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BAD CYLINDER

2004 Suzuki XL7

Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Suzuki XL7 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 78600 miles

The 4th cylinder in this vehicle is misfiring and not getting enough compression. I was told by my mechanic that it would need a new engine. I checked with the manufacturer, but the warrantly has expired. I checked on a rebuilt engine, but they are more than the car is worth.

The vehicle still runs.

My question - Is it safe for me to continue to drive it with a bad cylinder? If so, what are the consequences? Approximately how long can you drive a vehicle that has a bad cylinder?
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Labrock
June 4, 2008.




First unplug the injector, so the engine oil doesnt fill with gasoline, consequenses are a poor running engine, and the possibilty it will die alone the side of the road if another one looses compression. Your choice tho!

Merlin2021
Jun 4, 2008.


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