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BigJimny Meet - 2020 (01 Nov 2019)


Its the big one! The 50th Anniversary of the Jimny.

17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)

£35

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RIP My Jimny

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31 Dec 2016 10:29 #176122 by barty9
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Looks like after a fun day out in Longleat Safari yesterday my head gasket blew on the way home :-(.
Would this be something of interest as a project? I have only had the car for three months but would love to be able to get back a little cash.

Year: 2000
Mileage: 116178
MOT: 30 May 2017

I am located in Calne, Wiltshire
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31 Dec 2016 10:49 #176124 by TomDK
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Why not just fix it?

+3" Trail Master. Fox 8.0" R/R shocks. ORA HD winchbumper. Warn M8274 Ox-motor + Hellfire gears, Delta-Tek mainshaft and freespool, overvolted. 33/9.5 R16 Silverstone Extreme. 5.14:1 ratio SJ transferbox in RW cradle. OMP rollcage.

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31 Dec 2016 10:51 #176125 by barty9
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The advice from the recovery vehicle is that the cost to fix this would be around £400-£500 and I have no knowledge of doing this myself.

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31 Dec 2016 12:45 #176129 by the_goshawker
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Sorry to hear this especially as you haven't had it long. Good luck I hope you sort something out

2003 Silver Suzuki Jimny Falconer Edition...
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31 Dec 2016 19:12 #176134 by facade
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barty9 wrote: The advice from the recovery vehicle is that the cost to fix this would be around £400-£500 and I have no knowledge of doing this myself.


Depends on what else is wrong with it overall. You won't buy much of a car to replace it for £500 plus the scrap value of the jimny. If £500 gives you a good jimny it could be worth it.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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01 Jan 2017 12:37 #176150 by Keithy
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facade wrote:

barty9 wrote: The advice from the recovery vehicle is that the cost to fix this would be around £400-£500 and I have no knowledge of doing this myself.


Depends on what else is wrong with it overall. You won't buy much of a car to replace it for £500 plus the scrap value of the jimny. If £500 gives you a good jimny it could be worth it.

I always quote Kylie in this situation....Better the devil you know!

Haynes manual and a set of tools is all anyone needs.

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01 Jan 2017 13:02 #176151 by mlines
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On the assumption that you do not want to do it yourself then this should be well within the capability of one of those visiting mechanic services. The Jimny is very straight forward to access the head with lots of space.

I google and got

https://www.whocanfixmycar.com/service/mvsr-(mobile-vehicle-service-[and]-repair)#overview

www.yell.com/biz/m-and-j-engine-services-ltd-westbury-115217/

(just a google and not a recommendation)

Be sure that the head is actually refurbished and not just the gasket replaced as you need to ensure the oilways are cleaned out. Also that the causes are checked (blocked radiator, collapsed cooling hoses etc.) otherwise it will happen again.

Martin

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3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
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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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03 Jan 2017 10:45 #176203 by barty9
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Thanks Martin. I have taken the decision to sell and move on. A friendly Romanian chap came and paid me £200 yesterday.
I shall miss my little wagon!

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04 Jan 2017 08:31 #176228 by kirkynut
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Make sure that the DVLA know you've sold it and who to and when.

Kirkynut

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