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LittleJimny - Steering Wobble

Christmas is when we take LittleJimny off the road and into the garage for a service. This year is a bit different as LittleJimny is going up for sale soon as James is looking to change to a different car. Therefore I need to sort some things out. The first is a little steering wobble..... Of course, this is only a small wobble compared to what it ...

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ARB air line repair

ARB air line repair

​When the rear axle was ripped off its mount it looks as if the air fitting for the ARB locker was damage. The air fitting consists of pipework fitted through what ARB call a bulkhead fitting. This has pulled out of the diff casing. ​The ARB was not fitted by me and I do not have the instructions. However Google shows that this fitting should be in...

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LittleJimny grows up

LittleJimny grows up

James is now old enough and held a licence long enough (19 years old and 2 years driving) for Adrian Flux to offer reasonably priced insurance on a modified vehicle. Therefore he wanted a lift for his Jimny.

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Fitting new Bits4Vits shock bushes

Fitting new Bits4Vits shock bushes

I have been playing around with fitting the shocks upside down to see if it improved clearance. However, now that I am rebuilding the Jimny, it is time to return it to "normal".

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27/03/08 - Split Charge

So having installed the physical bits of the winch, I now need a split charge system to run the two batteries. The winch is connected to the second battery in the boot and the main battery runs the normal car systems. A split charge relay connects the two batteries together, but only when the charging situation is good. The relay takes a feed from the alternator and when it is "good" it connects the batteries together. There are many types of split charge relays around but many are only suitable for low current applications such as caravan systems.

The relay below is rated at 200Amps continuous which means it can cope with high currents between the two battery systems when they are connected together.

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