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TDI Conversions Discussions on converting non TDIs into TDIS. More general items can be answered better in other sections. This is ideal for issues that don't have an overlap and are very special to swaping engines.

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Old April 17th, 2007, 14:34   #1
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Default Anyone have a TDI ALH Suzuki Sidekick?

Just wondering if this swap has been done by anyone in this club?

I am very tempted as my truck is done out with Toyota axles-dual Transfer cases-37" tires -rock crawlin machine

I am still running the factory 80 HP 1.6L8v motor
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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:08   #2
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Search for deepmud on here, he has a TDI in his Samurai. His is super built up also.
Here is another great link for Suzuki conversions. http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content?P=8...01f&board=48.0
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Old April 18th, 2007, 10:10   #3
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no, but I've a Grand Vitara with a Peugeot HDI :-)
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Old April 19th, 2007, 18:27   #4
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Yeah I WISH we could have more diesel options in N.America........

I did see the Samurai........it's a little different than the Sidekick however.

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Old April 20th, 2007, 00:28   #5
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Your Sidekick was our Vitara, and was available from the factory with the old Mazda RF turbodiesel. IIRC, that engine was available in NA for a while, so with the right mountings and bellhousing it might be a handy swap?
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Old April 20th, 2007, 08:16   #6
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The question is.......

Is it worth importing a motor from Europe.......or just using the ALH....
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Old April 20th, 2007, 08:57   #7
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As I said, that engine was used in the US. I'd need to spend a couple of hours trawling the Suzuki parts cd to confirm what all is needed, but a front clip would have it all.

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Wouldn't an ALH be the wrong starting point, if you need longitudinal mounting?

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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:08   #8
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I have a few friends that have done the 1.6Turbo swap............
It's too gutless for my liking(unless you put some $$ into it)

I was thinking the AAZ would be more suitable or an ALH

(I have seen how much power they can both produce and they are both impressive)

i know ACME ADAPTERS has the Suzuki tranny to VW engine kit for the AAZ.......

The ALH is different right?
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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:15   #9
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Later block has no mounting points IIRC.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:21   #10
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AAZ bolt pattern for trans is the same as ALH.A custom mount can be fitted on the frt of motor.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:33   #11
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Just found this on the acme site........

I inquired about the 1.9TD a few years back.......not sure if everything in the kit would work for the ALH

4-CYLINDER Gas/Diesel Kit: S i d e k i c k or G e o T r a c k e r
Kit 6: $835.00 Kit 6 includes the following items:
  • A572 3/8" Heavy duty Adapter plate
  • Flywheel machined ready to bolt on
  • Engine bolting hardware kit
  • Alternator mount for stock Suzuki alt. & brackets
  • Throttle Cable
  • Engine mounting brackets (includes clutch bracket mount)
  • Oil filter housing (1.6 motors)
  • Acme Oil Pan
  • Installation instructions with detailed color photos
  • Unlimited Acme Technical Support
For additional items you may need, please see individual parts available for purchase below.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 20:04   #12
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I too was wondering about this......

How would you do an ALH? Wouldnt it be easier to use a mechanical injectioned car? Less computer stuff to deal with?
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