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  1. #21
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    Well done so far,can see you have pride in your own work..You will appreciate that vehicle a lot more in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    Did you open it to check the

    • brushes
    • bearings/bushes

    ?
    Was planning on doing it later but .... 'van afstel kom uitstel'

    Opened up and it looks good. No excessive wear after 257'000km


    • I think mitsubishi engineers should get noble prizes for their simple robust designs
    • I have yet to encounter a part on the pajero that is not complicated or easy to service ( compared to the jetta where most things are a pain )

    After opening and wiping




    Points where I applied some copper grease before reassembly




    Brushes close up


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePikanini View Post
    • I have yet to encounter a part on the pajero that is not complicated or easy to service ( compared to the jetta where most things are a pain )
    I think you meant "... that is complicated or difficult to service...."



    (Dad giving junior a grammar lesson)

    I have to agree though, Mitsu engineering savvy is in a different league to any brand I've worked on.

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    Oops. Didn't think the sentence through. I rephrase....

    • I think mitsubishi engineers should get noble prizes for their simple robust designs
    • I have yet to encounter a part on the pajero that is not easy to understand, take apart and/or service ( compared to the jetta where most things are a pain )

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    I also had a supervisor making sure I do work.....


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    I'm gonna open up the starter motor and remove the copper grease from the brushes as I learned that is not the correct way of doing it.

    Also

    My parts have arrived at the dealership and I'll pick them up today or tomorrow.

    I'm not sure why I got two bolts for the crank

    prices are excl vat






  7. #27
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    Default some parts came in

    still waiting for one hose

    haven't checked the parts to the originals yet...

    dealer sent me two crank bolts as they don't know which one it is even though I sent them a pic of the car, engine, vin plate and manufacturing plate any ideas?

    anyways here are some of the parts




























  8. #28
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    Which one of the bolts?

    Frank will know!

  9. #29
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    jip. Frank did know. It was the right one.......right hand side one

    got the bumper sorted temporarily until I can afford a brand new replacement bumper some time next year


  10. #30
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    I got the bumper and tow hitch back on with some working lights

    I have decided to keep the standard fog light system and will put an extra brake light in the centre window.



    prepped organised and clean parts are nicely stored in a big boot



    and the sticker


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    I went looking for lenses for my hella spotlights ( as they were badly cracked and chipped ) but.........

    There was an enthusiastic salesman that said I can get brand new spots plus globes at half the price of the hella lenses

    So I bought two pairs




    wiring done as follows

    if (brights = ''on'') and (dash switch = ''on'') then (spots = ''on'')
    else
    (spots = ''off'')

    Running through a 30 Amp relay with 2500watt lawnmower wiring and a 20 amp fuse
    Last edited by 4ePikanini; 2009/11/02 at 09:56 PM.

  12. #32
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    Eish. Camera took a dump so no pictures for a while.

    replaced the back 12v socket and the TO bearing last night

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    Not sure I understand correctly but just a word of caution :

    "Running through a 30 Amp relay with 600watt lawnmower wiring and a 20 amp fuse"

    I would guess the lawnmower is 600Watt and 220Volts. That means the lawnmower wiring can handle 2,7 A.
    If you are operating 4 * 55Watt spots on 12 Volts you need wiring that can safely handle some 20 Amps.

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    Silly me. I knew I must have given the wrong info somewhere because my wires aren't getting hot ( not even at the connectors ) . I went and traced the invoice ( 18 months ago from online incentive program ) and found that the wire I bought was rated at 2500 Watts. ( and probably have a bit extra for safety )

    So

    2500W/240V = 10.4A

    I doubled up the wire so that should give me just more than 20 Amps which is enough for the spots ( 220W/12V = 18.3A ).

    Am I correct in my reasoning here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePikanini View Post
    Eish. Camera took a dump so no pictures for a while.
    Now you can get some work done!


    Overkill - isn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    Now you can get some work done!
    "my gat jeuk" for the motor to come back. Should have it by the end of the week. At the latest next week.

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    got a picture taken with another camera

    this is the wiring on an iso measuring tape ( millimeters )

    I used both wires twisted together for the positive feed to the spots.


  18. #38
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    had a close look at the cambelt tensioner and decided to order a new one

    LLMD166227 SPRING,VALVE TIMING BELT 34.27+vat
    LLMD104578 TENSIONER,VALVE TIMING BE 364.29+vat


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    This is also on its way






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    Spent last night troubleshooting why my reverse lights weren't working.

    Found the switch underneath the gearbox in 5 minutes as 45 minutes in the FSM yielded no results. grounded the two wires and the lights worked so the switch has to be the culprit.

    I removed the switch with great difficulty

    - my recommendation is to remove the console in the cabin to gain access to the big rubber grommet that feeds the wires from the tranny and transfer case switches. You can then unplug the harnass connector under the radio and push the rubber grommet through.

    The connector plug is just left of the date stamp in the picture below




    You then have enough space to get a 19 ring in there to the reverse switch.
    There is not enough space for the open end of the wrench so you have to use the ring with the wrench pointing to the front of the vehicle away from the switch. The only way to use the ring is to cut the two wires and feed them through as it won't go over the connector. - I'm just using lugs to connect them again.
    ( Ideally a 19mm brake line spanner bent in an S-shape would have been great - or a socket with a handle on it so you can feed the wires through the centre of it - but I can't go grinding my spanner 10o'clock at night now, can I?)


    I then had the switch out and the halfhearted attempt at fixing it by the previous guy was a laugh ( I wish my camera was working ) but I have experience on fixing this switch ( fixed one on the transfer case not so long ago )

    I chipped away at the plastic on top of the switch to expose some extra wire. Clean good with engine degreaser and then brush with soldering flux. After testing the switch and making sure it worked the way it should ( it just creates continuity between the 2 wires coming out of it - can't remember if it's at rest position or pressed in position ) I then soldered on some wires to extend the 2 wires that came out of it. I then used a strong epoxy like builder to cover my solders and strenthen that part of the switch. Also put some shrink sleeve right against the switch on the wires for some extra protection. - I'm very happe with it.

    tested it again to make sure I didn't make a boo boo and all is well.

    Fitted it and my reverse light don't work

    I then spotted the washer I forgot to put in so I'll get back onto it tonight as it was a bit late at that stage and centre console was snoring on the back seat

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