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General maintenance and inspect on arrival

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by ApoX, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. ApoX

    ApoX New Member

    Hello, I'm new to the mini truck world! I would just like to get your guys advice on things to check when it arrives. I have a 1998 Carry arriving in 3 weeks, rated a 4 in the auctions! 28k Kms! cant wait for it to arrive. It's going to go through the out of province inspection, so hopefully that will cover a few bases, but I am wondering if there are any other fluids, things that need grease, seals maybe that need replacing. Above the oil and coolant, nothing has been looked at in a long time I can only assume. Let me know what you guys think!

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. ttc

    ttc Active Member

    With so few km everything should be like new!
     
  3. ApoX

    ApoX New Member

    I hope so, but years do wonders on rubber bits! The few old bikes I've owned have needed almost all rubber components replaced, but they were 30+ years old though. this truck will be 18.
     
  4. ttc

    ttc Active Member

    My 95 dump with 83 was a 3 I think at auction and the rubber on the windscreen and doors is a bit UV damaged but not bad.
     
  5. ApoX

    ApoX New Member

    how about transmission fluid? or is it shared oil in these little engines?
     
  6. ttc

    ttc Active Member

    Separate and its gear oil.
     
  7. ApoX

    ApoX New Member

    whats the general age/km range to change that oil?
     
  8. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    take your time and go through everything. When mine landed I went from head to toe changed all oils and rubber mounts. take a good look at your transmission mounts. Air filter will probably need replacing. Your going to have fun.
    Tony
     
  9. Ronin

    Ronin Active Member

    Just like any other ride... you're gonna have to look and see. At that mileage I suspect she should be in pretty good shape. Depends a little... is this a fresh import or has it been over there for a while?

    First things I'd look at: Engine oil/filter, brake fluid, coolant.
     
  10. ApoX

    ApoX New Member

    I managed to find the english service manual PDF, its 80 or so pages and seems to be just engine related but I think it looks at a few other things as well. I think there is a huge 2-300 page manual as well I'd like to find. I see it says to change the transmission fluid at 20k so unless they are strict about that stuff in Japan I doubt it was done being it has 28k on it.

    Thanks for the advice so far guys!
     
  11. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    one more thing, If you live in colder climate , like I do. go with 5w30. way easier to crank that engine
     

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