Question about 2004 Suzuki Forenza
I have a 2004 Suzuki Forenza 04, the oil & engine light were flashing, I checked and topped up the engine oil. Still light flashes. I then did and oil change and replaced plugs.
Now there is white smoke coming from the tail pipe/exhaust. What have I done wrong or what is the problem.
It often means that you are burning antifreeze. You asked if it needs antifreeze, have you noticed any leaking out of the reservoir tank while you are running it? Sometimes when the head gasket goes it will produce a passage for the antifreeze to pass from the capillaries into the combustion chamber. It is easy to check if you have an air compressor. Remove one of the rear sparkplugs and the radiator cap. Fill the radiator and then push some air into the sparkplug hole (get a good seal in case a valve is open). Repeat with all the cylinders and watch for air bubbles coming up into the radiator. If bubbles come up or fluid is pumped out, the head gasket is blown and must be replaced. It is more likely to happen at the back of the engine because it is farthest away from the fan and therefore gets less cooling. Also check your oil for discoloration. If it is a brownish color it could mean your oil and antifreeze are mixing and has the potential to damage your bearings
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
Find the nearest cliff and push this piece of **** vehicle over the side. I have a 2004 Suzuki Forenza and the head gasket has blown FOUR times!
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
As a rule:
Th oil light and low coolant were likely the first symptoms of a blown head gasket which got worse. It wasn't something you did and there was nothing you could have done to prevent it at that point either.
Your engine running cooler for a time may have been a false reading. Some sensors need to be in contact with the coolant to read the temperature correctly. If the coolant is too low, the gauge reads cool when it's really too hot.
The test should show high and fairly close compression (100psi or more) on all cylinders. If any of them are significantly lower, something is allowing the gasses to escape. Since valve problems are usually accompanied by horrendous noises and piston ring failures would produce blue smoke, that leaves the head gasket.
If you feel comfortable doing it yourself, testers are available at any auto parts store for under $30.00. If you don't, any shop can do it in under half an hour.
All this is to pin point the problem. Then you know what you are dealing with. The solution is to replace the head gasket. Although labor intensive, the parts at least will be relatively inexpensive.
Comment me back with your findings.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
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