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Replaced valve cover gaskets on Suzuki Grand Vitara now smoking from exaust

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Before you done all that work, why didn't you check the cylinder walls and the heads for any type warp. head for unevenness

if you go on line and look for sealent for blown head gasket, liquid still
some auto part store sell a kit to test and diagnose the problem for you. if you watch the videos they are hard to believe, but they really work as they state in the commercal.

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Which of 4+ engine and year,????? G16,J20 , H25 , H27??????
all norm, all top end work puts oil there.
burn it off. (every time ive done this it smokes, countless)
but if put on wrong not reading the FSM book on this job, did you,
many of these engines have an RTV gluing step. you skip that?
gee post engine and can show that page.
if you get smoke for more than say 15min, there is leak.
look for leaks that is step max in the book, says ,start engine
and find leaks. always. if it leaks then, now you know why.

some gaskets make funny turns, that can not steal with out RTV.
RTV is (silicon gasket caulk) RTV is origional name from 1965 to now. named by Dow Corning long ago. and shows up as that word
in the FSM book. by suzuki. and their own partnumber too.
google it.
use the type safe for OXYGEN sensors.

FSM means factory service manual. no year stated.

pick a year and read for $4

Posted on Apr 22, 2015


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SOURCE: vitara how to blank off egr valve

Just remove the valve from the engine, two bolts on most and use a piece of brass shim stock (available from auto parts stores like NAPA) and cut a block off gasket to go under the valve. Use the old gasket as a template but of course don't cut the hole that exhaust gas goes through in the shim stock. The shim stock comes in various thicknesses so ask the parts counter person which would work best, around .006" should be fine as far as thickness goes. You can also use a soda can for the metal, but it may not last very long.

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SOURCE: what cause black smoke to becoming form my suzuki grand vitara vehicle, gas engine

black smoke is a sign of an over-rich fuel mixture.

over-rich fuel mixture is caused by many conditions.

the most common of which is dirty fuel injectors (assuming your suzuki is fuel injected, most likely it is). when injectors are dirty (or partially clogged) they spray a stream instead of spraying an atomizing pattern which often causes an over-rich fuel mixture. sometimes adding fuel injector cleaner to your gas tank can fix this. then, other times a professional cleaning is required from a shop.

monthly, or so, fuel injector cleaning will usually prevent this. personally, i add fuel injector cleaner every oil change.

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SOURCE: What is the labor rate to replace both valve cover gaskets on a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5liter

In the USA $300-350 labour. Parts about $50

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