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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^^ Sirji posting some internal pics, i wanted to do a leather restoring job internally so was waiting for it - that is still a pending job.

All black and silver leather treatment around the dash
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Rear AC controls
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Mid row roof vents
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Monty has no bottle holders on the door, so i had to improvise
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third row vents
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back door with speakers
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a subwoofer in the third row part of stonking 12 speaker rockford unit
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Handbrake and AT gear lever has some leather wear - planning to restore shortly
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Steering controls for audio and cruise control needs
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a 6 cd changer system but no bluetooth - that will be sorted shortly too
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leather interior soft touch type
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Bun warmers for the front seats
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Ambient lighting
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Tells you precisely which door is open including the back side door
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Mirror controls and front and rear fogs
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ASC can be switched off and so can be rear sensors
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Lot of soft touch leather on the doors too
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Interiors
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6 air bags + Bappa for full safety!
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please can you leave a link on the seat back organizer looks very useful .The interiors are sure holding up pretty well for its age .Fantastic details in the pictures.Also would you be looking for a smart screen update for ICE.
 
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^^ Here is the link sir, its a cheap one off amazon - https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07BJYXW21/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Regarding ICE i dont want to mess around with the rockford fosgate system too much - the sound is very good - all i need is bluetooth and aux directly on it - right now i am using a fm transmitter.
Also i am going for a mirror based display for rear and front dvr - its on its way , will post once i receive and install
 
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So finally did the seat restoration work - first cleaned it thoroughly and then used the black cream restoration kit i procured off aliexpress.
The cream restorers color and nourishes the leather, it cant really fix torn stuff - so some pillows have deep scratches, not much can be done to them, they were anyways aftermarket.

But the seats are back to full gloss - later used a wax and oil to provide final shine, will redo the exercise again in a weeks time as a second coat.
Next in line is a proper DVR with front and rear cameras!

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Got this front and rear camera touchscreen combo installed, found it interesting , has all features, including bluetooth,wifi,4G, ADAS, FM, navigation etc - Android 8.1 based.
It is strapped over the existing mirror

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