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    Good day all

    I bought my first 4x4 last week, a 2009 Mitsubishi Triton, 3.2 DiD 4x4 D/C

    So far we are really happy with the vehicle, but since I'm new to the game, is there any "hardebaard 4x4 ouens" who can perhaps give some advice regarding maintaining and driving the vehicle?

    We are planning a trip up Namibia in November, and therefore need to "prepare" accordingly...

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    You bought a great vehicle, good luck with it and hope you have many memorable drives in it. Go for training now hey !
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    Thanks, I'm considering doing the training at De Wild (North of Magaliesberg), heard nice things from them. Is there another place training course you could recommend?
    I am still a bit afraid of damaging the vehicle during training though...

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    Have a look on our forum, there are training providers in your area, Give Herman (Engel) a pm and i am sure he
    will point you in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trotin View Post
    Good day all

    I bought my first 4x4 last week, a 2009 Mitsubishi Triton, 3.2 DiD 4x4 D/C

    .... who can perhaps give some advice regarding maintaining and driving the vehicle?
    You bought a great vehicle Is this your first turbo diesel vehicle? If so, please search the forum on how to treat and drive them, I'll look around around for a link or 2.

    Also read up about the advantages of adding 2-stroke to your diesel, about 1 part to 200 parts ratio, and consider installing a UDF filter!!!
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    Hi Nico

    Thank you for the response - looks like I'll be adding 2 stroke the next time I fill up. It is my first Diesel, so I'm quite new to the game. Doing a Namibia trip November and want to be prepared by then.

    I've read you had some troubles with a foul smelling Triton, were you able to pinpoint the cause of it?

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    Why do your guys add 2 stroke with the new vehicles ? Aren't you maybe scratching where it's not itching ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trotin View Post
    Hi Nico

    Thank you for the response - looks like I'll be adding 2 stroke the next time I fill up. It is my first Diesel, so I'm quite new to the game. Doing a Namibia trip November and want to be prepared by then.

    I've read you had some troubles with a foul smelling Triton, were you able to pinpoint the cause of it?
    I'm still investigating but it would seem that the smell is better after having done one or both of the following:

    1. Installing a UDF filter
    2. I am now halway through a tank without 2-stroke

    But its still to early to say for sure.

    Did you manage to read up? Go to the search function, and type in overfueling. There are at least 6 threads on this toppic that you should read.

    You will also find discussions on 2-stroke and UDF filters. Please read them all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4 freak View Post
    Why do your guys add 2 stroke with the new vehicles ? Aren't you maybe scratching where it's not itching ?
    Hi there 4x4 Freak. No, you can only do your vehicle good and extend the life of the injectors, pump etc if you do this.

    There is comprehensive lab coat reports originating from the mining industry of test and analyses conducted over years that unconditionally proves the advantages of doing this.

    You should also read up on 500ppm and 50 ppm diesel fuel and the evolution of the diesel engine untill the dawning of the commen rail.
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    I have and it all is so much to take in. Does is do anything to your warranty ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4 freak View Post
    I have and it all is so much to take in. Does is do anything to your warranty ?
    I can't imagine this to be the case. In any event, there must be a direct connection between any form of vehicle breakdown and the aftermarket product that allegedly caused it.

    There is just to much evidence nowadays that adding 2 stroke actually prolongs injector and engine life and I suspect the dealers also caught on now and are thankfull for this.
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    Would it not make sense that if 2-stroke was the be-all and end-all in diesel engine longevity that ordinary Diesel fuel would have been adapted to have the same properties?

    Personally I will always stick to stock... The engine in the Triton is afterall designed to run on pump diesel...

    Just my 2c...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus2.8TDI View Post
    Would it not make sense that if 2-stroke was the be-all and end-all in diesel engine longevity that ordinary Diesel fuel would have been adapted to have the same properties?

    Personally I will always stick to stock... The engine in the Triton is afterall designed to run on pump diesel...

    Just my 2c...
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=40981

    If this doesn't convince you, nothing will. All credit to Redliner of course.
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    Hier kom die kaka...LMAO

    1)Don't add 2T to a new vehicle under waranty....do so then bye bye waranty, MB are sticklers for ANY mods and yes,2T is a "mod"...way I see it, stick to 50ppm and you'll be fine, as recommended by MB
    2)Go do a beginner then ADVANCE driver training and recovery.
    3)Goto the Namibia section (simple like 50ppm diesel avaliability, where you can and can't drive...etc) and chat to the guys who have been there irrespective of what they drive, hell I could do that trip in a Hyundai Atoz 1.1
    4)Drive,drive and drive some more.....

    Lastly...as a Newbie, first go do the courses and a trail or two THEN come back and ask questions else, you gonna get so many suggestions here that you are going to get lost before you even started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrat View Post
    Hier kom die kaka...LMAO

    1)Don't add 2T to a new vehicle under waranty....do so then bye bye waranty, MB are sticklers for ANY mods and yes,2T is a "mod"...way I see it, stick to 50ppm and you'll be fine, as recommended by MB
    2)Go do a beginner then ADVANCE driver training and recovery.
    3)Goto the Namibia section (simple like 50ppm diesel avaliability, where you can and can't drive...etc) and chat to the guys who have been there irrespective of what they drive, hell I could do that trip in a Hyundai Atoz 1.1
    4)Drive,drive and drive some more.....

    Lastly...as a Newbie, first go do the courses and a trail or two THEN come back and ask questions else, you gonna get so many suggestions here that you are going to get lost before you even started.
    Trotin, do all of the above, but not necessarily in that order

    But minus the 2 stroke if it will give you piece of mind.

    It is unlikely that a dealer will ever find out about it, but most dealers will do anything to get out of a warranty claim. But the advantages of using it is undisputable.

    Most important is for you to enjoy the Triton immensely, and watch out for over fueling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trotin View Post
    I've read you had some troubles with a foul smelling Triton, were you able to pinpoint the cause of it?

    You have checked behind the backseat for a guy full of holes stuffed in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldo_g View Post
    You have checked behind the backseat for a guy full of holes stuffed in there?
    Ja man. Got rid of the evidence long ago.
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