What did you do to your Mitsubishi today?

Mudrunner

Adventurer
Well it has been a while since I have posted on this forum but this is the perfect spot! I haven't done much other than dd my sport but over the last two months I have added a backup camera hiding the wires was a fun exercise, which lead me to find a knocking noise I had been looking for. It was a electrical amplifier maybe? For the trailer wiring. Also I made a UpullIt run yesterday because they had a 02 Sport this one was color match to my 01 interior and it had the storage boxes for the rear! I was stoked to see that!
 
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PacS14

Adventurer
Drove from Houston to Austin...still love the way this rides. I got surprisingly good mpg since I did the whole time up, valve covers deal. The coolant leak seems to have disappeared, but I'm not convinced, I will keep an eye on the coolant and reservoir daily.
 

PaydayGabe

Member
Drove from Houston to Austin...still love the way this rides. I got surprisingly good mpg since I did the whole time up, valve covers deal. The coolant leak seems to have disappeared, but I'm not convinced, I will keep an eye on the coolant and reservoir daily.
I have about 1800 miles on my 3.5L top end overhaul. Had a minor coolant leak somewhere near the upper front. Very minor spotting. I can't find a puddle/ stain anywhere. Probably evaporated. It has since ended and no coolant loss/change. Go figure. Running Great,
almost 16mpg in town/freeway. 😁👍
 

PaydayGabe

Member
Yup,,, end of April 2020.
The spring of COVID-19🤷‍♂️.
Had been planning to paint the original spoke wheels for a while. Purchased the paint yesterday (Rustoleum paint/primer in Black Hammer finish) 4 at $8.50ea..
On the sanded and washed alloys,, its presenting a glossy dark gray color🥰.
Perfectly fine with that.
Finish the right side tomorrow. Cheers🍻, G.

Photos won't load. Something about an allowed extension???
Can anyone explain? IDK?
 

PaydayGabe

Member
Wow😳,,, the reviews for Imgur.com are terrible.
I'm going to do a trial run w/ this app.
Unless other options 🤷‍♂️.
Expedition Portal is a huge site,,
Is there a good reason why photo uploads are not available directly??
Thanks for the reply.
 

PacS14

Adventurer
I replaced the faulty voltage regulator on an old alternator I had laying around. My lights were flickering again, so I ordered one from Amazon that seemed to be the one I needed, and lucked out because it was indeed the exact one. The one I got was made in Korea, so immediately thought it had to be a better quality part than the one in that old AutoZone Alternator. After taking the alternator apart, melt the d solder to remove the broken one, I saw that one of the carbon brushes was broken so that explains, I soldered the new regulator and.put it back together. Finally took the alternator that has a bad regulator already out of the Monty and put this newly repaired one in and Presto! No more flickering lights
 

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PaydayGabe

Member
This is the tread pattern of the new skins.
Beefy I'd say. 13mm depth. They are made by Mastercraft,, a subsidiary of Cooper Tires. I'm good with that.👍👍
LT245/75R-16 Courser MXT, $159. ea. from SimpleTire. Com. on my beautifully painted wheels 😍.
Its very early in the learning process with these. Wil be adjusting air pressure for best contact patch. They hum slightly on deceleration/ braking. Will update process as needed. Cheers 🍻, G.20200518_222243.jpg
 

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PaydayGabe

Member
Afternoon Inmates 🙋‍♂️,,
On 06/01, I completed the Fan Clutch service on my 3.5L Sport.
To say it was a little on the weak side is an understatement. Disassembly was relatively easy. There are a few tiny pieces to pay attention for.
Specifically , the 0-ring between the two halves and the internal wiper.
The 0-ring is obvious,,
but the wiper is a small black rectangular piece of material that rests inside the slot on the outer edge of the top half and then rests against the internal hub of the clutch.
Naturally the freakin photos will NOT load! 😡 Use your imagination.

The remaining silicone oil is heavy and requires several cleanings. Evacuate it as best as possible.
Upon assembly I had everything in place, ready and began to add the New Silicone oil ( item#5457 2fl.oz; 30.000cSt weight) from Amazon.
This stuff is thick also and I had to warm it up good before it would flow.
The unit took the full 2oz bottle. Assemble the pieces together,, pay attention that the wiper and 0-ring remain in place.
Install the 4 Phillips screws and tighten,, good and snug.
Reassemble on the vehicle and test drive.
That's it! 👍Good as new.
Sorry about no photos.
 
Thanks to Toasty's instructional video I had the confidence to replace upper ball joints. It went just like video! So much easier. Also just got her back from paint shop after getting center hood and entire top repainted to get rid of nasty oxidization.
 

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miloe79

Observer
What did I do to my Montero today!? Well! I’m glad you asked.

I improved the headlights on my Gen 2 by swapping a pair of 2.5 headlights. Huge improvement over the fluted style lights. They look great!!








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PaydayGabe

Member
The fan clutch is serviceable? Who knew. And Snakeyjake, that garage looks way too clean.
Thanks for the comments 👍.
Some clutch models are serviceable. You can see that when you remove the unit from the vehicle. They will have the 4 screws and the 4 fan bolts holding everything together.
Some clutches are factory sealed and not serviceable.
Naturally,, these would just be replaced by the mechanic and not serviced at all. YMMV🙋‍♂️.
 

PacS14

Adventurer
Afternoon Inmates 🙋‍♂️,,
On 06/01, I completed the Fan Clutch service on my 3.5L Sport.
To say it was a little on the weak side is an understatement. Disassembly was relatively easy. There are a few tiny pieces to pay attention for.
Specifically , the 0-ring between the two halves and the internal wiper.
The 0-ring is obvious,,
but the wiper is a small black rectangular piece of material that rests inside the slot on the outer edge of the top half and then rests against the internal hub of the clutch.
Naturally the freakin photos will NOT load! 😡 Use your imagination.

The remaining silicone oil is heavy and requires several cleanings. Evacuate it as best as possible.
Upon assembly I had everything in place, ready and began to add the New Silicone oil ( item#5457 2fl.oz; 30.000cSt weight) from Amazon.
This stuff is thick also and I had to warm it up good before it would flow.
The unit took the full 2oz bottle. Assemble the pieces together,, pay attention that the wiper and 0-ring remain in place.
Install the 4 Phillips screws and tighten,, good and snug.
Reassemble on the vehicle and test drive.
That's it! 👍Good as new.
Sorry about no photos.
I did this to my 96 T-100 once and at hobby shops (rc cars) they sell cans of (I forgot the name of it) that removed that heavy oil like nothing and you can get the job done super quick. Literally spray that thin on the clutch aiming at the old oil and it comes off automatically...blew my mind.
 
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