Any ideas would be appreciated. Boy, what a predicament we're in now. The piston design does not allow clearance for the valve to be fully open and the piston to be at the top of its stroke. Diagnostic Aids Inspect the engine for any recent engine mechanical repairs. I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions. It reads to me like one of the sprockets may be off a tooth.
If upon inspection the chain, and sprockets need replacing the valve covers need to be removed not just lifted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. This is not a job for the average owner to undertake. At 128,515 miles our engine is done. The engine can only backfire when the fuel is sparked and the valves are open. Posted on Mar 06, 2010 go on line internet look for chilton repair manuals.
The engine is an interference fit, so being 1 tooth off on the timing can will bend valves. It is a scam by crooked dealers and cheap parts for this to happen under 100,000 miles. Dealer can't determine any problem. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The converter is burning excessive fuel making it hot. Something needs to be done to rectify this problem.
I found the manual online and printed out the pages about P0008. This night impossible to keep everyone of them considering I drive a good ways every day. The failure mileage was unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. There are three timing chain tensioners on this engine, and causing this problem is the number 1 timing chain tensioner that is not properly adjusted. Taking the radiator out, there's just enough room to get a power tool on this bolt.
Any thoughts on whether this code coming up so quickly after a timing chain job is really just a crappy coincidence or if maybe the mechanics screwed something up with the engine? You stated the exhaust was not clogged however when you remove it, it runs well. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. How is this legal Suzuki? That the car was sold as is. We had to have it towed to a repair shop.
A class action lawsuit against Suzuki should be considered, because the number of complaints for this issue, and there has not been a recall, is outrageous. If two other shops say it's the chains, then the shop that did the chains should be taking care of it. Long story short, I had a recurrent P0009 code. In my experience, if the tensioner is gone, then the chain, sprockets and guides will also be worn and should be replaced as an assembly. I recently replaced the hydraulic lifters, timing chains and tensioners. But I think I still might take it elsewhere.
Be careful of the tightness of some of the bolts especially those that have a red or blue marking on them. Can only adjust temp if you set it on windshield defrost mode. I showed him the line about how one bad actuator will not trip this code. Could it be that it was just barely off so it took awhile for the computer to notice? Now, 6 days later, I have a P0008 code. I kind of figured if the timing was off it would set right away? You may want to Print the Diagrams for future use. Fortunately, he admitted that there was enough of a doubt to open it back up without charging me.
The result: The compression that's supposed to be at 160 is at less than 60. These appear to have been sealed using something like Loctite or other thread sealer and can be very difficult to remove. A few minutes later the car started to tug, and pull back and just created resistance against me when I wanted to give it gas. If this condition occurs normally, no internal engine damage will result. They have revised the bulliten to include the replacement of the chain and sprockets if there is any signs of wear.
Suzuki knew this was an issue, they should show some morality and ethics as to offer their consumers a remedy to this issue. Before an accident or loss of life happens. I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions. The contact stated that the engine warning indicator illuminated. When this type of failure occurs, the engine will need to be replaced or disassembled for further internal inspection; either choice costing many times that of replacing the. Does it surprise you that it drove fine for 6 days before the code set? It's a normally threaded bolt that has to be unscrewed counterclockwise. Not only are the chains not being tensioned but it looks like the bits of the wrecked tensioner were being thrown all over the place.