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Re:What did you do to your jimny today?

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09 Aug 2018 05:59 #194928 by Lambert
Got the last of the air out of the brakes. Another step closer to a rally car!

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09 Aug 2018 10:17 #194942 by yakuza

Max Headroom wrote: I changed the wiper blades on mine today, but not without some hassle....

Still being a bit of a noob with the Jimny I didn't realise that the drivers and passenger blades are different lengths. :(

So off I trot back to Halfrauds once again to get the correct pair - a Bosch AR 16U and an AR 18U.

Curious that when I checked the little book on the wiper-blade stand again, it is only the Bosch flat wipers that Halfords have made the mistake with - the other wiper brand alternatives for the Jimny state the two different sizes. Had I noticed that, I may have questioned it saying to use two AR 16 U blades.

My supplier (like a halfords kinda place) gave me the two different lengths and i gave him a bit of a protest as i was claiming that it should be two of same length. But he said that almost all cars have different lengths actually so i gave up and fitted them. Worked much better than the old ones.

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16 Aug 2018 12:48 - 16 Aug 2018 12:48 #195175 by NineCherries
With the usual trepidation Jimny was left with the stern looking man at the MOT station, “we’ll give you a call when it’s done” was our parting words.


I couldn’t wait for the call, with sweaty palms and a bead of sweat forming on my forehead I opened the door to the garage....


To be met with a big smiling face letting me know I’m all good for another year, not even an advisory! Happy days. I was fairly sure it was all ok before I dropped off the keys but I always get this pang of worry just before an MOT. Anyway I’m away to look at big light bars and suspension now ?


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16 Aug 2018 16:02 #195179 by Daniel30
Phew...... Well done, yeah have to treat the jim now :D

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16 Aug 2018 17:09 #195181 by jackonlyjack
That's great news for you
I tried to mot mine the other week to be told
You're too early by the nice man only nearly 2 months :woohoo:

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16 Aug 2018 18:18 #195182 by Daniel30
Good effort Jack :D

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17 Aug 2018 12:07 - 17 Aug 2018 12:08 #195205 by NineCherries
Hahaha better to be told you’re too early by the mot man than it’s expired by a police constable though.


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17 Aug 2018 14:05 #195210 by jackonlyjack
Very true ;)
Only down side is it would have probably past
But it won't now after the peaks visit i now need to replace track rod end
On a plus side i already have four new one's in stock

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30 Aug 2018 21:45 #195589 by Scimike
Not exactly today, but last weekend we towed our teardrop caravan for the first time and I am over the moon with the way our little Jimny performed.

On paper its all a bit "iffy", a 1.3 petrol engine and a maximum unbraked limt of 350kg suggests it can't pull the skin off rice pudding. Compare this to our old car which the Jimny replaced, a 1.2 TDI Polo with 560kg unbraked limit, performance more in line with my needs, you can understand my concerns.

However it towed the caravan without any issues, without thrashing the engine and returned the same 36 mpg I get without the extra load. Well happy with the Jimny, makes me smile every time I drive it.

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31 Aug 2018 04:32 #195592 by Lambert
Fyi the unbraked limit as stated in the hand book is hoakum. The tow limits in there are 350kg unbraked and 450kg braked followed by the caveat that they only apply unless local regulations differ, which under the construction and use regs as amended they do as it is stated there that the unbraked limit is half the kerb weight of the vehicle. I have attempted to get a meaningful reassurance from Suzuki uk about this but they are singularly disinterested that there is such a discrepancy in the application of the available information. I carry a print of the relevant section of the regs in the car in the event of being stopped by the police or vosa.

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31 Aug 2018 07:40 #195594 by Basketcase
A few weeks back I towed a compass pentara 2 birth caravan home with my jimny and it pulled it great....should I not have done?

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31 Aug 2018 09:10 - 31 Aug 2018 09:12 #195598 by Scimike
Thanks Lambert,
Agreed the towing limits are all a bit fudged and I have seen the "unless local regulations differ" statement, but my VC5 states 350Kg Unbraked and 1300Kg Braked!!!!
If the VC5 has no stated limits then I believe the 50% rule could be applied, as is the case with my old Land Rover, but as my Jimny is new ish (2009) the VC5 states everything.
I believe Vosa or the police will just go by this, anything else is just "may be and but officer" at this side of the road, or a potential law case that I doubt I can afford.

So Basketcase your Compass caravan should have been OK if under 1300KG, well it would be on my 2009 VVT, as I assume your Caravant has brakes..

I doubt it will ever be an issue unless I turn it over or cause an accident and the police come snooping. The Caravan plate is 350Kg so at first glance its appears ok.. But the caravan has supplies loaded (sleeping bags, clothes, food, china etc etc) which in total pushes the caravan to 440KG AUW, over the 350kg limit but under the 50% rule. Who knows, but I do know it towed it very nice and had little influence on the way the Jimny drove.

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