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by macjohnw
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Pajero Discussion
Topic: Possible overheating
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Possible overheating

Start with list below and work your way downward.

- Replace thermostat
- Flush and replace coolant
- Physically take out, clean and service radiator
- Replace water pump.

Simply servicing the radiator in-situ wont give you an idea of how blocked it is outside.
by macjohnw
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: DIY Projects (Mods and Rebuilds)
Topic: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items

PS: Another thing to remember - do not rotate the crank anti-clockwise as it could cause damage to the timing chain and tensioner. You will have to rotate it in order to get the marks on the camshafts aligned towards the top, or to give the timing chain a little slack when removing the guides/pulley...
by macjohnw
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: DIY Projects (Mods and Rebuilds)
Topic: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items

When removing the fuel filter - drain it by placing a container underneath as you unscrew everything. It is not good for your starter when pouring diesel all over it like that. I had to replace one or two starters because of this previously.

Also remember to plug those lines.
by macjohnw
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering and Brakes
Topic: Power steering leak?
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Power steering leak?

I recently repaired the leak on my power steering pump. It helped that a lot of stripping was done as I was replacing the head. See the photo below of what the leak looked like as well as diagram on which O-rings I replaced. It is advisable to power wash the area before working on the pump - it prev...
by macjohnw
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: DIY Projects (Mods and Rebuilds)
Topic: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items

Old waterpump 520,000km VS new one (Alert Engine Parts).
by macjohnw
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: DIY Projects (Mods and Rebuilds)
Topic: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items

EGR piping and valve items removed.
by macjohnw
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: DIY Projects (Mods and Rebuilds)
Topic: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items

The trickiest/riskiest part was to keep tension on the timing chain when removing the cam shafts and subsequently the head itself. The video gives a good idea how to do this. I just added an extra step by using a Rox strap and rope, then tied it to the bonnet latch. Also secure the rod that keeps th...
by macjohnw
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: DIY Projects (Mods and Rebuilds)
Topic: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items

Here is a summary of the costs. Note that I did do a few extras or bought some tools, which increased the amount a bit. I managed to get all the major and important parts from Alert Engine Parts and Mitsu. The camshafts, valves, valve springs, injectors were still good and it was not needed to repai...
by macjohnw
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: DIY Projects (Mods and Rebuilds)
Topic: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items

TIPS: * Wash the motor and engine bay before you strip, if possible - it helps to prevent dirt getting in where it should nto be. I could not beforehand. * Take PLENTY of pics as you strip. You will forget where and how everything belongs. It helps tremendously when assembling again. I just about t...
by macjohnw
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: DIY Projects (Mods and Rebuilds)
Topic: DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items
Replies: 8
Views: 284

DIY: Cylinder Head Replacement & other items

I recently did the following on my Pajero, after blowing a head gasket due to a blocked radiator @ 520,000km. After struggling to get a decent local mechanic willing to do the work, I decided to just do it myself. Transporting the car to MitsiTech would have been to expensive. Thus I did the followi...

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