The 16v is not interference.
In the 30 years of the 16v Tracker, Sidekick, Vitara, etc., and the myriad of forums that are involved with these trucks, as well as the number of times timing belts have broken at speed with the 16v, there has not been one instance anywhere, where there has been engine damage. The 16v Suzuki CARS are interference. The trucks are not. Of course, a rule of thumb is to treat all vehicles as though they are interference.I hear you, and i dont even have a G16B and never had a timing catastrofe in my +40 years of wrenching, but this is a FSM paragraph that many have seen:
"After timing belt is removed, never turn crankshaft and camshaft independently more than such an extent as shown in figure." (90 deg either side of the alignment marks) "If turned, interference may occur among piston and valves, and parts related to piston and valves may be damaged."
Thats why i added ASFAIK...
so you say its simply a carry over text from the car applications that have more compression? or is it because some actual personal experiecne with snapping a belt and living to tell the tale?