Hi everybody!/Oil loss and coolant smell. - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Verona, Chevrolet Epica & Daewoo Magnus Forum
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 11-19-2015, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 4
Gallery: 0
bladerunner01 is on a distinguished road
Question Hi everybody!/Oil loss and coolant smell.

I want to thank you for the introduction to this forum. I am the owner of a 2005 Suzuki Verona that has a thirst for oil, about 1 quart for every 300 miles or so; I'm hoping a PCV valve replacement will help matters some. I know there is a leak in a gasket somewhere as well. I suspect it is the valve cover gasket so this will help explain some of the usage. I have plans to tighten the bolts it, I hope this will decrease the leakage. I also have a problem with a heavy smell of coolant but very little of it is being used/lost and there is no trace of 'milkshake oil' or any other telltale sign of a head gasket problem. Engine couldn't run cooler, etc.
Any suggestions are welcome. I'm in a bad spot right now and I really don't have the money to go on a fishing expedition at the repair shop.
Thanks
bladerunner01 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-19-2015, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 23
Gallery: 0
Duner is on a distinguished road
Default

Do you smell coolant inside the cabin, at the exhaust pipe or other?
You should have plenty of oil drips under the car if using a qt oil ever 300 miles.
Duner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2015, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 4
Gallery: 0
bladerunner01 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duner View Post
Do you smell coolant inside the cabin, at the exhaust pipe or other?
You should have plenty of oil drips under the car if using a qt oil ever 300 miles.
I the cabin when the recirculation button is turned off, occasionally I can smell it outside the car after a deceit drive. I tightened up the reservoir coolant cap yesterday, real tight, and that seemed to have an effect. But now in saw light smoke coming from under the hood after my drive to work, a first. I'm also sure there is plenty of oil caked on the engine. I can see the oil residue from under the right side of the engine when parked. When I got my oil changed the other day the I asked the techs to take a look, they said it was coming from the valve cover seals, although because it was coming from up to it was hard to say that was the only place it was leaking.
I was quoted a price of around $430 for the repair, seemed a little high.
Luckily, the car runs cool and doesn't loose coolant so the head casket possibility doesn't seem to be there.
bladerunner01 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2015, 10:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 23
Gallery: 0
Duner is on a distinguished road
Default

Generally speaking if you smell coolant inside the cabin you have a heater core problem. Your windows inside will get a funny haze to them.
AS far as valve cover gasket from the archives it seems like $50.00 for parts and the rest labor.
Read this.
https://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-...lve-cover.html
Duner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2015, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 4
Gallery: 0
bladerunner01 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Duner,
I wonder if a radiator stop leak additive will help? Looked at the net and saw radiator flush videos, interesting but I don't think that will be of any help. It's always provided plenty of heat. If the stop leak doesn't help then I will have to bypass it. BTW, in looking back I think I've noticed a slight cloudiness on the windows.
I think I will learn a lot about cars before I can get around to replacing this one.
bladerunner01 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2015, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
Max
Moderator
 
Max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 17,229
Gallery: 0
Max will become famous soon enough
Default

Stop Leak is an interim fix at best, with the additional potential side effects of coating and clogging the radiator, impeding cooling and efficiency causing overheating.
__________________
'99 Grand Vitara JLX, 2.5L V-6, 4WD, 5 spd std, '00 "Limited" leather interior
'72 Nova. SB, TH-350, PB, PS, A/C.
Max is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2015, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 4
Gallery: 0
bladerunner01 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi Max,
I just got back from putting in K-Seal in the reservoir tank and driving around with the heater blasting. Seems to have done the job, for now. I thought about clogging issues but the radiator is about 1 years new so I figured I'd take the chance. So far so good. Couldn't stand that smell anymore. Will keep you updated.
bladerunner01 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2015, 03:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
Max
Moderator
 
Max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 17,229
Gallery: 0
Max will become famous soon enough
Default

That's good and I wish you well, but be observant after time, hot weather and A/C needs kick in.

Your oil loss is another (leak) matter though.
__________________
'99 Grand Vitara JLX, 2.5L V-6, 4WD, 5 spd std, '00 "Limited" leather interior
'72 Nova. SB, TH-350, PB, PS, A/C.
Max is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Verona, Chevrolet Epica & Daewoo Magnus Forum

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 08:15 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.