29/01/10 - Expensive mistake - Update

29/01/10 - Expensive mistake - Update

Just got the new boots from the Suzuki dealers this afternoon. It its clear now what the problem is, the new ones are to the right of each pair in the pictures. The old ones have certainly swollen through the use of oil (now I wonder if oil works on human body parts in the same way ! )

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27/01/10 - Expensive mistake!

27/01/10 - Expensive mistake!

Some of you may have seen my plea in the forum for help re-fitting the small rubbers onto the sliders on the front brake calipers. I spent nearly 6 hours trying to fit them, if you were watching my webcam experiment last night you would have seen me in the garage trying to get them fitted for the second evening.

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23/12/10 - Caliper Rebuild (part 2)

So the work continues on from Part 1 ( Article CLICK HERE )

If you remember we left it at the point where the piston has been cleaned up and checked for a smooth fit into the caliper.

 

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18/12/10 - Caliper Rebuild (part 1)

The Jimny pulls sharply to the right when braking which tends to imply that  the left hand front brake is not coming on properly.

Therefore I decided to strip an rebuild the calipers as they have hard a hard life over the last 3 years.

First I got hold of a Caliper Refurbish Kit from www.biggred.co.uk. - for my Japanese Aisin Calipered Jimny the kit was BRK205131

As you can see it contains the slider boots (therefore is a saving on the Suzuki price straight away!) along with the piston seal ring and piston boots with retaining rings. It also contains some nipple covers.

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5/10/09 - Fixing a vacuum hub in the field

A common problem in "Jimnyworld" is to travel to an off-road event only to find that you cannot select 4WD. Either the hubs are stuck or the vacuum has "escaped". For more details on the hubs see my "How to guide"

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