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BigJimny Meet - 2020 (01 Nov 2019)


Its the big one! The 50th Anniversary of the Jimny.

17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)

£35

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10 Aug 2019 10:44 #211975 by invisible
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Feel like a fool, bought a 2008 Jimny for £3500 from a dodgy dealer in Stroud - head gasket gone as well as rusty sills.

Is this economic to repair? Should I take this opportunity to replace with Vitara engine?

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10 Aug 2019 11:06 #211977 by Lambert
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If it's within 6 months of purchase the you are covered under statute for them to repair it to a suitable standard. Trading standards are your friend.

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10 Aug 2019 12:26 #211980 by Keithy
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Why would anyone buy from a dodgy dealer?

How long have you had it....it's an 11 years old car after all's said and done.

As Lambert says you have some recourse if it's a dealer......but you may have to prove they knew about the head gasket failure.

Also what does the bill of sale say.....could be spares/repair at that age.

"replace with Vitara engine" the later model M16A VVT? bit spensive....maybe the Liana VVT?

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10 Aug 2019 14:32 #211986 by mlines
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They are pretty tough engines. A straight forward head gasket change would be my strategy of I was confident that there was nothing serious around why it had failed

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03 Sep 2019 15:50 #213056 by invisible
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Thanks for replies.

I ran it through a ‘proper’ MOT:
Rust (£500 worth of welding needed)
Blown head gasket
Broken front spring
Needs front discs / pads.

It’s a 200&.

I’ve been offered £400 for parts. Do you think anyone would offer a bit more for it if they wanted to fix these issues?

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03 Sep 2019 15:56 #213057 by Lambert
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In working order it's worth way more than the cost of getting it there. Whomever has offered you 400 quid is out to make a killing at your expense.

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03 Sep 2019 16:57 #213064 by invisible
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My thoughts exactly.

Any suggestions where I could advertise it, rather than Fleabay?

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03 Sep 2019 17:29 #213070 by Lambert
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There's the forum for sale section lower down, that gets good traffic.

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03 Sep 2019 17:41 #213079 by Riccy
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I paid £200 for Ulysses originally in what sounds like similar rusty condition, albeit a 2006 model with an OK engine & gearbox. I would suggest £400 is still pretty cheap, but its essentially parts time for that car I'm afraid to say.

The gearbox and axles are probably the most valuable parts (if ok?), after that theres odd bits and pieces, but not a huge amount to be had breaking it. The engine would be worth about £100 max as they are fairly common, so not a great loss

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07 Sep 2019 09:14 #213250 by Keithy
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£400 + £300 for delivery to Leeds

I got one given on the forum.....sold for £2K zero profit.....just a rescue.....still on the road.

I bought a 2008 with zero faults for £250+£198 delivery........chopped the rear off it.....ongoing project.

Basically I've no interest in buying another as I've 2 already.....it's worth what someone will pay for it.....simple as.

I've sent it to someone who might buy it.

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08 Sep 2019 13:05 #213287 by invisible
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Thanks everyone for your input. I sold it in the end, for £1500. Cut my losses and it will go to a good home.

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