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Private Party - Garage Sale
11/18/18 11:55 PM
How much to pull a non-power window regulator from a driver's door and the rear side window latches from a Monty?
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/18/18 11:07 PM
I'm late to the show, but kind of an A/C guru.

To convert, all you *need* is the conversion fittings. Flush system, replace accumulator/dryer, change o-rings, draw vacuum, put in 8 oz of PAG oil and the right amount of R134a.

For maximum efficiency, though, the part you all are thinking of is actually the condenser. You need more surface area for better cooling. The problem there is that R134a didn't become standard until 1993, and that is a different body style. You would have to check where the piping enters and exits the 1993+ condenser to see if it can be easily retrofitted. Another possibility I have tinkered with is to mount two exact condensers, one in front of the other, and make a custom pipe from the outlet of the rear one to the inlet of the front one. Put them as far off-center from each other as possible, while still being able to connect the front one's outlet. This would effectively pre-cool the refrigerant a bit in the rear condenser and then fully cool it in the front one. It would also change the optimal refrigerant level, though, so one would have to charge the system to spec, then slowly add more refrigerant until the air doesn't blow any cooler.

Perhaps I'll do that someday and report the results and difficulty levels for the fab work. It seems that as long as you find a way to make a pipe or hose between the two, the mounting adaptation should be pretty easy.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/18/18 02:59 PM
I see kits to eliminate the balance shaft online. Is this recommended, or will it cause vibration? I know my old engine was rebuilt before I bought it, and it always had a buzzy vibration over 2500 rpm. I haven't torn it down to check, but could this be an issue from eliminating the balance and silencer shafts? What benefits could come from this mod? I am going to start reassembly of the new engine in a couple weeks, so now is the time to know which way to go.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/18/18 02:56 PM
Who makes a good cam fro the G54B? I am finally going to finish up and reassemble the engine that I bought last summer so I can drop it into my Montero over Christmas break. I come from the Toyota world... is there anyone who makes the equivalent to the engnbldr 270/430 or 262C Crawler cam for these engines? I am looking for something streetable, with potentially more bottom-end for off-road or pulling a jon boat on a trailer.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/18/18 01:58 PM
Hi everybody,
I'm trying to find some info on doing this conversion. I did use the search tool, but didn't come up with much...if anybody can point me in the direction it would be greatly appreciated!

To start, I'm looking for fan suggestions. Single, Dual, taken from specific donor car?

Thank you!
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/17/18 11:59 PM
Based upon lots of discussion on various threads, if you're after the big 315mm rotors from the 16" wheel Sports, only a handful of the 15" rims will fit, all are steel. Otherwise, must maintain using the 16" wheels.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/16/18 06:52 PM
Hi Javy,
Up I have not been around in some time, But yes the later Sport brakes will bolt onto the Gen 1. Check your rim clearance with the larger rotors to make sure it is what you can use.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/15/18 10:53 PM
Originally Posted by rxinhed
For the 4-cyl Montero / Raider / Mighty Max / D50 models, there are some factory pieces that can be maneuvered around...this is specifically the disk brake, leaf spring rear axle from the 1997-1999 Montero Sport....a direct bolt in piece. The use of this axle open the 4-cyl model up to housing the 9" ring gear bits that included a hybrid locker / LSD on the post 2000 Sports, factory 4.90 gears, too.

For the front differential, the 8" front V6 Gen 1 diff is a direct replacement, and ARB & others make things for that pumpkin. I have this diff set up with a Starion LSD, even.

Lastly, while pulling apart Sports for better use, grab the 2-piston front calipers and 315mm rotors from the models equipped with 16" wheels.l


Damn, I wish you told me that before I sold my '97 Sport cheap last spring! (Engine issues, but otherwise clean and straight.)
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Private Party - Garage Sale
11/15/18 03:35 AM
Group, good evening.

Life is moving on, kids in college out of state, and will literally be selling the Ranch in order to live more freely.

I have lots of free things, if only folks would visit. I have five vehicles for sale, and a 6th I may consider, as I save for a down on a new,.new truck to haul my camper trailer around.

I apologize now for the time it's taking me to respond to otherwise past, simple things, like pulling parts and getting shipping estimates together...

Come shop The Ranch, bring a trailer or box truck. Purchase or get free stuff. Pet live sheep and goats. Lots of pics available via PM.

Parts cars include: 1980 D50, 1989 Montero LBW, 2002 Montero Sport
For sale vehicles include: 1983 Montero #277, 1989 Power Ram 50 extended cab, 1994 Hyundai Excel, 1980 Dodge 1.5 ton 4x4 service truck, 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab 2wd
The surprise, possible sale vehicle: Pearl, my turbo Mighty Max with everything I've collected for her... frown

Overwhelmed, understaffed, home most weekends
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/15/18 03:16 AM
My 87 Raider with Mikuni rarely saw the high side of 18 mpg. My 88 turbo Max with FI never saw better than 16 mpg....pssshh had something to do with that.

I'd say at 21, something is right as rain.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/15/18 03:12 AM
Or, pull a fender from one side, remove the fender liner from the other, and spray through the cavity with a hose.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/15/18 03:04 AM
Originally Posted by GrantCee
There are no options for the 4-cyl Gen1, although many (perhaps most) of them came with limited slip rear differentials. That's pretty much it, to the best of my knowledge.

The V6 models used different differentials. I believe ARB makes air lockers for the front, and I understand the locking rear axle from the Gen2 or 2.5 models will swap in. Someone else will have to chime in on that, however, because I'm not sure about the details.



Grant,

For the 4-cyl Montero / Raider / Mighty Max / D50 models, there are some factory pieces that can be maneuvered around...this is specifically the disk brake, leaf spring rear axle from the 1997-1999 Montero Sport....a direct bolt in piece. The use of this axle open the 4-cyl model up to housing the 9" ring gear bits that included a hybrid locker / LSD on the post 2000 Sports, factory 4.90 gears, too.

For the front differential, the 8" front V6 Gen 1 diff is a direct replacement, and ARB & others make things for that pumpkin. I have this diff set up with a Starion LSD, even.

Lastly, while pulling apart Sports for better use, grab the 2-piston front calipers and 315mm rotors from the models equipped with 16" wheels.

Russell
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/15/18 01:23 AM
Here are some initial pics! https://photos.app.goo.gl/oMJeaADaJZa8h5ps7

I drove it about 6 hours home from Chicago area with no issues. It is currently on 33x12.50s with the torsion bars cranked up. I have already got a snorkel for it and am ordering a 2in body lift.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/13/18 11:23 PM
Pull the access panel on the passenger side and the wiper motor on the driver's side and vacuum out from either end.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/13/18 08:04 PM
What is the easiest way to clean out the valence between the hood and windshield? This part is removable on my wife's TJ, but here its part of the body.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/13/18 03:08 PM
1995 Montero LS Gen 2

I noticed some chirping from the front end so I figured a relatively cheap and easy place to start would be the front sway bar bushings and end links. Oooooooooooh baby did I have some fun. The end links were seized onto the lower control arm. I also could not find video information about this procedure, so I decided to add to the collective knowledge pool that is Youtube. Also, I wish I had a propane torch.

Check it out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tZpU47sFQc
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