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Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#424 of 500 Re: Valve lash specs? [brisray]
Jul 27, 2005 (8:36 am)
Anyone interested in seeing what these chains look like can visit http://brisray.com/v6gv/vchain.htm where I've got photos of the disassembled engine.
#425 of 500 grand vitara year 2000 left hand drive
Jul 30, 2005 (10:50 am)
Help please for a new Suzuki GV owner. I need to remove the Pioneer dvd/radio as some bright spark has connected Left to Right and Right to Left on both stereo channels. How do I get the Pioneer out of there, it wont budge? Also, where can I find the Paint Codes for the vehicle which is Black and silver? Anticipating your help and thanking you in advance. If you kow why the front tyres sqeal on corners that would help a lot too.
#427 of 500 Re: grand vitara year 2000 left hand drive [brisray]
Jul 31, 2005 (9:21 am)
Ray, Thanks man, cool! Found the paint code, now just need to sort the radio and the nosy tyres and I can pull the chicks (or not?) Thanks again Tony
#428 of 500 Re: Vibrations/Tires [jriley5]
Aug 02, 2005 (6:36 pm)
I had the same evaluation given to me on my 2000 GV 65k miles. The Bridgestones we "lumpy" but, in my case the tire store said it was because the shocks were not good. He said that when the car went over a bump the motion would continue causing unever wear and tear on the tires. There was also a humming sort of sound that was comming from the rear tires. The new shocks helped that a little.
#429 of 500 Re: Valve lash specs? [brisray]
Aug 05, 2005 (6:17 am)
I am having the same problem with my 2001 grand vitara. Just wondering where you picked up all the parts to change your chains and all that other stuff.
#431 of 500 Re: Valve lash specs? [tesluck]
Aug 05, 2005 (11:31 pm)
Hopefully you don't have to change the chains, just the tensioners and guides. I never could find anywhere local that could get these parts for me or somewhere cheaper on the web. In the end I had to go to a Suzuki main dealer and order them. http://brisray.com/v6gv/vchain.htm shows the part numbers you need and what I paid for them. You'll also need a new set of seals and a tube of engine sealant.
I don't know if it was just mine but all the bolts, and there are a lot of them, on the engine are very tight. I never could get a manual for this engine which meant that without the factory torques we had to guess how tight to do them all back up.
The crank bolt was absolute hell to get off. Two of us with a 3ft extension couldn't undo it and we used a power tool to do it.
You'll have to search for your local Suzuki dealer, Google, telephone book whatever.
I don't know if they were having an off-day or something but the particular dealer I used did tell me that crank bolt was reverse threaded when it wasn't and had to ask me if the new thermostat came with a new seal or if I needed a seperate one. Questions I thought a dealer should know.