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by marksticky
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Project Sammy!
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Project Sammy!

Got the timing belt done today and everything else back together in time for a bit of green laning this afternoon! :D
Greenlaning.jpg
by marksticky
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Project Sammy!
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Project Sammy!

So, as I said in a previous post, Sammy's power steering pump needed a rebuild due to the bearing being knackered. I figured I'd document the process here incase anyone ever has a similar issue (only help I could find online was in Russian, although this proved very helpful in the end!). First of al...
by marksticky
Sun May 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Project Sammy!
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Project Sammy!

So much want. I'm throwing $1 bills at my screen, but nothing's happening. These vehicles are still expensive out in the Iberian peninsular.... One day, they will come down. I want the LWB "Pick-up" I'd really be interested in your opinions of the TDi. Aha! Yeah, they're not cheap and seem to hold ...
by marksticky
Wed May 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Project Sammy!
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Project Sammy!

Quick update... Sammy passed her MOT with no advisories and is now finally registered with the DVLA and on UK plates! Gotta change the timing belt etc., crankshaft pulley (new one needed machining as it would seem Suzuki machined a load of standard XUD ones to run the additional vacuum pump pulley o...
by marksticky
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Project Sammy!
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Project Sammy!

Hey everyone! It's been a long while since I posted anything on here but I'm now importing Sammy (my 1.9TD Samurai) into the UK for good and I figured I'd start a build thread just incase anyone is interested in following! Here goes... Little bit of history - Sammy is a 1999 1.9TD (XUD9) Samurai out...
by marksticky
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint and Interior Trim
Topic: Tips on tidying up repaired bodywork?
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Tips on tidying up repaired bodywork?

Cheers! I'll have a look for the Upol stuff then!
by marksticky
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint and Interior Trim
Topic: Tips on tidying up repaired bodywork?
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Tips on tidying up repaired bodywork?

Seems to be a problem on most of them over here! My SJ is the same age and doesn't have a spec of rust on it, but then that's spent it's life in sunny Spain :P

Any recommendations on what filler to use?
by marksticky
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint and Interior Trim
Topic: Tips on tidying up repaired bodywork?
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Tips on tidying up repaired bodywork?

So, I've recently taken up welding... It was either that or pay someone to do it for me, so I went out and bought a mig welder and set to work on the Vit. I soon found out the more you dig, the more you find! https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12631566_10205511317364396_11577...
by marksticky
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: aftermarket locking hubs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2695

Re: aftermarket locking hubs?

Are the tops of those plastic? if so do they have some sort of metal sleeve? The Aisin hubs have cone shaped washers on the mounting bolts and without them they are prone to coming loose, those don't look like they have the taper. Nope, all metal inside and out! And yeah, they have the taper too! I...
by marksticky
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: aftermarket locking hubs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2695

Re: aftermarket locking hubs?

I got a pair of these and they've been perfect so far! Cheaper now than when I got them too! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOO-Pair-Free-Wheel-Hubs-For-Suzuki-Vitara-Gran-Vitara-Sidekik-Escudo-X-90-Jimny/400981410056?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3...