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12 Mar 2021 08:39 #233672 by Chalky the Jimny
I went for a little adventure to see how my new tires work off-road. It was a good day. 

I went for a little adventure to see how my new tires work off-road. It was a good day. 

  
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13 Mar 2021 18:58 #233714 by DrRobin
Drivers side kingpin bearings, part 1. Everything was seized, the ABS bolt wouldn’t come out so that drilled out easily.

The brake caliper holder bracket bolts were stuck in, the long bar came in handy.

The swivel seal bolts were all stuck in, had to hammer a small socket over these.

The cotter pin in the steering rod had to be drilled out.

The bottom kingpin was well stuck in, I had to use a blow lamp, screwdriver, chisel and my biggest lump hammer.

It’s all apart now, the bottom bearing is seized up solid, the top actually looks okay. Fortunately apart from the ABS bolt nothing has is broken.

It’s taken most of the day, so part 2, tomorrow is clean everything up and put it back together. Martin reckoned 3 hours, it might have been had one bolt come out with relative easy, but with everything stuck in place, no chance.

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14 Mar 2021 10:49 - 14 Mar 2021 10:53 #233721 by Fossie
OMG! Collected Jimny  number 4 from tuther side o't'hills!  This is a possible replacement for daughters if we can't suss issue....if we can, Cabrio  jobbie will need a new home .. ..addiction or obsession? OMG! 




 
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14 Mar 2021 12:50 #233724 by Lambert
Looking tidy, take much finding?

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14 Mar 2021 17:34 - 14 Mar 2021 17:36 #233726 by DrRobin
Kingpin bearings part 2.

It took me all morning to clean everything up, the hub was rusty near the swivel seal, so the face was completely de-rusted and cleaned. I also cleaned out the kingpin holders and cleaned all of the threads to make sure it comes apart again.

The only real problem with the rebuild, getting the bearing otters to go in the swivel, a bit of wet and dry, lots of copper grease and my largest hammer eventually persuaded them to go in. The circlip wasn’t easy to get on, the drive shaft didn’t come far enough through the bearing, so had to use a puller on the shaft.

The rest was straight forward, it just took most of the afternoon, but at least I know it is done well.

The test drive, no wobble in the steering wheel at all at 48-50mph, a slight wobble at 55mph, but only noticeable if you take your hands off the wheel, so all in all very pleasing.

My guess is the other side will need doing soon, but at least I know what to expect, everything will be seized.

Before the hub came off
 

The cleaned swivel joint
 
 

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14 Mar 2021 17:46 - 14 Mar 2021 17:47 #233728 by X8GGY
If you need new bolts for the axle ball seal dust cover and king-pins...

www.zookbob.com/brackets-/-mounts/suzuki...in-and-ball-seal-set



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14 Mar 2021 19:01 #233730 by DrRobin
All I can say is I wish I had known. Everything apart from the ABS bolt everything was reusable and I found a stainless bolt for that, but when I do the other side (it’s bound to go as well) I will definitely get one of these kits, so much easier than wire brushing and cleaning old bolts.

Thanks for the link and I recommend anyone doing this to buy new bolts as well as the large swivel seal, it’s not worth all the effort just to refit old stuff.

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14 Mar 2021 19:47 #233731 by Fossie
Hi Lambert to be honest it was almost an impulse buy , we looked around but the prices are going up all the time ....this one was on eBay with no reserve set , so took a punt as it has 11months test , welding done etc ..
Put in a bid of 2 grand and won the bids for less ...
Went to collect it ....yep the welding has been done basically a whole new rear panel , wax oiled , new rear silencer ,half leather , with wood trim kinda executive model.
Even got £50 off my winning bid for a couple bits the seller hadn't noticed .!
No wobble on M62 in that wind yesterday , even stayed at 60 ish mph on windy hill past little house on the prairie.
Even got almost new AT tyres .. Oh and 4 speakers as standard
Up to now can't believe my luck!

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14 Mar 2021 20:18 #233732 by Lambert
Winner winner chicken dinner!

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01 Apr 2021 20:06 - 01 Apr 2021 20:07 #234172 by GeorgeC
 
Camber Spacers.
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01 Apr 2021 21:13 #234178 by Sick Nick
Hahaha are they from wish?

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02 Apr 2021 08:32 #234183 by Roger Fairclough
Tyre scrub would be awesome

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