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    Default SWB Pajero Thread

    Looking at two SWB Pajero's at the moment.

    First one is a 2006 3.2 diesel Auto with 275km on the clock, few extras (old man emu suspension, snorkel, rock sliders, black rims) partial service history but is getting checked and mostly fixed by a reliable pajero expert. (as there are some other issues with it - but don't want to get into to much detail here)

    Second one is a 2005 3.2 diesel Auto with 188km on the clock, full service history no extras.

    Both are more or less in the same price range. What would be a better option?
    Will be doing some (hopefully a lot) of 4x4 as well.


    Thoughts?

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    Default Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    Second one. Enjoy!
    2001 Gen 3 Pajero swb 3.2 Di-D

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    Default Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    2nd for sure

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    Default Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    Most definitely the 2nd one, no hesitation.

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    Default Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ChasingSunsets View Post
    Most definitely the 2nd one, no hesitation.
    Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions for what else to look out for? (Can one fully trust the service history)

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    Default Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JESSA View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions for what else to look out for? (Can one fully trust the service history)
    What I would suggest is to take it to Arnold Venter for a once over and then service it right then and there. The you will feel confident about it.

    With respect to service history, what I usually do is phone the places it was serviced at and ask them a bit about the car and any potential issues. Any good indy should know the car and have it on record. Never trust service history outright, it is something that can be fabricated to an extent. You can also phone Mitsu with the vin and ask them for a record.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    I wont say these are items to look out for but are definite service items on 2005 period Pajero...

    1. Replace the viscous fan hub or reoil it with new oil, i over heated and lost a head on a 4m41 due to this (search the forum on how to do the diy, the oil is available from Toyota for R200)
    2. Starter and alternator services (they collect a huge amount of muck that degrade operation and cause failure)
    3. Shocks and suspension components must be looked at, the SWB is actually a very comfortable ride for its age if the suspension is in good nick.
    4. Vacuum hoses for the 4x4 system do crack and perish.
    5. Regular fuel filter changes and bewary of poor quality fuel, you do not want to have a fuel pump fail on you with the older 4m41...
    6. Check the underbody for damage causing rust, it is a monocoque chassis after all.

    A swb pajero with some love and care will be a very rewarding vehicle for long term ownership, mine was largely trouble free and a good experience both on and offroad.
    Curent: VW Touareg 3.0Tdi R-Line
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    Ex:Ford Ranger 3.2 Auto 4x4 XLT (Stolen but not forgotten)
    Ex:Paj DiD SWB Auto (Sold but not forgotten)
    Ex:E92 335i 430kw at the wheels! (Sold but not forgotten)

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    Default Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JESSA View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions for what else to look out for? (Can one fully trust the service history)
    Check the service book.
    Do dates match? Check time axis.

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    Default Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    Both of those being Gen3's I would do the following preventative maintenance items in addition to above:
    Check the top timing chain guide and replace if in any doubt - they are relatively cheap. Set the valve clearances while you are about it.
    Fill up the engine oil about 500ml over full to avoid oil level light giving false alarm.
    Change the transmission oil with OE transmission fluid if unsure of transmission service history.
    Replace the engine oil pressure sender (next to oil filter) if original.
    Check if engine mounting bolts are tight.
    Check that the rear brake caliper bolts are lubricated and that caliper is free to move as pads wear.
    Check rear wheel large hub nuts are tight.
    Avoid running out of fuel as this has a negative effect on the fuel pump.
    Enjoy. She will serve you well
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