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Old 27-09-19
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G'day all, first post so please be gentle (as I don't have any lube on me).



Have been reading on here for a while and the knowledge and suggestions have been invaluable from a minor upgrade/modification point of view.



Mechanic mentioned a few servicing issues that he quoted at the last service, hoping to get an indication as to whether the pricing is on the money or should I shop around before next service (which is due now).



- Brake and Clutch fluid flush - $120
- New fan belts - $115
- New fuel filter - $92
- Engine mounts leaking fluid, require replacement - $400
- Suggest Valve Clearance check as a precaution



Background:-

Car has just ticked over the 95k mark. We purchased it almost 15k ago from an elderly couple who bought it as their retirement vehicle to tow a caravan, they loved it so much they upgraded to the 2017 model. Paid a bit too much but it had low km's for its age and everything was well looked after and very tidy. It did have poly air bags on the rear however they were perished so were removed. Have since gone for the Bilstein/Lovells raised suspension upgrade and absolutely loving the ride. Wife drives it unfortunately a vast majority of the time, it is more of a weekend off-road toy for me. Living in NQ we have heaps of fun tracks around the place.



It was pretty well set-up with the basics when we purchased it:
- Steel colour coded ARB b/bar
- Trailer Boss and Hayman Reese t/bar
- Safari Snorkel
- Redarc EBC
- Spare tire lift
- Rhino racks (no basket)


To come very soon:-
- Provent catch can
- EGR Blanking plate
- Manifold/intake clean


Anything else the guru's on here would recommend doing to the Paj?


Happy Friday, appreciate your time and for reading this.

Rhys
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First 4 items sound reasonable to me.


The valve clearances (if done properly) take a few hours work + a parts kit, so quite expensive job unless needed/due. Do you have the service history of the car? (there is a separate page in the service book to record injector pipe removals when doing the valves, although not all mechanics fill it out) Call the previous owner &/or their mechanic to check when last done. If you don't have the service history, there are a few other items to consider, eg, air filter, coolant, auto fluid (due every 90k if towing), diff/transfer oils, etc.


I'd also think about the radiator hoses next time the coolant is changed.


Note the extra service items page in the service book for cars that tow.
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I'm a bit surprised with the engine mounts, we racked up 280K on our NM and they were still fine. But in saying that I had a commodore that needed them at 150k.
But it did get a boot more often I suppose.
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Re Tappets

Check your service books re when last adjusted. You should see evidence of a new gasket set. If serviced at a Mitsubishi service centre they will have a record of work completed. I phoned the service centre that serviced my Pajero before purchase to check history.

There is much written on service intervals on the forum. I think there is some consensus that 30k initial check is critical and 60 k km intervals thereafter.

If in doubt have the tappets adjusted as a priority.

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Thank you legends. In Cairns btw.

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Cabin Filter.
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Just had my mechanic check my valves at 117k, the last was at 60k and all were spot on he tells me. He did clean the EGR valve and manifold and said he removed about a large double handful of gunk. Am researching an EGR blanking cable to keep all clean from now on. For peace of mind do the valves and have a manifold clean at the same time
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Just had my mechanic check my valves at 117k, the last was at 60k and all were spot on he tells me. He did clean the EGR valve and manifold and said he removed about a large double handful of gunk. Am researching an EGR blanking cable to keep all clean from now on. For peace of mind do the valves and have a manifold clean at the same time
Suggest also research catch cans - some say they also solve the issue whilst remaining environmentally friendly and legal.
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Prices for the service items seems fair, tappets are about a 4 hours so they will not be cheap especially if the fuel lines need changing. Cabin filter remove and wash with soapy water and dry in the sun. I have 130,000ks on my Pajero and the mount is starting to go on the passenger side with a very bad shake, so will get all them checked, warranty job coming up, luckily I've got a 10 year warranty.
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