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Re:2019 Jimny - Real Life Experience + Feedback

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06 Feb 2019 12:31 #202675 by Lambert
I would read that opposite. If the led doesn't have a n e mark or approval number it can't exceed 24 watt. It also doesn't specify if it's an equivalent wattage to an incandescent or just an absolute figure because a 24w led could be seriously bright.

A grey area methinks.

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06 Feb 2019 17:30 #202690 by Dorsetdumpling

Lambert wrote: I would read that opposite. If the led doesn't have a n e mark or approval number it can't exceed 24 watt. It also doesn't specify if it's an equivalent wattage to an incandescent or just an absolute figure because a 24w led could be seriously bright.

A grey area methinks.


Dragging up my ‘O’ level physics, 24W in a 12V circuit would mean that the current would be 2A.

I’m pretty sure that the led wouldn’t draw anywhere near that, so I would think that I have an arguable case m’lud.

(And in any event, in these cash strapped times, I would be astonished if PC Plod took any interest in an overbright reversing light!)

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06 Feb 2019 17:50 #202691 by mlines
Paragraph 9 - intensity - no requirement.

So there is no brightness restriction. LEDs will be a fraction of 24watts.

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06 Feb 2019 18:27 #202694 by Lambert
Of course the logical progression in this is a 24w cree lamp mounted separately but replacing the factory cluster one.

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06 Feb 2019 20:08 #202706 by Soeley

(a) A reversing lamp bearing an approval mark: No requirement


Haha, funny how different people read things differently. I read the above as meaning the actual lamp assembly, so if the approvl mark is on the lens then, no requirement. :unsure:

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06 Feb 2019 20:52 #202708 by Soeley

Bob1050 wrote:

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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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The sound to me sounds just like rain water running down the down pipe from the gutter on your house roof. What I think it is, is the water running of the roof down the windscreen an onto the scuttle panel, that panel has vents in it that water can run down, but also down and around the wiper spindles. I did a test tonight and poured water down the windscreen and immediately it was running out from just behind the front wheel. I had the bonnet up and could not see any water running under the hinges so there must be a drain slightly inward of the bonnet hinges. I guess when parked outside in the rain, it might accumulate and then drain out with movement.

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07 Feb 2019 23:17 #202775 by Bob1050
Thanks Soeley - I'm going to agree with your forensic analysis and I always like when it's backed up by a practical experiment.

On another matter I've been told that confession is good for the soul. I will admit that I've had another couple of 'trying to select 6th gear' moments on the local dual carriageway. Strangely though the gearing is very similar to a 1980's Ford Escort XR3i in 5th gear - 50mph @ 2,500rpm. Although that's about all those two models of car have in common.

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08 Feb 2019 09:24 - 08 Feb 2019 09:25 #202791 by Max Headroom
I'm astonished that the new Jimny reversing lamp is deemed as poor.
I recall my brother telling me that he considered one of the best features on his old O2 variant was the excellent reversing lamps!


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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08 Feb 2019 16:56 #202823 by Bob1050

Max Headroom wrote: I'm astonished that the new Jimny reversing lamp is deemed as poor.
I recall my brother telling me that he considered one of the best features on his old O2 variant was the excellent reversing lamps!


Perhaps the design team for the rear reversing lamp were influenced when parking a Jimny at night under the bright lights of downtown Tokyo. Personally I'd suggest that the light is simply not not fit for purpose on a dark, rainy winter's night in the UK - definitely an opportunity for further specification improvement.

Another revelation today - driving in high winds today revealed that the boxy shape and relatively light weight creates a vehicle that I felt I was sailing like a dinghy, rather that driving like a car. Several times I felt that my steering inputs were constantly required to maintain course. Certainly a vehicle that requires constant alert when driving in high winds

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08 Feb 2019 22:11 #202837 by Max Headroom
Driving my Jimny in strong gusty conditions is not my idea of enjoyment - they leap around all over the road without having a 50mph hit from the side every time I pass a gap in a hedge.


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09 Feb 2019 04:27 #202844 by Lambert
It is possible to ameliorate some of the wind movement by use of stiffer suspension but it's never going to go away. And even then a head wind is still going to zap acceleration and chew fuel. A Jimny doesn't like strong winds.

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09 Feb 2019 22:41 #202883 by Dorsetdumpling

Lambert wrote: It is possible to ameliorate some of the wind movement by use of stiffer suspension but it's never going to go away. And even then a head wind is still going to zap acceleration and chew fuel. A Jimny doesn't like strong winds.


It is what it is - a light, slab sided vehicle.

Try driving an empty VW LT van in high winds

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