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I just bought a 2006 Grand Vitara V6 4WD with manual transmission. It has 185,000 miles and the previous owners seemed to take pretty good care of it. I'm wondering what I need to repair and replace soon like timing chain (or belt?), gaskets, suspension, etc.? I have no repair records but my mechanic checked it out and found nothing.
 

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Start by dumping all fluids and start your records from there..

If there is no chain rattle, dont fret the small things, enjoy your ride..

Welcome to the forum...
 
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Second all the fluids. On my 06 nothing was freah, especially the front diff.

Also look at the air filter for the engine and cab filter behind glove box.

I have the following notes from my last change but you can do what works for your geographical location.

2006 Suzuki
80W-90
4WD Rear 1.9 pints
4WD Front 2.1 pints

Transfer case (4WD only)
75W-90
CAPACITIES: 3.2 pints

Total: 7.2 pints = 3.6 US QTs

Transmission
Congratulations on getting a manual

Engine:
5W30
K&N oil filter is $8 at Walmart and will make oil change easier.

If you had a mechanic look it over I like to think they inspected everything else I could recommend. But I would still look at the drive belts, and coolant level and than Drive it!
 

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I would agree except for the k&n non filter. Buy something quality in terms of air filter. Do not buy an orange oil filter with F**m on it, Google why to find out.

Good routine maintenance is the key. Diffs hold very little as does gearbox and transfer case. Change them anually.
Coolant is the other thing to consider before winter. Drain, flush and refill.
Probably worth flushing the brakes with fresh fluid too at some stage.
This will give you a good starting point for your maintenance routine as Philip has said.
 
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