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Hello all. 

I am in a bit of pickle right now.

I bought a Pajero LWD 3.5 2011 model. by checking and was using last 4 months there was no problem at all. i was going to everywhere with the car & it felt amazing. i was using same spec 2010 in Oman 1.5 year sold it when came to UAE. I never had hard time with that car. on last Saturday was having some troubles like no water in radiator (which i filled day before), oil and battery sign on together and while driving D is on but N is blinking in dashboard and car stopping and not having any control in accelerator and steering. so i was talking the car to my cousins garage the car stopped in the middle of highway (there was some cranking sound). nothing is working not starting. i took by recovery drop the car there. today i got to  know the engine is not working anymore some parts are broken inside the engine and water went inside the engine and flooded the engine ( now i know where the water gone from radiator) and the engine already repair by the previous owner  the only option they given is replace the engine. the garage is my cousins and the staffs are very experience people. 

Is there any suggestions i can get or anyone had this same problem and how you fixed it. and what's the cost of 2nd hand engine or new engine? I don't want to waste this car.

It was my first car in Dubai which I saved the money last 2 year :P I hate i didn't find any problem in the before and the previous owner didn't mentioned anything because he want to sell the car ASAP :D 

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56 minutes ago, Muhammad Asarudin said:

Hello all. 

I am in a bit of pickle right now.

I bought a Pajero LWD 3.5 2011 model. by checking and was using last 4 months there was no problem at all. i was going to everywhere with the car & it felt amazing. i was using same spec 2010 in Oman 1.5 year sold it when came to UAE. I never had hard time with that car. on last Saturday was having some troubles like no water in radiator (which i filled day before), oil and battery sign on together and while driving D is on but N is blinking in dashboard and car stopping and not having any control in accelerator and steering. so i was talking the car to my cousins garage the car stopped in the middle of highway (there was some cranking sound). nothing is working not starting. i took by recovery drop the car there. today i got to  know the engine is not working anymore some parts are broken inside the engine and water went inside the engine and flooded the engine ( now i know where the water gone from radiator) and the engine already repair by the previous owner  the only option they given is replace the engine. the garage is my cousins and the staffs are very experience people. 

Is there any suggestions i can get or anyone had this same problem and how you fixed it. and what's the cost of 2nd hand engine or new engine? I don't want to waste this car.

It was my first car in Dubai which I saved the money last 2 year :P I hate i didn't find any problem in the before and the previous owner didn't mentioned anything because he want to sell the car ASAP :D 

Sorry to hear that @Muhammad Asarudin....

The symptoms you are describing are many, and i am not really sure if all are related to the engine that gave up (N blinking on the dash is more related to transmission error).

The 3.5 engine can probably be found in the scrap yards, but i think it will easily cost you 8-10kAED to get it up and running again, and hopefully there is nothing wrong with your transmission. On a 2011 there will be other things like drive axles, bushings, or other things that might need attention.

If the engine is already replaced, may i know the odometer value you are currently at?

I am not entirely sure if it will make sense to get the car repaired. If this Pajero turns into a monthly repair nightmare, your might want to consider looking at something else. They are great cars but your symptoms don't sound good i am afraid.

Another option is to take it to a shop in Sharjah / Ajman and try to get it fixed as cheaply as possible and see how long it holds, but that is really a flip of a coin.

 

 

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Depending on the extent of damage to the existing engine your cousin can estimate the price of rebuilding (best solution, if this car is low mileage). It can vary from 3k - 15k depending on how severe the damage is.

Go with any builder (your cousin or outside) who gives a warranty of rebuilding in writing on the invoice go with them. You should at least get 15-20k km or 6 months of warranty or else you are talking to a shoddy workshop who might laugh at you. Feel free to walk away, you will be happy in the long run.

You can swap with a used engine too, provided you get one from half-cut with an odometer so you know it's really low mileage and not clocked 300k (end of life).

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