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Generation 3 Pajero NM - NP Models 2000 - 2006

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Question Buying guide for used gen 3 SWB 3.2 DID

Looking at buying 2000ish SWB 3.2DID, auto.

What are the things I need to look out for?
Are there any areas prone to rust?
How reliable are the 3.2 diesels?
Recommended tries?

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not much point asking here I am afraid..... SWB gen 3's are like rocking horse poops In Aussie, best we can likely answer is all the things to look for in a LWB


Noisy brake booster (some have issues)
fuel pump - early ones have been known to play up

rear CV's and shafts - have a habbit of popping out, but there is a fix for them
anything else that you would likely look fo in a regular 4x4 - run through all its gear box and transfer case options, make sure there are no flasshing lights on all the time etc
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As stumagoo says we didn't get the Gen 3 SWB in Aus direct but they are the same as LWB basically.

Main issue raised in Aus is the injector pump failing and being big bucks to rectify.
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92 NH J-Top 2.5 manual
95 NJ SWB 3.0 auto
99 Cruiser 4.5 manual with all the fruit
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