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Suzuki Jimny 1.5L (2018+ 4th gen K15B) Maintenance Schedule

2018 2019 Suzuki Jimny 1.5L 4th gen LHS green stock photo

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 4th gen Suzuki Jimny 1.5L, released in 2018, with model designations JB64W or JB74W.

The Suzuki Jimny is a compact 2-door 4×4. Suzuki has been making the Jimny cars for years, but the most recent iteration (2018+) is based on the K15B I4 engine, a 1462cc (or 1.5L) four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. In the Jimny this engine makes 101 hp (75 kW) at 6000 rpm, or 138 Nm (102 ft-lb) of torque at 4400 rpm.

The Suzuki Jimny 1.5L 4th gen gen is also available in Africam and Latin American markets but powered by a 658cc inline three-cylinder turbo — that’s a different car with a different maintenance schedule.

The Jimny comes in either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic and has 4WD as standard.

Suzuki Jimny 1.5L 2018+ green in bush driving

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What you need for a standard service for the Suzuki Jimny 1.5 L (1028+)

So you want to do a standard service on your Suzuki Jimny 1.5L? Here are all the parts you’ll need

ItemSuzuki Jimny 1.5L spec
Engine oilThe spec is SAE 0W-16, 0W-20 or 5W-30 engine oil that meets one of the following specs: API SL, SM, or SN, ACEA A1/B1, A3/B3, A3/B4, A5/B5, ILSAC GF-3 to 5

Outside Europe: API SG or above, SAE 0W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40, 15W-40, 20W-40.
Oil filterSuzuki’s part number for the oil filter is 16510-82703
Air filterUse a K&N 33-3151.
Spark plugNGK KR6A-10, Denso ZXU20PR11
BatteryDead battery? Replace it with a 55B24L.
HeadlampH4 Halogen 60/55
Other lightsTurn signals: 21W, W21W
Tail light: W21/5W
CoolantSuzuki Super Long Life Coolant (blue)
Transmission oil (manual)Suzuki gear oil 75W
Transmission oil (auto)Suzuki ATF3317, Mobil ATF3309
Diff oilSuzuki Super Gear Oil 75W-85 Synthetic
Transfer oilSuzuki Gear Oil 75W
Brake/clutch fluidDOT 3 or SAE J1703
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Maintenance schedule for the Suzuki Jimny 1.5L (2018+)

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Suzuki Jimny from the manual.

The Suzuki Jimny’s maintenance schedule comes in a number of flavours. These include

  • Non-Europe, both normal conditions and severe. “Non-Europe” includes Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Latin America
  • Europe (+ israel), both normal conditions and severe

These are all reproduced below.

Notes on the schedule:

  • Valve clearance is every 20000 km (12000 mi). You may as well check the plugs at that point.
  • Many of the intervals are dependant on using “genuine” Suzuki fluids such as gear oil, engine oil, and coolant.
  • Legend
    • I = Inspect
    • R = Replace
    • L = Lubricate
    • C = Clean
  • Severe conditions: Items marked with an asterisk (*) should be serviced more often under severe driving conditions. See that section below

Suzuki Jimny 1.5L Maintenance — Normal driving conditions

The maintenance schedules for “Normal” driving conditions are when you mostly use your Jimny 1.5L for everyday stuff — e.g. commuting, shopping, etc. — with only occasional excursions in severe conditions.

Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Latin America

km x 1000153045607590
Years123456Notes
Engine oil and filter *RRRRRR
Valve clearanceIII
Engine coolantReplace at 150000 km / 8 years, then every 75000 km or 4 years
Spark plugs (KR6A-10) *Replace every 105000 km or 7 years
Air filter (33-3151) *IIRIIRReplace more often if driving in dusty conditions
Engine accessory drive belt – check tension, adjust, replaceIR
Fuel linesIII
Fuel filterReplace every 105000 km. More often with low-quality fuel.
Fuel tankII
PCV valveEvery 80000 km / 50000 mi
Fuel evaporative emission systemI
Exhaust system (except catalyst)III
Brake discs and pads (front)IIIIII
Brake drums and shoes (rear)III
Brake hoses and pipesIII
Brake pedalIIIIII
Brake fluid (shares a reservoir with clutch)IRIRIR
Brake lever and cableICheck/adjust at first service only
Clutch pedalIIIIII
Clutch fluid (supplied from Brake reservoir)IRIRIR
Tyres/wheelsIIIIII
Wheel bearings *III
Propeller shafts *II
Suspension systemIII
Steering systemIII
Manual transmission oil (Suzuki Gear oil 75W) *IIIReplace every 45000 km / 3 years if using non-standard oil
Automatic transmission fluid level (ATF3317) *IIIInspect level. Replace every 165000 km (99000 mi)
Automatic transmission hosesI
Transfer oil (Suzuki Gear Oil 75W) *IIIReplace every 45000 km if using off-spec oil
Differential oil (Suzuki Super Gear Oil 75W-85 Synthetic) *RIIReplace at first interval only
All latches, hinges, and locksIII
Air conditioner filter element *IRIR
Suzuki Jimny 1.5L Normal Conditions Maintenance — Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Latin America

* = See severe usage maintenance schedule

Europe, UK, Israel

km x 100020406080100120
mi x 100012.52537.55062.575
Years123456Notes
Engine oil and filter *RRRRRRReplace every 15000 km (9375 mi) if not ACEA standard oil
Valve clearanceIII
Engine coolantBlue: Replace at 160K (100K mi) km or 8 years, then every 80K km (50K mi) or 4 years.
Green: Twice as often
Spark plugs (KR6A-10) *RReplace every 7 years / 100000 km
Air filter (33-3151) *IRIRIRReplace more often if driving in dusty conditions
Engine accessory drive belt – check tension, adjust, replaceIIR
Fuel linesIII
Fuel tankIII
PCV valveIEvery 80000 km / 50000 mi
Fuel evaporative emission systemIEvery 120000 km / 75000 mi
Exhaust system (except catalyst)III
Brake discs and pads (front)IIIIII
Brake drums and shoes (rear)III
Brake hoses and pipesIII
Brake pedalIIIIII
Brake fluid (shares a reservoir with clutch)IRIRIR
Brake lever and cableICheck/adjust at first 20K km (12K mi) only
Clutch pedalIIIIII
Clutch fluid (supplied from Brake reservoir)IRIRIR
Tyres/wheelsIIIIII
Wheel bearings *III
Propeller shafts *III
Suspension systemIII
Steering systemIII
Manual transmission oil (Suzuki Gear oil 75W) *IIIReplace at these intervals if using non-genuine oil.
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF3317) *IIIInspect level. Replace every 165000 km (99000 mi)
Automatic transmission hosesII
Transfer oil (Suzuki Gear Oil 75W) *IIIReplace at these intervals if using non-genuine oil.
Differential oil (Suzuki Super Gear Oil 75W-85 Synthetic) *RIIReplace as needed
All latches, hinges, and locksIII
Air conditioner filter element *IRIR
Suzuki Jimny 1.5L Normal Conditions Maintenance — EU / UK / Israel

* = See severe usage maintenance schedule

Suzuki Jimny 1.5L Maintenance — Severe driving conditions

Suzuki Jimny 2021 off-roading in mud
Are these severe enough?

Severe conditions are defined as… what the Jimny was made for! Actually it’s much more than just crawling over rocks in the middle of nowhere, and includes general situations that may present stress on the engine, even when the situation presents itself in daily commutes.

Severe conditions includes when using your Jimny to:

  • Conduct mostly short trips of less than 6 km (4 miles), e.g. as a courier, or mostly short trips less than 16 km (10 miles) in below freezing conditions
  • Do a lot of idling / low-speed driving in stop-and-go traffic
  • Drive in extremely cold weather
  • Drive on salted roads (e.g. snow)
  • Operate in muddy, rough, or dusty areas
  • Drive at high speeds / high engine revs for long periods
  • Tow something

If you do much of the above, then follow the below more aggressive maintenance schedule that accelerates items including engine oil changes, fluid changes, filter inspections/swaps, belt inspections, and so on. Note that many other items may remain the same.

Most of the maintenance schedule remains the same. But under severe usage, Suzuki recommends you more frequently check lubrication items and critical engine components like spark plugs (the items marked above with an asterisk).

Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Latin America severe usage maintenance

Below are the items you should maintain more often if driving the Jimny under “severe” conditions.

km x 10007.51522.53037.545
Months61218243036Notes
Engine oil and filterRRRRRR
Air filter (33-3151)Inspect every 2500 km (1562 mi)
Replace every 30000 km (18750 mi) or 24 months
Spark plugs (KR6A-10)Replace every 10000 km or 8 months.
Manual transmission oil (Suzuki Gear oil 75W)Inspect every 30000 km (18000 miles) or 24 months
Replace every 60000 km (36000 mi) or 48 months.
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF3317)Replace every 30000 km (18000 miles) or 24 months
Transfer oil (Suzuki Gear Oil 75W)Inspect every 30000 km (18000 miles) or 24 months
Replace every 60000 km (36000 mi) or 48 months.
Differential oil (Suzuki Super Gear Oil 75W-85 Synthetic)RR
Engine accessory drive belt – check tension, adjust, replaceIIR
Wheel bearingsIII
Propeller shaftsIII
Air conditioner filter elementIIR
Suzuki Jimny — Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Latin America severe usage maintenance

Europe, UK, Israel severe usage maintenance

Below are the items you should maintain more often if you drive the Suzuki Jimny 1.5L under “severe” conditions.

km x 1000102030405060
mi x 10006.2512.518.7525331.2537.5
Months61218243036Notes
Engine oil and filterRRRRRR
Air filter (33-3151)Inspect every 2500 km (1562 mi)
Replace every 30000 km (18750 mi) or 24 months
Spark plugs (KR6A-10)Replace every 30000 km (18750 mi) or 24 months
Manual transmission oil (Suzuki Gear oil 75W)Inspect every 20000 km (12500 mi) or 12 months
Replace every 80000 km (50000 mi) or 48 months
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF3317)IIIInspect level. Replace every 30000 km (18000 mi)
Transfer oil (Suzuki Gear Oil 75W)Replace every 80000 km (50000 mi) or 48 months
Differential oil (Suzuki Super Gear Oil 75W-85 Synthetic)RR
Engine accessory drive belt – check tension, adjust, replaceIIR
Wheel bearingsIII
Propeller shaftsIII
Air conditioner filter elementIIR
Suzuki Jimny — Severe usage maintenance schedule (Europe, UK, Israel)

About the Suzuki Jimny 1.5L (4th gen)

Blue Suzuki Jimny 1.5L, LHS static outdoor photo

The Suzuki Jimny stands in a class basically of its own. It’s the only compact 4×4 that’s off-road capable and affordably priced on the market!

Yes, it’s tempting to compare it to city-oriented cars like the Toyota RAV4. But those are much more for the city, with 4wd systems that aren’t as rugged and less ground clearance. (Of course, they’re also easier to drive both in the city and on the highway.)

The Suzuki Jimny is, according to Topgear.com, an “antidote to every beige crossover. Don’t expect sophistication, and you’ll adore it,” they claim.

It’s a functionally simple but highly effective 4×4 that has just a hint of retro design. It’s looks that draw many a new fan into the Jimny — but it’s also really capable at doing what it does.

The interior of the Suzuki Jimny is as simple as you’d expect on a vehicle that isn’t a luxury one. There are actual knobs and buttons to control things! And no giant TFT display!

Suzuki Jimny 1.5L interior right hand drive

Powering the Suzuki Jimny 1.5L is a 1462 cc four-cylinder engine that makes a relatively paltry 75 kW or 100 hp. The Jimny is not a fast car, but the engine is totally fine of taking it anywhere you’ll want it to go at speeds of up to around 140-150 km/h (or around 90 mph), if you have the patience to wait until it gets there.

Despite being a petrol-powered car, the Suzuki Jimny 1.5L has impressive mileage of 36.7 mpg or 6.4 L / 100 km — in the same ballpark as hybrid SUVs (if a shade more).

Power from the compact engine goes to the wheels via either a five-speed transmission or a four-speed auto. In some markets, manual is more popular, and in some markets it’s the automatic that people go for (check with your dealer).

The only downside to the Suzuki Jimny is that it’s very hard to get one. Used prices are a good 15-20% over the recommended retail price. And if you want to buy one new at the retail price, you’ll be waiting for more than a year. But your patience will be rewarded!

Manual for the Suzuki Jimny 4th gen

The above maintenance schedule came from the user’s manual for the 4th gen Suzuki Jimny (a 2021 manual).

It’s scanned, so the information had to be transcribed and re-formatted.

You can get manuals for Suzuki cars from here.

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