New Triton

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 13:54
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What are your thoughts about the new Triton ? Answers from current owners appreciated. Comparisons to the previous model ?
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 22:13

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 22:13
Have had mine for nearly 5 years and it has been great.... Has travelled most of the outback roads including the canning stock route, GRR, Savannah Way, Tanami Rd, Kidson track, Cape York and many more rough roads and it has held up well....

Cheap to run and maintain, service every 15,000km.....

Has a 300kg ball weight for towing and heaps of extras can be put on.......

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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 08:24

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 08:24
I have not Driven the latest model ,but a mate has the previous one and it has been a really good vehicle .
He was after a Hilux ( like most punters ) but couldn't justify the $10,000 difference in price .
The new model Triton seem even better value.

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Reply By: swampy - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 09:53

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 09:53
The diesel model before the update had inlet manifold sludge issues . There was a manifold upgrade .

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:27

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:27

Was that sludge to do with hot EGR gases mixed with oil mist from the crankcase ventilation system?

If so, a manifold re-design could help, but an after-market oil catch could possibly do much more in terms of reducing sludge build-up in the inlet system. And a LEGAL one keeps the vehicle, well, legal.

My Prado suffered to some extent and I determined that its replacement would not, and fitted a Mann-Hummel Provent catch can. It retains the original closed PCV circuit and is therefore legal. It removes most of the oil mist from the PCV gases and stops most of the coke build-up that occurs after the EGR injection , ie in the inlet manifold.

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Follow Up By: swampy - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 18:01

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 18:01
Frank P
Found this out when I was looking into inlet manifold sludge for Ford Rangers . There seems to be 100s of pages on the subject . The down side to all modern diesel some worse than others .

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Reply By: Crusier 91 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:08

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:08
Have Mitsubishi redesigned the long rear overhang on the new dual cab Tritons?

It's the only problem my mate has with his when off roading.
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Follow Up By: Jackolux - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 16:49

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 16:49
Yep it is a mate broke his in half a week later another one here broke the chassis , towing a horse float , all dual cabs have that problem but the Triton has the most problems .
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Reply By: axle - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:56

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:56
Hi, Ive owned a early model triton, and it was a good work horse, As far as the late model stuff I cant say, except it was only last week I was working with a tradie that had a two yr old one that was purchased new and he has had nothing but engine dramas, its been back to Mitsubishi for repair in which they have taken full responsibility , without going into all the drama, the thing that I picked up on was the lack of engine parts in Aust ,causing huge delays when big warranty work is needed,this might be a isolated case , but I know one thing for sure this guy was not a happy triton owner!!

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Follow Up By: mountainman - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 23:56

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 23:56
thE engine troubles were HUGE.
mate had the previous model, under a100k on the motor and kept getting hot.
mitsubishi decided to stuff around with it.... no fix.
ended up putting a new engine in and what a joke, now GET THIS ....they used the old injectors ...on a new motor ha ha ha ha..
whats worse was they took over 3mmths to do repairs.
soo far no issues on motor but he is one bleep off guy.
also the long delay was they sent 2shipping containers full of motors
and didnt know which container his motor was in
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Reply By: Injected - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:19

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:19
Have a look at the Triton forum.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 19:12

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 19:12
Personally I feel the Triton is a value for money proposition, it's smaller than the dearer 4WD utes and built to a price. I think fine if you are talking moderate towing, moderate loads etc etc. The new model hasn't set the world on fire in terms of sales figures. Often price and the long warranty period lure buyers. So depends on what you wan't. Personally if I had a budget and couldn't afford a new Hilux I'd buy a nice second hand one in lieu of a Triton. If you want to keep the vehicle long term Hilux offers the most durable and reliable 4WD ute. If you are going to buy new and turn the car over in 3-4 years it doesn't matter so much. IMO
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Reply By: 2517. - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 16:50

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 16:50
Drove a new Hilux for 2weeks could not wait to get back into 2 year old Pajero cannot see what people see in them,
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