondering if the 92 block would have all of the necessary holes that I would need to bolt all of my 97 motor parts to and are the import motors any good? What does that pick up under the oil pump do? there are 6 points on the crank timing gear that it reads.
#929 of 1867 Re: 97 metro [supplee]
Aug 05, 2006 (4:36 pm)
I didn't rebuild any new Geo 3 cyl. Only up to 1994.
Was I will do in your place?:
1. Strip both engine
2. find the diffrences
It is simple engine, nothing special. You will see the diffrences.
YOu can ask for the parts list from auto parts and compare.
$ 30.00 is easy to spend. But $ 450.00, I will thnik first.
#930 of 1867 Re: Valve Adjustments [pipeman]
Aug 12, 2006 (1:45 pm)
ok I'm new to this forum , the oil you should be using is 5w, and the reason is there is a report out on geo's that using a heavier oil will burn the valves up because it can't go through the lifter holes they are to small for heaver oil, I know this from experience to have a head redone cost around 400 bucks. also I'm looking for automatci transmission part, for my geo if anyone has a junk one let me know if you would THX and HI to everyone on here