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20 Nov 2019 23:13 #215813 by Lesmondo
Fitted a new clutch ( kit) to my 2003 red, at my brothers (GV42) garage, took 8 days! Broken fork release bearing clip, Spigot bearing was goosed, had to make a tool to remove that, and some really tough bolts to undo!

i work full time so had to fit in what i could, getting the box back on was a major effort!

the tool for the Spigot bearing was a expanding bolt and some bits and bobs, everything else failed!




next is change the transfer box seals!

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27 Nov 2019 07:11 #216009 by mlines
That expectant father wait in the MOT waiting area.

Early morning test for BigJimny

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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27 Nov 2019 08:20 #216010 by mlines
And passed, no advisories!

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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27 Nov 2019 08:40 #216011 by Lambert
Well done that man. Always a good feeling when you get a pass.

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30 Nov 2019 12:09 #216083 by Reason2doubt
Today I fixed something which has been bugging me for a long time.

When I bought the car, it was used for a few months (by the previous owner) to transport what I can only assume was hay or sawdust. I remember it took my ages to get it out of the carpet, and eventually I just ripped the carpets out. I noticed the back door latch was constantly open, the mechanism wasn't working at all. This caused a lot of loud banging as the door wasn't latching onto the frame properly.

Took all the back mechanism apart and re-greased/re-oiled as it was stuffed full of gunk and dirt. Now it moves freely.
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In the process of taking out the mechanism, and finding it was just dirty (and not broken) I removed the bolts out the back of the door handle and the fixed friction nuts set into the plastic of the handle tore through the brittle 20 year old plastic - phoned suzuki and got a new one straight away next day.
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All fixed! Nice shiny new handle on my back door, and hopefully a door which is a bit more secure and maintained.

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01 Dec 2019 21:32 #216139 by Jimx5
Today as i was about to get my other car out of the garage a parcel turned up, a transfer box/rear engine mount.
Being an impatient kind of person i put my other job on hold and got the ramps out.
Jimny up in the air and impact driver in hand it was zip..zip..zip all three 8mm bolts removed, jacked up the gear box and removed the old mount which had separated into two parts.
New mount placed in situ and three bolts loosely fitted, lowered the box down then with the impact driver it was zip..zip..zip SNAP, (did i mention i was impatient) i'd snapped the center bolt, i then had visions of removing the transfer box casing but i thought lets try drilling it out as it might just pick up and spin out with the drill bit, and luckily enough it did just that.
New mount now fitted and secured with a 3/8" drive ratchet.
My driver has way too much torque.

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03 Dec 2019 10:41 #216196 by Reason2doubt
I didn't do anything mechanical, but I did drive it 360 miles to re-locate to Wales from Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Handled it like a champ - even getting around 210 miles a tank with a full boot.

Good little (old) Jimny!!

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03 Dec 2019 10:50 #216198 by gv42
WELCOME TO WALES

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03 Dec 2019 10:54 #216200 by Reason2doubt

gv42 wrote: WELCOME TO WALES


Thank you! :) South Wales to be specific...forgot to mentioned that!

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03 Dec 2019 16:26 #216205 by Lambert
Paid a visit to Darren at Kap today to get a spare steel wheel for the back of the grey one. The gen4 landmaster looks good in person. Very nice.

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11 Dec 2019 19:55 - 12 Dec 2019 05:56 #216410 by Lambert
Failed to get Dreadnaught through the mot today. Zero brake effort from osr wheel. New cylinder installed and bled but ran out of time to adjust and confirm operation. Retest tomorrow.

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12 Dec 2019 07:54 #216417 by Daniel30
Good luck
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