Pajero 3.2did

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 16:25
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I have the opportunity to buy a 2007 3.2 did at a good price with only 67000ks on it. I have been told the timing chain needs to be replaced at 180000ks is this right? Second what is the av cost of replacing this chain, I know dealers usually charge more per hour so would use a private workshop. And has anyone ran into the problem with the exhaust ports clogging up.
Thanks for any replies.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 16:38

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 16:38

It's not usual to replace a timing chain. I timing belt is a different matter all together.
In this instance I'm not sure which it has, though no doubt someone on here will.
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Reply By: dazza62 - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 17:00

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 17:00
This might help

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My 07 Pajero has done around 180000 kms and my Mechanic said it doesn't need to be replaced either.
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Reply By: Green Rv - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 17:04

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 17:04
hi pete
hay i'm not sure but i really think this car was fitted with a diesel particulate filter
if it has one i would not recommend it ( you will find this in the exh system)

the DID had problems with inlet ports clogging up with carbon but that is an easy fix with a three bond product "diesel carbon blast" use it regularly and it will be sweet

most people will do the water pump and timing belt at same time as they normally run of the same belt i would think a full tbk and water pump would set you back about $700.00 + labour may be $1500 fitted

hope this helps
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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 17:26

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 17:26
A diesel Paj with only 67,000 on it - what a gem - our 2004 has 225,000 - no timing chains/belts changed. Thought that only applied to petrol jobs - but leave that to my mechanic - someone else will probably clarify.

Has it got a mate?

Lucky you - cheers, Phil
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 18:15

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 18:15
Just sold my 2007 with 300 000km on it. Timing Belts I understand do not need replacing at any specific interval, check the service guide. I think they need to check the chain guide at specific services. The scheduled valve adjustments were costly.
I sold my vehicle to my father if that gives you some guide as to the confidence I have in that vehicle/ engine.

Never had any exhaust port problems, but occasionally the pdf filter would clog up if we had primarily just driven it on short trips for a few weeks. That was solved after a 30+km run each time. There were 2-3 recalls for pdf issues which were solved by 2009.
Ask the same question on the Pajero Club of Vic forum you will probably get responses


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Reply By: Member - BrisVegas - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 19:47

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 19:47
The 3.2 diesel (4M41 engine) has a timing chain which doesn't need changing like a belt does. The thing to watch is the top chain guide, which can deteriorate and break apart. Lots of info on the Pajero club forum, but it's a very cheap part.
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Reply By: madfisher - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 20:41

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 20:41
Thanks guys for the helpful advice, seems like I was led astray somewhat. waiting on a email with photos.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Travelling - Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:15

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:15
We have 2 2007 Tritons on the farm with the 3.2 diesel engine same as the Pajero. We have kept them because they have been so incredibly reliable and cheap to run and maintain. Other than general maintenance replaced rear springs and shock absorbers all round. Would have bought more Tritons if they still had the 3.2 motor. Getting a Foton Tunland on Tuesday. Will be interesting to see how it goes.
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