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Gen 1 Montero / Re: Rear brakes
« on: January 07, 2019, 08:25:00 AM »
Hello there,

It's been a while. My Pajero has been in storage the last year, but I hope to start doing some work next month. Rear axle replacement being my first task.
I might have found a Gen 1 rear axle with disc brakes matching my diff (4.625), but it's from a SWB 2.5 TD. The yoke is not included. Am I right to conclude that this will not fit my LWB 3.0 Petrol without the yoke?
According to the following information the diff diameter does not correspond (8 vs 9):

Axle Data

Gen 1

2.6, 2.3TD, 2.5TD & 2.5TDI (some) :-
front axle = 25 spline, 29mm diameter, diff = 7.25" diameter (low pinion)
rear axle = 28 spline, 30.5mm diameter, diff = 8" diameter
3.0V6 :-
front axle = 28 spline, 29mm diameter, diff = 8" diameter (low pinion)
rear axle = 28 spline, 30.5mm diameter, diff = 9" diameter

Thanks in advance!

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Rear brakes
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:57:40 AM »
Roger! I have 4.625, so I'll keep an eye on the 3.5 :D

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Rear brakes
« on: February 22, 2018, 04:28:59 AM »
Ah yeah, ok. So I searched the forum/internet and found the following.

My Gen 1 has this ratio:
3.0 V6 = 4.625, 4.875
Transfer Case = 1.925:1 for 3.0 V6

The Gen 2's have these:
2.6 = 4.875
2.5TD & 2.5TDI = 4.875, 5.29
3.0 V6 = 4.625, 4.875
2.8D = 4.875
2.8TDI = 4.90
3.5 DOHC V6 = 4.636
Transfer Case = 1.925:1 Low Range for 2.6, 2.5TD, 2.5TDI & 3.0 V6, 1.90:1 for 2.8TDI & 3.5 DOHC V6

Best would be to find a Gen2 3.0 V6. But these Gen 2's are extremely rare here.
Would a 3.5 be close enough: 4.636 vs 4.625 and 1.925 vs 1.9?

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Rear brakes
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:28:12 AM »
Just to double check: what role do the gear ratios have with an axle swap?

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Rear brakes
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:50:07 AM »
Ah I see. Thanks for your explanation, TOASTY!  8) I am relieved to know those axles will do the job as well. I'll be on the look out for the smaller 9" then.
Might begin a little earlier with collecting parts than planned (don't tell the missus though ::)), and this is top on my list.

Gen 1 Montero / Rear brakes
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:37:37 AM »
Doing some research for upgrading my Gen 1 (3.0 V6, Petrol, 5-manual) with Gen 2 parts.

I currently have rear drum brakes. These are shot, so I need new brakes. I would rather get disc brakes (more stopping power and easier maintenance), so looking into the options of fitting Gen 2 disc breaks.

Used Gen 2 parts are hard to come by in my neck of the woods, so the chance of getting a 96 rear axle with disc brakes and diff lock (the most preferred rear axle swap if my research is correct) is very slim. There are some Gen 2 rear axles available though. Found a 1992 2.5 TD, 1993 2.5 TD, 1995 2.8 TD, 1995 3.5 Petrol. As I understand swapping these complete axles will be difficult. So I was wondering if it is possible to 'just' strip the axle shafts with the disc brakes of a Gen 2 rear axle and switch these with the axle shafts with drum brakes on my Gen 1. (This would mean I would keep my current diff.)

Any advice/knowledge is much appreciated!

Mitsubishi Related / Re: The Great Exchange List. What can you put where??
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:14:42 AM »
Thanks for the thread and information, very insightful! Hoping to do some upgrades for my Gen 1 in the future  8)

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Need a favor
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:55:44 AM »
Thanks guys!  8)
Will definitely make a build thread once the build is on.

Oh, and it does indeed have rear  A/C. Was quite a hassle to figure this out, almost had to take the whole car apart. For the detailed description and pics look here:

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Need a favor
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:54:23 AM »
I pulled the trigger  8)

I don't have a name, money or time for it yet, but I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty.

General Discussion / Re: Where do we send rookies now?
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:49:27 AM »
I'm a rookie looking into working on a Pajero/Montero. For me the reason is twofold; getting my dream car and learning how a car/4x4 is built, repaired and maintained.
I'm going to have to learn the basics first. For me, Youtube is a big help here. It's much easier to learn if you can see what's going on. I'm also just learning all the names of the more technical parts, so seeing a part on video helps me remember the name.
Next thing is indeed forums. Places like this are invaluable for work and information on specific cars. Not only are you able to ask and answer questions and interact with each other. It also serves as a motivation, at least for me, to try things and to see what all the possibilities are.
I don't mess around with social media, so can't comment on that.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Need a favor
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:58:50 AM »
Ah I see. I have much to learn about cars in general, and even more so about the Pajero/Montero. Never too old to learn (I hope).

Can I trouble you for some other advice? I won't have the opportunity (time and money wise) to work on the car this year, so I will have to store the car somewhere. I don't have any storage space at my home, and I can't park it on the street (I won't register the vehicle until it is 30 years old due to tax reasons, which means it can't be used on the road until then), so it will be at some commercial storing facility. I won't be able to work on the car there. Next year I plan on finding a place where I can store and work on the car. In the meantime, I am going to read up on car repair.
You reckon I can leave the car in the state it is for another year, or is removing the rust and giving the car a thorough cleaning an absolute must before storing it for the year? Finding a place to remove the rust and renting/borrowing a trailer for more days will bring more hassle and costs, so trying to figure out if it's worth it...

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Need a favor
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:33:56 AM »
Thanks, TOASTY! Much obliged.

No idea if it has rear A/C. Did you deduct this from the two controllers/switches at the top of the center console?

Due to the language barrier I can't really communicate well with the seller, so getting extra details is quite a hassle. Good thing pictures need no translation...

I am most likely going to pull the trigger. Now I'm looking for a place to store the car for a while.

If everything goes well, I hope to frequent this place a lot more the coming years :)

Mitsubishi Related / Need a favor
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:16:55 AM »
Hi there,

Owning a Pajero (I'm EU based) has been a life long dream of mine. More specifically, the Gen 1. Now I finally found one. It's a 1990, manual, petrol, with 180.000 KM. It's a 4-5 hour drive for me, so just popping by to inspect the vehicle is not an option, also because it's in another country and just driving it home if I decide to buy it is not possible (insurance,  plates, etc.). So if I decide to go for it, I will have to go with a trailer, etc. Of course if the car turns out to be a no go, I will still abort, but I would like to minimize this chance.
I asked the seller to take some pictures. This is where I hope I can call on you guys for a favor. Could you please check out the pics to see if you see something that would be a real no go. I am of course going to repair/detail the car to my liking, so I am prepared to do work, but if you see anything that would be too major, please let me know.
If any of you could check out the pictures, and let me know what you think; much obliged!
I'm at work at the moment (and quite busy), so apologies for any grammatical errors or hasty typing.

Here are the links to the pics and one video of the car running:

Thanks in advance!


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