I own a Suzuki Liana 1300cc CNG/petrol 2007 model. Single hand driven, with regular scheduled inspections at Suzuki facility, it has done 110000 with no problems at all until recently. Last week while driving on motorway at 120 KPH I experienced engine power-loss. I pulled to the side when the engine went off and I noticed that the temperature gauge was in red area. I did not attempt a restart and towed the car to my home.
Next morning with the help of a mechanic I investigated and found that :
1. Radiator was almost dry.
2. Oil level was ok and there was no foam or evidence of water mixing with it.
3. Radiator was refilled and water leak was observed from water body and engine gasket.
4. A short self cranked the engine.
We concluded that the water body (pump) developed a leak resulting in loss of coolant causing the engine to overheat and damaging the gasket. I have been advised that due to overheat, apart from the gasket and water body …. head face and rings of piston might also require rework and replacement, respectively.
Almost every body has advised me to avoid local mechanics as they seldom repair the Liana engine that run trouble free afterward.
Half of advisers have recommended repair at Suzuki workshop. However the other half are of the view that even after repair at Suzuki workshop the engine is not likely to perform trouble free and will keep bothering time and again. They recommend buying an un-opened compatible engine from Peshawar and installing it with the accessories of the original engine.
I need advise of some of the gurus here ............ .
I will prefer the option that is most likely to give trouble free performance after repair …