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    Re: GV in Limp Mode

    See this thread ... with this free app, and a small investment in a decent OBD device, you should be able to see exactly what is going on with your GV before you make any other decisions.
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    Re: Wanting to buy a Grand Vitara

    if it's anything to go by, I think most of us that own the 3.2V6 are in excess of 175 000 kms.

    Mine is on 199 000 kms and still feels like a spring chicken.

    Things to look out for - torn...
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    Re: Vitara 3.2 Throttle Body problems.

    You have ordered the correct Throttle Body - i ordered the same one from Amazon - even though it specifically said it is not for my GV. To the best of my knowledge there were no engine modifications...
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    Re: GV 3.2 problem

    I don't know - is 280000km that old ??? , if maintenance has been performed as required, it should be a walk in the park for these engines, mines on 200k and purrs like a cat.... agree with what...
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    Re: GV Headlights

    [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]
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    Re: Help needed GV Locked itself

    Can you imagine somebody walks up to your car when you're sitting in it and unlocks the door by pressing the button? [emoji848][emoji23]

    lt is the little electrical switch in the rubber boot near...
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    Re: Suzuki GV Overheating - UPDATE

    is your GV an auto? If it is, there is also the possibility of an internal leak from the transmission fluid cooling linkage that runs through the bottom of the radiator. If this is the case, it may...
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    Re: Suzuki GV Overheating - UPDATE

    I would suggest to use the Castrol radicool SF - it is brilliant, and readily available at midas, etc.

    I do wonder about the possibility of somebody putting something in the overflow bottle which...
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    Re: Suzuki GV Overheating - UPDATE

    wow, that is gross... suggests to me that the wrong coolant was used... did they then replace the radiator, and do you get your money back for the previous incorrect repair? [emoji848]
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    Re: GV Making knocking noise

    I'm in Cape Town [emoji6]. Any wheel alignment place can measure camber...
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    Re: GV Making knocking noise

    Do you have camber adjustment bolts and is the camber correct?

    The obvious one would be to remove the strut and make sure that everything has been tightened correctly - the nuts holding the strut...
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    Re: GV shocks and?

    Very nice - it definitely pays to shop around. I had one Midas branch telling me R695 each for the rear shocks, not prepared to negotiate - in fact they were trying to help me, and I didn't have to...
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    Re: Suzuki GV Overheating

    I had a look at the manual, and the HVAC definitely pulls a signal from the Engine Coolant Temperature sensor via the BCM, so it is definitely possible that it prevents operation of the A/C if temp...
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    Re: Suzuki GV Overheating

    what a mission.... my thoughts were possibly faulty water pump, but the fact that your air con also stopped working is puzzling.

    The aircon is not really connected to the cooling system at all,...
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    Re: Camber correction bolts for GV

    For whatever reason, my RHS rear camber has always stubbornly refused to be within range - it sits at -0.36 degrees whereas the LHS sits at -1.13 degrees, and the specs call for between -1.00 and...
  16. Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara keyless starting immobiliser problem/fix?

    A bit weird, my GV is now 11 years old, and I've had it for 6 years without replacing those key fob batteries.
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    the pump comes with a filter... all in R700 incl shipping and import tax.

    Guess I'll be visiting Tonnessens again soon [emoji41]... it is a good idea to replace the strut bearings when you do the...
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    High Performance Universal Intank Electric Fuel Pump With Installation Kits for Nissan Suzuki and More E2068 E8213 EFP382A https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077D41PQL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_8EJzEbQWAAA01
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    Makes me feel useful [emoji16]... the Tucson rims have served me well, and the kyb shocks have been great... 100k kms and 5 trips to the Kgalagadi, and just feeling pap now. Where did you order and...
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    What a mission... I also had my GV on axle stands to do the job, but fortunate to have my nephew hold the tank while I tightened the bolts holding it on place.

    I also had that noise, and once when...
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    Yes, removing the right rear wheel AND the plastic undercover of the wheel arch is important and facilitates easy access to the fuel pipe, breather and that there wiring connector I can imagine it...
  22. Thread: GV options

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    Re: GV options

    I would not hang an extra 50kgs on my back door ever... the spare alone on corrugations causes the back door to bounce a lot.

    Use a roof rack, it is not a biggy ... then you can comfortably carry...
  23. Re: 2018 Grand Vitara. Transfer Case oil leak?

    good question...shouldn't be. I replaced my fron transfer case seal at 90k, but the rear has been fine now on 200k
  24. Re: 2018 Grand Vitara. Transfer Case oil leak?

    the oil seal is kaput.. should be warranty fix
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    Re: 10 years with Suzuki

    Sad to see you moving on Gustav and appreciate all the input you have given and I am sure you will continue to give here [emoji2]... all the best with the oil burner, wishing you as many excellent...
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    Re: GV Touchscreen System

    that's some sound system >:D ... did you integrate the steering wheel controls with the head unit?

    I'm also seriously thinking about adding one of these
    Kenwood KSC SW 11 active subs to my...
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    Re: Suzuki GV provides my "way of life"

    awesome memories you have created with your GV, and sure there are many more to come [emoji41]
  28. Thread: SZ Viewer

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    SZ Viewer

    I am always excited to find something which works - even more so when it is free ;D.

    I recently downloaded a little app called SZ Viewer for Android, and tried it with my 3.2 GV.

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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    so these are the various components of the broken down fuel pump. The fuel filter didn't look too bad after 11 years, just a bit of fluff on it.

    The pump unit has a number on it... 8SUU-9359-GA,...
  30. Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    new genuine prop shaft from SSG.ASIA US$267 plus shipping and import duties
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    Interesting theory and it makes sense... as the filter is part of the pump assembly, I am keen to open up my old one and have a look at the filter.

    I did not empty my tank and clean it as the...
  32. Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    what were you quoted?
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    Is this your front propshaft?
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    https://www.rockauto.com/RSS/vehiclefeeds.php?carcode=1445555&m=wc&l=en&html=true

    Some really good prices on various spare parts for the 3.2v6 GV .
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    Hey guys, I have an idea Suzuki SA get them made up locally - normally prices on items like this are a factor of 2 -3 times what I get from SSG.ASIA. I remember when I ordered mine originally, I was...
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