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You are in the Suzuki XL-7
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Suzuki XL-7, Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#1286 of 1355 Re: XL-7 4x4 problems at cold temps [cotecsi]
Feb 08, 2006 (3:38 pm)
I have a 2004 XL-7. Like you my 4x4 will not disengage unless I reverse the vehicle or make a sharp right or left hand turn after disengaging the 4x4. I'm being told it has something to do with the turning radius of the car and tyres as they are worn down. My dealership and Suzuki are still looking into it. I have not noticed any correlation to cold temperatures. Did you resolve your problem?
#1287 of 1355 K&N Air Filter
Feb 08, 2006 (4:44 pm)
I have a 2004 XL-7, just wondering if any of you guys noticed much difference with the K&N Air Filter? with power and fuel? Also do you know of any other mods i can do to gain more power?
#1288 of 1355 Re: xl7 manual - change fluids to synthetic? [kootenayjim]
Feb 09, 2006 (5:46 am)
Or 4/4 wrench site
#1289 of 1355 Re: XL-7 4x4 problems at cold temps [cotecsi]
Feb 13, 2006 (5:39 am)
I had the same problem last night. It was about 20deg F outside. I had parked my 2005 XL-7 with the 4WD engaged. After pulling off my driveway, the 4WD would not disengage until I stopped and backed up a few feet. I then tried the 4WD a few times after the truck had been run a few miles, and the 4WD engaged/disengaged normally. I'm going call my dealer today.
#1291 of 1355 Re: K&N Air Filter [anakha]
Feb 26, 2006 (2:43 pm)
I put a K&N air filter several months ago. Certainly the perfomance has improved in terms of acceleration and runs very smoothly. I have a 2001 automatic but the fuel consumption has decreased from 22 mpg to about 18 mpg.
I am not sure whether this is the winter gasoline and general cold weather. I used to reckon on 300 miles per tank and now seems about 275. However the car is mainly driven by my son to school which is 11 - 12 miles in stop go.
#1292 of 1355 Re: K&N Air Filter [offham]
Feb 26, 2006 (4:19 pm)
but the fuel consumption has decreased from 22 mpg to about 18 mpg.
Your mileage will improve just as soon as you finish testing for "performance!"
Seriously, it may well be winter gas and cold weather based on when you put the filter in.
#1293 of 1355 Re: K&N Air Filter [tidester]
Mar 05, 2006 (11:13 am)
You may well be right. The other variant in this is the amount of gas put in the tank at fill up. In NJ it is not self service - attendant by law ! I have found that when the pump cuts off, some pump jockeys cut it there and then others do a "top off". This can make a difference to the calculation as I always reset the trip odometer to zero.
#1294 of 1355 Changing oil on rear differential
Mar 05, 2006 (11:17 am)
I would like to change the oil on the rear differential, but cannot find a socket drive in any of the parts shop. Most of them have hex attachments, but Suzuki is a square.
Does anyone have a idea where I can get a wrench or socket drive attachment that fits snuggly so there is not any play?
#1295 of 1355 Re: Anyone know if 07' will be a revamped model? [slinky1]
Mar 05, 2006 (3:34 pm)
its going to receive a new name as well........
I hope so. XL-7 tells everything. Its an "x"tended length grand vitara that seats 7. I hope the next non xl7 will be be big enough to compete with the pilot, highlander, ect .