Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:11 am

Hi guys, thanks for the concern, so far so good. The engine is running smoother now some 600km into the running in process, not such a lumpy idle due to the rings bedding in. I just heard from mds collivery that CATS donated radiator in arriving some time today! Super Stoked.

I am planning on doing a 1000km oil and filter service at the end of the week to flush out the cheap midas oil and set the tappet clearances again. We are going to the Cederberg this weekend, and are planning on taking pedro. I will post some more pics on the radiator change over and resetting the clearances in the week.

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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:32 am

Great, great news
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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:03 am

Hi Nick

That's fantastic news. I am very Happy for you and all your hard work. We have had much speculation at home about a rebuild, and you did it.
Awesome, awesome stuff !
If I may ask, what do you estimate the actual cost of repairs, parts etc was?
Do you think, in your opinion, that workshops and the like justify such astronomical costs as have been bandied about ??
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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:14 am

To compare this with what I work shop would / could have charged, do you have an estimate of the time you spent on the re-build?

One thing I am certain about: You were much more meticulous and precise than most work shops!

You have proved that a decent re-build on just about any engine is possible.
You have also proved wrong those you claimed that the Di-D cannot be re-built.

Again, Respect!!
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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:01 pm

Nick Gibson wrote:Hi guys, thanks for the concern, so far so good. The engine is running smoother now some 600km into the running in process, not such a lumpy idle due to the rings bedding in. I just heard from mds collivery that CATS donated radiator in arriving some time today! Super Stoked.
Great - Glad it made the trek down to you. I tried to pack it as safe as possible. Hopefully it is usable to you.

Please keep us updated on your Pedro's performance after the rebuild, specifically engine temp wise as well as oil usage, as these were the items that tripped up my rebuild when done by Alan Black. The oil usage initially could possibly be expected and the rest of my use was possibly when the oil was asked to work above its intended design parameters due to it getting warm when I hauled a load. The thing is I could never trace that getting warmer fault, no matter what I threw at it. Hence the basically new radiator which I sent down to you. REALLY hope yours is a long term success story!

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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:48 pm

Hey Cats. You don't perhaps have a full petrol tank you can safely pack and ship out to me?
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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:51 pm

Roelf_le_Roux wrote:Hey Cats. You don't perhaps have a full petrol tank you can safely pack and ship out to me?
Can do. Only problem is that when it reaches you it will be empty!
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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:56 pm

I still want to lay some blame on that big old ARB monster bumper for Snoopy's fever.
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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:01 pm

Roelf_le_Roux wrote:I still want to lay some blame on that big old ARB monster bumper for Snoopy's fever.
Could be, but I still say it was on there for 220000kms and did not give me hassles for the first 215000kms of it, so why only after the rebuild?

Anyway - we digress. It is water under the bridge. Still miss the old girl though.

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Re: Pedro the Pajeros’ 4M41 engine rebuild.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:07 pm

Not really digressing. This wonderful rebuild was necessary because of over heating. In my mind is a cracked head and over heating a real chicken and egg scenario... which one happened first?

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