Engine problems various makes & models

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:23
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Hi all
Sitting back looking at complaints about various engine problems on different makes and models, but theirs one engine out their that nobody complains about petrol or diesel and thats good ol mitsubishi. Are they taboo on this site or just that bloody good owners dont have to worry about them?. Love my landy but did own a mits L 200 4wd ute , 4d55 engine 330,000. km not a drama. No turbo, no electronics, really start to wonder now?

Axle
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Reply By: Exploder - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:42

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:42
Hate to say it but I think all In all they aren’t a bad engine

Speaking of engines the Ford 4.0Ltr in my explorer went for 23,000k’s with a buggered front Timing chain tensioner, till I thought I had pushed my luck far enough and sorted it out today, But all in all not a bad effort I thought, Go Ford!!.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:59

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:59
Exploder , my daughter drives a el falcon, 200.000km two oil changes. No probs , damn good engine. Daughters so Slack, give up.
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Follow Up By: WheelTravel - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:51

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:51
2 oil changes in 200,000k's?

My God... That's a freeakin joke...

HA... pity the poor sould that buys that!!!
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:07

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:07
oil is now same consistency of hot bitumen
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:51

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:51
I bought a Pajero 3.5 DOHC petrol new in 97 the last of the chassis models and to this day it is the best all round 4WD I have owned. It went like a cut cat, handled like a sports car on the road, had the best LSD I have used and was surprisingly economical. One of the few things I didn't like about it were the thin body panels that show every little parking dent, just like my 100 Series does now. That and my 12ht 60 series are 2 cars I wish I had of kept. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:07

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:07
Hi Rob.
Mates got a 2000 model exceed, reckons its the best thing out there.
What are they like in the bush? he has no idea shopping trolley to him. Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor R (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:31

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:31
Rob, I had the 96 with the same engine and would echo that sentiment. My loads just outgrew it :-(

Axle, that's the vehicle that broke the camels back for my wife, she will now NOT come 4wd with me. That Paj was awesome off road, power to weight made it good in the sand and as Rob said a LSD that pushed the boundries with my limited driving skills. Scared the pants off me and the wife on more than one occasion. For what it is, I would say a good value car.

Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:08

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:08
Trevor.
If I tell my mate this his head wont fit in his bloody paj.
Expected a reply like yours, I think the ol paj has been very under rated for a long time. Missed out on marketing expertise ithink over a period of time, my opinion only.
Axle
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:29

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:29
Axel,

The motor from the diesel 60 series. The body suffered a lot from rust but the motor has the runs on the board.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:04

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:04
get a Patrol 3.0Tdi...

Never heard a bad word said about them! :-)

lol
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:07

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:07
r u sure
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:29

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:29
Absolutely

and looking forward to seeing the Easter Bunny again this year!
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:32

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:32
well you wont cos i shot him last october
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Reply By: Billowaggi - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 00:09

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 00:09
2.8 TD Rodeo [Isuzu] would have to be the most unbreakable diesel around.
Regards Ken.
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Reply By: Sir Diamond - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 18:10

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 18:10
ive been meaning to post about mitsubishis but ive been so busy working on them with cracked heads/head gaskets worn rings ect that i just havnt hed time lol.
cheers
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:09

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:09
hahaha
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:37

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:37
Don't they all leak oil down the valve stems, so many have that little puff of smoke on takeoff.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:42

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:42
So What.? Fords have done that for 25yrs their ok, are they not.?
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:34

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:34
yep all valve stems carry a litlle oil to the cylinder......but why does no 1 fail?
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