General Precautions; Exhaust System - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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General Precautions

The WARNING and CAUTION describe some general
precautions that you should observe when servicing a
vehicle. These general precautions apply to many of the
service procedures, and they will not necessarily be
repeated with each procedure to which they apply.
• Whenever raising a vehicle for service, be
sure to follow the instructions under
"Vehicle Lifting Points in Section 0A".
• When it is necessary to do service work
with the engine running, make sure that
the parking brake is set fully and the
transmission is in Neutral (for manual
transmission vehicles) or Park (for
automatic transmission vehicles), Keep
hands, hair, clothing, tools, etc. away from
the fan and belts when the engine is
• When it is necessary to run the engine
indoors, make sure that the exhaust gas is
forced outdoors.
• Do not perform service work in areas
where combustible materials can come in
contact with a hot exhaust system. When
working with toxic or flammable materials
(such as gasoline and refrigerant), make
sure that the area you work in is well-
• To avoid getting burned, keep away from
hot metal parts such as the radiator,
exhaust manifold, tail pipe, muffler, etc.
• New and used engine oil can be
hazardous. Children and pets may be
harmed by swallowing new or used oil.
Keep new and used oil and used engine oil
filters away from children and pets.
Continuous contact with used engine oil
has been found to cause [skin] cancer in
laboratory animals. Brief contact with used
oil may irritate skin. To minimize your
exposure to used engine oil, wear a long-
sleeve shirt and moisture-proof gloves
(such as dish washing gloves) when
changing engine oil. If engine oil contacts
your skin, wash thoroughly with soap and
water. Launder any clothing or rags if wet
with oil, recycle or properly dispose of
used oil and filters.
• Be sure to observe following instructions
when handling service materials such as
fuel, oil, fluid, coolant, grease, sealant,
thread lock cement, etc. Otherwise, your
health may be ruined.
– Whenever handling any of these service
– Whenever handling any of these service
– Do not swallow any of these service
– Keep all these materials out of children's
• Make sure the bonnet is fully closed and
latched before driving. If it is not, it can fly
up unexpectedly during driving,
obstructing your view and resulting in an
• Before starting any service work, cover fenders, seats
and any other parts that are likely to get scratched or
stained during servicing. Also, be aware that what you
wear (e.g., buttons) may cause damage to the
vehicle's finish.
materials, wear safety glasses to protect
your eyes. If it gets into your eye, it may
cause inflammation.
materials, wear moisture-proof gloves to
protect your skin. If it adheres to your
skin, it may cause inflammation.
materials. It would cause diarrhea or


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