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