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G13BB Engine getting old

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28 Mar 2020 23:30 #220391 by Owl
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Hi All, With the older Jimnys, or maybe even the newer ones, should I keep some spare sensors / parts when I go up in the mountains. My other van has a carb and distributor , I keep and electronic module spare in the glovebox but that it. Nothing much else to go wrong in engine management of that vintage.

But ECU OBD platform cars have a number of sensors some of which can stop the car dead. That said Id be interested to know what would be the things to take with me. Do others take some spare sensors? I know its a case of anything goes but what are the G13BB common faults.

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29 Mar 2020 11:15 #220398 by Lambert
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You are in Australia aren't you? I in the uk have never regularly carried spare components to that degree even when I was driving a defender we just don't get remote enough to not have a recovery service on the end of the phone. That and also a well maintained Jimny is generally a reliable vehicle. That said I would think twice if I were to be several days drive from civilisation for an extended period and would probably have a box with a reasonable range of spare parts like cam and crank sensors radiator hoses and even kingpin bearings maybe a clutch cable and even a set of brake pads. I wouldn't bother with wheel bearings because they are not a simple task to replace and aren't that fragile on a standard car. I would also do some research on the common vehicles used where I was going to judge if there was any likelihood of spares availability. First and foremost though I would be servicing my car before I set off, it's what I do prior to my big Scotland road trip every year.

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29 Mar 2020 11:31 #220404 by yakuza
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Most common problem that stops you with a G13 is the rods poking out the side of the engine..
Never had with me anything like sensors even for a 3-4 day trip. But I tend to go with mates and can get help. Of course a couple of straps, all sorts of nuts and bolts, most kinds of glue and tape, metal clamps and cable ties, fluids, all kinds of recovery stuff and tools..
But lesser and lesser parts than i used to, never had any use for it.

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

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29 Mar 2020 12:57 #220414 by Owl
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Thanks Lambert, I'm still laughing at Yakuza saying the rods poking out the side of engine, always a chance of that with those little screaming engines. Yes I'm in Australia and its very easy to get remote , even if you had a phone line, they may not come for a couple days, if your lucky. They wont look for you unless you coax them with beer or a looking fee.

That said, Ill pack a few spares like you guys pointed out. Crank angle, radiator hoses (popped one of those once), I do and will service the vehicle, need to look at brake pads thanks for the reminder.

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29 Mar 2020 14:01 #220418 by Busta
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There is no common electronic failure that will leave you stranded on a Jimny. The crank position sensors fail on M13A engines, but they do so progressively so you would still be able to drive. They tend to last 80,000 miles or so, so change it once and it's good for many years.

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30 Mar 2020 14:53 #220471 by Owl
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Thanks Busta, that's interesting and useful info, ive since discovered my G13BB hasn't got a crank angle sensor, one less to worry about.

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