Service and extended warranty on Pajero

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 22:12
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Any Bush Lawyers out there.

Took delivery of the 1999 Pajero GLS today 103,000 on the clock, Its Christmas -Toys and all.

Bought a Mitsubishi 3 year extended warranty $1200. Got home and read the fine print, gotta have serviced in accordance with Manufactuers specifications.

Next service due 105,000 according to service book. No big deal we say.

Fine print in service book says timing belt must be replaced .

What!!!!!!! that ain't a $20 job I bet. So only after 2000k I gotta spend big bucks again??

Anyone know how much it costs to replace a timing belt on NL Pajero??

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Reply By: mik*2 - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 23:26

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 23:26
well for my NH '92 its best part of a grand so I rekon yours will be maybe close to $1500. Shop around...

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Follow Up By: Salty - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 00:53

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 00:53
Sounds a bit rich to me on the prices that some of you have posted. I had my 93 NH done at Gympie (Qld) Mitsubishi a few months back and the 100K service plus timing belt done for a tad under $600 Regards Salty.
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Reply By: dixie ( W.A.) - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 23:28

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 23:28
Looks like ya in the s#$$ sneaky buggers all cam belts should be replaced every 100,000kms and i think youll find Mits charge about $1200 for the job here in w.a. will be a fair bit cheaper with you private mechanic.Most yards sevice there cars before selling ...must have been the" fine print "hey? sorry for your lost of money
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Reply By: Member - Paul H - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 09:31

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 09:31
Russell, had mine done on a 3500 dohc by a local mechanic at $350.00, but a quote from Mitsubishi was around the $750.00 mark.
Just make sure whoever you go to that they tourque up the harmonic balance properly as they are notourios for coming loose after a belt change.
best of luck!

PMKNext trip please..............................................
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Reply By: mik*2 - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 10:41

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 10:41
well salty thats not a bad price. To do a service and timing belt change for $600. Mitsubishi dealer? I wasn't far off the mark. Change out of a grand is about right. Just flicking through my records and I see that for the 200000km service, WITHOUT the timing belt,(this was done after) was $534. So the timing belt must be close to $300 odd to change it.
Yep, my harmonice balancer had come loose, and it had to be renewed together with alot of the parts behind that area. Fortunately the guy I bought it from had fixed it all. Been OK since...

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Reply By: Russell Terrano - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 20:28

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 20:28
The closing Note.

After "friendly" discussion with Dealers agreed to goes halves on cost of doing Timing Belt. My share $300.

Buyers beware. Even RAA (NRMS-RAVC- RAQC) advisor agreed with dealer.

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