Suzuki XL7

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 21:17
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We have an XL7 and have found that it seems to be using oil. After making inquiries with one of the service centres they advised that a memo was released stating that the 2.7ltr Xl7 should use roughly 1.5litres of oil per 4000km's. We do not agree with this and would like to hear if anyone has any pointers on how we can deal with this.

We have also been making inquiries regarding raising our XL7 and have been told not to raise it more than 30mm as it will cause problems with the CV joints. Has anyone raised theirs and had any problems.
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Reply By: GaryInOz - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 22:04

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 22:04
In answer to your first question Suzuki may have to take a leaf out of GMH's book with their GEN III V8 doing exactly the same thing. Check out the XL-7 group on Yahoo and ask some of them, same goes with the lift.

In short NO, Vehicle should use that much oil over that much distance. By their logic youwhould run it dry between 10K services, yet these are the same people that will do anything to get out of waranty claims by saying you filled it with substandard oil.

That is the sort of oil consumption that may be considered normal for an old-tech aviation engine (Lycoming/Continental) but not for a modern high-tech such as the Suzuki V6

Incidentally is the front end coil spring/solid axle? If it is there really shoudn't be a problem with th CV's with any sort of coil or body lift.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 22:23

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 22:23
try this link

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SuzukiXL-7


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Reply By: Voxson - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 22:08

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 22:08
I once read in a Ford owners manual that an acceptable level of oil consumption could be anything up to 1litre per 1000kms....
Which cruises them through their warranty without any hitches at all..
Looks like (new car manufacturers) are still covering their behinds......

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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 22:24

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 22:24
BMW M5 I think was having problems using all its oil between services...

Lots o new cars use oil!!! Sad aint it.. and things are supposed to be getting better....
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Follow Up By: diamond - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 11:31

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 11:31
just wondering what ford holds 10 litres of oil so it couold cruise through waranty .would have to be serviced every 2000ks.
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Reply By: Voxson - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 20:46

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 20:46
This is for the guys because the girls just think it is a pretty light...
Top em up when the oil light comes on.....

And just for any ford owners info,, this is not for thieves ears............

Did you know that on any auto XA through to whenever the new keys started in the 90's... If you ever get into trouble and lose your keys and can get into the car,, just pull the auto trans DIPSTICK out and wack it in the ignition and with a few wiggles whilst turning ...... it will start your car...

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Countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: Voxson - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 20:47

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 20:47
oops... this was sposed to be a follow up.. not a post..._____________________________________________
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 21:10

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 21:10
Handy to know the dipstick will be nice and clean, too ;-)

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Reply By: GaryInOz - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 21:11

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 21:11
Whoops, thought you were talking about the engine dipstick!
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Reply By: David - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 20:14

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 20:14
We just finished our 4000km test today and found that the car went through 1.2ltrs of oil. Suzuki don't want to know about it because it falls within their recommendation. however we have been in touch with ACCC and they are going to look into the matter.

thanks for all your help.

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