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Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 16 Hours Ago
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I have had a NW since new and never had the dash...

I have had a NW since new and never had the dash rattle problem (OK - maybe I am rather deaf, but I hear other rattles i the car). However, on rough roads, my wipers start all by themselves - the...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 419
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Ghendo: Theoretically, it doesn't matter what...

Ghendo:
Theoretically, it doesn't matter what gear you put it in - as long as you have someone pressing the brake pedal. In practice, I found 1st gear gave a much more solid setup - possibly because...
Forum: Generation 2 Pajero 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 215
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"Okay so it turns out the M21 is the 3.0 v6 5...

"Okay so it turns out the M21 is the 3.0 v6 5 speed manual and the M31 is the diesel 5 speed box"

The diesel versions of the gearbox have different ratios to the manuals. According to my Max Elery...
Forum: Generation 2 Pajero 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 254
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For what it is worth, my NL had a rumble in the...

For what it is worth, my NL had a rumble in the gearbox from new. It seemed to be louder when it was hot. I think it was the input shaft bearing because it only made noises when it was in neutral....
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By erad
First gear is the best because you have the...

First gear is the best because you have the greatest mechanical advantage. On my wife's Magna, the engine mounts were rather soft and I had the breaker bar in a position which had run out of room and...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 419
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On my wife's TF Magna, I accidentally undid the...

On my wife's TF Magna, I accidentally undid the crankshaft bolt. It was ultra tight and the torque I was applying to the bolt was winding the engine up in the engine mounts, so I got my wife to hit...
Forum: Mechanical 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By erad
Oil leaks can be very hard to find. My Son-in-Law...

Oil leaks can be very hard to find. My Son-in-Law had a Suzuki 4WD and it had a leak at the rear of the engine. The mechanic in Sydney told him it was the rear main seal - engine out to replace it....
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By erad
Clutch life depends entirely on how and where you...

Clutch life depends entirely on how and where you drive the vehicle. If you have done 90000 km almost totally in the city, the clutch could well be stuffed. If you do mainly country running, I would...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By erad
Fuel starvation (making the air/fuel mixture to...

Fuel starvation (making the air/fuel mixture to lean) will cause the engine to run hot. You won't notice it on the OEM temperature gauge unless it is really bad, but lean mixtures make the exhaust...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By erad
You may have a partially blocked intercooler,...

You may have a partially blocked intercooler, which is restricting the amount of air which the engine can draw in. Blockages can because by excessive blow-by, the oil vapours condensing back to oil....
Forum: Generation 2 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,041
Posted By erad
I agree - those pressures are really good - a lot...

I agree - those pressures are really good - a lot more than I would have expected. Hopefully the mechanic can come up with some satisfactory answer to your worries.
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By erad
Hopefully someone here will be able to tell you...

Hopefully someone here will be able to tell you which way to put it, but if not, clean out the runners where the balls sit. You will probably see some minor wear marks. This gives you an idea as to...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By erad
Turning the heater on full does nothing to the...

Turning the heater on full does nothing to the coolant flow - it goes full bore all the time. If you want hot air in the car, a flap directs incoming air through the heater core, if not, it bypasses...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By erad
These diesels gat a gutful of air every stroke -...

These diesels gat a gutful of air every stroke - the power output varies according to the amount of fuel injected into the cylinder. IF you cannot get over 3000 R/min, you are not getting enough...
Forum: Generation 2 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,041
Posted By erad
Recapping on the whole situation - have you owned...

Recapping on the whole situation - have you owned the car for a long time or just acquired it? If the latter, its history is unknown. What was the engine speed when you did these tests? Readings at...
Forum: Mitsubishi News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By erad
On a general note, I observe that more and more...

On a general note, I observe that more and more people are keeping their cars (Pajero as well as others) for longer times. Years ago, people used to trade their cars in every 2 years or so, but now...
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By erad
Check your engine mounts. By this, iI mean to...

Check your engine mounts. By this, iI mean to observe the gear lever as you shut the engine down. On my NW, the lever used to bash my left knee, so I complained and the dealer put new engine mounts...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By erad
The speedo on my NW manual transmission reads...

The speedo on my NW manual transmission reads about 8% high ie at 100 km/h trues (GPS) speed, the speedo is reading 108 km/h. In this day and age, where you can buy a watch for less than $20 and it...
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By erad
The only way I can see a brake pedal moving when...

The only way I can see a brake pedal moving when the vehicle is stationary is for there to be some air in the system and the HBB is alternately increasing and decreasing the pressure. I suggest that...
Forum: Bits and Pieces 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By erad
Get a piece of 12 mm galvanised pipe and fit it...

Get a piece of 12 mm galvanised pipe and fit it over a piece of 8 or 10 mm rod. Weld the rod to the trailer cage at each end. The pipe will act as a roller. It will also rattle like hell!
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By erad
Both CNG and LPG will work well on a petrol...

Both CNG and LPG will work well on a petrol engine. CNG is basically methane, and methane is lighter than air, so any leakage will rise. LPG is basically propane which is heavier than air, hence the...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By erad
You are not out of the woods yet with this...

You are not out of the woods yet with this problem. The radiator has a plastic top and bottom header tank, and plastic hardens over the years, so be very careful if you are going to remove radiator...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By erad
I have listened to the video clip a few times...

I have listened to the video clip a few times now, and I can hear minor tappet noise, but nothing I would be concerned about. There is a deep thump/rumble noise which I cannot identify. it sounds as...
Forum: Generation 4-1 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By erad
The small hole on t op of the water pump is...

The small hole on t op of the water pump is actually a drain to take away the seepage past the water pump seal. It should be dry at all times of course, but if the seal does seep, at least hopefully...
Forum: Generation 4-2 Pajero 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By erad
Your dreams are not that far removed from...

Your dreams are not that far removed from reality. I used to have a NL Pajero (year 2000 model Gen 2) and it ran virtually all the time on LPG. There was very little difference in performance - the...
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