Picked Up Grand Daddy: Mitsubishi Montero (Pajero MK4) Drives In


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Congratulations@Iron Rock
Very informative thread.
i am little anxious to know the details of the small gear lever for off-roading.
 
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wow !absolutely majestic the way the MONTERO poses .Very detailed writeup sir !did u also consider with Power steering fluid change /flush ?
 
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Love the contrast! These are HDRs I assume?
Yes sir, and then filtered off snapseed

Congratulations@Iron Rock
Very informative thread.
i am little anxious to know the details of the small gear lever for off-roading.
Hi SilverEyez this is Super Select 2 4x4 gear lever mated to a 5 speed AT box - trademark mitsubishi 4x4 transmission with 4 High, 4 HLc(Central Diff locked), 4LLc( Low ratio with center diff locked)

wow !absolutely majestic the way the MONTERO poses .Very detailed writeup sir !did u also consider with Power steering fluid change /flush ?
Thanks driveright, when i was purchasing it, the steering column bush was replaced by the existing owner and as part of that the steering fluid was replaced - hence i dont have it in my list.
But yes yet to do brake and coolant replacement - still trying to find time for it.
 
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Finally had the time to sort out a few final items which were outstanding since purchase :-
Coolant Replacement , Brake bleeding valve replacement and brake bleeding , radiator shroud fitted , Wheel alignment checked(it was fine anyways).

Here are some pics of it :-

Followed some really elaborate steps for collant replacement , flushed with liquimoly radiator cleaner first, drained from both the radiator outlet as well as engine block, then flushed/drained with 12 litres of distilled water , kept the heater and ac on , brought it to temperature so valves opened and circulation happens and finally put in a new super long life coolant from Toyota, toyota coolants are one of the best and apparently provide a 7 year life and 1.6lakh km - so this leaves me with a lot of peace of mind.

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radiator drain
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Engine block drain of coolant
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Sorry spilled some of hulks blood in the process
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This upper radiator shroud was missing and broken, procured from japan and fitted it in
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Also bought this brake bleeding valve from aliexpress and fitted in, the front right brake bleeding valve was broken and i cudnt do this hence properly.
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then flushed/drained with 12 litres of distilled water , kept the heater and ac on , brought it to temperature so valves opened and circulation happens and finally put in a new super long life coolant
Absolutely love it when things are done by the book. Great job!
 
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Fantastic detailed workmanship super flush of the radiator ! Did you also get the radiator also removed and jet washed ?
Yes i had cleaned the radiator fins already with water and degreaser, jet washed from a little distance so i dont damage the fins

Absolutely love it when things are done by the book. Great job!
Yes always good to follow some basic best practices - coolant systems never really go bad in modern cars, the only issue that happens is rust if you dont change the fluid, so take care of that and use a good next generation coolant and you are good for over a lakh kms - i have no clue when the old owners changed it in this, so better to set my own baseline.
 
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