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23 Feb 2019 22:02 #203737 by Max Headroom
LOL its growing into a monster truck :ohmy:


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01 Mar 2019 14:45 - 01 Mar 2019 14:51 #203970 by Max Headroom
Thanks to another BigJimny member, I found a replacement O2 sensor for reasonable money from Sparkplugs UK which I fitted today.
I'm not yet sure if this is the offending article that keeps putting my eng' management light on, but it's a start.



For anyone else with a VVT M13A vehicle, this is a DENSO DOX-0354 Lambda/Oxygen Sensor
£65 from Sparklplugs UK.
Fitting it req'd a Lambda socket which luckily I already had, but which can be found in places such as Halfrauds for a small fee.
I was worried about loosening the old one. but it gave up easily when I put a spanner on the hex at the top of the socket and gave it a small but firm clout with a lead-shot-filled hammer.
New one torqued to 29.5 lbf.ft
(354. lbf.in) (40. Nm) (three white knuckles :laugh: )


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01 Mar 2019 21:43 - 01 Mar 2019 21:44 #203995 by Scimike
Not today, but just spent the week exploring the Scottish borders in our little Jimny. It did everything perfectly, munching the miles on the M6 at 60mph (it will go faster, I choose not to), and then roaming the single tracks in the borders. It was even T-Shirt sunny with breathtaking scenery, great week. Average mpg for the 1200 miles was 41.8 mpg, not too bad.
I did highlight the need for rear door mounted "brewing area", some form of fold down burner, kettle, water, teabag and cup holder device. Going to seriously have a look for a solution :laugh:
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14 Mar 2019 15:31 - 14 Mar 2019 15:41 #204582 by Max Headroom
Finally!

A break in the weather when actually I'm off-shift - so today I fitted a Stebel Nautilus horn that I've been trying to get on the car for ages.
Instead of the somewhat embarrassing "peep" sound of the original, this thing is quite capable of blowing offending motorists out of the way!
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14 Mar 2019 19:15 #204592 by Scimike
Beep beep
I like that, sounds loud just looking at it.

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14 Mar 2019 19:25 #204593 by Soeley

Max Headroom wrote: Finally!

A break in the weather when actually I'm off-shift - so today I fitted a Stebel Nautilus horn that I've been trying to get on the car for ages.
Instead of the somewhat embarrassing "peep" sound of the original, this thing is quite capable of blowing offending motorists out of the way!
:evil: :evil:








SNAP!

They are good aren't they?

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14 Mar 2019 19:54 - 14 Mar 2019 21:22 #204597 by Max Headroom

Soeley wrote:
SNAP!

They are good aren't they?


I thought it sounded pretty good from inside the car.
Then my Jimny owning neighbour popped round to see it when she heard it from inside her house.
I asked her to try it so I could hear it from outside the car...

Holy Cr@p it's loud! :laugh:

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I'm also thinking of fitting a Durite Klaxon Durite 0-642-01 for a bit of fun.
Unlike the cheap Chinese versions this brand is pretty reliable - they do the vintage “Arrroooughaaa” sound :)


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14 Mar 2019 21:32 #204603 by helijohn

Max Headroom wrote: I fitted a Stebel Nautilus horn


Looks like another snap.


Do it right - use Hammerite
When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.
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16 Mar 2019 17:13 #204656 by Riccy
I like the look of that horn, where did you buy it from out of interest?

Today was spent fighting with J999MNY's front suspension :-(

I thought one of the front springs was snapped (like the rears did around christmas). Took them both out and OMG! they are in bits :angry: Suffice to say I wouldn't recommend Zanfi springs to anyone after this:



So having spotted this issue last week, I decided to order some nice new +4" springs and the castor corrected HD arms with rubber bushes fitted for them from the ever helpful James Priestly. Rubber bushes were JP's suggestion for a more comfy ride (was on super-pro and good but harder).

On with the fronts and out for a test drive, all is so much better. The vague steering is much better. Tracking (toe in) was miles out so have set it roughly, and need to get a garage to fine tune it next weekend (and get the balance beads into the tyres). Overall a good, if expensive, result. Rear is to do next saturday unless i get time in the week.




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16 Mar 2019 18:53 #204661 by sniper
Those springs are at best shoddy, to have both collapse in such a way is outrageous. Zanfi are so expensive too....

I'm very happy with my new Eibach springs but they only give +30mm,

Hope the new stuff is more capable....

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17 Mar 2019 16:38 #204695 by MrPaynterZA
Those springs are terrifying! Did they not make any alarming noises breaking up?

I spent the day fitting the factory mudflaps (front and rear) as well as the factory door mouldings to my Gen 4 SZ4.

I then also used a DIY brush-on bin-liner I picked up to coat the rear door sill as a test because I have noticed a few small / light scratches from throwing surf gear, boards and dogs in and out. Whilst I was doing it, I coated the tool cavity because I always have wet and salty stuff back there and I had a bit of beach sand collecting under the tools.

I will see how this holds up, and potentially do a couple of coats on my door sills and perhaps my wheel arches as well.
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17 Mar 2019 19:00 #204708 by helijohn

Riccy wrote: I like the look of that horn, where did you buy it from out of interest?[/attachment]


In my case it's as always, eBay!

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