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BigJimnyMeet (North) 2024 (12 Jan 2024)


BigJimnyMeet 2024

14th July 2024
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What did you do to your jimny today?

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14 Apr 2024 09:46 - 14 Apr 2024 09:46 #255552 by rogerzilla
Replied by rogerzilla on topic Re:What did you do to your jimny today?
How big are your molegrips?  The filler plugs on the diffs were unshiftable until I attached really big molegrips and gave them a tap with a mallet, then they unscrewed surprisingly easily.  I smeared the new plugs with Ceratec brake grease so they will never rust!  The molegrips are better at applying pure torque - a square socket on a ratchet handle tends to apply a bending force as well, making the threads bind.
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14 Apr 2024 10:15 #255553 by oldgazzer
I had no problem with the diffs or the transfer box. My issue was the filler plug on the gearbox. The gap between the plug and the bodywork is very narrow so I can't use a ratchet to undo the plug. Also the female square hole has been rounded and feels like it has been attacked with a chisel or a centre punch meaning I cannot get the socket in to undo it. Also not enough sticking out to get a pair of molegrips on it to undo.
Not sure of my next move, probably have to take it to a garage.

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14 Apr 2024 11:04 #255554 by facade
You will find that someone has used a ratchet on it- there is room for just the ratchet handle but a ratchet is 3/8" which is only 9.5mm and rounds the hole.


I have one of those 10mm square adaptors with a hex body that a ratchet ring spanner will slip over for narrow spaces.

Order a new filler plug and then try undoing it with moles or a spanner on the 10mm square as suggested, or even just the ratchet pushed in the hole, if it goes round then you will have to carefully chisel the plug round.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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14 Apr 2024 11:20 #255556 by oldgazzer
I do have a new filler plug as I replaced all the plugs on the diffs etc. I have ordered a "L" Shape Radiator Spanner 10mm square which look like it will fit between the gap. Hopefully a combination of this and a pair of molegrips with a hammer on hand should free it. having a break from it today.
Thanks everyone for the advice given to me.

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14 Apr 2024 22:13 - 14 Apr 2024 22:14 #255568 by yakuza
Searched all over the place today for my 1/2" to 3/8" socket adaptor. Wich on my Electric ratchet drill Does the filler plugs easy. None rounded still but remind me to buy something correct!

Found the adaptor in the middle of my work bench.
Also Searched for days for the transfer case axle seal.
Same place, on my work bench...

Got the transfer case back together with a New chain in it. The old one was at least 6-7mm longer said some eyeballing and a tape measure.

Also doing the clutch swapping to a centerforce enhanced Samurai clutch. Hoping it will do..

Norway 2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.
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15 Apr 2024 06:37 #255570 by rogerzilla
Replied by rogerzilla on topic Re:What did you do to your jimny today?
The usual problem is that the 10mm key won't go in because rust has reduced the size of the hole.  It fits into a new shiny one, but they don't stay like that in the UK, unless smeared with a temperature-resistant, waterproof grease.

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15 Apr 2024 08:01 #255573 by yakuza
If you adjust the tightening just right, the small oil leak will prevent it rusting :)
Jokes aside they are not so rusted.
But with aluminium and steel the chemical currents will make the steel work like a sacrificial anode for the aluminium.

Norway 2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.

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16 Apr 2024 18:49 #255604 by DrRobin
Parked it in the correct spot to collect a pot of gold.

 

Robin

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19 Apr 2024 04:44 - 19 Apr 2024 04:48 #255660 by yakuza
Tried to start the car after doing alot of work. Made a lot of noise.

But does an aftermarket SJ/Samurai Centerforce clutch fit a m13 2005 Jimny you might ask?
Well allmost. Or maybe is more correct.
The Centerforce sentrifugal weights interfere with the clutch release arm so trying agan today with the weights removed.

Norway 2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.
Last edit: 19 Apr 2024 04:48 by yakuza.

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19 Apr 2024 17:49 #255672 by oldgazzer
Spent hours under the Jimny this morning trying to get the gearbox filler plug undone as a last resort before giving up and booking it in to a local garage in the hope they can do what I can't.
Long story short after all my efforts Jimny booked in for next Friday.
Something that I thought should have been simple has turned into a right pain in the backside.

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20 Apr 2024 05:21 #255685 by yakuza
Had the gearbox back in and now it all works.
A clutch is a clutch on a jimny it seems. My 05 now has a clutch I bought for my 85.

Norway 2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.

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21 Apr 2024 08:04 #255710 by jackonlyjack
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