Turbo Diesel Pajero

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Hi everyone, i'm thinking of buying a 1995 pajero 2.8ltr turbo diesel manual. just wondering if anyone else has one and what people think of them? thanks
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 20:19

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 20:19
Had one for over 9 years. There are a great reliable vehicle.


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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 20:34

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 20:34
I have an auto 2.8 TDI and love it for off road work. For some strange reason they have a lot of trouble with these vehicles blowing head gaskets in the UK. Almost unheard of down here though.

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Reply By: Rangiephil - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 20:37

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 20:37
I have a friend with a 96.
It has done 300KK plus and has had few problems.
Glow plugs seem to go regularly, and he had to replace the clutch and gearbox bearings at about 200KK or so, but that is it.
IMHO it's a rough riding, coarse noisy old thing, but it is still on the original shocks.
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Reply By: philldeb - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 20:42

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 20:42
14 year old best of luck
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Reply By: Member - Paul C (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 21:06

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 21:06
Had mine for five years.
It's done everything I have wanted to do. They're a very underated vehicle.
The only real problem is a lack of power (compared to todays diesels anyway).
Have heard of problems with heads going but this is not a common theme for the most part.
Given a 2" suspension lift and a decent set of tyres and they'll get you just about anywhere up to grade 3 tracks ( and a bit beyond sometimes)
They're hard to find so have a real good look at the vehicle and make sure you know it's full history.

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Reply By: Wherehegon - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 21:19

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 21:19
Lady at work had one and had the head go twice in under 150k and was on its way again when she traded it. Obviously going by the above replys hers may have been one of the bad ones. Personally I think all pajeros are a great vehicle and very underated. As said above been that bit of an older vehicle give it a good going over, and service history a must. There is one here where I live and is in exceptional condition for its age and the lady owner has had zero trouble with it. She said a bit under powered (she's obviously never had a 2.8D hilux) for towing their van but still a great vehicle. Add a front diff lock and you will have a very capable off road vehicle, the rear limo's on the mitsi's are up there with the patrols, but may need an adjustment due to age and klms, but either way would be a better LSD then Toyota's. WHG
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Reply By: Members-Neil & Margie-Cairns - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 21:44

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 21:44
G'day Vanderbro ,,
ours is a 95 same as you are looking at ,, has 344000km on the clock , have had no real problems to speak of , been very reliable , tows the trailer with no worries ,, love it !!

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Reply By: Member - peter C (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:55

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:55
i have a 99 model that now has 345000 ks. bought it ex govt in 2001 with 40000 on it. had 1 clutch and 2 sets of glow plugs and that is all. used for work until i retired. frequently towed large trailer and 19 ft boat [not at same time] and did everything asked of it.though not as comfortable or powerful as my wifes td100 i still can't think of a valid reason to replace it . peter
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