I had an issue in my last drive (sweihan) with lead @Asif Hussainwhere my car started withloud exhaust leak noise along with loosing power as it wouldn’t go beyond 5k rpm.
Turns out that the catalytic convertor had broken substrate which created back pressure on engine forcing it to cut power ( smart engine!)
On researching, I found info on how straight pipe exhausts allow for more engine power while
1. Introducing backfire noise ( gunshot sound)
2. more pollution
As an alternative ,its is also suggested to go for high flow cat from a reputable brand.
any insights into this Mod. @Frederic @Gaurav @Vanessa8580
FYI , I drive the 2014 3.8 LWB PAJERO with 160k on the run.
By Naveen Raj
Hi @Gaurav Sonii understand from Fred that you are driving a tuned Pajero, I am driving 2008 3.0LWB which has the transmission upshift issue. I am planning to do ecu remap from chipcentic, so prior to getting this done, thought of getting feedback from you on the engine performance and any other issues confronted post upgrade.
I am looking to install light bars for night driving. With a wide array of options to choose from I am Finding it hard to make a choice. Can anyone based on their experience recommend
1.brands that have stood up to the job and which ones to avoid?
2. What is a the reasonable wattage that I should look for e.g 420?
3. For e.g is the LED rated for 420w output or 420 w halogen equivalent ? (Former is better)
4. Which configuration is ideal ? 1 bar on top + 2 small beamers on the hood + 1 each on side + 1 back? Is this overkill?
By sri ganesh
I have bridgestones ht on my pajero and about 18 months old. I drive with 13 psi and at 12 in Liwa. Have had a pop out once. So need to move off road tyres and am planning on this however my tyres are still good and am trying to push with them for now.
It has occured to me at the time of changing it would also make sense to change wheels. Currently have 17inch stock rims.
Need advise if moving to 16 inch rims and 265 would be better and if B there are any disadvantages ? Would i be able to find stock offset rims easily?
When using your vehicle in the desert, certain electronic aids like Active Stability Control (ASC) or ABS need to be disabled, as the soft and slippery sand will make the traction aids kick in and you won't be able to spin the wheels, which is something that is unavoidable when driving in the sand.
Below i will describe the easiest two methods to disable your ABS and Stability Control (ASC) at the same time.
You can choose either method 1 or method 2 as per your own preference. Method 3 describes the installation of a kill switch, which will require some work as seen in the video.
Method 1: Removing the ABS relay
1) Switch off the engine and open the hood.
2) Locate the relay box and open it.
3) Locate the ABS relay on the upper right hand. Remove it by pulling it out.
4) Close the cover and hood, and switch on your engine. You will have no specific alarms on the dashboard but they will start to flicker after a while (ABS light, ASC light, etc...) and eventually they will stay on which indicates they are completely disabled.
Method 2: Unplugging the ABS connector
This method obtains the same result, but faster. After unplugging you will have immediately disabled ABS and ASC, hence you will have no restrictions.
After your drive, there could be some sand inside the connector, so carefully remove it with some compressed air or a small brush.
After your offroad drive, you can open the hood, plug the relay or connector back in, and restart your car. The ABS and ATC dashboard lights will be off again.
Method 3: Installing a Kill Switch
If you are handy, you can do this yourselves by following below steps. If you are in doubt, get it done by a professional workshop.
The most advanced method includes the installation of a special "double functionality" kill switch. These can be bought online but are rather expensive. See functionality below: