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Forum: Giving them a Rap! 1 Day Ago
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Posted By spot01
Also, the NX needs a special wiring system/ECU...

Also, the NX needs a special wiring system/ECU for the trailer wiring due to the canbus wiring system used in these cars (this is about $300 to buy & is included in the usual $1,000 cost of the NX...
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By spot01
Err, I think you may have that the wrong way...

Err, I think you may have that the wrong way around?


My understanding is the NT MY09 had an open type DPF until late in 2009, then no DPF from MY10 onwards (until the MY17 which gained a DPF). I...
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By spot01
If you push the switch in by hand does the light...

If you push the switch in by hand does the light go out?


If so, it is simply adjustment.
Forum: Generation 4-1 Pajero 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By spot01
Simple things first: - check the fuse for the...

Simple things first:
- check the fuse for the rear a/c
- try some injector cleaner
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By spot01
Put some white paper on the ground under the...

Put some white paper on the ground under the drips to help see the colour (put some weights on it to stop it blowing away).
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By spot01
When my previous NW had the fluid changed, it...

When my previous NW had the fluid changed, it came back with the pedal further down & softer than before it was done. When it was re-bled it was back to normal.


I suspect sometimes mechanics...
Forum: Pajero Sport QE 2015 - 2019 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By spot01
You say the car sat in the dealership for a long...

You say the car sat in the dealership for a long time - how long? Has fresh fuel been added since you got it?


If this is a car where you must press the brake before it will start, make sure you...
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By spot01
Probably not the issue, but check the engine oil...

Probably not the issue, but check the engine oil level isn't overfull, just to ensure there isn't a fuel leak inside the rocker cover from the fuel lines.
Forum: Fuel and fuel systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By spot01
As mentioned, it will still have some fuel in the...

As mentioned, it will still have some fuel in the tank - I think about 82 litres is the most I have ever been able to add. Note it is not good for the car to run it dry.


As the tank is quite...
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,176
Posted By spot01
Best to check on the Valvoline website & cross...

Best to check on the Valvoline website & cross check to your handbook's specifications.

Also search for "Valvoline cashback" to see if there are any offers at present, as these can make the 5L...
Forum: Generation 4-1 Pajero 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By spot01
If planning to add a brake controller, run the...

If planning to add a brake controller, run the wires through at the same time.


Put the trailer base/socket on top of the metal bracket on the towbar (instead of under it per the instructions),...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 16-01-20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By spot01
On this model, the starter motor is located...

On this model, the starter motor is located directly below the fuel filter.
If a lot of diesel is spilt during filter changes, it can get inside the starter motor & cause issues like slow starting...
Forum: Mechanical 16-01-20
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By spot01
Yes, provided the tyres are matched, ie, same...

Yes, provided the tyres are matched, ie, same size, type, brand & similar wear rates.


Obviously having tyres of quite different wear rates front & rear isn't as safe as a full new set & it can...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 16-01-20
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By spot01
Start with an alignment asap - make sure it is...

Start with an alignment asap - make sure it is all 4 wheels, as the rears have adjustment (which hopefully hasn't seized) on these cars.


What pressures are you running, what type of tyres & how...
Forum: Generation 4-1 Pajero 15-01-20
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By spot01
MMAL uses the ECU (a box full of relays, etc.) as...

MMAL uses the ECU (a box full of relays, etc.) as the Canbus wiring system in the Gen 4 does not like the extra load of trailer lights (unsure if it overloads it or just upsets the cars ECU). Every...
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 14-01-20
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By spot01
Did you remove & clean the inside of the terminal...

Did you remove & clean the inside of the terminal & the battery post with something like sandpaper, etc? It needs to be shiny in there!
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 14-01-20
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By spot01
Since you mentioned fuses are OK, I assume you...

Since you mentioned fuses are OK, I assume you have checked the hazard lights work?


Could be a battery issue - how old is it?


When you connected the other battery, are you sure that battery...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 10-01-20
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By spot01
Simple things first. X2 for changing the...

Simple things first.


X2 for changing the trans fluid.
These autos are fussy about their fluid being in good condition & the correct specification (check what is being put into it by your...
Forum: General Info 10-01-20
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By spot01
Very disappointing how some insurers treat their...

Very disappointing how some insurers treat their loyal customers in their 'hour of need", but other insurers are very good - it is worthwhile spending a bit of time choosing a good insurer, not the...
Forum: General Info 09-01-20
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By spot01
Well done reading your PDS - unfortunately far...

Well done reading your PDS - unfortunately far too few people do & only realise their error when it is too late.


A couple of other points to note:
- if you are underinsured by, say 25% & you...
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 09-01-20
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By spot01
Radio antenna is on the left rear window -...

Radio antenna is on the left rear window - printed on the glass. Check it for damage, as it may have been broken by luggage, over enthusiastic window cleaning, etc.



I find this makes it quite...
Forum: Generation 4-1 Pajero 08-01-20
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By spot01
Some NTs had a rust issue at the top of the door...

Some NTs had a rust issue at the top of the door frames where the seal is - unsure if NS was the same, but check under seals & where the seal retaining channel joins to the window frame, just to be...
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 07-01-20
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By spot01
If not already done, also worth checking &...

If not already done, also worth checking & cleaning/replacing the cabin air filter (located behind the glove box).
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 07-01-20
Replies: 28
Views: 1,616
Posted By spot01
I haven't towed like that, but I'd be concerned...

I haven't towed like that, but I'd be concerned about any wheel hub I couldn't touch, unless I'd been using the brakes a lot & even then I would expect the fronts to be much hotter.

How much...
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 05-01-20
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By spot01
In SA, the Pajero is registered as a passenger...

In SA, the Pajero is registered as a passenger vehicle and utes are registered as commercial vehicles. Unsure if Vic. is the same?



Ask him to show how it is registered.


Or if you are like...
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