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  Topic: Diff filler plug.

Replies: 8
Views: 3275

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:33 am   Subject: Diff filler plug.
Try this:

Completely degrease the plug & hole.

Fill the plug with metal loaded epoxy/chemical metal.
Drill right through, and tap m10 or m8
flatten the end of the plug on the outside to se ...
  Topic: A little help - 1990 Vitara 1600 8v break reservoir leak...

Replies: 11
Views: 2707

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:14 pm   Subject: A little help - 1990 Vitara 1600 8v break reservoir leak...
Hopefully, it is just the rubber. I had a reservoir inexplicably split along a moulding line once though.

New rubbers are very expensive if you can get them. You may end up changing the whole maste ...
  Topic: vitara locking hubs

Replies: 25
Views: 15341

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:07 pm   Subject: vitara locking hubs
Just watched an old Top Gear on Dave.
They made Police cars, and Hammond had a white vitara with pink writing on. On the track aiming for a fast lap, he launched it in 4wd and after a few seconds you ...
  Topic: Front disc brake dust shields

Replies: 5
Views: 1651

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:13 pm   Subject: Front disc brake dust shields
Throw them away and forget about them.

My Nissan Note came from the factory without any (I thought someone had stolen them for scrap) and "they are all like that Sir!"
  Topic: King pin guide

Replies: 16
Views: 18918

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:41 pm   Subject: King pin guide
Good job!
Nice pictures!

Could you have done it quicker by

remove steering ball joint(s)
remove calliper
remove dust cap
remove circlip on CV stub
remove dust seal from behind swivel hous ...
  Topic: Help please - SU Carb icicng or something else?

Replies: 27
Views: 9667

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:46 pm   Subject: Help please - SU Carb icicng or something else?
Does this open pipe do anything?

Been a while since I last messed with an SU, there is a pipe that is part of the engine breather, and ano ...
  Topic: vitara strut bolts stuck

Replies: 9
Views: 2369

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:22 pm   Subject: vitara strut bolts stuck
If ever you are stuck for penetrating oil, use diesel.

I have heard a 1:1 mix of atf and acetone (as in nail varnish remover) is good, but the acetone removes paint and wrecks rubber.
  Topic: SJ cover sheet

Replies: 5
Views: 2142

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:02 am   Subject: SJ cover sheet
You need one of those unbelievably expensive indoor covers. I bought one for my MGB.

Best is to go to the hospice shops and get some double/kingsize cotton sheets or thin blankets.

Don't use p ...
  Topic: Waterproofing the engine's electrics

Replies: 9
Views: 6732

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:25 pm   Subject: Waterproofing the engine's electrics
In my youth I used to frequent the P&P sites with my series III petrol.

I used to waterproof the distributor with silicon grease and it would cope with the odd cascade of water. Usually, about ...
  Topic: daft question

Replies: 13
Views: 5921

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 6:38 pm   Subject: daft question
Clean it to bare metal, etch prime and then a couple of coats of smoothrite type metal paint. Stove enamel would be better with stonechip over the top to cushion from grit.

Keep an eye on it for ch ...
  Topic: Sj electric power steering

Replies: 10
Views: 4974

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:29 pm   Subject: Sj electric power steering
With my pedantic hat on, the OP should have said "electro-hydraulic" and we would have all known what he meant. Very Happy

I'd just fit a mechanical hydraulic pump, they are better for off roade ...
  Topic: Dana 44 axle swap....Any ideas?

Replies: 13
Views: 4874

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:22 pm   Subject: Dana 44 axle swap....Any ideas?
Thinking about it, I'm fairly sure my old Cherokee (1978) had Dana 44s, ( and a Dana transfer box attached to a 258 cubic inch 6 cylinder.)

Doubt if there is one left in the world with a body still ...
  Topic: Dana 44 axle swap....Any ideas?

Replies: 13
Views: 4874

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:55 pm   Subject: Dana 44 axle swap....Any ideas?
Jeep Wrangler for sure, and I think that the frontera used one in the back.

Mainly American pickups.
You won't find many over here, especially narrow enough for an sj.

Toyota axles seem popula ...
  Topic: Extended wheel nut for Vit alloys

Replies: 12
Views: 2542

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:19 pm   Subject: Extended wheel nut for Vit alloys
The standard Suzuki nuts are M12x 1.25mm pitch, Dihatsu/Toyota are M12x1.5mm.

Once you know the pitch (Georges idea is easiest if you don't have a thread gauge) try ringing some of the big alloy wh ...
  Topic: Jimny - brembo brake package, worth having?

Replies: 17
Views: 7120

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:26 pm   Subject: Jimny - brembo brake package, worth having?
I fitted Apec discs & pads to mine, were about £50 the set work ok.

Apec is a motorfactors top quality brand, that used to be the cheapest you could get, a bit like Regatta clothing that went ...
  Topic: MOT tomorrow ... ohhhh yeah its passed :)

Replies: 14
Views: 2770

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:36 pm   Subject: MOT tomorrow ... ohhhh yeah its passed :)
3 choices

1) wirebrush, penetrating oil (not WD40, diesel if you have nothing else) wait, penetrating oil, wait penetrating oil, pray and undo.

2) they didn't undo, sheared off so they have to b ...
  Topic: oil pressure

Replies: 26
Views: 3816

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:44 pm   Subject: oil pressure
The oil pump sounds like a lobe type: as the inner bit rotates, the outer part rolls round too, and the volume of the voids reduces to provide the pressure.

Anyway, I always used to refurb them lik ...
  Topic: Difference between Gear oils

Replies: 7
Views: 13205

PostForum: Oils and Lubricants   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:06 pm   Subject: Difference between Gear oils
You can google loads on this, but basically,

GL5 contains more extreme pressure additive, for use in differentials, and the first generation were high in sulphur that eats the zinc out of the brass ...
  Topic: Finally got my wheel bearing off!

Replies: 7
Views: 1672

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:01 am   Subject: Finally got my wheel bearing off!
As above, angle grind down until a blue/yellow line appears*, then angle grind the other side the same, a tap with a chisel will then split the retainer.

*this means the metal is very thin and he ...
  Topic: Help! starter eating teeth off flywheel

Replies: 7
Views: 2586

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:05 pm   Subject: Help! starter eating teeth off flywheel
Sounds like the starter cog is not fully meshed with the ring-gear
You need to do something to bring the starter motor closer to the crankshaft

Could it be the wrong starter motor with too small ...
  Topic: Tyre pressures for winter driving

Replies: 9
Views: 5367

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:51 am   Subject: Tyre pressures for winter driving
I rode home with an underinflated rear tyre once, only about 6 miles from driving on the centre line round stationary traffic (never ever drive near the edges of the lanes on islands, this is where al ...
  Topic: problem landrover axles on a sammy

Replies: 10
Views: 3922

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:51 pm   Subject: Re: problem landrover axles on a sammy
hitting a bump sends its weaving and wobbling all over the road

Check the steering drop arm.

If it is at a steep angle due to a lift, then when the axle bumps up it will push the wheel out, as i ...
  Topic: buying a small 4x4 for my Uncle

Replies: 8
Views: 2687

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:03 pm   Subject: buying a small 4x4 for my Uncle

They are dirt cheap, and a very well put together little motor.
Plenty of autos about, but don't touch one between 2001 and 2004.

Go for a low mileage* 96-99, you should get a very nice o ...
  Topic: Paint Help

Replies: 2
Views: 1394

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:09 pm   Subject: Paint Help
Put 1k etch primer into google and download a data sheet.

However, based on many years of trying to patch up old cars:

It is a special thinners usually between 2 paint : 1 thinner and 1:1.
Cell ...
  Topic: Torsion arm adjustment

Replies: 6
Views: 1746

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:04 pm   Subject: Torsion arm adjustment
I'm not familiar with your vehicle (I don't recall ever seeing one), but every independent front end I've ever seen will change camber as the suspension goes up and down due to the unequal length wish ...
  Topic: Daily question

Replies: 2
Views: 780

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:42 pm   Subject: Daily question
That is just normal wear, they are all like that sir Cool

You can strip the diff and renew the spider gear thrust washers, then adjust the crownwheel to reduce the play, but it is a great deal of ...
  Topic: Torsion arm adjustment

Replies: 6
Views: 1746

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:35 pm   Subject: Torsion arm adjustment
Seems expensive: can't you just pull the 'bars out and turn the suspension arms down 1 notch them then put them back?

My Terrano had an adjustment nut&bolt that I got an extra inch out of.

I ...
  Topic: Dummy alarm light wiring

Replies: 2
Views: 1253

PostForum: Electrical, Comms and ICE   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:03 pm   Subject: Dummy alarm light wiring
Wire it across the ignition switch, between the permanent live feed and the switched ignition out.
  Topic: MOT 2012

Replies: 14
Views: 4515

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:39 pm   Subject: MOT 2012
As usual, the changes are to pander to our European Masters.

There is an EEC requirement for vehicle security.

If a steering lock is a standard fitment, it has to be there, and work.
  Topic: FairFuelUK Debate in Parliament - November 15th

Replies: 3
Views: 1231

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:04 pm   Subject: FairFuelUK Debate in Parliament - November 15th
Or about 2p a mugfull; see, hardly worth mentioning at all Laughing

Pity I use about 75 mugfulls a week

or another £78 pounds a year Rolling Eyes
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