Hello everyone! New guy on the forum.
The other day, while changing the sparkplugs on my mother's 2000 Grand Vitara I noticed something rather "strange" in the automotive world.
This car has 400k kilometers in the odometer and this J20A is runninng like a champ, it's comsuming a little oil (arround 1/2L every 6k kilometers). But the thing is... This engine is STOCK. We have NEVER changed a piston, ring, rod, timing chain, etc.
So, I know Suzuki uses good components on their cars. But i think there's something more here.
So my question is: Do the Suziki engines have cromed cylinders or something?
The timing chain is making a horrible noise when you crank the car, but it gets silent after its running, The valve lifters make a noise with cold oil, that goes away instantly if you shut down the engine and turn it on right after. But I have NEVER seen a car with this many kilometers and not making a huge cloud of smoke. Any thoughts on the matter?