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  1. Michael Brown

    Klaus - 2006 Montero Build

    Yes. That's the one that tends to leak. It should be replaced every time you replace the water pump, but some shops forget or don't do it.
  2. Michael Brown

    Klaus - 2006 Montero Build

    I could see the coolant with a flashlight at the right angle. I have an inspection camera which makes it easier to look behind things.
  3. Michael Brown

    Klaus - 2006 Montero Build

    Glad to hear you got the shocks figured out. I have to make time to install my Bilstein and Lovell's at some point this year. For the coolant, check in the valley between the heads. The back of the water pump housing has an o-ring that is prone to leaking if not replaced during the timing...
  4. Michael Brown

    Klaus - 2006 Montero Build

    Congrats on the new ride. The bouncing after you stop definitely looks like blown shocks. Or at least, severely underrated. I have seen reports of Ironman 4x4 systems having some issues in quality, but don't know anyone with them personally. This should be warranty covered, in my opinion...
  5. Michael Brown

    Need some Gen 3 Montero Tire Advice

    I am currently running P rated tires. I've had 1 puncture during normal driving, but that was last year on a tire that was wearing uneven towards the inside (Need new springs/struts). I plugged it and it has been fine. That section of the tire was almost bald so it went to the rear door...
  6. Michael Brown

    Need some Gen 3 Montero Tire Advice

    Between those 2, I would choose the Cooper AT3. However, I have put the Toyo Open Country AT2 on everything with 4WD in my family. I've had a set on my 05 for 50k miles and plan to get the new Toyo Open Country AT3 as their replacements. I only run 265/70R17 so I can't speak to larger sizes...
  7. Michael Brown

    Electric chainsaw for specific purpose

    I have a Greenworks 40V chainsaw. They also make an 80V version. IT has all the features I needed. 16" Oregon bar, 2-3 hours of runtime from a 4Ah battery, and fits in a standard chainsaw case. I used it to clear a pine tree that fell in the back of my property. It was roughly 18-24" around...
  8. Michael Brown

    The Resurrection of Monty

    I took mine out and put it in a back room. I keep a tool set, recovery gear, first aid, and a jumper pack in there. I'll post a picture later. I mount the 3rd row if I need it, but I have to keep it inside the house when not in use...
  9. Michael Brown

    Killed another water pump, less than 1500 miles on it

    Glad that you found a fix. Mine had the leaking water pump o-ring, but the small hose to the overflow tank was also clogged. So when it did run low, it never pulled replacement coolant. The level would just stay the same. Once I cleared the hose, it started drinking the tank in about a week...
  10. Michael Brown

    Killed another water pump, less than 1500 miles on it

    The Dayco brand gaskets on RockAuto are layered paper/fiber gaskets. They dissolve over time and leave behind residue that must be scraped off so a proper gasket will seal. Aisin and other quality pumps should have had a layered metal gasket.
  11. Michael Brown

    Killed another water pump, less than 1500 miles on it

    Water pump failures are usually either the gasket or the bearing in my experience. Both can be helped by purchasing quality units. The Dayco model I used didn't have a bearing fail, but the paper gasket barely lasted to the next timing service. I used Aisin parts this last time from RockAuto...
  12. Michael Brown

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

    PartSouq may be able to ship to your location. They stock a lot of OEM parts. Stalling may be related to a leaking vacuum line.
  13. Michael Brown

    Having a hard time finding Montero Gen 3 parts in the Americas

    RockAuto and PartSouq are my sources as well. They have had some low stock, but still got what I needed.
  14. Michael Brown

    *Help* 2006 Mitsubishi Montero Gas smell

    I would check the rubber hose past the gas cap. It may be cracked. Is there any fuel leaking on the ground when parked? There is also an EVAP tank in the rear passenger corner of the vehicle that may be causing problems. Your fuel consumption also seems excessive, but that may be speed/weight...
  15. Michael Brown

    Gen 3 Rear Camshaft Seal HELP!!!!!!

    IIRC there is only the one sensor on the 6G75. FSM seems to also show that. Note that this view is viewing the back of the engine. You can see the 2 covers for your rear seals. The passenger side is just 2 bolts and an o-ring. The driver side with the sensor is similar shaped, but I would...
  16. Michael Brown

    Gen 3 Rear Camshaft Seal HELP!!!!!!

    I've done this when I did my timing job. If you can reach the sensors on each side, then you can do it easily. It is an awkward location with the firewall and cowl. The driver side is actually set at a right angle to the shaft (14846). They are easier to access with the intake manifold...
  17. Michael Brown

    A little help with a parasitic draw.

    I would suspect it is something to do with that added wiring, but not sure on its purpose. CoAx cable is probably for an antenna of some sort. Maybe a HAM or CB module was installed at one point. I'd recommend a cheap clamp meter. Klein makes a pretty good one, but a cheaper one should also...
  18. Michael Brown

    A Montero photo a day keeps the mechanic away...

    I'm the mechanic, but I'll bite. This is my white 01 XLS, and my current 05 that replaced it.
  19. Michael Brown

    Help!!

    Yes, but the original OEM size of 265/65R17 is a very uncommon tire size in the US. There is little change to speedometer readout (~2mph @ 60) with the increase to 265/70.
  20. Michael Brown

    Help!!

    You will want to run 265/70R17 size on your 17" wheels. That size is available in almost every A/T tire model.
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