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Old 16th June 2012, 12:10   #76
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As seen in previous post pictures the HEAD is totalled and Mechanic informed that they need a new HEAD to be hunted from Gujri!

Santosh and mechanic were able to grab one from Hosur itself which probably will get a minor Lathe job!

Meanwhile the Engine has comeback in the trunk of Sierra from SALEM after an overhaul

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Old 16th June 2012, 16:16   #77
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Hey I was searching for this thread down in the 4x4 section, later realized it isnt there! Anyways, dont expect lot of replies here, not many would notice a rust bucket, rickety ol' diesel burner out here! I will upload the 1st start post rebuild video in a short while. As of this minute she is idling away to free up the engine a bit. Been idling since morning, purists HATE this form of idling, but my mech begs to differ and I cant argue with him. It Voids the warranty from him

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Old 17th June 2012, 07:53   #78
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...... Santosh and mechanic were able to grab one from Hosur itself which probably will get a minor Lathe job!.....Meanwhile the Engine has comeback in the trunk of Sierra from SALEM after an overhaul....
Nice work Sriny and Santosh is a Gem. It's always better to run a nicely restored and mechanically sound Jeep as it equals peace of mind. SV, any other work done other than Engine overhaul?
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SV, the thread was moved away long back from 4*4 section by Mods...
The thread was moved away long back from 4*4 section by Mods... It is terrible the thread was moved to this section where there is hardly any response on much needed technical advice. Hope the Mods one day make a separate Utility 4*2 technical section under Buckleup section.

Thanks for video. It was so nice to hear the diesel engine clatter rhythm from far away here.

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front both axles (wheels, brakes, bearings, whole system) and rear left were perfectly OK. just greased all of them up and cleaned and refit, but sadly rear right (the leaky one) axle is bent! Because of this the oil seal was bust and it was leaking. Bearing also gone I think, will confirm tomm. Axle going to lathe to iron out the bend - normal practice to avoid costs and since its a jeep - it will take the abuse!
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but sadly rear right (the leaky one) axle is bent! Because of this the oil seal was bust and it was leaking. Bearing also gone I think, will confirm tomm. Axle going to lathe to iron out the bend - normal practice to avoid costs and since its a jeep - it will take the abuse!
I believe that's one of the reason people change to Full floating axle rather than Semi ??
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Does the jeep do load carrying duties? like sacks of farm produce?
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Does the jeep do load carrying duties? like sacks of farm produce?
Nope, not really. Right now we dont have any farm produce for transporting. but once in a while we do buy some supplies for farm. However till date the max we have loaded is upto 300 kgs with 3 PAX.
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roughly 7 pax's payload - not a reason for bent axles. So it may be from govt duty days, just got worse now.
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Sorry to say the rear right axle is bent beyond repair. will try to get a new one or refit existing one and in the 1st oil change after rebuild lets get one from JC road and change it ASAP. A bent SFRA is asking for trouble! And also couple of bearings were bust in front wheels and Kingpin.
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Sorry to say the rear right axle is bent beyond repair. will try to get a new one or refit existing one and in the 1st oil change after rebuild lets get one from JC road and change it ASAP. A bent SFRA is asking for trouble! And also couple of bearings were bust in front wheels and Kingpin.
Did you mean we run the car in existing axle until 1st service and then replace? Isnt it a good Idea to get it replaced and take the JEEP out from Mr.Fix it.

The Expense of owning a JEEP is on its toll, I guess !

I hope the amazements cease any time sooner
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missed a pic, as on last thursday night awaiting the FIP.
Thanks to SV santosh and the JEEP is back to life after a major surgery!
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Axle - the lathe job was able to fix the bend as much as possible, but confirmed about 1MM offset still present and too difficult to fix. Since we couldnt find a new axle in my town, left it for the 1st oil change. Hope we find it in JC road. At that time (just in case) lets change the bearing as well. I am sure it would have bust too with a bent axle.

While refitting the engine (bay) back some wiring was goofed up. while the jeep is running, if you press the brake pedal, the fuel gauge and temp gauge dips to Zero. Looks like wrong wiring fitting. Will check it this weekend if time permits.

Also visited the painter and he gave a ridiculous quote of 6K for 2-3 coats of existing color. Said the current putty/paste work has to be redone since its dried up badly... we are thinking of a DIY job, lets see!
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Our Ride on the Park getting a new COAT !

Thanks for SV for the Supervising as well as Snaps !
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