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I have a Suzuki Vitara 92 it's a non interference engine

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Hi I have a Suzuki Vitara 92 it's a non interference engine G16A I went to start it and timing belt snapped my partner replaced it and the water pump. He isn't a mechanic but is pretty mechanically minded. When you drive it now it gets to about 40kms/hr and it loses power and runs like a bitch.You can't go any faster it feels like it starving for fuel. He said when he tested compression 2 cylinders as we're low in pressure does this mean the head stuffed? Please help!
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hi there,

You engine probably has bent valves in those two cylinders.

Not many engines are non-interference these days.

Needs the cylinder head removed for repair.

Gary

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
OK thanks Gary that's what the other half said I was hoping he was wrong!
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hi again,

Yes, unfortunately that is correct.

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hi again,

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary