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by KuroNekko
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: Body colored hood deflector
Replies: 14
Views: 8224

Re: Body colored hood deflector

I agree with SamirD that it's a matter that should really get fixed rather than covered up. The rust will continue to spread and eventually eat through the sheet metal. I know you only plan to keep the car a few more years, but "rust never sleeps". As for the deflector, I don' think you ne...
by KuroNekko
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Kizashi Technical Support & Problem Troubleshooting
Topic: Desperate!!!! Kizashi failing state inspection
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Desperate!!!! Kizashi failing state inspection

Hi. I never had this issue with my Kizashi (actually just passed California SMOG test last week) but know a bit about it from another car. Has your car battery died or been disconnected recently? Basically, the emissions testing takes engine operation data such as fuel trims via the OBDII port. If y...
by KuroNekko
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Chat About the Kizashi
Topic: What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?
Replies: 1996
Views: 628254

Re: What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?

The oil I currently use is the Kirkland Signature Full Synthetic 5W-30 from Costco. It's not actually the Amazon Basics motor oil. I think the discussion involving the two as the same comes from the fact that both of these, in addition to Walmart's SuperTech Full Syn, are made by Warren and are the...
by KuroNekko
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Kizashi Technical Support & Problem Troubleshooting
Topic: Rough cold start
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Rough cold start

I had similar issues before I cleaned my throttle body. After that, it had an unstable idle. What cured it was disconnecting the car's battery and then undoing and reattaching the electrical harness at the throttle body. While I don't have a technical explanation for it, I believe the position of th...
by KuroNekko
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Suzuki Kizashi Gallery and Videos
Topic: My Kizashi in England
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: My Kizashi in England

Looks new. I think the UK Kizashis are probably the most luxurious Kizashis ever spec'ed. They have features that other nations did not get such as front parking sensors, headlight washers, HID low beams, folding mirrors, rear fog lights, etc. Even in Suzuki's homeland of Japan, I don't think they g...
by KuroNekko
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Chat About the Kizashi
Topic: Brake wear sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Brake wear sensor

Yeah, the pads aren't too hard to see through the Sport wheels. I don't bother measuring them though. I eyeball it and if they look below 20% of the original pad size, I plan on replacing them in the near future. Doing your own tire rotations is a pain but a very good opportunity to check on the sta...
by KuroNekko
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Chat About the Kizashi
Topic: What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?
Replies: 1996
Views: 628254

Re: What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?

Speaking of fluids, Kuro, are you still using that Amazon brand synthetic engine oil? How’s that holding up? I remember reading reviews on it when I first wanted to change my oil, and noted a few users complaining about the lack of a window into the jug that lets you know how much oil is left insid...
by KuroNekko
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Chat About the Kizashi
Topic: What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?
Replies: 1996
Views: 628254

Re: What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?

Finally changed the coolant from the original factory fill. At 107,000 miles, the car was overdue but I procrastinated because it's a long and tedious process to drain, flush (multiple times), and refill. What's great about the Kizashi is that you can change the coolant without getting under the car...
by KuroNekko
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Suzuki Kizashi Performance
Topic: Goodies for my baby
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Goodies for my baby

Just make sure the oil on the K&N filter is not soaking past the filter media if you clean and re-oil that often. And Woodie is right about these filters: they were designed to work while very dirty and were originally developed in Southern California for desert racing.
by KuroNekko
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Chat About the Kizashi
Topic: Brake wear sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Brake wear sensor

No, the Kizashi does not have brake wear sensors. The pads can come with the screech tabs but I don't put them on.