BigJimnyMeet (North) 2024 (12 Jan 2024)

BigJimnyMeet 2024

14th July 2024
Parkwood Nr. Leeds

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Transfer box maintenance.

11 Apr 2024 08:53 #255529 by Porthos
The 4wd capability on my Jimny won't be used for long periods. Is it good practice on occasions to engage the transfer box at standstill to keep things working? 

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11 Apr 2024 09:44 #255530 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Transfer box maintenance.
Yes, go onto a gravel car park and go in an out of 4WD every few months to stop it all getting stuck. This is particularly essential on the push button version where if you do not exercise the mechanism it will almost certainly stick when you do need it.


2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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11 Apr 2024 12:51 #255534 by rogerzilla
Replied by rogerzilla on topic Transfer box maintenance.
If you can't find a loose surface, you can do it on tarmac as long as it's only a few yards in a straight line.  As long as you get the steady green light, the system is working.

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12 Apr 2024 07:42 #255538 by lightning
Replied by lightning on topic Transfer box maintenance.
My friend bought a 2005 Jimny and drove it round for months with the 4wd engaged.

lt's sometimes a bit funny on corners she said. In her defence her previous vehicles were Defenders which have full time 4wd

Anyhow, the Jimny transmission survived, she had the vehicle for a couple of years after that.

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