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15 Oct 2015 15:39 - 15 Oct 2015 19:01 #153712 by jim
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My dipstick was cracked where the hole is, apparently it's a common thing but luckily the site store has them in now as I didn't want to pay £30-40 just for a dipstick.

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15 Oct 2015 15:58 - 15 Oct 2015 19:26 #153714 by jim
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Today's job was to change the front and rear axle oil. It's a job that often gets neglected. I knew the drain and filler plugs have had it so got these ready from bigjimny. I gave them a quick buff under the wheel and they look bling. I know it's a bit ocd but I want to be able to change all the oils each time I do the engine oil. I used some new copper washers for the filler plugs and blue loctite for the drain plug.



Well of course the filler plugs weren't coming out easily, good job I removed them first. So I dug out and used this heat gun for only 2mins on each drain plug and then they came off straight away Saving me a lot of hassle.



The oil was quite cloudy at the rear but fine at the front I used the correct api gl-5 80/90 and api-gl 4 75/90 in gearbox. The magnetic plug did catch a lot of swarf and gunk

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15 Oct 2015 16:03 #153715 by jim
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The filler plugs were in a bad way.

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15 Oct 2015 16:05 #153716 by Daniel30
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Good job I have mine to do

Doesn't the drain plug come with a sealant in the thread already??

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15 Oct 2015 19:15 #153732 by jim
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Thanks Daniel30, yes it comes on a few of the threads with some blue ptfe looking substance, as my drain plugs came out without me having to use heat or much effort I just reused them with fresh loctite and il keep the drain plug as a spare. Because they are tapered some people say they seal fine even without thread sealant but better to be safe than sorry.

The copper washers are 24x2mm I believe but I'll have to check, kirkynut advised me to get them off a reliable ebay seller.



Daniel30 wrote: Good job I have mine to do

Doesn't the drain plug come with a sealant in the thread already??

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15 Oct 2015 20:22 #153751 by Daniel30
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Cheers for the info jim ;)

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16 Oct 2015 18:00 #153793 by jim
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This is my first venture into dash cams so I went for the cheapest and smallest Halfords had and im quite impressed. All the wiring is neatly tucked away in the roof lining, door pillar trim and under the dash. I also picked up a double 12volt adaptor for a pound at the local car boot so I can run the satnav too.

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16 Oct 2015 19:05 #153796 by jim

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16 Oct 2015 19:33 #153801 by Daniel30
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Have you fitted them? If you have how do they fit?

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16 Oct 2015 19:58 #153804 by jim
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Daniel30 wrote: Have you fitted them? If you have how do they fit?


I took a gamble on these daniel they are universal but the top can be trimmed/shaped around kick panels. I get so much mud and grass in the car it will make life easier to keep clean.

The dimensions of the front Mats are 70cm x 50cm I will post a picture up when they are in to see if they are worth having. They are £19.99 off ebay.

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16 Oct 2015 21:25 #153808 by Smoggy
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Where did you get them from mate?

BLUE JIMNY THE BEST COLOUR

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16 Oct 2015 21:46 - 16 Oct 2015 21:49 #153810 by jim
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Smoggy wrote: Where did you get them from mate?


These are the ones Smoggy they have a lip around them to catch the muck. I haven't recieved them yet but I'm sure they will fit. Much cheaper than suzukis rubber mat...cheaper by about £50 :ohmy:

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