My Vitara JLX has a crack in the block! - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Technical > Performance
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2011, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
DJHalverson is on a distinguished road
Default My Vitara JLX has a crack in the block!

This sounds strange to me, but here goes, I found water seeping out the bottom of my jeep and took to mechanic to see if he could find it cos I couldn't see it. He had to remove a couple of parts to find it and eventually moved the starter motor to find a hairline crack in the block! I don't understand It has never gotten hot or been off road and never leaked anything before, has low k's too.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?
DJHalverson is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-05-2011, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Kingdom of England
Posts: 5,299
Gallery: 5
Rhinoman is on a distinguished road
Default

Not uncommon if its been overheated.
Rhinoman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
MacDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Perth, Western Austalia
Posts: 88
Gallery: 0
MacDaddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes it does sound familiar, i had a 89 JLX Vitara a few years ago, that had a crack in the block, above the engine mount, thankfully, my Mech spotted it before i had some major work done on it... the older carby 1.6 engine block, was quite prone to this cracking...

I was advised by others to try a, " Chemiweld " additive as a cheap fix, and to get it welded, as a more expensive fix, but these were non permanent fixes... the only real way to fix it, is to replace the block... sadly it was out of my budget, so i had to sell the old Vitara...
__________________
[SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]" I dont suffer from Insanity... I enjoy every moment of it ! "[/COLOR][/SIZE]
2001 2.5L Grand Vitara Sports, SQ625...
Airflow Snorkel...
Oricom 80ch UHF Radio...
Aisin Free Wheeling Hubs...
40mm Lifted Tough Dog Springs...
Ironman Extended Travel Shocks/Struts...
JML Custom Steel Front Bull/Winch Bar...
2.25in Sports Exhaust, Hi-Flo Cat Converter, straight thru noisy muffler...
MacDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Technical > Performance

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.