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New owner in NH

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Albert Toy-Caron, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. Albert Toy-Caron

    Albert Toy-Caron New Member

    Just got my 89 Hijet. Love it, and I'll love it more when I sort out all the ins and outs. Cheers
  2. Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson Active Member

    Welcome aboard, you've come to the right place. Feel free to ask any questions and don't hesitate to read threads from the past. There is wealth of information here.
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  3. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.
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  4. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Albert!
    If you get a chance, post a pic of your Mini! Thanks for posting your Sig, in your profile! Good Luck!
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  5. Casey M Pinch

    Casey M Pinch Member

    Nice and welcome. This forum is helpful and the folks here are willing to help
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  6. Heiny

    Heiny Member

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  7. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Do you know any history of your Mini truck! How many miles on it? I see it's a right hand drive. My advice would be, to go over it as much as you can, and learn it as much as you can! Remember, no Questions are stupid! We all started in the Same boat! I'm big on preventative Maintenance! Your Mini is like mine, except yours is right hand drive. One of the first things that I would do is, remove the Fuel Tank Drain plug, quickly, with rubber gloves on, and an OIL Drain pan under neath it, to drain any dirt, gunk, and water from the bottom of the Tank! There's a good chance that it was never done! Be prepared as the rubber gasket is probably shot, or will be, and a new one on hand, even some fuel resistant goop of your choice, on hand might be a good Idea! You can then, pour the contents in a glass jar for observation, and it will tell you a lot! Remember water is heavier than fuel! I would let it set a few hours, even over night before I did it, to do a better job! Then I would replace the fuel filter, even if the one that's on there is new! These are things that I would do. Just suggestions! Air filter, oil filter and oil, are all common things that I'm sure you've already thought about, or have addressed. Look and see where the air filter vents into the frame rails, and follow those paths, and clean them out thoroughly! Mice, spiders, and the likes, like to make nests, and cause problems! These are just the basic few things that popped in my head. Good Luck!

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