• Tiny
  • labrock
  • 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?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 AT 1:26 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • merlin2021
  • Expert
  • 17,583 posts

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!

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 AT 1:33 PM

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