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My First ZOOK!

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01 Sep 2019 13:19 #212930 by Andy2640
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DAGZOOK wrote:

Riccy wrote: Chuffin' ell'

Now thats a heavy duty breather pipe :laugh:


I let the Engineer OCD get the better of me some times :laugh: :laugh:


Hya DagZ,

Very impressed with the lengths you went to in order to show the beeather kit install. Thank you, much appreciated!

I would like to do this myself, but worry it is taking on too much for my skill level, but im going to re-read your post and really get familier with all the parts etc. Hopefully i'll be able to do it.

Last thing, are we now saying that suzuki's official wade depth has now been dramatically increased thanks to the breathers? Is it now a case of not allowing any water into the air filter? (which is super duper high!). That would be great if thats the case.

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A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

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01 Sep 2019 16:50 #212934 by DAGZOOK
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Andy,

It’s an easy job, you only require a few basic tools to get the job done. I appreciate being a new car and all, that adds to the apprehension.

Getting the little breather caps off is the hardest part of the job. With the adj. spanner method and a levering action they cleanly pop off with no fuss.

Doing this mod means that you can wade up to a depth of the top of the tyre without the risk of your axles drawing in water through the hub seals. I decided not to bother with the transfer case breather in the end for two reasons: 1. Access 2. The spigot is positioned so far up into the transmission tunnel, if you’re deep enough to draw in water at that point, your door seals are likely to have been breached already!!

So you can play to your hearts content at the next pay and play session, without worrying about wrecking your new drivetrain!! The air intake is separate and up high above the drivers headlight, I don’t have the minerals to take my new zook that deep :) :P :laugh:
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17 Sep 2019 19:18 - 17 Sep 2019 20:41 #213625 by DAGZOOK
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I've just returned from an incredible trip In north wales! We stayed in a beautiful nature reserve just south of machynlleth, happy to provide details if anyone is interested. We were literally surrounded 'forestry commission' trails which were sign posted free and open to all. A local told me that the forestry commission allow the public to use their trails, but they do occasionally close parts off during heavy forestry work etc.

The zook was flawless the entire 400mile round trip, minus the highly sensitive 'sway detection' and 'lane detection' warning alerts. I was a little concerned that the standard tyres would be susceptible to punctures on the sharp slate rock track as certain parts were fairly knarly, no issues to report though. The Jimny was in it's natural habitat!
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17 Sep 2019 21:24 #213638 by Gadget
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Great photos and lovely location. We took our Jimny up to North Wales as well a few weeks ago and loved it. We've always tended to stay near the north coast, but that looks fantastic, if you could message me where you stayed I'd really appreciate it, could be our next summer hol location!

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17 Sep 2019 23:12 #213644 by Daniel30
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Very nice, did you camp or stay in a b&b/hotel?

Great photos

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18 Sep 2019 05:47 #213654 by Lambert
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My high speed friends are banging on about going to Wales next spring, these tracks could be a nice counterpoint to that, thanks for sharing.

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18 Sep 2019 06:14 #213655 by DAGZOOK
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All,

We stayed here: www.blaeneinion.co.uk/Home.html

Sharon the owner was a fantastic host. It's a cottage B&B we booked through Airb'n'b. You'll find a 75 acre nature reserve that only has 3-4 houses on it. All of which are at least a mile apart.

The valley that you stay in is surrounded by forestry commission trials, none of them were digitised roads so you'll need a map to navigate. The trails lead all the way to a place called 'red kite country' which has breathtaking views. You can also follow them to the nearest town, Tal-y-bont. They go on for miles... you could spend all day exploring them if you wished.

From the main house you're around 25 minutes from machynlleth and Borth sea front.

If anyone needed help finding the forestry trails, i'd happily draw them on a map and PM you :) :)
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18 Sep 2019 07:27 #213656 by Soeley
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Looks great, I will have a look into that.

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18 Sep 2019 07:47 #213660 by Max Headroom
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Looks idyllic!

thank you for sharing the info - I have a soft-spot for Wales and often head there whenever I have time on my hands with my lad and family


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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18 Sep 2019 08:23 #213664 by DAGZOOK
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Max Headroom wrote: Looks idyllic!

thank you for sharing the info - I have a soft-spot for Wales and often head there whenever I have time on my hands with my lad and family


This is definitely a family friendly holiday. Young kids would love the animals that they keep at this small farm/homestead

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21 Mar 2020 09:14 #220129 by DAGZOOK
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Hi All,

It's been a while since I've made an update - I just thought I'd share this YouTube channel with you. He's a chap based in AUS - he's got a fantastic video on installing breathers on the Gen.4 (including the transfer case breather) along with some awesome trail driving videos that show what the little zook is really capable of!

www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4MOZWV3eZ9NZO5Yz9X9wg

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