Hi to all, my name is Edward and after months of wanting it today I just bought a 2007 2.7 V6 automatic GV X sport, I must say this is not the first Suzuki I own, when I was younger I used to have a Suzuki Maruti Alto 800 and boy that car was indestructible and a real gas sipper!
Regarding the GV I already knew the model from years ago and always listened good things about them, being in the US now I was a little hesitant about buying one because of the possible lack of service/ parts but I pulled the gun and got it, and I'm happy about it.
First of all, the truck is far from being in perfect shape but I bought it REALLY cheap so I got myself a nice fixer upper.
As you can see in the pictures I dissambled the central console to perform a deep, deep
cleaning (yes, it was that nasty) and while dissambling it I found what I think it's the pre wiring for the heated seats (the green plugs), it's that correct? If so I guess I only need to buy the switches, pick up a pair of heated seats from a salvage yard (difficult around here, but miracles happen) and wire everything?
Another question, maybe it's been answered a thousand times but I really couldn't find any information, there's a white plug under the driver's seat, anyone knows what it is for?
As you can see drastic situations require drastic measures:
This cover had on the underside a white fabric that was peeling off and leaving a trace as it was snow all over the engine and as soon I started moving it... Anyone knows what happened there or what's that fabric for? Have you ever cleaned your engine/ engine buy? This one needs a good cleaning.
Some more pictures of the truck, as I said, it needs love but it's in fairly decent condition and had no accidents, I like to work on my cars but I was afraid I couldn't find any resources to do so in this one, glad I was wrong
In the middle of the dissambling for the deep cleaning:
Last but not least, the previous owner was kind enough to leave a picture of him on the sun visor, found it while driving and started laughing out loud, really loud
Is there anything I should take especial care with this truck? I already know about the valves adjustment, the rear wheels alignment and that they have a special love for rust (mine has a couple of rust spots here and there).
Do you guys have some sort of sticker to identify the club? I guess we are not many in the US and less in the Eastern shore but still it would be nice to identify us!
Sorry for the long post, I wanted to ask everything in one same thread so it would be more straightforward. Thanks and any input is greatly appreciated!