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Mucho Brownie Points! Decoke the Dyson!!

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10 Feb 2011 12:42 - 10 Feb 2011 12:43 #11308 by Johnniehec
Some might say not suitable for this forum, but if you use a Dyson to clean your Jimny pay attention!
Missus complaining for a while - "Dyson not as good as it used to be - we'll have to buy a new one".. I'd had the filter out a couple of times cleaned and replaced but not much better and didn't fancy shelling out for another one (the Aberdonian in me again) so I investigated further on Saturday.
Took the cyclone thingy out of the dust collector bin bit and thought I'd give it a bit of a blast with the compressor (NOTE if you are going to do this do it outside in a well ventilated area) Yes much dust flew from various nooks and crannies but I wasn't finished yet! Took the three star headed screws out of the top, around where the handle is, and lifted out the top cover. This revealed the top ot the part the Dyson mannie has in his right hand in this picture,


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Looking down into the top of each little cone I saw mostly dust, bits of fluff and cat and dog hair. Much blasting with the air gun later I still wasn't happy so I took a bit of thin stiff wire with a hook and went fishing. That's where all the crud had ended up completely blocking the the little holes with the black propellor shaped bits in them (seen in the part by his left hand, You can't actually dismantle to this level as the yellow cone bit is glued to the grey bit with the holes) It took ages to remove it all and then I put it all back together. WOW what a difference! Just like new! Misses well chuffed, she spent all afternoon going over the whole house and had to empty it twice.
I wonder what I'll spend the £150- £200 I saved on!!

On the 8th Day God made the LandRover -
On the 9th day he swapped it for a Jimny.
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10 Feb 2011 15:34 #11313 by Keefe
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I like it and not only that, I have the similar model.
Money in the bank!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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10 Feb 2011 15:41 #11314 by kirkynut
We've only had our a year and I can see that it's not what it was but I don't think it's bad enough to take apart yet.

I will do so now though, when it gets too bad that is, thanks for the tip.

I don't think they are all they're cracked up to be though. Too much brittle plastic for my liking!

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10 Feb 2011 15:46 #11316 by Jimaroid
Replied by Jimaroid on topic Re: Mucho Brownie Points! Decoke the Dyson!!
Get a Henry. We've actually got a Henry and a Dyson in the house because the Dyson drives me nuts.

Noisey, heavy, smelly, always needs it's filter's changing. Hate the thing. It's like a bloody Land Rover compared to the agile Jimny with the smiley face. ;)

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10 Feb 2011 16:12 - 10 Feb 2011 16:14 #11320 by mlines
Talking of land rover reliability, guess who's range rover tow vehicle has packed up the week before Tong

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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10 Feb 2011 19:28 #11341 by gazert
Hoovered half of the peak district out of my Jimjim yesterday!
The DC08 was poorly before and when I tried to Hoover upstairs(yes I know! Trying to get brownie points the old way!)
It wouldn't pick up owt!
Just spent 2 hours with a how too guide and it now sounds like and picks up like new!!

Brownie points in da bag! Kerching!

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10 Feb 2011 21:32 #11361 by darthloachie

mlines wrote: Talking of land rover reliability, guess who's range rover tow vehicle has packed up the week before Tong


oh oh :( - can it be fixed in time?

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11 Feb 2011 09:11 #11371 by mcjimny
Wish i'd seen this 6months ago. Ours was quite poorly and eventually died a slow whirring death!

I was a bit sad about keeping it clean but eventually i think the twice a week of hoovering the fireplace out took its toll. I bought a cheaper bagless upright that lacks the innovation of the dyson (cable routing, tools etc..) but does the important jobs properly. I've always been disappointed with the Dyson in honesty so i was never going to fork out £180+ to replace it.

However had i seen this before it died i could have saved £70 and got a little longer service out of it.

Black Jimny's don't get stuck!

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11 Feb 2011 09:38 #11373 by ooky_123
Ive Killed 2 of these, one DC08, one DC03.

When I was building, I used it to clean out the polystyrine balls out of the cavity ... the second time it was cleaning the garage floor base prior to sealing it. dismantled them so many times and bought many broken ones from our refuse tip to canabalise, in the end they just werent as good as the little Henry

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11 Feb 2011 12:03 #11380 by Nelson83
Replied by Nelson83 on topic Re: Mucho Brownie Points! Decoke the Dyson!!
I lost my henry when in a split with a girl - he chose to live else where, but he was useless!!!!! So i invested in a cheapy workshop vac from Argoose! Best 50quid ive ever spent :-) Moved back in with the folks last year and the workshop vac came with me. Needless to say, mum wasn't impressed when i decided to demonstrate it can hoover nails and rubble up out of the back on my truck and used it to hoover all the muck out of my chainsaws, she thought i would kill it. Then she tried it one day to hoover the dog hair up ............................... i think ive lost that one too - its been adopted :-(

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