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Old 12-06-2006, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,
I am new to the forum and I am trying to stop the run around from these these mechanics.
I change my oil religiously every 3K with GTX 5W30 but I have been hearing a small ticking noise from the engine every morning when it idle down to about 1,300 rpms and I have been given these diagnoses by different mechanics;

1. Its Ping noise from the computer because there is not enough power from the engine.
a. I was told to pump 93 octane and thats what I pump.
2. I was told to change to Synthetic oil.
a. All I have ever heard was never to go to Synthetic once you've been using regular oil.
3. The last was that I need to change the idle control valve.

This noise is not audible after the first 15 mins of driving. I don't really have the $ to go to the Dealer and I can't say that I trust the mechanics there either but I don't wanna keep driving and mess it up worse.
You techs on this forum seem pretty knowledgeable so any advice of how to go about this or what it my be would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,
ilrok

PS- I've been reading some posts and found out that the FRAM oil filter I have may have been contributing to this. Is it a good idea to replace the FRAM with the Puralator Pure one and change to 10W-30 oil?

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Old 12-07-2006, 06:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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first of all. ALL FOUR of those mechanics are A$$es. Not one of those even remotely make sense.. The first one... Its something he made up!! Its completly made up!!! computers don't ping!!! and neighter do engines at idle..

regular fuel is what it was designed for and what you should run. My guess its a tensioner issue, thats starting to rear its ugly head. If it was bought after aug 02 its covered under the 100k 7 year warranty. Take it to a dealer.. Its on them..

BTW- do NOT use Frams. Worst filters on the market. Pure ones are very good quality.. I use them...
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Do you think it's a good idea to switch to 10w30? Would it quiet the noise a lil till I can sell it?
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thicker oil may make the noise worse..
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Do you think it's a good idea to switch to 10w30? Would it quiet the noise a lil till I can sell it?

SELL your GV!!!!!!!! What are you thinking?
The tensioner fix isn't that big a deal and you should run 5W 30 oil and it won't hurt to change from organic to synth. In the old days we used to use organic to run an engine in then swap to synth but with new tech oils and materials use synth.

By the way XL7Limited is very kind only calling your mechanics A$$ES

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You guys are awesome! Thank you for the advice. If you know any Good/Honest Suzuki Mechanics in the South Florida Area I woulkd greatly appreciate it since I no longer have a warranty.

By the way XL7Limited, Nice Grand National! Very smooth, I hope one day I'll have the Luxury of driving muscle like that!

Thanks again guys.
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thanks ilrok!!!
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XL7Limited,
I hope your new year went well.
I just recently go back in town and the latest diagnosis I got for this issue was that the rocker arms need to be adjusted. The reason behind it was that it mostly makes the noise at a cold start up and the noise fades as the engine warms up.
Do you think this could be the issue (why/why not) or should I just tell him that it is the tensioner problem and see if he is able/up to perform the job.
Your info/support on this would be greatly appreciated.
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yeah you can switch to syntec no probs!
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because the rocker arms are non adjustable! They are hydraulic lifters no reason to ever adjust them. I still say its the tensioner..

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I hope your new year went well.
I just recently go back in town and the latest diagnosis I got for this issue was that the rocker arms need to be adjusted. The reason behind it was that it mostly makes the noise at a cold start up and the noise fades as the engine warms up.
Do you think this could be the issue (why/why not) or should I just tell him that it is the tensioner problem and see if he is able/up to perform the job.
Your info/support on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
ilrok
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