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Kirkynut's Jimny (aka Daddy's Tractor) - The Evolution continues...

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11 Apr 2017 22:43 #180158 by Daniel30
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Nice one Kirkynut be nice to go out with your son and teach him the way of the jimny B) B)

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12 Apr 2017 17:21 - 27 Feb 2018 22:29 #180186 by helijohn

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It doesn't get used much but it still has it's uses!

Kirkynut


It looks the business...........nice.

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When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.
Last edit: 27 Feb 2018 22:29 by kirkynut.

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12 Apr 2017 20:46 #180198 by kirkynut
I thank you!

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The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0

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27 Sep 2017 09:32 #184549 by kirkynut
MOT passed with no advisories this morning. I kind of knew it would but you always go wondering!

It's not been off road or even laning for over a year now, so with such few road miles between MOT' s there's no reason for it to fail with all the maintenance done and new parts.

I took it for a good thrash first to get the cat nice and hot for the emmisions!

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0

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27 Sep 2017 18:17 #184577 by helijohn

kirkynut wrote: MOT passed with no advisories this morning

Kirkynut

I just hate MoT time. Glad your motor got through.B)

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27 Sep 2017 19:30 #184584 by 1066Boy
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I don't mind MOT time as I have a "friend" that's a tester. :)

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27 Sep 2017 20:37 #184588 by kirkynut
I used to use a family friend but he's retired. He still did a proper MOT but wasn't bothered by the level of mods. I now use a guy who was in my old off road club, so he understands modified off roader and how the MOT does or doesn't affect them.

He probably is a bit stricter though, so I was a little anxious. Especially about the emmisions! I've got the printout of those though and no need to have worried. You never know with Cats when they've been dunked in cold water from red hot in the past etc!

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0

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16 Feb 2018 23:50 #189379 by kirkynut
I've had to press my Jimny into daily use this week as the Power Steering Pump has self destructed on my BMW! It seems this is not unusual although my car's only on 80k and the Mrs' same model has survived 145k without eating its self. The shafts snap apparently and leave the system full of metal filings that can ruin the new pump but you can't flush it through effectively without a working pump! Great!

Despite the whining Rocklobster and Humming Malatesta Kaiman tyres I'm quite enjoying it.

We've taken it down some local byways with our 2 year old who refers to laning as driving through the trees!

Using a heavily modified Jimny with tyres that hum to tell people of your presence long before you arrive seems to get you many looks from young boys who keep looking back.

Our boy calls it "Daddy's Tractor" and another little boy passing the house as I got it out of the garage yesterday said to his Mum "it's a tractor". So my little boy is not alone in referring to it as a tractor!

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0

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17 Feb 2018 00:32 #189384 by MadsV
How do put the kids seat in? Having the first kid in summer time and got to plan a seat in the jimny of course!

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17 Feb 2018 08:27 #189388 by helijohn

kirkynut wrote: I've had to press my Jimny into daily use this week Kirkynut

I realise yours is more set up for off road but I used to use (and still do) all my 4x4s daily. I like to have a "beater" for daily use and an old fourbie is ideal. Since I moved to the coast I think it is even more useful to keep the quality car in the background. Mind you I don't do a lot of miles normally so running around in a modified 4x4 is ideal.

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17 Feb 2018 23:03 - 17 Feb 2018 23:22 #189405 by kirkynut

MadsV wrote: How do put the kids seat in? Having the first kid in summer time and got to plan a seat in the jimny of course!


Well we have to use a forward facing cheapo which is fixed in place with the seatbelt. Not ideal but there's no Isofix and there's not really room for a rear facing seat. His knees haven't reached the edge of the seat yet either, so his legs are straight and his feet stop the passenger front seat going back any further. So it's not too comfortable for anyone with any height in the front passenger seat.

He has to go in the rear passenger side because I can see him when driving on my own then and only the passenger seat tilts.

When his knees reach the end of the seat to be able to bend it will be easier.

I've seen cheapo ones in Tesco by Graco I think for about £30. Not as good as our all singing and dancing top of the range one for £250 In her Beemer but what else can you do?

John, it is nice not caring about people opening doors on your car etc but mine is perhaps something I tolerate noise wise!

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0
Last edit: 17 Feb 2018 23:22 by kirkynut.

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