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    Re: GV Dune AT Tyres

    Not that I noticed, I get about 9l per 100km on the open road.
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    Re: GV Dune AT Tyres

    Have been using the wrangler adventures on my GV for over a year now. Best tires I've ever had on the car. Could not notice any difference with road noise between them and the previous road tires....
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    Re: What did you do with your Suzuki today?

    That looks awesome, congratulations. They are very capable vehicles.
  4. Re: 225 65 17 All terrains what make? tyre advice

    See attached tire shootout.498022
  5. Re: 225 65 17 All terrains what make? tyre advice

    I fitted the goodyears in that size (235/65/17) and could not be happier with them. Would recommend it to anyone.
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    Re: 2010 GV advice requested

    It's 983 for the top half where the crack usually occurs. But yes it weighs 30kgs so shipment will be a bit expensive, coupled with labour.....eina! I think it is a pretty good and reliable engine,...
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    Re: 2010 GV advice requested

    Thanks let me know. I am going to hang on to mine for as long as possible, it's just such a awesome car. A new block is about 1000 USD::)
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    Re: 2010 GV advice requested

    Homebrewer what is the cost involved for the timing chain replacement? I checked on SSG Asia and the chain is about 33 USD, the tensioner is another 33 which is pretty cheap.

    To get back to your...
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    Re: Alternator: Non-Zook feedback

    Thanks Dewets, I had a look on their site but nothing for the GV. Received the alternator from zook spares yesterday and so far so good.
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    Re: 2.4 GV voltage regulator

    Thank you I will. So gratefull for this forum and all the helpful suzuki owners, I can't thank you enough.
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    Re: 2.4 GV voltage regulator

    Thank you Rebel 4x4 and Davey, yes they managed to help me out and now waiting for it to be send down. The auto elecs put in a new regulator after the old one failed and it shot the voltage over 17...
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    2.4 GV voltage regulator

    Does anyone perhaps know where to source a voltage regulator locally? My alternator is currently with auto electricians in CPT and they don't seem to have any joy with sourcing one. Agents want...
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    Re: GV clutch replacement

    Or try importing from SSG asia, I can vouch that they are legit and genuine suzuki parts.
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    Re: 2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    I forgot to mention while working on the motor my elbow bumped the dipstick and the top part broke right off with the rest remaining in the tube. After looking for possible solutions on youtube I...
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    Re: 2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    Hi Davey,

    I must say thank you to you for posting their site on this forum, it saved me thousands so I owe you a beer or two.

    Yes it's the kevlar ones, everyone is raving about them and I now...
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    Re: 2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    1171065J00
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    Re: 2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    Woolf I found out that my car had the new tensioner fitted under the recall in 2011.
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    Re: 2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    Okay so it's time for a long overdue update on my progress. I ordered all my parts from SSG Asia based in Dubai and really impressed with their service and all genuine OEM parts. Parts took about one...
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    Re: 2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    That is a very good price. I would rather purchase that belt and replace it at more regular intervals. Say every 45 000km rather than 90 000km.

    Just an update from my side, I found that the...
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    Re: 2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    Yes it is possible, but car is out of warranty now so I would rather just replace everything myself and know that it would be good for another couple of years. The older you car gets the more hands...
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    Re: 2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    Hi Rivar, yes I will probably remove the pump over the weekend to get a quote on a recon. I just ordered the OEM part for some piece of mind.
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    2.4 GV Serpentine belt failure

    So my new year started with a clunck clunck and not with a bang. After pulling my boat out of Gansbaai harbour I noticed a strange noise from my Gv. At first I thought something is stuck somewhere in...
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    Re: Grand Vitara shift shaft re-call

    I phoned suzuki kenilworth yesterday and my 2008 is also affected. But apparently the recall has been put on hold due to a parts shortage.
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    Re: Some questions for mainly GV owners?

    Hi Denis,

    The serpentine belt should be changed at 90k. It is very simple to change actually, there is a video on youtube. I will try and post the link later. The agents will charge you 1k on...
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    Re: Grand Vitara 2.4 EGR valve blanking

    I don't think the 2.4 has a egr valve, I spent some time looking for it but can't find it.
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    Re: Driving your GV all-wheel drive in 4X2 mode

    I had a similar experience about two months ago with my 2.4. I took it in to the suzuki dealership because of a clunk sound that emanates from the front prop shaft or diff when I reverse out of my...
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    Re: Jimny 60k service fan belt news!

    4k is madness in my humble opinion. Suzuki wanted to charge me 2k to change the serpentine belt on my GV, it took me 15 minutes and the new belt was on. The belt was 1k but to charge that much for 15...
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    Re: GV periodic non-start

    Starter solenoid perhaps?
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    2.4 GV EGR valve

    Hi guys, can anyone advise me on where I can locate my cars EGR valve? I can't find much on the net. My car has a bit of a rough idle still and I want to clean the valve as well as replace the AF...
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    Re: Grand vitara 3.2 engine light

    It would most likely be the oxygen censor on the catalytic converter, I would rather remove the cat and just put a cat fooler in but it is not always guaranteed that the light will go away. Some...
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    Re: wheel balancing

    Give that man a bells!! Thanks HomeBrewer
  32. Re: surprisingly good service/prices from Suzuki

    I got quoted 2k from the stealers to replace my acc/ serpine belt on the GV. Bought the belt which was 1k:o and fitted it in 15 minutes.
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    Re: GV brakes acting up?

    It's very easy to do yourself, just follow Davey's thread. And get the Dot4 brake fluid if you can.
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    Re: 2009 Jimny misfire

    My GV had a bit of a misfire when idling, it was quite noticeable as the car would shake a little and idle low. I tried the injector cleaner route but this did not solve the problem. I knew the...
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    Re: GV rough idling

    I also get a little bit of vibration from my 2.4 at idle, almost as if the rpm drops too low and then picks up again. My thought is Idle air controll (IAC) valve might be dirty or something....
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