What did you do to your Mitsubishi today?

PaydayGabe

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Follow up on the O2 sensor issues.
Took Monty to the local Shop to verify my findings. They confirmed my numbers are correct,, So 4 new Denso sensors are on order from Rockauto. $174.00 us
Enough of this funny business🤦‍♂️.

Speaking of funny 🤪🤣😆🥺.
Not really. Just for kicks I called the Dealer for price and availability for these 4 sensors.
Not in stock, of course, and, ,
cough, cough, choke 🥵 $1304.36 us for the bunch🤩. Isn't that special.
Mother of God, , help us all.... Obscene.
Shop with care my friend's. G.😎🤙
 

Michael Brown

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Not in stock, of course, and, ,
cough, cough, choke 🥵 $1304.36 us for the bunch🤩. Isn't that special.
Mother of God, , help us all.... Obscene.
That dealer price is outrageous. I have been using the PartSouq site since someone here suggested it, and it is quite reasonable, even with shipping from UAE. Usually arrives in a week with FedEx. I still use RockAuto for more generic parts or when there is a Denso, Aisin, or other Japan brand available.
 

PaydayGabe

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That dealer price is outrageous. I have been using the PartSouq site since someone here suggested it, and it is quite reasonable, even with shipping from UAE. Usually arrives in a week with FedEx. I still use RockAuto for more generic parts or when there is a Denso, Aisin, or other Japan brand available.
Morning Mike🙋‍♂️, ,

I really wasn't surprised. But! !
I paid $1k u.s. for the rig, ,
another $1500 in parts/ machine work on the heads, shocks, Brake pads etc.. I did all the wrenching/ labor.
The only time I reluctantly take a vehicle the shop is when I don't have the needed equipment or knowledge required🤷‍♂️. Thankfully that rarely happens.
Another example of dealer price gouging... it needed valve lifters, 24. 🤦‍♂️over $30 dollars each. So, Ordered the best Rockauto offered.
Around $4.50 u.s. each. 😁

Hell, , If I could afford dealer service/ parts prices I would probably be driving a vastly newer machine. But that's not me. I enjoy the process and getting familiar with the vehicle. It keeps me out of trouble in my retirement👍.
Plus, living on a fixed income requires $$ frugality.
Have a great weekend. G.
 

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PaydayGabe

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Evening folks,, my final update on this particular subject (Oxygen sensors).

The 4 new sensors were installed on Sat.
The codes were cleared and have remained clear. Today I took the vehicle for a lengthy drive to let the computer reset itself. Then to the Smog station, , where the machine passed w/ Flying colors. AMEN👍🤩. I then went to the local bar and had a few🍻.
Glad that ordeal is over. . Cheers, G.
 

PaydayGabe

Member
Hmmmm, I smell a big project on the horizon. Love it when the parts arrive.
If you're doing it DIY, I hope you have a press available, long breaker bars and Anti Seize for reassembling. The suspension hardware is INSANELY TIGHT!
Get the vehicle comfortably in the air so you can get really good leverage on those bolts. Give everything a good cleaning before reassembly and some blue lock tight on the threads.
You'll never get them as tight as the factory, , since they were done w/ pneumatics. Good luck, eat your Wheaties before and keep us posted on the project. 🍻Cheers, G. In beautiful Boulder City Nv. USA.
 

chadzeilenga

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Hmmmm, I smell a big project on the horizon. Love it when the parts arrive.
If you're doing it DIY, I hope you have a press available, long breaker bars and Anti Seize for reassembling. The suspension hardware is INSANELY TIGHT!
Get the vehicle comfortably in the air so you can get really good leverage on those bolts. Give everything a good cleaning before reassembly and some blue lock tight on the threads.
You'll never get them as tight as the factory, , since they were done w/ pneumatics. Good luck, eat your Wheaties before and keep us posted on the project. Cheers, G. In beautiful Boulder City Nv. USA.
Thanks! Yep going the DIY route. In the process of ordering the front suspension components I need for the refresh. I’m on the lookout for a 20T press I can resell when done


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PaydayGabe

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Harbor Freight is the go to place for really decent tools. I have the 12 ton..
Use the coupons for savings.
Were those bushs pricey?
And where are these from (distributors)?
 

chadzeilenga

Active member
Yea, I'll check CL for a little while to see if I can beat the HF price. Good call on the coupon. It was about $250 for the full set and delivery was only a few days from their US warehouse.
 

PaydayGabe

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🙋‍♂️ completed the platform for the rear seat area(sleeping).
Its level w/the existing rear floor. My intention is to locate a firm mattress that fits the area and construct a shelf type platform above the mattress. I didn't want the elevated sleeping platform because of the acceptability. I'm 6'3" and just barely fit😖.
Anyone have suggestions for a reasonably inexpensive mattress? The rear dimensions are
75"L × 37"w. Thanks for your reply. G.
 

evomaki

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I might suggest looking at a backpacking type sleeping pad. I still backpack a fair bit still and they have some amazing ones these days. Thermarest (and I'm sure others) make some extra luxo ones for more like car camping. Way too heavy to big and heavy to carry on your back, but likely great for what you need and they roll up decently small, for being in a vehicle.
 

chadzeilenga

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Had a good weekend with the Montero. I installed the rear set of PU bushings (Trailing Arms, Sway Bar and Stabilizer Bar) from Siberian which went very smoothly and I cleaned and lubed all of the mating points for them. Does anyone know what type of grease they provide with them? I might want to keep some on-hand if I have to disassemble anything in the future. It's interesting to see the changes made by Mitsubishi in the Rear Trailing arm design. Here are my originals pictured against the set from 97 SR.

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Following the install I took a 6hr drive up into Western, VA for a set of seats from an 89 LWB that was being parted out which also came with a 6-bolt bouncy seat. Although they look disgusting, the fabric is better than mine since it was in the shade most of it's life. They should clean up well.

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It sure was a nice drive

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PaydayGabe

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I might suggest looking at a backpacking type sleeping pad. I still backpack a fair bit still and they have some amazing ones these days. Thermarest (and I'm sure others) make some extra luxo ones for more like car camping. Way too heavy to big and heavy to carry on your back, but likely great for what you need and they roll up decently small, for being in a vehicle.
I have a Thermorest pad for M/C camping. Its adequate,, but not ideal🤷‍♂️
I always seem to hit ground even fully inflated. I side sleep a lot. So I've resolved myself to No air mattresses period! They always inevitably get a leak..
So I'm looking for a twin size 4"- 6" thick. Which will fit just about perfect.
As I get older,, my sleeping comfort is more important than ever. Just saying.
Amazon has lots of options, and I'm looking locally for deals. 🤞🙏
 

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PaydayGabe

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👍👍located a good inexpensive mattress at Best Mattress for $100+ tx.
Fits the space, 75"L×37"w almost perfectly.
Now to design some type of shelf space above the rear area🤔. 🤷‍♂️
 

chadzeilenga

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Swapped out my old drivers seat with another old one...minus the wear




Also installed an elusive alternator belt guard, although I’m not sure what the specific need is. I’m generally not laying on my engine while it’s running



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