If my suzuki is burning oil, which is what I a happening now,what are the possible causes. Do I have to do an engine rebuild or can I just change the valve seals.

Asked by Feb 16, 2015 at 08:56 PM about the 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My suzuki  grand vitara  2.4 LItre   (2009 model)  is burning oil.  Do I have to do an
engine rebuild or can I just change the valve seal.  It is only 54000 km.  what could have
caused it at such a low mileage.

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before you do anything, check to see if the pcv valve is clogged or bad. really unusual for a car that new with that few miles to burn oil. If the crankcase cant vent , the pressure will cause the oil to go where it shouldn't and your engine will burn it. worth a look anyway.

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If an engine smokes and burns oil but only at idle it needs valve guide seals. But if it does that while driving then the piston rings are worn. HTH. -Jim

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