Thanks for your valuable assessments to the situation.
My GV is a 2.4L.
My GV is still under warranty but its the frustration of leaving it there for two months. According to them, they will be lifting the entire engine from my GV and changing the engine block, piston rings etc etc. I believe it would basically mean changing of the most of the component of the engine?
I did brought up my doubts to them that they might have forgotten to fill-up the radiator with sufficient coolent but they denied that.
And yes, I've carelessly presumed that all are fine after the servicing and did not bother to check. I would do that from now on and hopefully its not too late and I can still carry on driving the GV after all these repairs. Some friends of mine said that it would basically be a new engine after all these changes and I need not worry about the lifespan of the engine? I wonder how true is that.
As mentioned in my initial post, they did not found any leak on the first time I sent it in; after the overheating incident. ONLY the second time. Both times they told me they did a compression test, first time when engine was cold and the second time with the engine running.
They also claimed that they will be sending the damaged engine block back to Japan for investigation on the cause. I have requested that the result be reveal to me. Will share it here once all this are done.
This is already my 6 Suzuki and I have been satisfied with the performance both offroad and on tarmac with these vehicles. Until now. Sad.
What a start to 2013 for me !