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Pajero 2009 timing belt

Started by wkamal , Sep 19 2011 03:36 PM

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my pajero reahed 100KM and i need to change the timing belt, now the car value in the market at best case will reach 60,000 dhs, if i change the timing belt at the agency it self they are asking for more than 7000 dhs, outside is less than half of that amount?? what is the best advice??

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by the way, it was the agnecy whom said change it on 100,000 km

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also if i change it outside, do you recommend any mechanic??

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Hi did you already changes your timing belt?

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Hi, what did you guys do in the end? did you do the engine timing service at mitsubishi? My car is at 100,000km and currently in for normal service right now but official mitsubishi workshop recomended I should also do an engine timing service at cost of 5000dhs.

The problem is I dont know if I should ? my car was purchased in October 2009 so quite high mileage for its age and i usualy do about two abu dhabi to dubai runs a week, it has also had regular oil changes and almost all services done at the proper intervals at mitsubishi except for the 95,000 oil change.

All advice welcome,

Many Thanks

Kiran

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At 100k timing belt change is mandatory. Choice is yours to get it done with dealer or with competent workshop outside in better pricing.
1999 SWB Pajero 3.5 DOHC.
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Thanks for your message Guarav, I think i will do the full timing service however I will need to save up so maybe by that time the mileage will could be around 110,00km but am wondering is this too much of a risk - also I read up on and could not establish if the cylinder-piston-sparkplug arrangements in the engines of the 3.0L 2009 pajero's are of the interference type, i.e if the timing belt breaks whilst the engine is running would the pistons collide with the sparkplug and cause catastrophic damage thus requiring an engine rebuild?

Also, can you tell me if in your opinion it is just as good to go to somewhere like dynatrade or if it is better to stick with mitsubishi for something as major as this - who off course are more expensive but naturally at 2years & 100,000+km the car is far from new and all the warranty etc etc will be towards its end ?

Thank you again,

Kiran

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Hi Kiran,

So what did you do in the end, Al Habtoor or outside ... ur experience will help me take my decsion as my pajero is now over 100,000 km .

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Hi Waqas,

As my previous post I didnt do it at 100k in the end, . . . funds had to be diverted to other stuff . . and then some more other stuff :-s
Then, at 105k i did a standard oil change service with dynatrade and they said they could do the engine timing for about 3000dhs but again i got stuck with other things so didnt do it,
Now this weekend gone I have just had normal 110k service with mitsubishi who said I really really should do this so I think I will do it at 115k, just have to make sure i keep the cash aside !

I dont know anything much about these things but I think it is a major job worth doing, these cars are very good as long as you maintain the engine . . . i.e regular oil change and fuel filter etc etc and also this for the engine to keep all the belts and stuff in good condition n synchronized, I imagine past every 100k as the belts get old and lose their elasticity it probably ages the engine a bit more until the timing service is done.

so all in all expensive but if you have the funds more easily available than what i have had in recent times , I would say get it done. . . question is whether to do at dynatrade who are good for small stuff and known as an authorizeed mechanic or to stick with mitsubishi who are about 2k ish more,

Hope this helps and do let me know what you did in the end,

cheers

Kiran

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Hi Kiran , Waqas,

cane you please advise me what you did in ur timing belt . where you change it and how much it coust you ?

thanks ,
mohammad.

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HI Mohammed,

I am being really bad and still haven't done this timing service :-o # I actually want to but recently my job got terminated so the future is uncertain and I cant go and splash the big money needed - roughly 4500 - 5000 Dhs is what Mitsubishi (official agency) in Garhoud told me last time,

The thing is I still havent reached the 115,000km and hopefully have a new job and can do it then but if not am really worried something bad might happen in the meantime because the car does not sound like it is shifting up the gears like how it used to do before when I accelerate :-s

I would advise to certainly do it before 110,000 km based on this.

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Hello Guys,

I have not yet changed the timing belt. my car is now 120,000 km. Checked dynatrade and also some other small grages but i am reluctent to give it to any of them and want to give to Al Habtoor who have qouted a best discounted price of AED 5,700/- . As soon as ill have this amount ready ill do the change hoping it works fine till then.

Regards
Waqas

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how to know how old is the timing belt is number of KM the car has done. simple.

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Hi Kiran , Waqas,

cane you please advise me what you did in ur timing belt . where you change it and how much it coust you ?

thanks ,
mohammad.


mohammad when the Km of the car has gone above 90K its time to get the timing belt change. the cost depends on the year and which model of the car but will range from 1k to 1200 not more. please go for the original one.

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having to change a 2009 pajero timing belt is normal?




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