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01 Jul 2020 09:16 #224327 by Reason2doubt
Bust the other front shock mount, this time on the Axle - seems to have twisted off...

Back into a different little local mechanic in Italy. Bloody roads here are proving too much for the aged metal on the underside of my car...

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01 Jul 2020 09:26 #224328 by TillymintDLG
I'm sure it will be sorted but not a nice thing to happen on Holiday!
Good Luck
Gaz

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01 Jul 2020 13:56 - 01 Jul 2020 18:07 #224334 by Reason2doubt
Shock mount reinforced by local garage. Turns out they are extremely familiar with Suzuki's - the owner and both mechanics used to race Suzuki Samurai's, Jimny's and Mitshubishi Pajeros around the world in various rallies.

He said it was a very common place for them to fail - I tend to agree as every point of contact on the front shocks (top or bottom) has had work on them!

Here's it getting put back together after having 6mm metal welded onto the bracket:

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Here's a quick snap of some in-action photos I could see (amongst loads of trophies and medals) located above the workshop area.

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He recommended that I put in a 1.6 Vitara engine and offered to source one for me in the time we are staying here! If I come back here (highly likely as this is where my partner's parents are), I might take him up on that offer! They knew the Suzuki's inside out from working on them to rallying them. Very happy.
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03 Jul 2020 20:24 #224462 by mlines
Fitted the diff that has the new ARB locker onto the Jimny today. Aired up the tank and it all works!

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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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04 Jul 2020 01:03 - 04 Jul 2020 01:05 #224465 by Rabid Rhino
R2D 2 things to consider: price of engine out there plus their labour vs price of engine in UK plus UK labour.
What a spot of luck finding them. Looks like you're in good hands with their racing pedigree. I definitely consider them doing the swap.

Looking for a nice clean and straight LHD Jimny..... Not any more.
Got one that seems to have been magnatized and driven through the "Big Jimny Bits" parts stores too quickly so it missed a few items.
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04 Jul 2020 09:57 #224469 by DrRobin
You’re not having much luck with those Italian roads, but at least getting the repairs done is straight forward enough.

Just think, if you get the 1.6L engine you will virtually have a new Jimny and should come back a little quicker.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers

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04 Jul 2020 14:23 #224478 by BGBrit
I think the Italian mechanic's are better than the Bulgarian ones. Lucky you.

Tony

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04 Jul 2020 14:44 - 04 Jul 2020 14:45 #224480 by X8GGY

Rabid Rhino wrote: R2D 2 [/size] things to consider: price of engine out there plus their labour vs price of engine in UK plus UK labour.
What a spot of luck finding them. Looks like you're in good hands with their racing pedigree. I definitely consider them doing the swap.


LOL :lol: I had to read that a few times before realising what you were saying then... I thought it was a Star Wars reference! :laugh:

Is that buggy finished yet?...
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04 Jul 2020 14:57 #224483 by Old Neil
Today i tryed to get to the bottom of some of the problems with my jimny, suspected vacuum leak in brake booster, bought second hand one from 2007jimny, same part number
While i was digging around that area remembered Reason2douht's post, corroded electrical terminals, bingo not as bad but needed attention (thanks R2d)
All together brakes are better but similar symptoms, Busta did say it is jimny trait,

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04 Jul 2020 19:55 #224505 by Reason2doubt

X8GGY wrote:

Rabid Rhino wrote: R2D 2 [/size] things to consider: price of engine out there plus their labour vs price of engine in UK plus UK labour.
What a spot of luck finding them. Looks like you're in good hands with their racing pedigree. I definitely consider them doing the swap.


LOL :lol: I had to read that a few times before realising what you were saying then... I thought it was a Star Wars reference! :laugh:


Haha it's not the first time someone has pointed out 2 things to me and caused star wars confusion! :laugh: :laugh:

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05 Jul 2020 19:48 #224550 by Keithy
Made myself a new trim......quite happy with it too :)

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11 Jul 2020 04:21 - 11 Jul 2020 07:28 #224811 by GeorgeC
Fitted the new Battery!

This post follows on from: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/6-jimny...ay?start=1296#224703

The new battery is the same height as the original to the top of the terminals


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The Battery sits on the plastic tray with about 4mm of total space at the end and the side.



Sorry for the half-shade photo, the battery is now fitted, all good!



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