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Suzuki Aerio, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#372 of 436 aerio 2003 maintenance
Feb 24, 2008 (12:53 pm)
Just got a 2003 aerio w/ 56K miles, but no owner's manual...would someone help, please: need to know the grade/type/specs of the oil recommended for this engine (2.0).
Had the car 3-4 days now, not many issues to report except that the owner before me put 2005/60/15 tires on it (really louse and noisy ones at that) and they drive me crazy, will be changing them ASAP
#373 of 436 2003 aerio SX wagon
Feb 24, 2008 (12:56 pm)
Should have proofed the last post: forgot to ask about the tranny (5-sp) oil also
#374 of 436 Re: aerio 2003 maintenance [brianm6]
Feb 24, 2008 (10:51 pm)
My 06 Aerio uses either 5-30 or 10-30. (either is fine according to owners manual)
SM grade oil.
I have an AWD so I am not sure on the transmission, but the Suzuki website says
for an 08 with a 2.0 engine to use SAE 75W90 for a manual transaxel.
Here is the # for Suzuki 1-800-934-0934 (Customer assistance center)
Hope this helps.
#375 of 436 Re: aerio 2003 maintenance [logmgr]
Feb 24, 2008 (11:36 pm)
Thank you for the info, will get this done ASAP
Feb 25, 2008 (2:12 pm)
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#377 of 436 Re: aerio 2003 maintenance [brianm6]
Feb 26, 2008 (10:56 pm)
As has been noted on here before, if you don't have a good local tire dealer, you can get good tires from tirerack.com, dirt cheap. I bought a set of the following tires for $188.00 plus $41.26 for shipping all four from Louisiana to Texas.
215/50HR-15 Kumho ECSTA 711
They have warehouses around the country and I think in Hawaii and Alaska that limits the shipping distance and therefore the cost. In any case, that was $47.00 per tire plus $10.31.5 per tire shipping and $14.00 per tire mount and balance at my local tire store, so for a little over $71.00 per tire, I had a really good set of tires that no local store would sell to me for less than $90.00 per tire plus mount and balance, so I saved $33.00+ per tire and I did not have to pay sales tax. That size is less than 0.08% different in diameter from the 195x55x15 tires that are standard on the car, and they are smaller, correcting the very slight upward error of the Suzuki digital speedometer. The 205x60x15's are 5.2% larger than the OEM tires, meaning that they register 3 mph low at 60 mph, and that could end up costing you a ticket. The 215x50x15's are the only size that is really close in 15's, though you can use 185x60's and still be less than 1% off. If you don't mind approximations, you can go to an online tire calculator like this one:
You still have to calculate the percentage difference, but you can get what you need. The 215x50's rub very slightly in extreme bumps, but I haven't had any problems except when I got into some sticky mud that pushed off my decorative moldings, but that might have happened anyway with the mud that I was into. The problem with the 185x60's, if you can get them, should be checked for load capability and you will get some distinct tail end float in hard cornering. That's why I went to the wider tires in the first place...the regular floated out too much for my taste. Also, the Kumho's I mentioned are uni-directionals with a V sipe, which makes them handle really well on wet pavement, which standard all-weathers do not. The standard tires on the Suzuki might as well be water skis in the rain.
#378 of 436 slipping clutch
Feb 28, 2008 (3:36 pm)
i have a 04 suzuki aerio.the clutch is slipping,is there anything i can do to adjust this
#379 of 436 Re: slipping clutch [rbarnett]
Feb 29, 2008 (4:26 am)
I may not be correct,however, I believe that clutch to be fluid controlled, hence there is no adjustment.
Check the fluid level.
#380 of 436 Loose plugs!!
Mar 01, 2008 (1:27 am)
Thanks to logmar for the info on the oil, got that done
I checked the spark plugs and found them loose, did not have to use a handle on the socket/extension to take them off!! I had no info on the torque for the plugs, I set them at 20 foot/pounds, should do the trick...may not be a bad idea to check your spark plugs if you are experiencing poor gas mileage and or loss of power.
If any one knows the torque for the plugs, would not mind knowing how far off I'am at 20 foot/pounds....
I agree with the reply to the clutch problem: you may need a new clutch unless your fluid is low (or has somehow gotten air in the system); then make sure your foot is always on the foot rest, never resting on the clutch unless you are shifting gears (I also believe in leaving the shift lever alone, unless shifting gears also...
#381 of 436 Re: Loose plugs!! [brianm6]
Mar 01, 2008 (9:22 pm)
According to the Suzuki Aerio service Manual, the answer is 18.0 lb-ft, FYI.