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Re:2019 Jimny - Real Life Experience + Feedback

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04 Feb 2019 23:14 #202583 by Bob1050

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Bob1050 wrote: Bit of a question today - After leaving the Jimny sitting in the rain and snow for a few hours I set off down the road and was surprised to hear what sounded like water sloshing about in a tin can. After a few miles the sloshing noise abated and that was that. Does standing water build up within the body and then drain out under movement? Zero sign of any water ingress to the interior - unlike our last Solihull produced 4X4. Your thoughts appreciated - especially from new Jimny owners.


I had exactly the same thing happen - I assumed it was snow melt in the roof gutters, but don't know for sure.


Well hopefully we both find out soon as I don't want to think that our new Jimnys have their lower body cavities filling up with a saline solution of rain, snow and rock salt.

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05 Feb 2019 06:46 #202594 by mikeyw85
I have experienced the same things a few times. It definitely could be water running down roof gutters.

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05 Feb 2019 20:38 - 05 Feb 2019 20:39 #202639 by Themooingman
Same here on the noise. However my feeling if it’s not the gutters was water/grit or combination coming off the road and hitting the wheels arches/underside of car. When I heard it first I thought some sort of water leak as well.
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05 Feb 2019 20:41 - 05 Feb 2019 20:42 #202640 by Bob1050
Rainwater running down the roof gutters sounds like the most likely culprit. Might be amplified by the 'budget' soundproofing in the roof-lining?

Tonight I've been out in the very dark - up a farm track and have to report that the reversing light isn't up to much when reversing through an opening in a drystane dyke. Those of using your new Jimny in the countryside might want to consider adding an extra reversing lamp. Zero complaints about the front facing lighting - more than adequate for those exploring dark lanes after the street lighting has ended. Another distraction when manoeuvring in the pitch dark were reflections from the instrument binnacle and the touch screen panel in the side windows. Serious irritation when trying reverse using your mirrors and miss gateposts, the dyke and a few boulders on the verge. What continues to impress is the convenience and ease of use of the HR/LR 4WD mechanical lever - a true delight to use. Another discovery today was the joy of trying to synch to the two digital clocks on the dash - couldn't have been that difficult to design them to synch together rather than manually trying to do it by hand. Funny what you discover when using a vehicle for real and not just having a quick test drive around the block.
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05 Feb 2019 20:59 #202643 by Soeley
I have been looking for an LED replacement W21W reversing light bulb, apparently there is no limit to brightness.

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05 Feb 2019 21:47 #202645 by Gadget

Soeley wrote: I have been looking for an LED replacement W21W reversing light bulb, apparently there is no limit to brightness.


You've probably found these already, but if not, 750lumen LED reversing light:

https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/7440-twenty20-cree-led-12v-582-canbus-wedge-bulb.html

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05 Feb 2019 21:56 #202648 by Soeley

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Soeley wrote: I have been looking for an LED replacement W21W reversing light bulb, apparently there is no limit to brightness.


You've probably found these already, but if not, 750lumen LED reversing light:

https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/7440-twenty20-cree-led-12v-582-canbus-wedge-bulb.html


Seen similar, only looked on eBay and Amazon up to now to get an idea, I was going to look to see the orientation of the bulb, to see which type would be best.

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06 Feb 2019 05:10 #202654 by Lambert
Last time I checked it was illegal to use an led bulb in a lamp designed for an incandescent one. You're supposed to use a supplemental light designed from the start to use led.

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06 Feb 2019 07:14 #202660 by Soeley

Lambert wrote: Last time I checked it was illegal to use an led bulb in a lamp designed for an incandescent one. You're supposed to use a supplemental light designed from the start to use led.


I knew that was the case for head lights, but thought indicator and reversing was different?

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06 Feb 2019 07:18 #202661 by Lambert
The law may have changed as it's about a year since I was looking?

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06 Feb 2019 07:29 #202662 by Lambert
These are the current lighting regs. Knock yourself out!

www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/contents/made

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06 Feb 2019 12:23 - 06 Feb 2019 12:23 #202672 by Soeley
Yes, that is the bit I read:

SCHEDULE 14

requirements relating to optional reversing lamps

1. Number: Not more than two
2. Position: No requirement
3. Angles of visibility: No requirement
4. Alignment: To the rear
5. Markings–
(a) A motor vehicle first used on or after 1st April 1986 and a trailer manufactured on or after 1st October 1985: An approval mark
(b) A motor vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 and a trailer manufactured before 1st October 1985: No requirement

6. Size of illuminated area: No requirement
7. Colour: White
8. Wattage–
(a) A reversing lamp bearing an approval mark: No requirement
(b) A reversing lamp not bearing an approval mark: The total wattage of any one reversing lamp shall not exceed 24 watts

9. Intensity: No requirement
10. Electrical connections: No requirement
11. Tell-tale–
(a) A motor vehicle first used on or after 1st July 1954, provided that the electrical connections are such that the reversing lamp or lamps cannot be illuminated other than automatically by the selection of the reverse gear of the vehicle: No requirement
(b) Any other motor vehicle first used on or after 1st July 1954: A circuit-closed tell-tale shall be fitted
(c) A motor vehicle first used before 1st July 1954: No requirement
(d) Any vehicle which is not a motor vehicle: No requirement.

12. Definitions–
In this Schedule “approval mark” means either–
(a)
a marking designated as an approval mark by regulation 5 of the Designation of Approval Marks Regulations and shown at item 21 of Schedule 4 to those Regulations; or

(b)
a marking designated as an approval mark by regulation 4 of the Designation of Approval Marks Regulations and shown at item 23 or 23A of Schedule 2 to those Regulations.



If I am reading that correctly, then if the reversing lamp has an approval mark on it, there is no set wattage?
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