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What did you do to your jimny today?

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12 Dec 2019 10:37 - 12 Dec 2019 10:38 #216421 by Lambert
The thing is that it was a do not drive failure other than to a place of repairs and a pre booked mot so now having bled the brakes for a good pedal I have only been able to drive back to the test and evidently I have some air still in but I couldn't feel it in my drive where I had a good pedal. Catch 22 can't confirm the repair without driving the car which I can't do because of the severity of the fault I have attempted to repair. Frustrated much!

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12 Dec 2019 11:46 #216423 by Lambert
Got a ticket so I can at least drive it now. Which is nice.

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12 Dec 2019 15:32 #216428 by Daniel30

Lambert wrote: Got a ticket so I can at least drive it now. Which is nice.


Nice :)

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12 Dec 2019 15:40 - 12 Dec 2019 15:46 #216429 by Basketcase
Finally found what is potentially the fault with my jimny cutting out when revving it....cam belt seemed a bit slack with about 3cm of play in it...checked for tdc with a trusty screwdriver in cylinder 1 and it’s about 4 teeth out! Have got a video but can’t post em on here but here’s a snaps of it when it’s tdc can’t upload another one where the screwdriver is tdc though
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12 Dec 2019 19:10 #216433 by Jimny2003
Collected my old 2003 Jimny two weekends ago, and have been sorting a few jobs over the last week....Replaced O/S transfer box mount (snapped at both ends), new reversing light switch, replaced snapped engine oil dip stick, touched up stone chips and new rear wiper blade ....But today it was.....Fitting new spare wheel cover, straight from the postman....and collected Fresh Oil/Filter and a Bridle type Tow rope from Machinemart!!! Also decided that I need to address the vibration coming from my rear view mirror when accelerating in low gears......so have a job for tomorrow too...

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13 Dec 2019 15:02 #216441 by Lambert
Jobs a peach! Just needed to be a bit more patient with the bleeding. Back to full dead stop just by looking at the brake pedal.

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14 Dec 2019 16:54 - 14 Dec 2019 16:56 #216455 by Scimike
Not really what I did today, but over 7 months ago I undertook the replacement of my kingpin bearings and during this decided to refurbish the rusty swivel ball surface. This was simply to give my new seals something better to work against rather than the sand paper like surface the rust provided , it also keeps the water out of my new bearings as the seal can actually seal !!
Well today I took a look at how it's all doing now the salts on the road etc and I am pleased to say it's still perfect. I can't recommend the paint I used enough (POR15) if anyone else hates rust as much as I do.
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Also just passed MOT with no advisories for the third year, so absolutely besotted with our little Jimny.
Have fun
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14 Dec 2019 17:09 #216457 by nogbad
Just changed my DRL lights to LED was well pleased with the results.

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15 Dec 2019 13:01 #216493 by jackonlyjack

Scimike wrote: Not really what I did today, but over 7 months ago I undertook the replacement of my kingpin bearings and during this decided to refurbish the rusty swivel ball surface. This was simply to give my new seals something better to work against rather than the sand paper like surface the rust provided , it also keeps the water out of my new bearings as the seal can actually seal !!
Well today I took a look at how it's all doing now the salts on the road etc and I am pleased to say it's still perfect. I can't recommend the paint I used enough (POR15) if anyone else hates rust as much as I do.
Picture below is after 7 months daily use:-



Also just passed MOT with no advisories for the third year, so absolutely besotted with our little Jimny.
Have fun
Mike


Thanks for the update Mike it looks like a winner for POR15
Job for next year :)

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15 Dec 2019 15:53 #216496 by Reason2doubt
Noticed my drivers side front shock absorber was dangling freely...

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I haven't been off road since the Jimny meet, so assuming the mount has just become weak over time and finally give up. Will have to get a local garage to take a look at it while I am down in Wales.

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18 Dec 2019 23:36 #216572 by Siwilkie
Since buying my Jimny I’ve only bought rubber mats as the first 4x4 outing ended the carpet ones and a new plate for it


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20 Dec 2019 20:50 - 20 Dec 2019 21:16 #216646 by mlines
Did some pressing this evening



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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
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