91 Pajero, GLS 2.5 TD

Submitted: Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 12:43
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Guys,
Would you or wouldn't you buy one, drives well, seems gutless in 1st but goes alright in every other gear, no rust round the sunroof, interior good, asking $14'000

it's got alloy's, bull bar and griving lights, done a bit over 200'000 kms.

the redbook site says price is top end bracket for this model,

only thing I can fault on it is the fuel gage reads 1/2 a tank and the fuel light is on...

this hard to fix?

CYA
Mik

PS if this is a good rate I'll be taking to the bank.... :)
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Reply By: ianmc - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 14:36

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 14:36
I have a '91 Triton which is much the same mech.
The Paj performs better than some other earlier 4wd's & does about 10kms/l on hwy & not a great deal less at lower speeds off road unless very arduous.
If its done 200,000 & you cannot verify both timing belt & balance shaft belt changes recently it would be VERY wise to do both & they are not cheap.
Look for oil leaks at same time.
It may not have had a proper 200,000 service. Price seems a bit high for kms.
Gear box is main weak spot in these. Try it under load in 5th at 50-70 kmh & if there is much noise trouble is looming & best fixed before it craks up.
Gear box bearing & seal kit fitted together with a new clutch kit cost me around $900.. Brand new gear boxes (not reco) can be bought for $1500, cheaper than repairing them if they are really shot.
Mine has over 215,000 & is fine with orig w/pump & inj.pump.
Running gear has been trouble free apart from shocks & a couple of ball joints.
Orig unis & rear axle & dif look up to the job & given no trouble.
IFS prevents you from removing sump in situ as it does with most others.
Old tech used to permit this & hence we pay more along the way as well as up front.
Maybe this is why used vehicles with a few kms up dont fetch a lot.
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Follow Up By: Crazy-Mik - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:38

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:38
Ian
Thanks very much for all of that info, I'll use it all to my advantage.
I think I'll tank it for a second drive, took off ok in 3rd ok didnt like it much but did it all the same.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 14:39

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 14:39
Crazy-Mik,
This is getting near injector pump and injector service time, personally I'm not a Paj fan, depends what you are looking for the articulation is not the best due to the suspension design. Seems a tad on the highside for a 91 fourby unless it is immaculate, plus this has got a bit of mileage not greater than average, mind you and it is a diesel. You need to have a drive, check the tyres etc there's another grand, rego, service history if any, anything to convince yourself that it's the one for you. Look around you never know, I don't know how long you've been looking.Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Crazy-Mik - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:36

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:36
Only 12 months of looking, I reakon the asking price is a little high, so theres room for haggling, but the tyres are new and it's registered. so theres 2 pluses...
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