1985 Pajero

Submitted: Monday, May 17, 2004 at 20:51
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Howdy all
I'm in negotiations now for a 1985 turbo deisel Pajero, high roofline, etc. Looks quite good overall, new suspension bushes, no damage to bash plates, paint is quite scratched but they are doing a respray for that. About 190,000 on the clock.

Asking $5790 with 6mth rego. It looks really good and apart from no air con is just what I'm after.

Any real problems with this model and anything I should be on the look out for?

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Reply By: Lynn2 - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 20:55

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 20:55
NFI myself, but pose the question on www.pajeroclub.com.au and you might get some good advice.
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Reply By: ianmc - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 21:54

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 21:54
Coming up to a big service at 200,000 which includes replacing BOTH timing & balance shaft belts & possibly the idlers & maybe the underlying seals.
I have a Triton which has same motor & I think same gearbox. Box is a bit weak in 5th gear but new boxes are available complete in Trader mags for $1250-1550.
Sounds like a cheap & sensible entry to 4wding.
Mine has been across the Simpson, along many beaches & has no rust.
Does about 10kms/litre or better depending on load & is quite strong over 1500rpm.
On the Pajero forum I have posted a number of times about simple mods to make the td go better cheaply & there is lots of stuff over there.
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Reply By: Aandy(WA) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 22:50

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 22:50
Scot just be sure the performance is what you want. I drove one in the late eighties and was amazed that kids on pushbikes could beat me at the lights. It was OK when it got going but was terribly slow off the mark. I also would suggest you maybe look for the later model without the high roof as that "look" is really dated. I ended up getting a 2.6 petrol 1988 model and it served me well. I'd agree with the gearbox comment. Mine was crashing and clunking when I sold it at 335,000km but it never let me down. Only major work done was a new clutch at 270.000. Aim to move up to a TD Prado in the future. They're a similar sized vehicle but being newer they are far superior in comfort, handling and performance - something for you to plan to! Good luck with your entry to 4wding. Also suggest you do a 4wd course and join a club - good way to get the most from your vehicle.
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