Frederic Nuyttens

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Frederic Nuyttens last won the day on January 16

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About Frederic Nuyttens

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  • Off-road Rank
    Fewbie
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Dubai
  • Interests
    Music, fiddling with electronics, dogs, Hifi
  • My Car
    '99 Pajero SWB 3.0
  • Designation
    Technical Manager
  • Expertise
    pretending i know what i am doing

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  1. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Good question, I’ll check with the mechanic.
  2. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Exactly....told the same thing to the mechanic last night 😀
  3. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Ok so we traced and found a decent Japanese low mileage import 3.0 engine. I came to know that it's available either as engine only (+/- 4000AED) or as a complete unit with transfer case and manual transmission (5500AED). I'll probably opt for the second option as my third gear synchro was already on its way out and i'd like to keep the engine with transmission "married" as one piece. We're still negotiating prices but at least we have some options now. Fingers crossed
  4. Frederic Nuyttens

    Every off-roader must know: What Went Wrong?

    Countersteering at high speed and the sand seemed very soft in that area (backside of the dune?)
  5. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Thanks, i got a front bumper from him a while back, will check availability.
  6. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Thanks, i might enquire for the 3.0 SOHC 24 Valve version instead of the 3.0 12Valve, depending on the availability. Most of the info on the internet do not always specify availability for GCC markets.
  7. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Thanks buddy. I’d love to go for the 3.5 but that might involve lots of extra costs and mods.
  8. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Another small inquiry: * According to the wise internet, the second generation Pajero 6G72 3.0 SOHC developed 146HP. The third generation came with a 3.0 SOHC giving 182HP. Given the fact mine is a 2.5 Gen (blisterfender) i am not sure which of the two my engine really is, and i am afraid the workshop might plonk in a "older" generation 6G72.
  9. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Thanks. The workshop guy asked me if it was worth doing costs on a 1999 car. The car was fuming but for a little while i was too. He apologized immediately and i don't think he will every ask me that question again 😖
  10. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Mystery oh mystery buddy... drove to work this morning like always on normal speed and not redlining. Suddenly started to misfire and massive white smoke. Towed it to the shop and after firing it up again coolant spat out of the exhaust. No hoses broken, temps were fine and stable.
  11. Frederic Nuyttens

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    I wish it was only that. Car was fine this morning. I nearly reached work in Jebel Ali when it started to misfire and massive white smoke came from the back. Engine did not overheat. Towed to the workshop and fired it up again: after revving it a bit the white smoke came back accompanied by green water. So it’s a done deal I’m afraid.
  12. Instead of knocking I got coolant coming out the exhaust this morning 😓 probably the head gasket is gone. Workshop is more keen on putting in another engine instead of doing the head gasket work. They’ve yet to open it up so let’s see where we’ll arrive. No off-road drives for a few weeks I’m afraid.
  13. Frederic Nuyttens

    Hissing sound from brake pedal

    Thanks guys. My next PM will be a full fledged one.