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#722 of 1855 Verona Owner....here's what I asked to Suzuki...
May 12, 2004 (10:19 am)
Here is the email reply and question from Suzuki that I quote
" Thank you for your email - in the 2004 Verona Owner's Manual, the following recommendations are given:
On page 5-8 - Do not use SAE 10W-30 or SAE 20W-50...or any other viscosity grade oil not recommended.
On page 5-8 - Based on temperature, use SAE 5W-30, 10W-40 is acceptable if SAE 5W-30 is not available.
On page 5-9 - Warning against SAE 10W-30 or SAE 20W-50
On page 6-10 - Recommends SAE 5W-30, 10W-40 is acceptable if SAE 5W-30 is not available.
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 12:09 PM
Name: Raj Iyer
Business Name: Engr
Message: <bThere is a discrepancy in the User Manual and schedule of maintenance charts for the Suzuki Verona Engine Oil, The Schedule of maintenance states that 10W30 is acceptable but the user manual specifically states that " UNDER NO CONDITIONS SHALL 10W30 BE ADDED" AND SPECIFIES 5W30 OR 10W40 OR UNDER SEVERE CONDITIONS USE A SYNTHETIC OIL". This is contradictory!!. Please let me know what is correct?.> and email me. I have a suzuki verona S and it runs very well.
I hope this will help in resolving the question.
Other forum members may also ask the dealers or Suzuki and confirm.
May 14, 2004 (7:12 am)
Hello all, 7200 miles and very happy with the verona. this car gets better and better, and faster and faster. My check engine light came on and the dealer said the code read a bad 02 sensor, but the problem fixed itself, and the light went out. They said if it comes on again, they will change the sensor. Any one have this problem?
P.S i was shopping for a forenza for my daughter, and the dealer i was at had a verona with a spoiler(which they had put on), and in silver. The car looked ok with the spoiler, but not good enough for me to put one on.
May 14, 2004 (12:36 pm)
I just bought a Verona EX today in garnet red and it came with the spoiler. I think it makes the car look a little sexier. It gives it a little more character.
May 14, 2004 (1:42 pm)
I have seen a few Veronas on the road. They are rather non-descript especially from the rear. Haven't seen one with the rear spoiler though.
May 14, 2004 (5:27 pm)
been trying to get a spoiler for my ex I guess some of the dealers got them. I wish suzuki would put them on the accessory list. As far a the car getting faster and faster from carrino I wish edmunds would do a extended test drive on this car
then review it. Maybe they would change there tune.
May 14, 2004 (6:04 pm)
Rasup.... I also sent an e mail to the following address - suzukiadmincdcTechnologies.com - and I was informed they would send it on to Suzuki and I would get a reply. I received that reply today from a person at suz.com - I think I should not put their name here - and the person stated the owners manual information on the type oil is correct. Back to the dealer's service director I go this afternoon. He started a series of phone calls and got a bunch of voice mail where he left questions. He showed me the Suzuki pit stop screens for the oil type recommended for the Suzuki vehicles and all of them stated 10W-30, but also that the recommended oil for all vehicles is 5W-30. I am now waiting for another call from him as to what information he has received. When I get the info I will post it.
I will continue to use the dealer for the oil change just in case. By the way it is equal or less in cost than the oil changing places around here and the dealer always has the oil filter.
I still enjoy the Verona.
#728 of 1855 Verona : Type of Oil...
May 15, 2004 (9:33 am)
Thanks for the info. I think we will have to wait for a clarification from Suzuki. Even before I got my oil change, I had noted this point and informed my dealer. He was surprised that 10W30 was not recommended in the user manual. I think for all other models of suzuki, they use 10W30. He was'nt particularly happy to put 5W30 as he said that it was summer and the oil viscosity would thin due to high temp. He added 10W40 that has a higher viscosity than 5W30. I noted that initially, the Car seemed slow but picked up and runs very smooth. The Verona's computer seems senstive to changes and adapts to any change such as change in type of fuel,oil etc. The pit stop web site seems to still contradict the user manual. Ken, do yoou think its a good idea to buy oil yourself ( Maybe Mobil or sythetic ..) and ask the dealer to change?. Do they charge less for this?.
My Verona is doing very well. No problems.
May 15, 2004 (12:02 pm)
Rasup..... I also think we will have to wait for a decision from Suzuki on the viscosity of the oil. If enough Verona owners contact the dealer or Suzuki for clarification we may get an answer very soon. I ask the dealer before with my Chrysler Concorde about bringing my own oil for oil changes and was informed there would be no deduction in cost. That was over 5 years ago and I have not asked them about the Verona. I will use regular oil rather than synthetic oil and change it every 3 months reguardless of the miles. I have less than 1700 miles on the Verona and have changed the oil 2 times.
May 15, 2004 (1:27 pm)
Don't you think you are being a bit wasteful with the oil? 1700 miles and changed the oil twice already?? You basically are throwing away perfectly good oil. The general consensus for those who don't drive many miles a year is to change their oil once a year, twice at the very most. Engines are much cleaner running nowadays and don't contaminate oil like they did in the past. You may not care about wasting your money, but you might want to consider the extra waste in an environmental sense.
May 16, 2004 (8:15 am)
The manual I got with my verona shows to use 10W-30 and only shows 5W-30 to use in really cold weather like 20 below zero.