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Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 05-06-19
Replies: 6
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To meet the new emission standards they added a...

To meet the new emission standards they added a DPF, altered the tune & changed the final drive gear ratio (taller). There may be more I'm unaware of.
The end result is a lower power figure (but no...
Forum: Where the rubber hits the road. 05-06-19
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By spot01
The size is 265/60/18. 110 load rating (from...

The size is 265/60/18. 110 load rating (from memory)



In recent years they appear to have had either of the following (they switch brands at any time, so you can't be certain which brand will...
Forum: Wanted 02-06-19
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By spot01
Have you tried the wreckers, even interstate? ...

Have you tried the wreckers, even interstate?


E.G., Eddy Wreckers at Gillman in Adelaide always have a lot of Pajero parts, are very helpful & will ship them - might be worth a call? (I have no...
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 22-05-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By spot01
Unless I have missed it, I can't see the weight...

Unless I have missed it, I can't see the weight for the standard 88 litres of fuel?
Is the 13kg the under towbar guard or the towbar itself (I thought they weighed more than that)? Any accessories,...
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 17-05-19
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By spot01
When negotiating the new car deal, genuine...

When negotiating the new car deal, genuine accessories can often be obtained for much reduced price or even free. IMO, this can make them better value than aftermarket, for the accessories that are...
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 06-05-19
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By spot01
Make sure it isn't just the protective wax that...

Make sure it isn't just the protective wax that was used inside the bell housing when it was built. This sometimes looks like oil and can trick people into thinking there is a leak (I've had 2 Gen...
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 04-05-19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By spot01
Make sure the all the unused 2nd & 3rd row...

Make sure the all the unused 2nd & 3rd row seatbelt tongues are properly in their retaining clips, as they can bang around otherwise. The unused front passenger one can also bang the trim at times.
...
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 03-05-19
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By spot01
I have had both a 2013 NW and early 2016 NX (no...

I have had both a 2013 NW and early 2016 NX (no DPF) - they both use the same amount of fuel & drive the same - both diesel autos.
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 03-05-19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By spot01
I would try to check the link's continuity with...

I would try to check the link's continuity with the meter as you describe, but make sure you have the correct link for the plugs - I thought it was in the fuse box? (or measure voltage at each end of...
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 09-04-19
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By spot01
I'm unsure what you mean by "bottom brackets"? ...

I'm unsure what you mean by "bottom brackets"?



The genuine MMAL nudge bar has a large mounting plate fixed at each side at the bottom. Long bolts and a round spacer tube are used to secure...
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 08-04-19
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By spot01
I think you will find the 3rd row seats in the...

I think you will find the 3rd row seats in the Exceed are actually vinyl rather than leather (refer fine print in the brochure or MMAL website), so no special treatment is required in that regard.
Forum: Generation 4-1 Pajero 05-04-19
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By spot01
Simple things first - when was the cabin filter...

Simple things first - when was the cabin filter last changed?


Did the a/c guy measure the temperature at the front outlets?
Forum: Generation 4-1 Pajero 30-03-19
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By spot01
To try to narrow down where the issue is: ...

To try to narrow down where the issue is:


You mentioned you had a trailer & caravan - have you tried plugging in the other trailer to see if that works?


Do you have another vehicle you can...
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 14-03-19
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By spot01
As well as the airbag issue, the seat belt...

As well as the airbag issue, the seat belt buckles are mounted on the seat frame, so I doubt it would be possible to swap them.


I would have a talk to a good motor trimmer, as they should be...
Forum: Generation 3 Pajero 06-03-19
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By spot01
Does it squeal when cold, hot or both? To...

Does it squeal when cold, hot or both?

To rule the belt in or out, if it will squeal when you have the hood open (you may have to load it up by turning headlights & rear demister on), squirt a...
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 27-02-19
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By spot01
I think the main issue would be that the NW has...

I think the main issue would be that the NW has side airbags which required a different design to the cargo barrier to allow room for the airbags to deploy.
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 26-02-19
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By spot01
Never heard of a rear a/c filter - I don't think...

Never heard of a rear a/c filter - I don't think there is one.
Forum: Mechanical 24-02-19
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By spot01
At the risk of introducing a "red herring", I...

At the risk of introducing a "red herring", I think the Paj uses vacuum solenoids for 4WD selection, so I wonder if there is some issue with the vacuum system &/or hoses/leaks that is contributing?...
Forum: Bits and Pieces 24-02-19
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By spot01
I didn't realise you intended to bring your own...

I didn't realise you intended to bring your own vehicle when I wrote my earlier comments, so they don't apply re CTP in your situation, although you should check what property damage cover you...
Forum: Bits and Pieces 24-02-19
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By spot01
Just to add re the OP's question, to the best of...

Just to add re the OP's question, to the best of my knowledge, no-one in Australia takes out extra CTP insurance in another state other than the state where the vehicle is registered (& many of us...
Forum: Mechanical 24-02-19
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By spot01
I agree with Rykiel575 - white smoke can indicate...

I agree with Rykiel575 - white smoke can indicate water/coolant in the combustion chamber.
If there is a slight leak in the head gasket, it can also force the coolant out through the radiator cap &...
Forum: Mechanical 19-02-19
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By spot01
I'd change the oil & filter at least every 6...

I'd change the oil & filter at least every 6 months or 7,500km, whichever comes first (as the book recommends for "severe usage" such as frequent short runs).


Only other issue is you may find...
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 18-02-19
Replies: 26
Views: 2,188
Posted By spot01
Only issues I have seen mentioned re MY17 onwards...

Only issues I have seen mentioned re MY17 onwards (DPF & different ratios) relate to possible increased fuel consumption and some cases of oil dilution (with diesel injected from the regen process)....
Forum: Generation 4-3 Pajero 17-02-19
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By spot01
Have you checked that the underside of the tank...

Have you checked that the underside of the tank hasn't been damaged &/or pushed up?
Forum: Generation 4-4 Pajero 28-01-19
Replies: 63
Views: 10,080
Posted By spot01
DPF & ratio changes from MY17 onwards, which...

DPF & ratio changes from MY17 onwards, which first appeared some time in the second half of 2016 build. There is a code for the MY in the VIN, but unsure what it is. The handbook of the DPF cars will...
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