Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by tperkins, Aug 21, 2018.
Factory fat body, as per tradition at Mitsubishi in 97-99
When I went to ceramic coat it, my friend who was going to help me wasn't as happy with it as I was, so he made some touch ups:
It almost feels bad to leave it outside now lol.
Finally made some mud flaps.
If I were to do it again, would do them a little longer. But, totally legal!
Now add a cheap Chinese translation of Rally Armor and piss off all the Subaru vape bois.
great thread! now i find myself browsing Pajeros
Welp! Time for some overdue scheduled maintenance. Right now it is at approximately 99,000km and still had the factory timing belt (which is 20 years old at this point).
Yesterday new timing belt, idler pulley, tensioner pulley, hydraulic tensioner, cam and crank seals, water pump, accessory belts, and radiator hoses went on. As well as the revised crank bolt (old ones have an issue with backing out).
Didn't get many pictures, but I will feel a lot more comfortable driving it around now. I looked at the belt when I first got it and it still seemed pretty good, but nice to have peace of mind.
And, first actual "issue" since ownership! (I have put on approximately 22,000km).
Power steering pump seal is starting to leak, have a new rebuilt kit on the way (30$).
Good job on the big maintenance items!
100,000 km update. Still has been rock solid.
I never doubt Pajeroes! I had 2,5L and 2,8L + iO. Enjoyed those diesels so much!
With proper care they will go 500.000 + km easy! Enjoy and good luck!
Few things happened this weekend.
Remember all that flushing of the rad I did? Well like 11-12 flushes and it was still pretty rusty. Lent the truck to my buddy for the weekend and he hooked it up to the rad cleaning machine at work.
The aftermath is some squeaky clean coolant!
He also hooked it up to the intake service machine to clean up the likely caked up valves.
Honestly I have noticed the truck runs smoother and the throttle is more responsive.
With all that done, I would say that the maintenance is entirely up to date!
Please enjoy this picture of how glossy the Sonax is still holding up:
Truck was pretty far north!
Yes, that is a beaver. So yes, that is Canadian AF.
Not much to report, I think it is at 107,000 km right now. Here are some pics:
Went to an abandoned town "Pine Point," it was pretty cool.
Was Pine Point just an empty gravel lot, or were there still buildings and stuff there?
All the buildings have been removed, but the roads are all still there. A lot of them paved and still in nice condition, good for hooning!
You can see on the google maps thing with the satellite image turned on. Big old play ground.
I took some other pictures I will upload when I get home.
Stock wheel / tire weight
Summer set up weight. 285/75/16 BFG KM3's
The winter tires just look so lame and small now.
Wow, that seems really heavy on the muds. Now you have me wondering what my setup weighs. I have the same size but in the TA/KO2's. If it was 90lbs, I would think I would have more trouble during tire rotations. I have the same scale too, so now I'm going to have to compare!
Looks like the KO2 is a 58.6 lbs tire.
Km3 are 64.5 lbs (all according to the website)
Pro Comp rock crawler 51 series steel wheels, hard to find the weight online amazon says 30 lbs (which, if you calculate based on bfg tire they come out to like 28lbs), but I bet that is where you will beat me, certainly your aluminum wheels will be lighter haha.
Steel wheels are cheap and durable, but they are heavy for sure.
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