Question about Suzuki Cars & Trucks
Sounds like you have a air bubble in the cooling system. Go buy a funnel that you can screw onto the radiator, you should be able to buy it at an auto part store. Then jack the front end of your car up to the point where the funnel is the highest point in the cooling system. Fill the funnel with anitfreeze. Start your car and let it idle awhile. After your car reaches operating temperature, start revving up your car to try and get the air bubble out. A good way to tell that the air bubble is gone is to turn your heat on the hottest setting and use a thermometer to measure the temp of the air. Normal temp that comes from the vent should be around 140 -150 F at idle.
Posted on Apr 23, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Car continues to run hot
Sounds like you have a defective water thermostat as long as nothing is seen physically leaking when it is warming up in the first 2-5 minutes.
If you are a do it yourselfer, carefully remove the thermostat without damaging the gasket.
Replace it as preventative maintenance if it has not been replaced from 50-95k miles. It can be lower but that is a good range when you replace one.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
SOURCE: oil and antifreeze mixture
Don't try to start the car anymore! You have blown your head gasket. Take the car to a mechanic and have them check the engine out to make sure you haven't done any further damage to the piston. If not, have them replace the head gasket and you should be good. Hopefully it's just the head gasket and you don't need to rebuild the motor. Hope this helps. Thanks for an honest rating and for using FixYa.
Posted on May 20, 2009
make sure thermostat is in the right direction. put a new gasket. try a cleaner and fill radiator or have it rodded out along with maybe your heater core. drain and refill. put fresh oil in it now.
Posted on May 23, 2009
I dont think you have an head gasket problem.Check that your therostat is working.Try running the engine without it.Or replace it.I would like to now a little moore about this problem,You dont give enough detail on it.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
SOURCE: Grand vitara 19ddis oil check
The oil capacity differs from engine and what type of filter you use the variations are 4.4qts, 5.5qts, and 5.8qts. Check your oil with engine off anf screw the cap on then take it out and check the level
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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