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    Hi
    I seem to have a problem with my 2009 Grand Vitara 2.4 auto.

    It recently recieved a new head, pistons, sleeves ( basically a rebuild).

    I have been driving it for about 3000km and it is using about 1pint of oil every time I refill for petrol. It seems there might be water also disapearing.

    There is no visable signs of leaking or smoking. I do however pick up that it seems there is smoke coming out of the dipstick hole and the oil refill cap(when removed).

    Something is wrong, don't know what. Would like to know what it is before I take if back to the mechanics.

    Ps: will it be able to replace the engine with the 3.2v6 easily?

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    Guess the rebuild wasn't good. Have it inspected at the person doing the rebuild.
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    Who did the rebuild and why was it done?

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    Prepare for a fight, maybe ask for a compression test and see if the results are what is expected after a rebuild.

    You could work the engine so that the rings will bed in properly, do this before you do the compression test and then you say you have worked the engine already.

    It should improve over time if they did the job properly, new sleeves/rebore, new rings etc.

    Of course, if they did not then then they will have to redo the job, but they will tell you the "rings are not bedded in yet", which is a standard reply...

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    Please share more info - year, mileage, why rebuilt engine, who did it etc.

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    2009
    Rebuid was on 132K

    I bought it second hand from a dealer, took it back to them when i realised it was using oil.

    They fixed it on their cost, they have their own workshop.

    They replaced the cracked head, new pistons, rings and sleeves. They did a rebuild on the engine.

    How would I know if They did a good job or for that matter did what they say.

    Now, after 3k of driving it still uses oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by armandearl View Post
    2009
    Rebuid was on 132K

    I bought it second hand from a dealer, took it back to them when i realised it was using oil.

    They fixed it on their cost, they have their own workshop.

    They replaced the cracked head, new pistons, rings and sleeves. They did a rebuild on the engine.

    How would I know if They did a good job or for that matter did what they say.

    Now, after 3k of driving it still uses oil
    Speak to them again and explain the issue. This sort of thing should not be your problem.
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    Yoh!! Now the second one with a a cracked head. Good luck with the fight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iondb View Post
    Yoh!! Now the second one with a a cracked head. Good luck with the fight!
    Apparently it is an issue with the pre-2012 models.
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    So, an issue with hairline cracks on some of the blocks for the first batches and now cracked heads on some until 2012.................hopefully these are sorted in the new models. We will only see when the younger models start to get mileage on I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iondb View Post
    So, an issue with hairline cracks on some of the blocks for the first batches and now cracked heads on some until 2012.................hopefully these are sorted in the new models. We will only see when the younger models start to get mileage on I guess.
    If I recall correctly it was only on 2008 and 2009 models and confined to the 2.4 engine...Sorted in 2010. Can anyone second me on this?
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    There was a recall for the head, new ones are sorted.

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    I would perhaps start by asking for some invoices or a parts list on what they used for the rebuild? They could have used second hand or pirate parts in the rebuild- NOT accusing anyone- and in there, they might have used an older, second hand head from a pre-2012 2.4 engine. Again- I am also speculating and I am not accusing anyone of any wrongdoing.

    Although I would start by investigating the method and parts used during the "rebuild".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukiPiet View Post
    If I recall correctly it was only on 2008 and 2009 models and confined to the 2.4 engine...Sorted in 2010. Can anyone second me on this?
    I have it in writing from Suzuki. 2008 only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armandearl View Post
    2009
    Rebuid was on 132K

    I bought it second hand from a dealer, took it back to them when i realised it was using oil.

    They fixed it on their cost, they have their own workshop.

    They replaced the cracked head, new pistons, rings and sleeves. They did a rebuild on the engine.

    How would I know if They did a good job or for that matter did what they say.

    Now, after 3k of driving it still uses oil
    Was this a Suzuki Dealership or a Used Car Dealer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratsalad View Post
    I have it in writing from Suzuki. 2008 only.
    What exactly did they change on the GV engine that prevents the new models from cracking the block
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatyamacallit View Post
    What exactly did they change on the GV engine that prevents the new models from cracking the block
    There was a slight change to the actual block design where it cracked - just a thicker webbing for casting or something like that. I'll try find the link to the change.

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