Would you put a new timing belt in a Montero with 245k on the clock? See photos

PacS14

Adventurer
It's all the crap that sits above the valve covers that scares me. I can do the basics and have the simple kit as well. Thanks for the input.
Most of that stuff will stay there,.all the plugs are one of, so no way in hell should you be able to plug something where it doesn't belong, I normally break all the bolts loose and leave then in place, there are two nuts those I do remove completely, after that I lift the top part of the intake with a the bolts still in place and just set it on a clean work table. The other bolts that actually hold something at the same time I label, take pictures, and pretty much for all this I follow the FSM specially when putting everything back together. Use dabs of gasket maker on each hole on the gasket to hold it against the valve covers and also on the sparkplug tube seals clean any excess gasket maker immediately after you are done tightening the bolts for a clean look, everything else follow the manual.

Good luck!
 
I've spent plenty more than $500. Love the rig. It's super clean but perhaps a bit neglected last couple of years. Mitsubishi certified mechanic replaced head gasket, valves, stem seals, valve cover gaskets, plugs, etc.... Turns out the timing belt was done at 229 k. Ordered new bilsteins, tie rods, idlerArm and Siberian bushings. After that it’s got some oxidization on hood and roof that will be taken care of. I finally got ahold of the previous owner. Turns outThey ended up donating the vehicle because they didn’t have a place to store it anymore. Donated to a Veteran charity. That’s how I got it at auction.
 

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PaydayGabe

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Well done Jake 😎👍.
I think you made a great investment in your Overland vehicle.
Well worth every penny. Good looker 👀also. Start doing your own maintenance, DIY.
It's stuff you need to know. Cheers 🍻, G.
 

billiebob

My Uncle drove a government issued Jeep in Europe
I've spent plenty more than $500. Love the rig. It's super clean but perhaps a bit neglected last couple of years. Mitsubishi certified mechanic replaced head gasket, valves, stem seals, valve cover gaskets, plugs, etc.... Turns out the timing belt was done at 229 k. Ordered new bilsteins, tie rods, idlerArm and Siberian bushings. After that it’s got some oxidization on hood and roof that will be taken care of. I finally got ahold of the previous owner. Turns outThey ended up donating the vehicle because they didn’t have a place to store it anymore. Donated to a Veteran charity. That’s how I got it at auction.
they are cool, looks incredibly clean, fabulous to know the timing belt is new. looking forward to updates, hope you keep it close to stock which is the best balance of capabiliy, reliabilty, economy with older vehicles.
 
The plan is to keep her as stock as possible. With the help of the forum and some (well actually a lot) of advice and from a few of the more knowledgeable members the project is slowly creeping along. Something new pops up every day but I'm learning on the fly. I really appreciate the online community.
 

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