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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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18 Jul 2019 08:37 #211224 by Ijmclees
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My Jimny passed the MOT yesterday but the mechanic said I should get rid of it as it had problems with front end metal pipes etc and the engine rattled a bit , only done 3000 miles in a year , any ideas please

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18 Jul 2019 08:52 #211225 by jackonlyjack
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Front end metal pipes are for the vacuum hubs.
Engine rattle could be anything. Replacement second hand engines are not to expensive
If it has good body work and no rust issues keep it ;)

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18 Jul 2019 10:34 #211230 by Ijmclees
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Thanks for that ,are the vacuum pipes much of a job , he seems to think it was , would not like to lose the old girl.

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18 Jul 2019 16:51 #211249 by Scimike
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If your 4x4 system is working then swapping the pipes is not a big job in my opinion, but this does assume your are ok with services and kingpin bearings etc.

You have some options:-

1) Purchase a set of Suzuk pipes and fit them, cost about £170 and an hour or two to fit.
2)Use flexible vacuum pipe to replace all the metal pipes, a lot cheaper in cost but you are going to have to cut / cable tie in place. May take a little longer to do.
3) Bin the lot and fit manual hubs, about £160 in parts and a few hours to fit.
4) Do nothing. It's still working and not an MOT fail, wait until it stops working and pick from 1 to 3.

When mine fail I will go for option 5) - Make my own metal pipes out of brake pipe. Cheap but a lot of messing around, but then I have plenty of time. I also like my switch operated system so plan to keep it working"as is" rather than go for the popular manual hubs.

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18 Jul 2019 22:18 #211269 by jackonlyjack

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