What did you do to your Mitsubishi today?

Schitzangiggles

King of Macastan
Tore into the heater core issues. Yeah it sucks but way better than paying the local shops @ $1500 to do the job. No one really wants to do the job and I'm not going to pay a kings ransom to someone who is gonna half-ass a job they really didn't want in the first place. Going to be doing a detailed write up and a video on. How to take it apart and put back together as I found -0- videos on YouTube or the net on Gen III Montero/Pajero that wasn't hidden behind a paywall.


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kekela

New member
Wow !!! Good on you for taking this job on !!! It's a PITA to take apart the dash to get to it, then put it all back together.
 
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PaydayGabe

Active member
The allowed file types for images are .jpg and .jpeg and .png and .gif .

That means if you have raw photos off a DSLR, or if you have .bmp or .jfif or some other random format they won't upload.
Thanks Shovel👍. My phone/ Camera settings doesn't indicate the images file type.
Just the resolution . Odd really.
I guess no photos on this forum..
Imagination time🤦‍♂️. Thanks, G.
 

PaydayGabe

Active member
Today I disassembled the cylinder heads for further inspection and cleaning. The valves are in reasonably good condition, some carbon buildup here and there.
No biggie, , a good lapping should straighten them out fine after cleaning.

The Elephant in the room is the cam bearing surfaces. The donor engine lost a rod bearing from some type of contamination.
Which migrated up. 🤦‍♂️
The bore surfaces are flat but feel gritty in some spots. No gouging or burning thankfully.
My intention is to attempt to make them smooth w/a fine grade Scotchbright pad and a solvent.
This is gonna be interesting.
Piecing together the assorted parts slowly.
I scored a great Valve Spring Compressor off Amazon and recommended it highly.
Just shy of 55$ bucks and it is a beast .
From OTC (OtawanaToolCompany) otctools.com
model #4842 . Not Chinese,
Made it Taiwan. The main frame is a beefy Forged piece of Kit and the screws and cups are all solid construction.
Perfect for this application. Check it out. Could definitely be a hand-me-down tool 👍.
I'll be in touch... G.
 

Quest4ADV

Adventurer
Tore into the heater core issues. Yeah it sucks but way better than paying the local shops @ $1500 to do the job. No one really wants to do the job and I'm not going to pay a kings ransom to someone who is gonna half-ass a job they really didn't want in the first place. Going to be doing a detailed write up and a video on. How to take it apart and put back together as I found -0- videos on YouTube or the net on Gen III Montero/Pajero that wasn't hidden behind a paywall.
:p

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HOLY CRAP, that first pic looks like a tornado came through!
 

Quest4ADV

Adventurer
Do you think these needed changing???

I have no idea how old they are. I just picked this 95' up a month ago.

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PaydayGabe

Active member
Do you think these needed changing???

I have no idea how old they are. I just picked this 95' up a month ago.

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By looking at the exterior crud and the brown insulators they are due for replacement 🤦‍♂️. Cheap insurance considering the BS involved to get to them.. Hopefully that mud didn't fall into the cylinders.
Do the wires also..
And check the valve covers for leaking on the lower edges.
What is the milage? 😎👍G.
 

PaydayGabe

Active member
🤦‍♂️jeez, , Yesterday went to the local Mitsubishi dealer for some parts. Now,,, I know this vehicle is not as popular as others and I'm cool with that. I've always been attracted to out of the ordinary (odd ball) cars, trucks, motorcycles.
And unfortunately these vehicles are more expensive to maintain and repair... so out of curiosity I had the parts guy check price on the Hydraulic Lash Adjusters for the 3.5L engines. Mine need a few, as they fell apart upon disassembly. Brace yourself !!
Just over $30 EACH!!! I rounded up to $31.
😓Mother of God... A full set will set you back $744+ dollars.
Top of the line Adjusters from Rock Auto are $4.57ea. /$110 for a full set (AJUSA #85004400).
These are not Chinese.
Made in Spain.
So,, obviously the direction is clear. Spend when you can,,,
save when you have to. It's a balancing act and budgetary requirement.
Unless you're Jeff Bezos 🤦‍♂️.
I wish us all luck🍀in our ventures into Monteroland... G.
 

PaydayGabe

Active member
Yesterday contacted a machine shop in Vegas
(Universal Machine, , been in business since Jesus was a choir boy) for the resurfacing and hot tank of the heads, $75ea. and 3 day turn around.
Pretty reasonable I think👍.
Today did the Valve work
(hand lapping), which went really well. Nice clean shaven seats😁.
And finally,, was very lucky to find a 2" Fine grade Scotchbrite wheel thingy that mounts to an arbor and is run in your electric drill, , and saved the camshaft bores. Buffed up smoother.
Thankfully.
More details to follow. G.🙋‍♂️
 

ajm291

New member
🤦‍♂️jeez, , Yesterday went to the local Mitsubishi dealer for some parts. Now,,, I know this vehicle is not as popular as others and I'm cool with that. I've always been attracted to out of the ordinary (odd ball) cars, trucks, motorcycles.
And unfortunately these vehicles are more expensive to maintain and repair... so out of curiosity I had the parts guy check price on the Hydraulic Lash Adjusters for the 3.5L engines. Mine need a few, as they fell apart upon disassembly. Brace yourself !!
Just over $30 EACH!!! I rounded up to $31.
😓Mother of God... A full set will set you back $744+ dollars.
Top of the line Adjusters from Rock Auto are $4.57ea. /$110 for a full set (AJUSA #85004400).
These are not Chinese.
Made in Spain.
So,, obviously the direction is clear. Spend when you can,,,
save when you have to. It's a balancing act and budgetary requirement.
Unless you're Jeff Bezos 🤦‍♂️.
I wish us all luck🍀in our ventures into Monteroland... G.

I overhauled the top end of my 2006 Montero back in 2017 and went with these lash adjusters.

 

Schitzangiggles

King of Macastan
Oh and when you take your dash apart, be careful not to break the white plastic straw looking thing on your shifter, they are unobtanium. I've been looking for a new one and I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get a whole new floor shifter assembly, if I can find one. And what is even super cooler, I have the super select transmission(I can flick it to the side and manually shift/choose gear) and they are evidently made from unicorn horns...
So when you get the center console trim off, put the shift knob back on the shifter to protect the white plastic part you can't replace. I broke mine putting the dash trim back in.

I have to figure out how to farm fix it if I can't get the parts. Anyone have a spare super select floor shifter assembly laying around they want to sell???
 
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Quest4ADV

Adventurer
Oh and when you take your dash apart, be careful not to break the white plastic straw looking thing on your shifter, they are unobtanium. I've been looking for a new one and I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get a whole new floor shifter assembly, if I can find one. And what is even super cooler, I have the super select transmission(I can flick it to the side and manually shift/choose gear) and they are evidently made from unicorn horns...
So when you get the center console trim off, put the shift knob back on the shifter to protect the white plastic part you can't replace. I broke mine putting the dash trim back in.

I have to figure out how to farm fix it if I can't get the parts. Anyone have a spare super select floor shifter assembly laying around they want to sell???
Unobtanium and unicorn horns!!!

:ROFLMAO:
 
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