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Old 1st February 2018, 09:29   #166
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You remember that guy who had told me on my classic thread that i have a nice classic and i should try to offroad it sometime? And then how everyone trolled him!
Those were the days.

All those members are all gone. Now we have members like one funny guy, who is from the "Jeep Church Choir Group" . Any reply one posts to his questions on the Mahindra Camper he mentions he is on that choir. Not sure why. LOL!!

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You won't find it on the forum.
WHOA!! That looks well build.

Only thing, that external roll cage is mounted to the body. Unless you have reinforced it internally, that might not hold up to bad rolls.

Sorry OT here, you mentioned there is no thread.

On second thoughts don't bother answering. I am sure you have worked that out.

Drive safe and have fun.

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Hi Tejas,

Keenly following your thread, and looking forward to some updates!

A quick Q, could you share a tip ref. the KC's you have on the Pajero? I guess they're the same set from your Jeep. I know they're 130W, but are they good driving lights? Only high beam of course, and I'm very careful to respect other drivers. Is importing through friends the best bet? They are ridiculously expensive here. If someone installs them with warranty perhaps the premium is worth it though.

Would appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks, Viv.

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Hi Tejas,

Keenly following your thread, and looking forward to some updates!

A quick Q, could you share a tip ref. the KC's you have on the Paj? I guess they're the same set from your Jeep. I know they're 130W, but are they good driving lights? Only high beam of course, and I'm very careful to respect other drivers. Is importing through friends the best bet? They are ridiculously expensive here. If someone installs them with warranty perhaps the premium is worth it though.

Would appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks, Viv.
Yes, the KCs i removed from the Jeep and put them on the Pajero since we haven't done night OTRs in ages.

The KCs are outstanding and highly recommended. As long as you angle them correctly and switch off on an undivided road with oncoming traffic it should be ok. I usually use them on the expressway where there is a thick hedge barrier between the oncoming lanes or during night camping drives.
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So i heard the funniest thing a few days back from two completely different folks. One guys thanking me and one guy annoyed at me for the same reason.

The reason being told, and i quote:

"Your thread on Team-Bhp about the Pajero has pushed the used Pajero market and now everyone wants to buy a SFX"

The thanker being the guy who wanted to sell and is now commanding a better price.

Ofcourse, the annoyed guy is the one who wants to buy and now can't get one at reasonable price.
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So i heard the funniest thing a few days back from two completely different folks. One guys thanking me and one guy annoyed at me for the same reason.
True, that As it is, there are not a whole lot of Pajeros out there in the used market and finding a clean and well-maintained one is next to impossible, unless through personal connections/reference.

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Got the Pajero weighed at a truck weigh bridge at a ground where we were doing an event.

She was fully loaded except for the tent and she tipped the scales at 2370kgs with a half tank of diesel!

So fully loaded she's gonna cross the 2.5 ton mark.

No wonder the efficiency i get is around 7.5kmpl.


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So fully loaded she's gonna cross the 2.5 ton mark.
Whoa! What is the KB and GVW for a stock Pajero SFX?
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Whoa! What is the KB and GVW for a stock Pajero SFX?
Here you go:

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So not too overloaded!


Also if you read the maximum climb in first gear is 35 degrees.

I just did 41 degrees recently while testing a track.

So probably the 35 degree is not low range and on stock tyres?

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Long overdue update.

Actually there is nothing much to update.

No new work done on the vehicle due to the fact that i've been really busy and on weekends that i have been free, my 2 year old son demands time and rightfully so. So all planned mods have been pushed to the back burner.

If you remember my last service update, my front axle boot had cracks and needed a replace.

So since the monsoon has just started, i put the replacement on priority and got both the shafts on the left and right replaced.

Before i get into that, i want to share something:

The service centre in Mumbai that i was very happy about, Sanjayraj had shut down. On an FB group when i asked about it, someone replied that management changed but the service centre was open and numbers were same.

So, I innocently called the "service centre" and was told yes i can get the car in for servicing. The fact that they did not answer saying "welcome to mitsubishi" did not register initially.

I told them that i have a front boot torn of my front shaft and i need it replaced and do they have it in stock?

They tell me that you get the car in and we will remove the axle, send it to a lathe guy and get a boot fixed and return your car the next day.

This got the alarm bells ringing. This is not how a company workshop functions.

So i called up a mistubishi mechanic who's number i had and he told me that the official centre is now in Chandivali near Powai by the name of Noble Hub and this current one is misleading many customers saying they are still functioning.

This is not professional and outright liars.

Anyways, so this new service centre is just a few months old and is still in the process of being set up. Large facility and has come up in the place of an old Hyundai service centre.

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They have 7 service bays:

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The tyre bay for alignment and balancing doesn't seem functional since there was a lack of machinery.

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Washing bays, can accommodate 3 cars at a time:

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Also a paint booth:

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Coming back to the topic:

One boot was cracked and the other was showing signs of ageing and was very hard. Mechanic suggested to change it at next service but since i was planning offroading in the monsoons, i didn't want to take a chance and i replaced them both.

Tyres removed:

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Removing the axle:

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Told them to do hub greasing as well:

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Axle completely off:

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New boot attached:

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Got the air filter replaced. Old one had a few tears to the element and when i compared the weights of the new and old filter, there was quite a difference.

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Got the service at 105444kms done and wash done.

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Was happy with overall service.

Points to note:

- Service centre is new. They are upgrading. No credit card machine. Since the staff knew me from the previous service centre, they let me take my car back and transfer money online.

They did not even have furniture and the printer was put in the spares room which got locked after 530 and they had to mail me the invoice.

Here'e the charges:

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So i took the car home and i noticed a slight sound in the front suspension / brake assembly on braking. Immediately called them up and told them that it's not possible for me to get the car back to them because it takes nearly an hour and a half to reach their place and more time to come back in traffic.

So they are sending over a mechanic on saturday to check the car and see if they can rectify on spot or will do a pick up and drop option for me.

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Since the Pajero is still old school, there are no steering controls.

I do like having steering controls and since years have used the Pioneer steering remote on my previous vehicles as well.

The Pajero is no different. This remote even has buttons to control the bluetooth call answer and decline functions.

However, as will all previous remotes, the rubber strap that secures the remote to the steering gets brittle with heat and age and eventually falls off.

I had an issue in my i10 also regarding the steering bluetooth control which was fixed using velco:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post2908292

However, this remote didn't have two parts where i could sandwich a velcro strap.

Therefore, i had to go for a more invasive option as well as a more robust solution.

This required the use of a dremel type tool with a diamond tip:

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Made slots in the remote holder for two zip ties to go through.

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The other issue was that when the remote must have fallen after the strap got bad, it also broke a small piece that supports the remote as seen by the arrow:

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This piece supports the remote control. Thus, i had to use a small screw that just penetrates the remote shell without damaging the internal components:

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The zip ties in place:

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The remote back on:

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So fully loaded she's gonna cross the 2.5 ton mark.

No wonder the efficiency i get is around 7.5kmpl.



Weight doesn't make much of a difference. Try cleaning the cat out, that really helped improving the mileage for my vehicle (1.5L Kms). got an increase of about 8%!

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Anyways, so this new service centre is just a few months old and is still in the process of being set up. Large facility and has come up in the place of an old Hyundai service centre.
Looks pretty good for a Mitsubishi Motors service center. You should check out the (only) one here in Bangalore
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Last weekend went on a small offroad drive. SUVs are completely different ball game compared to jeeps.

Because of this patch on my headliner: (it's not easy as a jeep to tow to another service station and leave it there)

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Need to start saving money for lockers!!!

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Oh man, that top-shot by DRONE photo is worth a thousand wallpapers for this monsoon.
Where is this location?
Now waiting for some juicy anecdotes of the field.

Regards-Sonu
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