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Blew up the Gen 2 #1042732 02/24/12 06:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 476
MBrannon Offline OP
Mudrunner
After 40k miles without an oil change, sunk in a pond, dry rotting parts from caked mud, tree trunks through windows, less coolant than required, etc...Poor thing finally gave up. Not sure exactly what put the nail in the coffin yet but it sounds like its low on compression in about 3 cylinders and wont start. Love this truck, it did so much good work for me over the past 3 years and I only paid $750 for it.

I found the replacement already. Another Montero of course. Going to pick it up this weekend...unless of course Scott will sell me his pretty blue SR instead.hint hint. I promise I will take better care of it!

I'll post pics of the carnage and replacement soon. I'll likely be parting out the GEN2. I considered using this for the twin turbo project but it is really beat and rust has penetrated around the windshield. Poor thing is just not worth it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


1992 VR4 12.5 @ 110 - SOLD
1993 Stealth RT/TT 11.4 @ 129 - SOLD
1991 VR4 9.2 @ 159 - Old Shop Car
1992 Stealth Twin Turbo ATX - SOLD
1990 Montero LS LWB - RIP
1995 Montero LS - RIP
1998 Montero
1992 Galant VR4 474/1000
2007 Prius
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Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: MBrannon] #1042733 02/24/12 07:05 PM
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Alex Kogan Offline
Body Damage is Cool
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After 40k miles without an oil change, sunk in a pond, dry rotting parts from caked mud, tree trunks through windows, less coolant than required, etc...

Why????


92 SR, 285/75R16 Yoko MT ARB locker GAST compressor AirLift 1000 MM10500 Snorkel custom rear bumper
02 Montero LS died protecting the master
08 PowerWagon (stock!)
Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: Alex Kogan] #1042734 02/24/12 07:06 PM
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After 40k miles without an oil change, sunk in a pond, dry rotting parts from caked mud, tree trunks through windows, less coolant than required, etc...

Why????


Exactly. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />


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98 Montero with the Winter Package
89 Montero minty clean and reserved for overlanding trips or Cars and Coffee events
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Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: off-roader] #1042735 02/24/12 07:28 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 476
MBrannon Offline OP
Mudrunner
It was fun, why not?


1992 VR4 12.5 @ 110 - SOLD
1993 Stealth RT/TT 11.4 @ 129 - SOLD
1991 VR4 9.2 @ 159 - Old Shop Car
1992 Stealth Twin Turbo ATX - SOLD
1990 Montero LS LWB - RIP
1995 Montero LS - RIP
1998 Montero
1992 Galant VR4 474/1000
2007 Prius
Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: off-roader] #1042736 02/24/12 08:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 593
DR1665 Offline
Rock Warrior
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After 40k miles without an oil change, sunk in a pond, dry rotting parts from caked mud, tree trunks through windows, less coolant than required, etc...

Why????


Exactly. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />


I am disappoint.


Brian DR1665 | GBXM | Gearheads United.
89 Raider SWB [rock] | 91 Galant VR4 [roller]
Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: DR1665] #1042737 02/24/12 08:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,342
RECON45 Offline
Body Damage is Cool
FL has disposiable income just look at there housing market <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" /> They can afford to trash their vehicles and not take care on anything they own. Its a badge of honor.


91 Montero LS "Sandstorm", Auto, Dual Bouncy Seats, 2" Suspension lift, 2" Body Lift, GENII front IFS, 32" MT tires

89 Raider "Trailbreaker", 3.0, Auto, Dual Bouncy Seats
Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: MBrannon] #1042738 02/24/12 09:16 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
Shooter Offline
Need a Spot
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It was fun, why not?


<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />


Proud owner of Dark Blue 1988 Dodge Raider G54B 4cyl. Dealer owned and Sat on showroom floor in Austin Texas until 2003! Lived in Wisconsin until 12/11. She's a Happy Hoosier now! I get lot's of people saying " What is that!" I love it!
Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: MBrannon] #1042739 02/24/12 09:36 PM
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It was fun, why not?


Because people on this forum appreciate their vehicles.

Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: MBrannon] #1042740 02/24/12 09:41 PM
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Posts: 6,208
JohnnyBfromPeoria Offline
Trail Leader
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I'd say you got your money's worth.

John B.


'87 Raider 2.6 Turbo Auto, Under Construction
'95 Montero SR, 35x12.5/15 BFG M/T KM-2's, Rock sliders, Qtr panel chop, gas tank lift, 2" BL, Aisins, 5.29s
'95 Pajero Mini
'98 Montero Winter Ed.
'04 Cadillac XLR
'03 Kawasaki ZRX1200R
'60 Ford Falcon 4Dr
Re: Blew up the Gen 2 [Re: JohnnyBfromPeoria] #1042741 02/24/12 09:54 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 476
MBrannon Offline OP
Mudrunner
I bought the truck for $750 the day it was headed to the junkyard. That was 2.5 years and 40k miles ago. I'd say I did it a favor and it returned the favor.


1992 VR4 12.5 @ 110 - SOLD
1993 Stealth RT/TT 11.4 @ 129 - SOLD
1991 VR4 9.2 @ 159 - Old Shop Car
1992 Stealth Twin Turbo ATX - SOLD
1990 Montero LS LWB - RIP
1995 Montero LS - RIP
1998 Montero
1992 Galant VR4 474/1000
2007 Prius
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