Lazy 3.2 DiD

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superairborne
Vehicle: 2006 Pajero GLX 3.2 DID LWB A/T
Country: Namibia
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
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Lazy 3.2 DiD

Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:11 pm

Good day all

As of late my Pajero has become quite lazy! The pull-away is very lethargic and it also seems the gearbox holds on to 3rd much longer than it used in the past. I guess the gearbox is not getting the power it expects.

Any ideas would be welcome!

Thanks in advance!
2006 Pajero GLX 3.2 DiD LWB A/T, aux battery system, roof rack, tow bar, 9000 Lumen LED Light Bar, Speedo Cruise (Bestech AutoCruise)
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KurtG
Vehicle: 2014 Pajero 3.2Di-D SWB
Country: South Africa
Location: Lonehill, JHB
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:47 pm

If you're in JHB then take it to Arnold Venter at Mitsi Tech in Alberton. He can give it a software update and also check for other potential causes like a dirty MAF sensor etc. He's a whizz with the Pajero's.


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superairborne
Vehicle: 2006 Pajero GLX 3.2 DID LWB A/T
Country: Namibia
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:29 pm

Thanks for the advice, but I'm in Windhoek.
2006 Pajero GLX 3.2 DiD LWB A/T, aux battery system, roof rack, tow bar, 9000 Lumen LED Light Bar, Speedo Cruise (Bestech AutoCruise)
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KurtG
Vehicle: 2014 Pajero 3.2Di-D SWB
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Location: Lonehill, JHB
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:46 pm

Oh dear. My advice is to contact him and ask his opinion. He's on Facebook under Mitsi Tech or on the Pajero Owners Club group.


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superairborne
Vehicle: 2006 Pajero GLX 3.2 DID LWB A/T
Country: Namibia
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Thank you!! Will do!!
2006 Pajero GLX 3.2 DiD LWB A/T, aux battery system, roof rack, tow bar, 9000 Lumen LED Light Bar, Speedo Cruise (Bestech AutoCruise)
broitman
Vehicle: pajero
Country: switzerland
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:14 am

Had a similar expérience
The Mitsubishi workshop identified an exhaust problem
They changed the catalysator
Since that fix, my engine runs perfect again, gear is smooth, power available again
The car is over 240.000
Retroman
Vehicle: 2007 Pajero SWB DID
Country: SA
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:53 pm

broitman wrote:Had a similar expérience
The Mitsubishi workshop identified an exhaust problem
They changed the catalysator
Since that fix, my engine runs perfect again, gear is smooth, power available again
The car is over 240.000
Chat to Arnold, he has a wealth of experience. Altough my shorty is testing his knowledge with a similar problem.


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plouw
Vehicle: SWB Pajero 3.2 DiD 2008
Country: Namibia
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:53 pm

I'm also based in WHK, sounds exactly the same as my Pajero's issue. The turbo seems to kick in too late. My mechanic identified it as a leak in my intercooler, possibility that I bumped it somewhere driving offroad - the bash plate is dented. +- R18 000 for a intercooler replacement.
DuneDriver
Vehicle: Pajero 3.2 Did
Country: SA
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:26 pm

R18 000 ???
That sounds like a m€£¥se ripoff. You can have a superiorly constructed intercooler made for a third of that price. :shock:
Nigel B
Vehicle: Pajero Gen 3 GLS 3.2D
Country: South Africa
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Re: Lazy 3.2 DiD

Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:23 am

I had a similar issue with a dented intercooler, Mitsubishi was asking R21k for a replacement. Absolute ripoff.
I managed to find a second hand replacement at a scrap yard and fitted it myself, no issues since and motor is going strong after 351000.
BTW, the replacement unit cost R2500 sent to Cape Town from Pretoria

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