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  1. CharlieNorth

    2002 Montero 4x4 Trans and Rear diff help!

    I am not sure what is being spoken of here but a 2004 Montero only has the 5 speed automatic and 4.3 ratio axles. There are no other options. The 2002 can have either a 4 or 5 speed auto. If the shifter can click to the right and go into manual shift mode you have a 5 speed.
  2. CharlieNorth

    WTB, Mitsubishi Montero Sport Oil filter bracket

    If anyone has an oil filter bracket that is surplus to their needs I would like to buy one to see if it cures a conflict with the front differential on my project.
  3. CharlieNorth

    Toasty's '98 Montero Build

    I had originally bought the Bosch filter-reg but once I got it I came to realize it was a 5.6 Bar unit, I'm guessing that is for DI engines. It appears the offbrand 4.0 bar filter might be from the same or near factory in China, I can't tell but will buy a spare.
  4. CharlieNorth

    Gen 3 Montero (3.8 gas) - Build / Repair / Maintenance - Advice & Opinions wanted (Costa Rica)

    I am not the best one to answer this, all my vehicles are older, pre OBD2 vehicles. I understand the tech but do not have hands on experience.
  5. CharlieNorth

    99' 3.0l V24 SWB Pajero

    When blasting out the frame, very little will go out the back. The rear cross tube aft of the tank blocks access. If you can back it up on something to get it tail high and use air quite allot will come out the front. As you have seen there are allot of holes along the frame, both inside and...
  6. CharlieNorth

    99' 3.0l V24 SWB Pajero

    I do not see any trees nearby, but chainsaw bar oil is allot better than fluid film. Around where I am the fluid film provides very good protection for a week or so. Our last years chain oil is still there and will be freshened up soon. If you can get a good coating on the inside of the frame...
  7. CharlieNorth

    Toasty's '98 Montero Build

    Wish I chimed in earlier, In my swap the Eclipse engine uses a returnless system as is common now. I used a Bosch filter regulator mounted back near the tank. One of these with a 4bar pressure which id close to what late Mitsus use. Mine is mounted just in front of the tank with two lines from...
  8. CharlieNorth

    Gen 3 Montero (3.8 gas) - Build / Repair / Maintenance - Advice & Opinions wanted (Costa Rica)

    Interesting, I do not think I can come up with any honest correlation between the solenoid and engine systems. Are you able to capture engine data especially when it cuts out?
  9. CharlieNorth

    Gen 3 Montero (3.8 gas) - Build / Repair / Maintenance - Advice & Opinions wanted (Costa Rica)

    What are your environment conditions, it is hot like 30c or more?
  10. CharlieNorth

    Gen 3 Montero (3.8 gas) - Build / Repair / Maintenance - Advice & Opinions wanted (Costa Rica)

    The transmission has a cable to select P R N D, the gear selection once in D is fully electric. The transfer has no mechanical connection. It utilizes switches in the base of the transfer lever, a Transfer control unit and switches and actuators. The Tcase is shifted by an electric motor, the...
  11. CharlieNorth

    Gen 3 Montero (3.8 gas) - Build / Repair / Maintenance - Advice & Opinions wanted (Costa Rica)

    The crank bolt is the same one used in FWD car engines for decades. I presume this has sat, undriven for some time, and without a battery might be part of the stalling if the ECU needed to relearn itself. Fuel leak, being a steel tank it could be a rust issue or something in the rather complex...
  12. CharlieNorth

    Pajero Mk2 SWB MIVEC Build

    As I am working at closing some details on the engine before it goes in the chassis, hopefully to stay there. Task late today was for fresh seals and replace the injector filter baskets. I have always been able to run a screw or a tap into the filter and just pull them out. But the one I have...
  13. CharlieNorth

    Pajero Mk2 SWB MIVEC Build

    One thing I am still questioning with this build, I like manual transmissions, and back in 2009 I built this 6 speed to go into a Gen 2 which I have yet to install it. These shots were when it was in process, it is currently bolted up to a twin turbo engine. It might need to wait for me to...
  14. CharlieNorth

    Pajero Mk2 SWB MIVEC Build

    Reminiscing back a year ago. A year back on Sept 14 the Pajero arrived here from Oregon, By the 16th I had the Gen 3 electric shifters mounted under the Gen 2 console. And on the 21st I had the 5 speed auto trans in the shop to start playing with wires. And the engine was delivered that...
  15. CharlieNorth

    BuhBye older Delicas…you can’t register them any more in Maine (is this the start of scary and problematic new trend?)

    I am curious if this "crap" will creep beyond the Delica or out into other states. I see comments about registering a "Postal vehicle" being needed for our RHD vehicles in some regions. Makes me wonder if I should swap my Pajero to LHD before I get much further along. Would be easier for my wife...
  16. CharlieNorth

    Gen 3 Montero (3.8 gas) - Build / Repair / Maintenance - Advice & Opinions wanted (Costa Rica)

    After that stall, were you able to drive it any distance or could it have simply been out of fuel? Either that or the stall was for some undetected reason not related to the tank/pump.
  17. CharlieNorth

    Best aftermarket EFI kit for Montero 2.6l?

    The biggest problem with the 2.6 as it is in the Montero, Starion and other cars is the intake manifold. The flow distribution sucks. To me it does not matter how you blend the fuel going in if each cylinder gets different amounts of it. When I had Dual Webers on my well prepped 2.6 in a track...
  18. CharlieNorth

    Gen 3 Montero (3.8 gas) - Build / Repair / Maintenance - Advice & Opinions wanted (Costa Rica)

    A few thoughts, Stalling. Long slender fuel tank with the pump at the aft end, I could see that the pump could be "un-ported" on a downhill section, if that was the case. Shifting, Cable adjustment, Is the transmission settled in it's neutral detent before and after the cable adjuster is...
  19. CharlieNorth

    Toasty's '98 Montero Build

    Years back when I built the 6 Spd manual for a Gen2 I had a stub shaft made by one of the custom axle shops in country. First shaft was crap but they backed it up with a perfect one. That came out nice since I just have a 1/2" plate between the Tacoma box and Mitsu T case. I have yet to install...
  20. CharlieNorth

    Pajero Mk2 SWB MIVEC Build

    That would not bother me at all, I do allot of mentoring and have done so since I was a kid. I also learn as I mentor since I recognize my way does not work for everyone which is a very import lesson I learned. As such I learn different techniques from everyone I am around. Interesting thing of...
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