BigJimnyMeet (North) 2020 2021

 

WE ARE BACK! A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES

 

20th June 2021

ITS THE BIG BIGJIMNY PARTY - WE SURVIVED COVID

50th 51st Anniversary of the Jimny 


 

A pre-booked vehicles only event for Jimnys of all shapes and sizes. Plenty of time to get your LJ (Jimny Gen1), SJ (Jimny Gen2), Jimny Gen3 and Jimny Gen4 ready for the event.

More details to follow. Note that booking will not open until much nearer the date.


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First proper test run

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We took a little test run out today, just a few green lanes around the area to see how she runs. The lanes are generally in very good condition around here following the local council putting down a loose surface on them a few years back. Therefore they are not taxing but there is enough mud and ruts to bounce the suspension around and to require 4...
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Interior refit

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 So with the MOT passed, we have been driving around this week. Unfortunately, there is a vibration or "push" in the drivechain. I took the rear propshaft off and found the UJs were notchy and very stiff. Taking them apart showed not only rusted out UJs but also a bent yoke. So a new yoke is on order and the car is back in bits in the garage. However this time is it only short lived and I took the opportunity to get on with the interior.

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Into the light!

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​With everything coming together it is time to leave the garage for the first time in 4 years!

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A few more tweaks

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When I started her up for the first time, I noticed a couple of problems. The first was the engine management light (EML) on whilst the second was a stream of water and clouds of steam from the exhaust. 

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Wheel bearing

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 Whilst re-building the front axle I noticed that the offside wheel bearing was really rough. It needed changing so off came the hub for a quick change. I originally documented a wheel bearing change HERE so this is more a quick update on changing it again.

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