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    Default Re: My New 3.2

    Good job!!!
    I DiD it 7 years ago and have not regretted it for one second

    Post some pics!
    Last edited by Hardus Bezuidenhout; 2022/05/27 at 09:59 AM.
    Triton 3.2 DiD

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    Default Re: My New 3.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardus Bezuidenhout View Post
    Good job!!!
    I DiD it 7 years ago and have not regretted it for one second

    Post some pics!
    I see what you DiD there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardus Bezuidenhout View Post
    Good job!!!
    I DiD it 7 years ago and have not regretted it for one second

    Post some pics!

    I will later.

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    Lekker Julien

    Cannot wait for your write ups and all the "crazy" ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vuurmaker View Post
    Lekker Julien

    Cannot wait for your write ups and all the "crazy" ideas


    What crazy ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer-X View Post
    What crazy ideas?

    What?, no plans yet to chuck a perfectly good running engine
    for something else, no 37" tyres or a body lift, railway rails as
    sidekirts

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    Default Re: My New 3.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Racer-X View Post


    Ha, guess what?

    I bought a diesel.

    2009 Mitsubishi Triton 3.2 double cab manual.
    You are lying. Prove it.

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    Default Re: My New 3.2

    It's a 2009
    170,000 kms
    Manual

    Ironman gas shocks
    Winch
    Warn spotlights
    Canopy
    Some a line 16" rims

    265/70
    Cooper all terrains

    From. Gauteng
    Then Cape Town
    Now Port Elizabeth

    It was a bit of a funny deal as the owner basically got most of the ad wrong :

    He said it was a 2010, 155,000 kms, warn winch and bashplate
    Full ironman suspension
    20 inch rims
    New battery
    Etc

    I bought it over Whatsapp pictures

    When it arrived my OCD made a never ending list of the things that were wrong


    Anywho that's all water under the bridge
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    One of the issues was the big sound system didn't work properly:

    The RCA cables were broken.
    So I had strip the seat out and vacuum up a few kg's of kids toys and food.

    Then strip the amplifier and remove the broken parts.

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    I found a decent head unit and installed it on the dash where the Mitsubishi barometer/compass/thermometer/trip computer was installed.

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    Mooi, looking good
    Many happy smiles

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    Default Re: My New 3.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Racer-X View Post
    It's a 2009
    170,000 kms
    Manual

    Ironman gas shocks
    Winch
    Warn spotlights
    Canopy
    Some a line 16" rims

    265/70
    Cooper all terrains

    From. Gauteng
    Then Cape Town
    Now Port Elizabeth

    It was a bit of a funny deal as the owner basically got most of the ad wrong :

    He said it was a 2010, 155,000 kms, warn winch and bashplate
    Full ironman suspension
    20 inch rims
    New battery
    Etc

    I bought it over Whatsapp pictures

    When it arrived my OCD made a never ending list of the things that were wrong


    Anywho that's all water under the bridge
    When it arrived? So you paid, and then a different vehicle shows up? You didn't go fetch it?

    You're a better human than me. Hopefully you didn't pay more than 160

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    Default Re: My New 3.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    When it arrived? So you paid, and then a different vehicle shows up? You didn't go fetch it?

    You're a better human than me. Hopefully you didn't pay more than 160
    I paid.
    The same vehicle arrived on a truck.

    The seller isn't a car guy, so doesn't know much.
    Example: I asked him where the winch controller is, he said what is that?


    I asked a lot of questions.
    I found out about the year, kms etc before I saw it.

    The seller gave me a small discount but not really worth the discrepancies.

    I paid less than that.

    Overall I'm happy.

    Yes I have a few things u need to sort out but they are really minor things.

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    I did an engine filter and fluid service

    The air filter was very dirty.

    Engine oil was +- 1.5 litres low.

    I can't believe how much oil the 4m41 takes: 9.5 litres compared to 5 litres for the v6 and V8 l.

    I also fitted a new cabin air filter.
    Triton's have the slot for a filter in the fan but don't have the filter factory fitted.

    The fuel filter was a tricky one to remove and to pump fuel of fuel.


    A bit of a learning curve compared to a petrol.

    I also threw some Midas injector cleaner into the tank. Click image for larger version. 

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    The next thing that was making my OCD itch: all the yellow, hot incandescent bulbs.

    Lucky for me I had a few cool white led bulbs floating around.


    Headlights
    Courtesy door lights
    Cabin lights
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    I bought a winch controller.

    The winch spools in but not out.
    I think it is a bad negative connection.

    It is an EWK 8000
    I want to sell it and fit my WARN winch from the colt. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: My New 3.2

    I went to Buffelsfontein 4x4 for an offroad test drive.

    I got a bit stuck.

    It's weird for me to go from a petrol to a diesel.

    The first impression is that there is no power.

    With the V8 I could just use the revs, with the diesel I must use the boost.

    Saying all that it went everywhere the colt went.
    Except where it was too low.

    So I need to get a decent bashplate and maybe some taller tyres.

    The canopy wasn't a hindrance but I just had to make sure it didn't hit any trees. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: My New 3.2

    When I fetch the Triton from the transport company it had about 60 kms on the fuel remaining range.

    I filled the tank the brim and it took +- 52 litres.

    That surprised me as I thought Triton's had a 75 litre tank.

    Oh well

    I drove round PE.
    towed a boat to Sundays River
    Did a small 4x4 trip

    Then I filled up again
    Fuel range +- 40 kms
    60 litres to the filler neck
    I had to shake the bakkie to get the air out the filler neck. Only added about 1 litre to get the 60 litres.

    My trip kms: 418
    Litres used: 59.90
    Consumption: 14.33 litres per 100 km

    Not fantastic but certainly much better than the colt V8 at 22 - 25 litres per 100 km for a similar trip.

    I was expecting 12 litres per 100 km.

    My research tells me I could get use about 1 - 2 litres per 100 km less if I blank the EGR valve, remove the catalytic converter and do a free flow exhaust.

    I can definitely get used to a cheaper fuel bill, but the power delivery and silent exhaust is gonna take a while. Click image for larger version. 

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