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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
#765 of 1859 verona engine ... please read!
Jun 28, 2004 (6:09 pm)
Ok everyone, let's get the oil capacity correct! Suzuki just posted a technical bulletin TSB0306234 this month which states that the correct oil pan capacity including oil filter is 6.8 quarts, NOT 7.4 quarts. Also, SAE 5W-30 is the recommended oil for the RP625 engine. SAE 10W-40 is the ONLY acceptable substitute. Do not let your dealer overfill the engine, give him the TSB number and make sure you get 6.8 qts. of the 5-30 oil. Remember, the RP625 engine was designed by Porsche so there's more hp waiting in the wings...check out Ebay performance upgrade kits...no reason why this engine isn't capable of near 200 hp with minor mods ...probably see this on 2006 models.
PS I have 1200 miles on my EX and the posts are true...it gets stronger everyday. Good luck to all!
Jun 29, 2004 (1:25 am)
should drive a recall for the dip stick. Because if 6.8 is it's true capacity than the dip stick is going to tell you it's low on oil. Man that is a critical error on the part of Suzuki. Over fill is worse than being a little low on oil.
#767 of 1859 Performance upgrade?
Jun 29, 2004 (3:53 am)
My father has been looking at the Verona for his next vehicle. While at the local Suzuki dealer, they told him that Suzuki has come out with a new computer upgrade for the car which they claim really is a noticable improvement.
Has anyone heard of this and is it true?
We plan to stop back and drive an updated car.
Also, what if any problems have there been with your Veronas?
#768 of 1859 checked out the hp thing
Jun 29, 2004 (3:57 am)
Thanks for the info on a few more horses but what will this do to your warranty? Oil girl hope you look hard at the verona. Nice car but I'm waiting for things to get done under warranty for suzuki.
Suzuki is sending reps out to see if qualifies to be repaired the way I take it. So go over the car good take your time. If they try to rush you ask them to fix everything before you sign any papers! Suzuki is taking their good old time about fixing them. Thats a shame this for this is a nice car.
#769 of 1859 Reference Oil for Verona
Jun 29, 2004 (9:46 am)
My owners manual states 6.8 qts of OIL and I got word through the service manager from where I purchased the Verona EX from Suzuki that the only oil to use is 5W-30. A local friend researched oil on the internet and one major oil company posted that the thinner oil, ex: 5W-30, was to give better MPG. He does not own a Suzuki.
My Granddaughter bought a Mazda3 and it recommends 5W-20 oil. She is also going to the Mazda dealer for oil changes as they give a discount. (under $10.00 for oil, filter and labor.) Oilgirl, please post your findings on this board. I have a little over 2300 miles now on the Verona and got 23 MPG over all on a 400 mile trip a couple weeks ago (see earlier post 06/11 or #752.)
Hoping all goes well with my Verona as I'm still loving it.
#770 of 1859 Software Update-Emissions Recall Campaign
Jun 29, 2004 (10:31 am)
Does anyone have specifics on this? I just found it listed on the Suzuki Pit Stop site.
Verona01 04304R 4/30/2004
Jun 29, 2004 (6:07 pm)
If you folks want to add life to the engine in the Verona, or any vehicle, you will do well to switch to a synthetic oil. I have in my vitara and never looked back. It starts easier, runs quieter, and I get a tad more MPG.
Synthetic does not cook like dino oil at high temps but just as importantly, it flows much much better at low temps than dino oil. This is especially important for OHC rigs where you have two high cams sitting in aluminum heads. Oil needs to get there ASAP.
Yes, synthetic is more expensive. However, I have a friend with a 94 tracker that has seen more abuse than you can imagine. That little motor has had 2 timing belts. Thats all. Nothing else has been done. It runs quietly. Burns no oil. None. Still has compression within 10% of OEM specs.
Jun 30, 2004 (12:39 am)
I like synthetic as well. The book calls for long oil change intervals, longer than I like I am a 3,000 mile guy. It is correct that the book also states a 6.8 quart oil capacity, but my car in real life takes 7.1 with the Daewoo filter and 7.4 with an STP filter. At any rate it is still allot of oil and I think that keeping the engine cool is a driving factor for the thinner oil and extra capacity. I know allot people think 3,000 mile changes are excessive but it has served me well as most of my cars are kept for at least ten years and all have been smoke free.
#773 of 1859 Verona owners-
Jul 01, 2004 (9:25 am)
How do you like your car, what do you dislike, what kind of city and highway mileage are you getting? Any news on what may be changed for 2005?
#774 of 1859 What I like about the Verona
Jul 01, 2004 (10:38 am)
I like the way it handles, rather nimble, I think.
I like the bells and whistles for the cost of the EX Verona. I get about 18+ city and 23+ highway, both w/AC,(like the auto temp control AC) but then I only have about 2400 miles on the Verona. I also think it has a very good ride and nice looks/lines. My first time to purchase a first series new auto. We have had it since Oct '03 and admitting it is the wife's car as it stays in the garage about 5 days a week. She enjoys driving it more that a Chrysler Concorde which was the family car before the Verona. I think it is great value for the money. That is my opinion.