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General Discussion / Re: Spam related
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:17:29 PM »
I havent.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Replacing a 4D56 with D4BF in a JDM Pajero
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:16:45 PM »
It's the same engine, it's just manufactured by a different company, the designs are licensed from Mitsubishi and produced by Hyundai, for your purposes, treat it like it's a 4d56 made by hyundai, because it is.

This is an information dump regarding the engine swap I recently preformed on my 1999 Montero (3.5 SOHC, automatic)

The engine swapped in was from an 04 Galant, thus front wheel drive configured, transverse mounted. Changes need to be made in order to use this engine longitudinally. I will attempt to cover these changes in the information below. This thread will evolve and this first post will be more updated as time goes.

Previous discussions on various forms of 3.8 engine swaps can be found here. Rather than adding to that confusion, ive decided to start fresh, that's a good source for various info though.

This thread will cover installing a 3.8 fwd engine into the 97-00 Montero chassis. The 3.8 engine is the same deck height, the larger displacement is achieved with a longer throw crank and different pistons. The cylinder heads on the 3.8 also have larger valves and larger bowls. Mechanically you're just doing an air displacement upgrade.

Start with a 3.8 engine, strip it down to just the long block. You'll be using the cams from the 3.8 but you'll need practically everything else from your 3.5. Here's a list of hardware I swapped over.

-valve covers from 3.5 (my 3.8 had coil on plug, id love to make that work but not this time around)
-driver side 3.5 rear cam plug, my 3.8 had a cam sensor on the 'rear' of the driverside head, tear that off and the flywheel, replace with a plug
-driver side 3.5 cam gear and timing flywheel for the 3.5 style cam sensor (passenger cam gear on the 3.8 is the same as the 3.5)
-Timing shields that bolt to the heads, no mods needed
-3.5 crank sprocket and timing flywheel
-3.5 crank and cam sensors
-timing covers from the 3.5, my passenger needed a small notch cut in it using a dremel.
-lower intake plenum from 3.5
-fuel rail and injectors from 3.5, the injectors are lower flow rate than the 3.8, so you may need to run premium fuel, havent verified lower octane works yet but mine works on premium fuel.
-3.5 water pump assembly and water plumping, rear cross over tube, 1" valley tube, 2" upper return tube and thermostat housing from the 3.5
-Oil pump from 3.5, this sets the timing tensioner angle, be careful when buying new as many companies sell the wrong pump with incorrect cooler mounting orientation, i re-used my oem one since it was in spec still
-3.5 timing tensioner arm, hydro tensioner, tensioner pulley and idler pulley with spacer
-3.5 oil pan, two holes will need to be drilled in the block, its easy and will be covered with photos
-3.5 engine to trans plate and flex plate
-3.5 engine mount brackets, some bolts line up, some dont, a little drilling and the making of a small spacer should cover it.

The forum is closing because I can't keep out the bots and still allow new members to register. Captcha and email verification isnt enough to stop the site from being bogged down by tons of fake accounts making phishing posts. Eric and I tried a number of counter measures and different verification means. The only one that 'worked' was manually verifying every account, but the flood of fake accounts made finding the real accounts a burden in itself. The forum simply existing has resulted in exposing the main email addresses attached to the domain (mine) to a massive flood of spam emails, this has made customer service and order tracking extremely difficult. I've spent the last few months shutting down sources of this spam, its taken a toll.

I really wanted to do this for the community, it was nice while it lasted, I wish it could continue to exist, it did a great job of helping a lot of people and continues to aid people through the existing posts. I do not have the time, skill, nor available bandwidth to bring it back to something useful to the community without it further bogging down the primary functions of my business. I appreciate all the tech posts contributed to this forum as does the general Montero Community at large.

a big 'Thank you' to Eric for the efforts made to clean this place up and retain what useful information it has. Had it not been for him, this place would be buried in posts containing malicious links.

The Mitsubishi Monteros USA facebook group continues to be the largest and most active place for Montero related information:

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Re-Installing 5sp transmission
« on: January 26, 2019, 01:36:36 PM »
I've always put a jack under the engine and tilted it down to mount the transmissions, but all of my 5 speed mitsu installs have been on RWD vehicles, not 4WD vehicles. What you're suggesting makes it sound like the engine is tilted forward reducing your working space.

also, if you add a 1.75" body lift it makes working so much easier.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: New to Me 1994 Montero SR
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:42:12 AM »
Beautiful truck, great score! On the topic of ABS, I've got a 99...

I've had the 4WD fuse blow and cause the ABS light to come on and the 4wd indicator lights to go out.

I've just recently had a passenger side wheel speed sensor fail due to damage, this threw the anti-lock light, but 4wd continued to work and my locker continues to work.

Just posting some of my observations regarding ABS and 4WD

Mighty Max/Triton / Re: '87 D50 4x4 Diesel Build
« on: December 20, 2018, 05:44:53 PM »
That's beautiful.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Super Select Lights and RPM Gauge
« on: November 16, 2018, 10:20:55 AM »
check the 4wd fuse, 10a, under the drivers kick panel

That's pretty much how I run. I like it, I drove eric's on 4600's and prefer mine with the 5100s. I'll take you for a ride in it and let you decide.

General Discussion / Re: New guys to the forum
« on: September 21, 2018, 06:59:22 AM »
Welcome to the forum. The transmission in question only came in wide-block.

Excellent thread man! thanks for posting this.

Gen 3 Montero / Re: DIY: Reprogram Keyless Entry Remote Fob
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:47:36 PM »
Great first post! thanks for contributing.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Engine Ticking
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:15:45 AM »
how many miles has the engine run since the new lifters?

I've seen it take up to 1000 miles if the lifters were not soaked in an oil bath and cycled prior to install.

 12 valve in a 99? That's surprising to me, as the usdm got the 24 valve 3 liter around 94. I dont pay close attention to specs outside of mmna though, i've got enough stuff in my brain to keep me confused on a regular basis as it is.

Timing tensioner spring is good and the belt tension is good? sometimes when the timing belt is done DIY the procedure is done very close to correct, but there's a couple of steps if done wrong will result in a slack belt, which could cause tensioner movement and noise. just something to consider.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Sway Away vs Old Man Emu Torsion Bars
« on: August 07, 2018, 10:45:46 PM »
They're great bars. That's what Adam runs on his monster of a 99, big bumper, winch, 35 inch tires, a lot of people run them, since they're part of our rock crawler kit.

The hardcore wheelers kill the OME bars from tons of suspension cycling, over the years they've found the sway away bars to hold up.

I've got a set of in stock for the mighty max:

The sway-away website lists these parts, but according to sway-away, they wont sell them to the public. They've told me twice now that they will only sell mitsu bars to us, but I see the link is still active and I was still able to add them to my cart. However, they might not have any in stock or might cancel the order once placed. Let me know how it goes if you decide to order from them direct?

PS, weve got the leafs too:

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