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Servicing - what needs doing, what is commonly missed?

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02 Sep 2017 07:26 #183811 by fowleronline
I bought my 2001 Jimny just before I went on holiday, so haven't had time do anything yet. It only has 59k miles on it and a service history up to 2014. The services are at decent independants, but I wonder what they have missed.
A quick look at the air filter shows it filthy, and while the oil is full, it's black - so time for a service.
There is a wiki for oil and plugs, which is probably basic for most of you chaps, but not for a novice like me. I don't even know which engine it has!
So for the benefit of me and any other newbies who come along - what should I do and in what order please?
Thanks in advance.

My first 4x4. 2001, Black, 60k miles. no mods yet except the back seats out for dogs and gear.

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02 Sep 2017 08:21 #183813 by jackonlyjack
i would say
engine oil/filter
gearbox oil
transfer box oil
rear diff oil
front diff oil
PLEASE note always make sure the filler plugs undue first on
gearbox,transfer box,front and rear diff's
so don't just drop the oil out ;)

Jack
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02 Sep 2017 08:37 #183814 by Riccy
Post a pic of the engine bay and someone will know what you have from looking at it. A 2001 is either G13 or M13, but not M13a VVT as this was 2005 onwards (with push-button transfer box).

As Jack says, the main thing is make certain you can undo the filler plugs before draining any oils :-)

Servicing otherwise is just having a poke and prod at everything to check for loose or leaking stuff. I think theres some grease nipples on the driveshafts, but unless they have been regularly used, they will be solid/wont work. You can service a jimny with a basic socket set, some spanners/screwdrivers and (usually) lots of WD40!

J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gearbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Locker diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom front bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

Plus ULYSSES (06' basher)
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02 Sep 2017 08:48 #183815 by jackonlyjack
engine will be M13A unless its a soft top
I think Riccy means grease nipples on the prop shafts ;)
also leave the spark plugs till it miss fires should have iridium plugs in

Jack
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02 Sep 2017 10:30 #183816 by mike83
Front prop grease nipple.
If you get any grief with misfire or crazy speedo stuff don't worry. Most have needed or will need a new crankcase sensor. £25 job on eBay.

Check rear boot where the jack lives for rust and rot. Look from underneath too.
Take front wheel arch liners off and check for rust below headlights too.

Easy car to tinker with. Hardest thing is getting nuts off initially. Few days of dw40 leading up to any work is the one.

All the best

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02 Sep 2017 10:58 #183817 by fowleronline
Great responses, thanks.
Also, I seem to have a lot of travel on the clutch. There is no slipping and no missing gears so is it likely to be adjustment or need a new cable?
Thanks again.

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02 Sep 2017 11:47 #183818 by Riccy

jackonlyjack wrote: engine will be M13A unless its a soft top
I think Riccy means grease nipples on the prop shafts ;)
also leave the spark plugs till it miss fires should have iridium plugs in

Jack


Yes, what was i thinking?! Prop it is :-)

Clutch cable is pretty easy to adjust. theres a small black cover on the driverside of the gearbox which allows access and the adjuster nut outside does the movement.

J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gearbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Locker diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom front bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

Plus ULYSSES (06' basher)
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10 Sep 2017 19:13 #183984 by fowleronline
From your advice I had a chap look at it when it went in for some welding. He said he was unable to adjust it, but didn't say much except there was no adjustment in it.
I don't know if that means it needs a new cable or there is a clutch issue on it's way. As I said before, there is no slipping, just a very long travel before it bites.
Any thoughts please?

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11 Sep 2017 07:35 - 11 Sep 2017 08:21 #183992 by yakuza
Clutch pedal bracket can turn soft and sometimes even crack.
This is not an easy task, but try to look under the dash board at the bracket where the clutch wire is connected to the pedal assy as you press down the pedal. You will see if the bracket give way from the pressure.

Worn clutch or streched wire may also be the case..

2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 2" Trailmaster, 235/75-15 MT
1987 SJ413 lwb, G16BB, 4" trailmaster, 2xARB, 4.16:1 transfer, 325/60-15 MT -project in pieces..
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11 Sep 2017 21:24 - 11 Sep 2017 21:32 #184035 by jim
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12 Sep 2017 07:39 #184047 by mlines
Every now and again check some of the more minor items.

e.g.

Clean out the pipework for the emission system and PCV
Clean the vacuum solenoid filters

Martin

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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13 Sep 2017 09:13 #184075 by fowleronline
Thanks Jim and Martin, very useful stuff.

Although I am unsure as to which language "Clean out the pipework for the emission system and PCV Clean the vacuum solenoid filters" is in, as I have no idea what it means lol. :P

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