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  • Walker
    Reply to Factory NS suspension for sale
    by Walker
    I put an entire set of springs and shocks on Ebay. They had done less than 5,000km and I was asking $50 but no takers....they are still sitting here if anyone wants them.
    20-04-10, 03:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Brown Davis protection guards
    by Walker
    Yes I do. If you can let me know ASAP if you are interested and I will hold off putting them on Ebay.
    13-04-10, 05:06 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Brown Davis protection guards
    by Walker
    I am in Croydon, Melbourne.

    Sorry no pics yet, will get some soon.

    I am giving this forum first go at them but if no takers then i will put them on Ebay after this weekend.
    10-04-10, 10:50 PM
  • Walker
    Brown Davis protection guards
    by Walker
    I also have the intercooler and transmission steel bash plates from Brown Davis to suit the NS diesel Pajero (and maybe NT as well???)

    They have plenty of scrape marks but nothing a coat of paint will fix.

    Will sell both...
    10-04-10, 06:11 PM
  • Walker
    Sandgrabba mats for NS - Front only
    by Walker
    I have a set of sandgrabba mats for the front of the NS. They have been in the vehicle for about 18 months and are in good condition, with only a few marks on them.
    Will sell for half price - $70.

    Pick up from Croydon, Melbou...
    10-04-10, 02:36 PM
  • Walker
    New 3 door Prado
    by Walker
    I finally picked up my ZR Prado today....after a 4 month wait. I have not driven it much yet but first impressions are good.

    -It is definately quieter inside the cabin than the Pajero
    -It is quicker than my NS but not as quick as...
    09-04-10, 06:40 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to DP Chip for Sale
    by Walker
    Sold
    08-04-10, 04:10 PM
  • Walker
    DP Chip for Sale
    by Walker
    I have a DP chip for the NS Diesel Pajero if anyone is interested. I have been running this chip for 18 months and it makes a huge difference in both power and fuel economy. (both much better). I would not be without it.

    I was hoping to...
    06-04-10, 04:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NOT a happy camper - DPF
    by Walker
    Yes you are right. But in all fairness, the dealer is not mitsubishi, they are just a private company and probably only get paid a set amount for the warranty work. They dont get paid for problem solving.

    If I was keeping the Pajero, the...
    06-02-10, 11:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NOT a happy camper - DPF
    by Walker
    Sorry, forgot to post the outcome. The outcome is not really any outcome.

    After the dealer had the vehicle for the day I was told that the DPF had been totally clogged and they had just done a forced burn and loaded any updates...
    06-02-10, 05:17 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NOT a happy camper - DPF
    by Walker
    It will go to Nunawading tomorrow. They would not tow the car and caravan to different places so I had to get them both towed home.

    Why would you not be convinced it is a dpf fault. I think it is a bit strange that I have not had a single...
    31-01-10, 04:47 PM
  • Walker
    NOT a happy camper - DPF
    by Walker
    After more than 2 years without a single DPF fault it finally got me. :-(

    We are on our way back home to Melbourne with the caravan and had the DPF light come on just before Ballarat. The manual say to drive for 20 min at more than 40km/h...
    30-01-10, 03:57 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Not friggin' happy jan
    by Walker
    What a pain. You get all ready for the delivery and then find out the bad news.
    If it was me I would wait the extra bit and get a entirely new car, especially if you plan to keep it for more than a couple of year. I know that they can repair it...
    23-12-09, 08:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Challenger a genuine Pajero & Prado alternative?
    by Walker
    I ended up buying the 3 door swb. It is the top of the line model based on the Kakadu and has everything as standard.

    It was $67k including towbar and caravan brakes as apposed to a $71k rrp. I think I could have got a lot more discount...
    21-12-09, 08:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Challenger a genuine Pajero & Prado alternative?
    by Walker
    I was thinking more along the lines of 3.0 tdv6 with piezo injectors. :-)
    21-12-09, 08:07 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Challenger a genuine Pajero & Prado alternative?
    by Walker
    Thanks mate. I do think they are overpriced and I think they are a bit bland. But personally I could not go again with the internal noise level of the Pajero.
    If things improve on the next model then I am sure I will come back. I worked out that...
    21-12-09, 07:16 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Challenger a genuine Pajero & Prado alternative?
    by Walker
    No, never been to knox.

    It was Eastside. It is a real pitty because I thought there service department was fantastic and never let me down.
    21-12-09, 05:14 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Challenger a genuine Pajero & Prado alternative?
    by Walker
    Well I went and "done it" today. Went down for a test drive of the new Prado and ended up buying one. I know it is not as powerful as the NT and it is a bit spartan inside, but it was so smooth and quiet.
    And Toyota were willing to...
    21-12-09, 04:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Challenger a genuine Pajero & Prado alternative?
    by Walker
    I am not sure how you get your pricing. I had a look at the D4 and even a 2.7 is $75k and that is the very basic model with no leather or even a trip computer. The 2.7 with leather is closer to $80k and the 3.0 D4 SE is $95K drive away. A prado VX with...
    17-12-09, 10:36 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Challenger a genuine Pajero & Prado alternative?
    by Walker
    Sam,
    Most of the European diesels have Pizo injection which makes them a lot quieter. For some reason the Japanese still refuse to go down this path. Toyota just add a heap more insulation.

    I do agree that the NT is a lot...
    17-12-09, 08:13 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Challenger a genuine Pajero & Prado alternative?
    by Walker
    I had a drive of the Challenger yesterday. I was looking at it as an alternative to the Pajero, I really like the look of it.

    BUT......it was even louder on the road than the Pajero! I thought it would probably be noisier but had to...
    16-12-09, 11:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Trailer wiring fuse
    by Walker
    Thats the one. It is the 12v supply to the trailer BCU which is located behind a real panel. When I first bought my NS I had a heap of trouble with this. Firstly I kept blowing fuses (dealer told me it was my trailer wiring but it blew the fuse with...
    13-12-09, 09:43 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 2010 model?
    by Walker
    I was in looking at the NT yesterday. I have an NS exceed but really dont like the NT exceed. There is just too much fake wood (expecially dislike the steering wheel) and dont like the chrome external mirrors. All that will do is show up all the scratches....
    13-12-09, 09:35 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to How will I go in Vic High Country
    by Walker
    Also, personally I would never do any High Country touring without all 3 steel bashplates. I know mine have saved me from major damage many many times.
    04-12-09, 07:23 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Buying a VR-X...are they really that expensive?
    by Walker
    Yes, last time I bought my NS I was given fleet discount although I am not fleet?? I think if they really want to sell a car and you ask for the discount they will give it. I also recieved an extra discount for being a Pajero club member.
    04-12-09, 09:37 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to New Challenger here now at KNOX can be seen from Saturday...
    by Walker
    On the Australian Mitsubishi website it lists the motor as:

    2.5 CRD [email protected], [email protected] (or [email protected] for manual)

    that is a lot different to the 103Kw.

    It also lists the following differences
    ...
    03-12-09, 10:21 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to New Challenger here now at KNOX can be seen from Saturday...
    by Walker
    I was having a look at the Mitsubishi website, I assume this is correct. It say it has an independant 3 link rear suspension. Also says it has 220mm clearance.

    All the specs look very good......I wonder if they managed to make it quieter...
    03-12-09, 09:07 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to New Challenger here now at KNOX can be seen from Saturday...
    by Walker
    Does it have a frame/chassis still? I am sure it now has an independant rear....
    03-12-09, 08:03 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to New Challenger here now at KNOX can be seen from Saturday...
    by Walker
    what is the ground clearance like on the new Challenger compared to the Pajero?

    I would love to here from those that know about both vehicles whether the Challenger is a real alternative to a Pajero. I am guessing the Pajero is a bit bigger,...
    03-12-09, 07:50 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Buying a VR-X...are they really that expensive?
    by Walker
    I had heard of a couple of people that only paid that in the middle of this year. I know there was a price increase last month but I would have thought the Aussie dollar would negate that. I also wonder if the recent release of the very expensive Prado...
    03-12-09, 07:34 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Buying a VR-X...are they really that expensive?
    by Walker
    Thanks Naren, that is reassuring. If I can get $62 I will be happy.
    03-12-09, 07:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to How will I go in Vic High Country
    by Walker
    Rich, I have done quite a few High Country trips in the NS without a snorkle.

    I have been through a few rivers at or over bonnet height without a problem. I have a MCA crossing bra as well and they work really well. As long as you keep...
    03-12-09, 06:08 PM
  • Walker
    Buying a VR-X...are they really that expensive?
    by Walker
    Hi all,
    After a little over 2 good years with the NS Exceed I thought I might look at trading up to a NT. 2 years ago I paid $66k for my NS exceed with many extras like diff lock and towbar and remembered that I had been offered at the...
    03-12-09, 02:59 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 6000km service
    by Walker
    Wow, so that is $188 more for labour on the same service! That is a big difference when they should be doing identical jobs.

    I am pretty sure the dealer that does my servicing charges $120/hour which is about standard nowdays
    02-12-09, 06:37 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 6000km service
    by Walker
    Yes, the vehicle that had the oil tested (Matthews) regularly tows a large boat and also does a lot on k's....
    02-12-09, 04:16 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 6000km service
    by Walker
    I work in the reliability engineering industry (along with Matthewnorbert) and we have had independent oil tests done on the engine oil after 15,000km on the NS and the oil is still well withing the acceptable paramaters. This also takes into account...
    02-12-09, 12:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear drawer systems for the 5 door NT
    by Walker
    Sorry, I cant remember what I paid for it but it was around the $250 I think.

    You do nee to remove the tank and air it out with filler cap removed when not using it. Other than that it is fine. It is very easy to remove, but I would recommend...
    02-12-09, 12:40 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 6000km service
    by Walker
    Yes the 60k service is a big one. I was originally quoted $700 but they ended up doing it for $450 including oil....you just have to complain a bit about the price and they will usually drop it a bit.

    The servicing is very expensive, but...
    30-11-09, 10:39 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear drawer systems for the 5 door NT
    by Walker
    Yes, that's the one. I bought direct from the manufacturer and it was a bit cheaper than ARB.
    30-11-09, 09:31 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear drawer systems for the 5 door NT
    by Walker
    The drawers have a releasr mechanism which allows them to pull all the way out. The bottom is just a frame which allows access to the storage area. I bought a 90litre water bladder which fits into the 3rd row seat well.

    ...
    30-11-09, 09:12 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rattles and squeaks from the back
    by Walker
    Lucky I'm deaf.
    29-11-09, 10:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB Deluxe Bar or Sahara Bar
    by Walker
    Have you ever seen a vehicle with a steel bar after hitting a roo or emu. The bar is there to hopefully ensure the vehicle stays driveable by protecting vitals like the radiator. Even with a full bar you will still cop panel damage.
    Both types...
    29-11-09, 06:34 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB Deluxe Bar or Sahara Bar
    by Walker
    Here is mine

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3559344842/

    PS. Does anyone know why you cant insert aphoto directly from flickr? You used to be able to but now I just get a little red square....
    29-11-09, 04:55 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Problems hooking up van to NT.
    by Walker
    Ok, now I understand. I am not sure but maybe my tongue is longer. I just have the standard factory bar. My fan has an offroad hitch so it does not stick up as far and when I have towed other vans using weight distribution itch, the heavy duty tongue...
    29-11-09, 03:26 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB Deluxe Bar or Sahara Bar
    by Walker
    Brett, did you post any pics of your bar, I would love to see it. I am thinking about getting a white NT when I upgrade soon and it would be good to see what it lloks like.

    I have a gunmetal NS and I thought there was to much of the same...
    29-11-09, 03:22 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Problems hooking up van to NT.
    by Walker
    Have you got any pics, I am not sure I understand what you mean??

    I have had 3 different vans hooked up to my NS (same as NT but I dont have the rear wheel lifted) and have never had a clearance problem.
    29-11-09, 12:27 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to leather on seats wearing out
    by Walker
    Yep, my leather in the NS is wearing after 24 months.
    29-11-09, 10:34 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear drawer systems for the 5 door NT
    by Walker
    Glen I bought my drawers from a palce in Adelaide. They have made the drawers for my last 3 4WD's. I am not sure what you call expensive, but these are about $1000 delived to Melbourne.
    They work great, fit perfectly and are well made. They are...
    29-11-09, 10:29 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Hardcore second set
    by Walker
    Even with lugs torn off, they are still fine.....just a little bummmmmmmppppyyyy.

    Mine are probably well past there used by date now with many cuts, holes and tears, but over the past 5 years they have had a lot of abuse and yet they...
    29-11-09, 10:08 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB Deluxe Bar or Sahara Bar
    by Walker
    I have a deluxe bar on this NS but only because the Sahara bar was not available at the time.
    Next Paj will get the Sahara, they just look so much more sexy!
    29-11-09, 10:01 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to mounting an electric brake controller
    by Walker
    Mine is mounted on the lower dash near my left knee. I thought it might get in the way there but I am 6 foot and my knee does not touch it. It helps having a later model controller like the Prodigy because you can mount it on an angle and it is easy...
    23-11-09, 12:22 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Hardcore second set
    by Walker
    The JT2's are the good tyre, I had them as a second set on my old Disco. The drive much better on the road than the ET's but are still just as good offroad.
    You are also right, the JT2's seem to last pretty good.

    I now have ET2's...
    20-11-09, 10:20 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Sand Grabba - Moulded floor mats
    by Walker
    Yep. I have the sandgrabbers in my NS. I wouldn't be without them. They are a great fit a great protection.
    17-11-09, 08:36 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NT suspension and front fog lights
    by Walker
    Keep the springs and shocks, then you can put the factory stuff back in before you sell it in the future.

    Not sure how smart bar works but with ARB bar they cut the front bumper so no point keeping it. If they remove the bumper whole...
    17-11-09, 06:14 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to battery tray
    by Walker
    I was about to say the same thing. I would be running 6mm down to the back although 4mm would be ok for a single plug.

    I ran 6mm down to a 6way fuse box at the back and then ran form that to the fridge, inverter and 2 spare plugs.
    17-11-09, 03:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to battery tray
    by Walker
    I have the ARB battery tray. Install was simple and they provided all the parts needed to do it and good instructions.
    I have an Exide Orbital blue top as my 2nd battery. No idea what else fits but it has to be fairly short.
    15-11-09, 01:20 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Cruise control
    by Walker
    While I only use cruise on open highway and freeways, I have never noticed the speed running away down hill. There are some bigish hill on the Hume hwy in places and my speed never increases by more than 1 or 2 km/h when going down hills when set at...
    15-11-09, 01:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NT vs NS: Is it really a lot better?
    by Walker
    Hey Sam, I have been keeping an eye on the different threads to see what people are paying for the NT.

    It seems that Melbourne has the best prices and the dealers will definately deal.

    I know of 3 mates who have bought...
    15-11-09, 12:24 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to I take delivery of my NT VRX tomorrow!!!!
    by Walker
    Good stuff.

    I do like the Ironbark. One dealer was telling me it one of the most ordered colors. But I think it might show the dirt and scratches a bit like my Gunmetal does.
    12-11-09, 10:22 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NT vs NS: Is it really a lot better?
    by Walker
    I have had 4 Landrovers and still have 1.

    Most of them I had no problems with (well few anyway) but the last Discovery 2 gave me nothing but problems and cost me a lot of money.

    But from what I have heard they have got...
    12-11-09, 12:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Polyairs?
    by Walker
    AQs others have said, the polyairs will be just fine.

    I tow a 1500kg Goldstream pop top and although I also have stiffer aftermarket springs (50mm lift) the polyairs make all the difference. I couple of times I have forgotten to pump the...
    11-11-09, 06:04 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NT vs NS: Is it really a lot better?
    by Walker
    I dont think design has ever been a Landrover strongpoint. ...
    11-11-09, 06:00 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Which aux battery for 2009 NT paj?
    by Walker
    That is correct, but the fridge does not run 24 hours. At night it might not run much at all.

    I have a sidewinder 54litre fridge and even with the 40litre fridge and 14litre freezer it still draws a lot less than the engle 40 does. They...
    11-11-09, 04:04 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Which aux battery for 2009 NT paj?
    by Walker
    On my tray the original starting battery sits at the front and the 2nd battery goes at the back. The front wall is only about 30mm high. I bought my tray almost 2 years ago.

    You are right, it seems the orbital is only 50Ah. I always thought...
    11-11-09, 03:17 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NT vs NS: Is it really a lot better?
    by Walker
    Yes, I have at least 5 mates all with D3 SE's and every one of the love it. The motor is fantastic, refinement is great and after comparing service cost up to 60,00km the D3 has been cheaper every time than my NS.

    BUT They are expensive...
    11-11-09, 02:46 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Which aux battery for 2009 NT paj?
    by Walker
    I just had a look.

    1. No the battery tray is not modded and has a lip at the front.
    2. No the bolts sit below the plate level.
    3. It is an exide orbital. The top measurement is 260mm but the rear battery sits up higher than...
    11-11-09, 12:52 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NT vs NS: Is it really a lot better?
    by Walker
    Yes, but I don't want the same color again, so I would be left without a front bumper on the NS. I don't think the dealer would be too happy about that. ;-)
    I also want to get a Sahara bar on the next Paj.
    11-11-09, 07:57 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Which aux battery for 2009 NT paj?
    by Walker
    That's funny. I remember installing the ARB tray and thinking how good the whole design was. The instructions were clear and well thought out and it all went in really easily. ( in NS) and the exide 75ah fits in easily without any modification, there...
    11-11-09, 07:52 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Which aux battery for 2009 NT paj?
    by Walker
    I have had an exide blue top AGM battery under the bonnet for 4 years now and it is still going strong. They are only 75Ah but are relatively cheap and are a good compact size.

    While talking about dual batteries, is the ARB battery tray...
    10-11-09, 11:20 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NT vs NS: Is it really a lot better?
    by Walker
    Yep, I have the NS and have driven Matthews NT and the NT is a much better vehicle.
    The engine noise is heaps quiter in the NT, although I did not think the road noise was that much quieter.
    The NT feels a lot nimbler and accelerates better...
    10-11-09, 10:16 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Bash Plates group buy maybe?
    by Walker
    I could be talked into a drive sometime.
    09-11-09, 10:22 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Tyre Pressure Monitors
    by Walker
    Hi Brett, I organised a group buy about 2 years ago of the Tyre Dog 4 wheel system. I think I got the price down to $275.

    I think most people did ok with them but mine were nothing but trouble. I dont even use them anymore because one...
    09-11-09, 03:27 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Difficult to read guages
    by Walker
    Can't say that I have ever had the headlights on at the same time as wearing sunglasses.
    08-11-09, 04:38 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Extra Soundproofing NS DID ???
    by Walker
    I am not too worried about the diesel engine noise, it is the road noise that I hate. It is a lot louder than many other modern 4WD's and then when you get onto high speed corrugations it is twice as bad.

    But having said that, I am still...
    04-11-09, 10:28 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to $WD Action Magazine
    by Walker
    I'm with you Dave. While I am still a subscriber to 4Wd Action I dont think it is anywhere near as good as it once was. At the same time I think some of the other mags have lifted their game and are now fair competition.

    Not sure yet if...
    04-11-09, 10:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Extra Soundproofing NS DID ???
    by Walker
    I have looked at all the possibilities of installing sound proofing in the NS.........and then decided the easiest solution is to save up for a NT!
    03-11-09, 11:33 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Paj values
    by Walker
    It looks like there might be a few NS's coming up soon.

    I have asked the dealer to work out a Trade price for my NS Exceed next time it is in for a service. As long as I can sell it for what I owe on it then I will trade. I think it might...
    03-11-09, 10:56 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Pajero Shorty - No more???
    by Walker
    I thought the shorty sold ok.

    Seems a bit strange stopping the SWB when toyota are just bringing one out next year.
    01-11-09, 09:22 PM
  • Walker
    Pajero Shorty - No more???
    by Walker
    My father called in at a Mitsubishi Dealer today to have a look at an NT SWB Pajero. But the dealer told him that Mitsubishi have stopped selling them in Australia. He was told that there may be one or two left at some dealers but he could not order...
    01-11-09, 08:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Windscreen replacement
    by Walker
    I have had 2 windscreen replacements in the past 2 years and I really need a 3rd one now.

    I am not sure why, but the NS windscreen seems to crack way too easy.

    At the moment I have 2 small chips and 2 star cracks in it but...
    18-09-09, 06:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to New Prado - New Ugly Duckling
    by Walker
    That front is just like the 200 series.....UGLY! I bet it will be expensive too.

    If only we could get the Prado motor in the Pajero body!
    15-09-09, 10:55 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Custom STEEL steps
    by Walker
    Like you Michael, I am not against putting on side steps and I really cant see it changing things much either....BUT......do you really want to have that argument with the insurance company after the accident.

    At least if people...
    14-09-09, 12:38 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Custom STEEL steps
    by Walker
    Yes, that is correct.

    I really wanted to get some steel rocksliders/steps made but after asking around I was told that it would affect the side airbags and would definately influence any insurance claim.

    I spoke to insurance...
    13-09-09, 01:04 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Ns turbo boost
    by Walker
    Thats interesting. I was thinking mine was getting a bit rough on the gear changes as well. It has done just over 60,000km.

    If you get a chance to take a pic of the pipe you cleaned I will check mine.
    10-09-09, 12:35 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Things which have failed on your car
    by Walker
    Mine has done nothing that I didnt break myself.
    09-09-09, 06:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 17" Prado Wheels ??
    by Walker
    Yes it does, but I pulled it out the day I got the car and never used it. I have a set of drawers in the back. I will keep the blind for when I sell it.
    07-09-09, 06:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 17" Prado Wheels ??
    by Walker
    I was worried about the Prado rims flicking up more stuff on the side panels, but it has not been a problem. The side steps stop a lot of it.

    Here are some other pics:



    ...
    07-09-09, 12:56 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to 17" Prado Wheels ??
    by Walker
    I run 17" Prado mags as my second set of offroad wheels. Yes the offset is slightly different but it all fits fine and it all stays under the guards. I dont believe the offset is enough to make it illegal (in Vic at least). I had my tyre place fit...
    04-09-09, 05:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Custom Bar Work in Melbourne
    by Walker
    Here is another one as well. They made my 4" stainless snorkel for me. Just in Bayswater.

    www.millweld.com

    I dont know what their barwork is like but they made a nice snorkel.
    02-09-09, 08:02 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Custom Bar Work in Melbourne
    by Walker
    I had the rear tray for my Range Rover ute made by Greg Smith from Smithies Outback Gear.

    http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/li/s...-vic-V09W.html

    Did a great job and reasonable price. He makes...
    02-09-09, 05:23 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Driving Lights
    by Walker
    I have the lightforce XGT on my other 4WD and they are good, but not as good as the HID lights.

    I have these HID's on the Pajero. They are a good price at $295 and seem to be good quality as well.

    http://www.sidewinder....
    31-08-09, 12:37 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to 2008 NS EXCEED DiD or 2009 NT VRX DiD(New)
    by Walker
    I thought the same thing, but it looks like the new 3.0 litre D4 is going to be about $10k more than the current 2.7 litre Discovery. That will put it at about $88k drive away.....bit expensive for me....
    28-08-09, 03:01 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Servicing costs! Yes I am whinging again
    by Walker
    I dont think $110/hour labour charge is unusually high. Most dealers in any brand charge close to this.

    It usually doesnt state the hourly labour rate on the bill, but if you ask your dealer they will tell you. Landrover, Toyota and even...
    28-08-09, 01:16 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Low Range 2WD?
    by Walker
    Never had a windup problem. I often back a heavy trailer or our caravan in low range. It takes a lot more than that to damage the transfer case.

    I wouldnt be going at normal road speeds for any length of time with the transfer case locked,...
    27-08-09, 05:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Servicing costs! Yes I am whinging again
    by Walker
    I would not be taking my NS to an aftermarket service place which did not have MUT or equivilent. The dealer will definately plug in your NS at every service and check for fault codes etc.

    I serviced my last 4WD from new at an independant...
    27-08-09, 02:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Low Range 2WD?
    by Walker
    I am not sure what I am missing???
    I dont understand why you would want to do this unles you are thinking just to stop any windup in the transfer case.
    I would not have thought that you would back far enough to cause any problems. I...
    26-08-09, 07:46 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Travel Insurance - Theft/Damage of Camping Gear
    by Walker
    Never thought about it. We don't do anything and I don't think
    I have met anyone who does take out insurance.

    Some car insurance companies like affinity cover camping gear with the 4wd insurance.
    25-08-09, 04:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Servicing costs! Yes I am whinging again
    by Walker
    I dont think they were pulling a shifty. After they told me it would be $800 I rang up Knox and Dandenong to get prices. They were $890 and $820 respectively.

    They did the same thing on the 45k service. They told me it would be $1160 whcih...
    20-08-09, 05:08 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 2008 NS EXCEED DiD or 2009 NT VRX DiD(New)
    by Walker
    One thing to think about is servicing. The cost of servicing on the NT is a lot less than the NS, or so I am told by my dealer. This is because the NT does not require the special low ash oil
    20-08-09, 11:28 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear brake pad wear on NS after just 45000k's
    by Walker
    Thanks. Some good info there and explains a lot. I have a BA XR6 and after 80k I have not had to replace pads but have been through 2 sets of rotors which warped. Now I know why, I think I better change the pads to softer one.


    ...
    20-08-09, 12:34 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Front Diff vacumum actuator
    by Walker
    Thanks both of you, that was some good info. I thought the wheel lightdbon the dash would have been blinking if there was a problem but I wanted someone to confirm that.
    19-08-09, 08:10 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Front Diff vacumum actuator
    by Walker
    I was told it had been hit by something which has brken it.

    The problem with this is that I have a full set of bash plates. Their answer to this was that it must have happened before I put on the bash plates and now with the plates it...
    19-08-09, 06:19 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear brake pad wear on NS after just 45000k's
    by Walker
    I agree, the fronts normally need replacing before the rear but everyone I have spoken to with an NS have said their rear pads needed changing before front. My rears were changed 10,000km ago and the front still has 40% on them.

    I think...
    19-08-09, 05:31 PM
  • Walker
    Front Diff vacumum actuator
    by Walker
    Hi all, I am hoping that someone technical can explain how the front diff vacuum actuator works.

    During the service today I was told that the vacuum pipe for the front diff actuator has been broken. From what I understand the hose and...
    19-08-09, 05:05 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Servicing costs! Yes I am whinging again
    by Walker
    Now I take it all back.....my dealer is FANTASTIC!

    After being told it would be $800 for the service and then compaining yet again to them about the high price of servicing I was very pleasantly surprised to find they ended up charging...
    19-08-09, 04:58 PM
  • Walker
    Servicing costs! Yes I am whinging again
    by Walker
    Well the NS went in for the 60k service today.

    I did not even get a quote for the service because I thought it was the minor service and after the 45k major service it should be heaps less.

    So I am shocked to learn that...
    19-08-09, 02:12 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear brake pad wear on NS after just 45000k's
    by Walker
    It is probably because modern cars have a lot softer pads than older cars to help increase braking.

    I had to replace mine at 50k. It was interesting to find out that the pads are the same as a 100 series Land Cruiser and they were fairly...
    19-08-09, 01:50 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Finally got the 2nd spare
    by Walker
    As far as I kow the laws in NSW have not changed, but you are right, the maximum you can increase your tyre size by in NSW is 15mm in diameter.

    Just have a look at VSI 9 if you are not sure. VSI 9 has not been renewed since 2003.
    ...
    15-08-09, 12:14 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear door tools & triangle?
    by Walker
    I think the space is there because in Europe is is Law that the triangles etc must be carried.
    It is not law here so we dont get them.
    13-08-09, 12:10 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Finally got the 2nd spare
    by Walker
    I agree, I think some of the aftermarket rims are a lot cheaper and look a lot better.
    I run the Speedy Grande Rims for my offroad tyres. Here is a pic.

    ...
    12-08-09, 03:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS suspension upgrade
    by Walker
    I have the King Springs with Bilstein shocks.

    There was a great improvement in the handling after the upgrade. The shocks are great, but I think the springs are a little hard. I went for the HD springs and they gave me about a 35mm lift....
    02-08-09, 11:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Bash plates needed for Simpson desert?
    by Walker
    Yes, i agree with CeeJay. I bottomed out a number of times on the front intercooler guard and I would hate to think what would have happened if I did not have it. It was not so much from the big dunes, but from the small bumps in the swales which I hit...
    29-07-09, 06:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Fitting Bashplates
    by Walker
    The BD intercooler guards are horrible to fit. I had to do a heap of mods to mine because nothing lined up and the side wings rubbed on the swaybar.

    I did have one of the first ones so they may have improved them now.
    28-07-09, 01:12 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Filling in the Archers, Paj got new shoes
    by Walker
    I think it's a wog thing. ...
    26-07-09, 04:05 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS DiD 30,000km service costs
    by Walker
    Checked the specs and measurments of the tappets at 30,000km and they definately need adjusting. After the service the vehicle was a lot lot quieter, and that was not due just to new oil.
    I dont understand why, but for some reason the Mitsubishi...
    18-07-09, 02:08 PM
  • Walker
    Mt Skene - Road now closed
    by Walker
    Hi all,
    I was sent this email from 4WD Victoria today.

    From: Michael Coldham
    Sent: Wednesday, 15 July 2009 5:03 PM
    To: Sandie Jeffcoat
    Subject: Mt Skene Road

    Sandie
    ...
    17-07-09, 01:22 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Dust
    by Walker
    Just another thing I noticed on my trips and am wondering if anyone has an explanation.

    With the windows shut and the A/C on fresh air I got almost no dust into the car at all.

    If I opened my window if just a tiny bit, dust...
    11-07-09, 01:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Dust
    by Walker
    I have always found that my NS kept out the dust very well. It did get a bit of dust in when opening and closing doors, but you cant help that.

    You should be driving with fresh air on (not recirc) unless you are following somone in the...
    10-07-09, 12:05 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to END of an ERA!
    by Walker
    I looked at them all as well before I bought my NS. I still have no doubt that the D3 is a more refined vehicle BUT

    After having many Landrovers, in my opinion the Mitsubishi service and customer care is way way better than Landrover....
    06-07-09, 03:15 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Snorkel and auto diesel
    by Walker
    Yes they do. I know at least 3 people who have a Safari snorkel installed on their auto diesel NS. The noise does not seem to be a big issue either. It is slightly noiser, but not too bad....
    03-07-09, 09:08 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Rear CV joint shagged?
    by Walker
    Hey, are we suddenely missing a whole other thread on this topic....or am I going crazy? I am sure I posted last night.
    03-07-09, 12:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to "Initialising computer after oil change" WTF?
    by Walker
    I have no problems going to a non-dealer, but I think I would only go to non-dealer that had the MUT3 computer or some other way to analyse fault code etc. With a modern vehicle there is too much you don't know about the car if you dont do this.
    03-07-09, 12:26 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Larger Tyres, Warranty and the Tyre Carrier on an NS
    by Walker
    I spoke to my dealer about that and was told the same thing, it will void all warranty. They are also illegal (from an insurance point of view) unless engineered.

    The dealer had no problems with 265/70-17's

    You will not...
    02-07-09, 02:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone have a 17" alloy they're willing to sell?
    by Walker
    I think it depends. If you were to use a steel rim then I think you will find the rim is a lot heavy than the tyre.

    What size tyres do you run Sam. If you are running 265/70-17 then I can lend you an alloy wheel and tyre for your trip....
    30-06-09, 01:05 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Second spare question...
    by Walker
    No, I think you will find that any 17" rim will fit over the brakes, but definately not 16"
    30-06-09, 01:02 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone have a 17" alloy they're willing to sell?
    by Walker
    Sam, I know you probably just want to save money, but using steel rims will make it a fair bit heavier, which is not a good thing if you are putting it on the roof.

    Have you thought of just buying or hiring a tyrepliers or R&R Beadbreaker...
    18-06-09, 04:11 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Alternative RIMS
    by Walker
    I would be careful with the 8" width. I think the Speedy Grande wheels I have are 7.5" and they only just fit. Because the offset is not as much, they stick out a bit further (but still are just inside the guards). But more of a problem is...
    17-06-09, 12:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear Diff Lock Flashing - Help
    by Walker
    Jack up one of the rear wheels. With the car in neuatral and the handbrake off, you will not be able to turn the wheel if the rear difflock is engaged.
    16-06-09, 04:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone have a 17" alloy they're willing to sell?
    by Walker
    Sam, I did not think the 16" rim would fit on the LWB NS. The brakes are too big.


    If you keep an eye out for Prado rims, I picked up a set of 5 17" prado alloy rims for $700. They were actually after market Speedy rims....
    15-06-09, 06:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Diff whine when mildly accelerating
    by Walker
    Yes, that is the usual symptom of a loose belt.


    As for people saying they think they have a diff whine, I will say thet you will definately know when you have it. The easiest way to check is to get on a flat freeway and coast along...
    12-06-09, 01:03 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone have a 17" alloy they're willing to sell?
    by Walker
    I did end up using Prado rims. I did not get a centre adaptor. After asking many people, I came to the conclusion that it is the friction between the faces of the rim and hub which hold everything together, not just the wheel studs or the centre hub....
    11-06-09, 03:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone have a 17" alloy they're willing to sell?
    by Walker
    Sam, don't cut that section out, it is one of the best areas. If the Prado is running the same size tyre as you then you can share spares with your mate. The prado rim fits on the NS without a problem.
    11-06-09, 12:56 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone have a 17" alloy they're willing to sell?
    by Walker
    Sam, who are you doing this trip with?
    11-06-09, 10:33 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Diff whine when mildly accelerating
    by Walker
    Hi mate,
    I had the same problem with my front diff at only about 30,000km. It would get a noisy whine under light acceleration, but when coasting or hard acceleration it was ok. It was also noisiest had higher speed ie. above 80km/h....
    11-06-09, 12:23 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to do i take a second spare tyre
    by Walker
    I would definately take one for what you are doing Sam.

    You only have to take the tyre (not the rim) as long as you have some tyre changing tools.

    On the roof is easiest, you just have to leave some other stuff behind.
    10-06-09, 05:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to do i take a second spare tyre
    by Walker
    In the areas you mentioned I would say no, you dont need a 2nd spare.

    If you venture further away, like down the Tanami, Binns Tk, Oodnadatta or Simpson Desert, then I think a second spare would be a good idea.
    10-06-09, 01:51 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Kings / Bilstein Combo
    by Walker
    My Bisteins are great, but am not that happy with the King Springs. I bought the HD springs and after 14 months I am now back down to standard height. Not sure if I just got a dud set of springs or if I carry too much weight but I will be looking for...
    09-06-09, 02:13 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Queens Birthday 2009 .....Dargo area.
    by Walker
    Looked like a good trip.....any more pics?

    How was the weather? Did you get much rain?


    We camped on the King River near Whitfield and copped a fair bit of rain Sunday night.
    09-06-09, 02:10 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Pajero Tested Offroad
    by Walker
    Here are a couple of pics. I just picked up the aluminium from the scrapyard for about $5 then cut out the slots for the tow points and the centre bit for the towbar. I then drilled and tapped and maounted it to the towbar frame with 8mm bolts.
    ...
    05-06-09, 01:48 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to ebay locker....front or rear
    by Walker
    Ok, I dare someone to ask him if it is for the front or rear!
    04-06-09, 02:19 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Traction Control versus rear Diff Lock
    by Walker
    When I have turned off ASC it has not turned back on again at any speed, only when I either switch it back on or turn the car off then on again....
    04-06-09, 12:57 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Traction Control versus rear Diff Lock
    by Walker
    I have just changed my brakes at 55k which I thought was ok. In that time I have done a lot of ofroad work as well as sand and a lot of towing.

    I have always thought the TC settings mom the NS were pretty good for sand. I did Madigans...
    03-06-09, 10:34 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Pajero Tested Offroad
    by Walker
    Yep, I agree with you about the springs. After 18months I don't have any extra lift from the King springs at all.

    For the rear bar I just made an aluminium guard which bolts to the towbar and covers the leading edge of the plastic bumper....
    03-06-09, 09:27 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Chaning the brake pads
    by Walker
    They had done 55k.
    03-06-09, 05:19 PM
  • Walker
    Chaning the brake pads
    by Walker
    I finally got around to changing the rear brake pads today. I probably should have done it a few thousand k's ago because there was nothing left of them.

    It is a very simple job, but what was interesting is the place I bought them from...
    03-06-09, 03:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ebay locker....front or rear
    by Walker
    I think maybe everyone should ask him the question "is it for the front or rear?"
    03-06-09, 12:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Traction Control versus rear Diff Lock
    by Walker
    This is incorrect. With the difflock on, both rear wheels are turning at the same speed....always, so there is not any wheelspin and so the TC never has to come on and therefore it is not "fighting" the difflock. Only if both rear wheels started...
    03-06-09, 12:40 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ebay locker....front or rear
    by Walker
    Since it is a factory fitted diff lock it will be a rear.

    I dont know much about the older Pajero's, did they have the same diff front and rear. If so, then you could fit it front or rear, if not then rear owner.

    But I think...
    02-06-09, 03:16 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Traction Control versus rear Diff Lock
    by Walker
    The quick answer is no.

    They did a test in a 4WD mag a few years ago on a sand dune and the traction controled vehicle got further than the diff locked vehicle. In sand it is all about momentum and a certain amount of wheelspin is sometimes...
    02-06-09, 09:58 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Where is your brake controller mounted?
    by Walker
    Yep. I agree. I have mounted mine on the left side under the ASC switch. I am 6' and I thought it would be a pain but it is all fine. It is definately close to the knee, but I dont hit it and after a while you forget it is there.
    I will try and...
    01-06-09, 12:20 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Improving Flex, Part 2, New shocks are in.
    by Walker
    How much longer is the closed length of the shock?

    Did you have to lengthen the bumpstop?
    29-05-09, 03:39 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Looking for a good LPG installer in Melbourne.
    by Walker
    Hey Dave, it will be interesting to see how the injected Gas goes in the long term. I was talking to a couple of LPG installers last week and they have both stopped installing sequential injection for time being.
    The main problem they are having...
    29-05-09, 02:17 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to dynamica rope
    by Walker
    Wow, that is cheap if it is real Dynamica rope. The cheapest I could get it for was $13/m although you can get the Amsteel Blue for about $10/m

    I would be interested, I need 50m for the High Mount.
    29-05-09, 11:57 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Drivers door appears loose
    by Walker
    You are definately right about the rubber around the back door. On the Madigans Line trip last year I noticed that I was getting a bit of dust in through the rear door seals. When we stopped at Mount Dare I washed and cleaned up all the rubber which...
    29-05-09, 01:22 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to High Country Trip Report
    by Walker
    I assume you mean deer? No, but plenty of hunters.

    We actually had a bit of a run in with a couple of hunters. I have no problems with people hunting deer, but I cant stand people using dogs to hunt deer. My general experience has been...
    26-05-09, 11:46 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to High Country Trip Report
    by Walker
    The MTZ's are just 265/70-17. They are very noisy on the road, but I just have them as a 2nd set for offroading.
    26-05-09, 12:21 PM
  • Walker
    High Country Trip Report
    by Walker
    Ok, for anyone that is interested, here is a quick trip report on a trip I led on the weekend. Here are a couple of pics as well.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3543132...10632044/show/

    Evening before Day...
    26-05-09, 12:34 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Help me find the right tire
    by Walker
    I have MTZ's on a second set of rims. I think if you used them as a daily driver, you would tyre of them very quickly. They are a lot noisier than AT's but they do handle very well.
    The MTZ's are very soft and I would only expect to get about...
    21-05-09, 01:59 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Help me find the right tire
    by Walker
    Here: http://www.goodyear.com.au/TyreDetai...&from=nPerPage
    21-05-09, 01:06 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Fuel additives?
    by Walker
    I had a look at my last bill. The dealer I go to is one of the more expensive dealers but they always do a great job on the car.

    I have never had a uel addative added, I cant see why you would need it.

    Windscreen cleaner...
    21-05-09, 12:16 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to warming up diesel's
    by Walker
    Yes, I have been told by a few mechanics not to let the diesel idle on start up for the same reasons. They have just said to drive normally, no aggressive acceleeration until it is up to temp.
    Mind you, with a 10year waranty I am not sure why...
    21-05-09, 11:01 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Help me find the right tire
    by Walker
    Tha Mickey ATZ is a good tyre, but my first choice would be the Goodyear Silent Armour. They are a great tyre, nice tread pattern and should do you for at least 80,000km, probably more. But they are a bit more expensive than some other brands.
    21-05-09, 10:58 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Radiator Support Exposed If ARB Bar Fitted?
    by Walker
    As the others have said, it is not the radiator supports, just some useless bits which attached to the bumper. I am going to trip mine back, just have not got around to it yet.
    21-05-09, 01:06 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to updating to 18'' ATS-Need advice please
    by Walker
    I dont think the dealer knows what he is talking about. 265/65-18 will fit in the spare holder, as long as you dont have the spare wheel lifter on it.

    And the difference between the standard 265/60-18 and a 265/65-18 is only 25mm which...
    21-05-09, 01:04 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to How to improve Flex on the dam thing, mine is pathetic
    by Walker
    Your first problem is going to be the fact that they dont make longer shocks for the NS. So when you lift it using longser springs, the suspension will not have anywhere near the amount (or almost none) of drop it had when standard.

    I...
    17-05-09, 11:34 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Spares trek pack
    by Walker
    I also remembered I did carry a top and bottom radiator hose. I cant think of anything else you might need. (other than a 2nd spare tyre)

    Unfortunately on a modern 4WD there is not a lot more you can replace yourself....but on the plus...
    16-05-09, 11:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Spares trek pack
    by Walker
    I could not find anyone who did this for the NS. I even asked the service dept at the dealer if they would do this, but no go.

    I ended up buying the following spares from Bursons which were not too expensive:
    Air filter
    fuel...
    16-05-09, 09:49 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to anyone want to swap rims?
    by Walker
    Jason, I would swap with you but my tyres have done about 43,000km. I am running 265/70-17 Goodyear Silent armours on them.

    I have just bought a secong set of rims for offroad tyres so it does not bother me if I go back to 18" rims...
    15-05-09, 10:35 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Used car buying etiquitte - is it wrong to ask to have a mechanic check the car?
    by Walker
    Exactly. If a seller does not want a mechanic checking over the car then I would not being going anywhere near it.

    The last car I sold was bought by someone interstate. They asked if I would take the car to a local mechanic of teir choice...
    10-05-09, 05:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    Good one. I will speak with speedy and find out what they recommend on Monday.

    I spoke with a mate who owns a tyre shop tonight. He has told me he can get hub rings from Speedy but did not believe they were necessary if you were using...
    10-05-09, 12:18 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    It is amazing what you find when you start looking.

    I am getting more and more convinced that the centre hole is NOT designed to take the load. There are many articles about how the centre hole only serves the purpose of ensuring the wheel...
    09-05-09, 08:11 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    I found out a bit more. The Pajero is "hub centric" and uses the centre hub to centre the wheel.
    Most Toyota's are "bolt centric" and use the studs with tapered nuts to centre the wheel.

    There was no mention...
    09-05-09, 07:56 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    The wheels come with there own tapered nuts....so I dont have to play with mine. The Prado wheel nuts are also the same thread as the NS...
    09-05-09, 06:52 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    I went and tried on the Prado rims my mate has for sale. He had aftermarket Speedy rims.

    The PCD was perfect.
    The offset is different (30mm which I think is the same as the ROH wheels)
    The centre hole was much bigger (105mm)...
    09-05-09, 05:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Chinese GPS and oziexplorer
    by Walker
    Yes, I bought one a few weeks ago. I bought the 7" screen for $220 and it is fantastic. The sat nav is up to date and I loaded on Oziexplorer and it all works fine.

    The cheaper ones do use a fairly old version of windows CE but if...
    08-05-09, 05:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    I was quotes $275 for the ROH rims.

    I will have to look at how the wheels fit to understand the centre hole problem. I always thought that the wheels were only held to the hub with the wheel studs and the centre hole was only to make room...
    07-05-09, 05:38 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    Thanks Guys, I cant see any reason why they would not be ok if they have a spacer the correct size.

    So what was the cost of these rims?
    07-05-09, 02:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS 08 Test Drive
    by Walker
    Des,
    I have an 08 NS exceed and live in Croydon. You are welcome to come out and have a drive.
    07-05-09, 12:28 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to lost power - Engine stopeed? Help
    by Walker
    It is on the motor. It is a valve and it sucks.
    06-05-09, 03:56 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to lost power - Engine stopeed? Help
    by Walker
    No the didnt replace mine. I was on holidays in Tassie at the time I had my problem and it seemed to fix itself so they just reset the fault code. I have not had any problems since, but I will let my regular dealer know the next time I am in.
    ...
    06-05-09, 12:59 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to High Country trip - May 23-25
    by Walker
    Yes, I was in there at Easter and the fact that they had a fire followed by floods really made a mess. The Macalister River Tk is also very washed out. But the Pajero made it through ok....
    02-05-09, 11:31 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to lost power - Engine stopeed? Help
    by Walker
    I had similar thing 2 weeks ago.

    I have never had a problem before and then while on the fwy I suddenly lost power. Looked down to find all the dash warning lights on.

    I pulled over and restarted and it was all ok except...
    02-05-09, 11:27 PM
  • Walker
    High Country trip - May 23-25
    by Walker
    Hi all,
    I am organising a 3 day trip in May. I have which weekend we will be going but not sure yet if it will be a Fri-Sun trip or a Sat-Mon trip, but most likely Sat-Mon.

    We will tour from Mt Stirling or Mt Bulla across...
    02-05-09, 08:23 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    Thanks, I will keep looking.

    I think is offset is slightly different then it will be fine but will need the rest to be the same.


    Hopefully I will find a set of factory alloys.


    Does anyone have...
    02-05-09, 08:18 PM
  • Walker
    Wheel specs for NS
    by Walker
    Does anyone know what the PCD and offset are for the NS wheels?

    I think it is time for a 2nd set of rims so I can run some decent muddies but so for I have not seen any wheels come up for sale.

    I thought I would price aftermarket...
    02-05-09, 11:14 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to 45000km dealer Service
    by Walker
    No, my dealer is only charging that for oil now. It seems that they are sourcing there oil a bit cheaper than they used to. They assured me it was the correct low ash oil but they were getting it at a much better price now.
    02-05-09, 11:03 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS DiD 30,000km service costs
    by Walker
    The Low Ash oil makes it a bit more expensive, but it is about the same as Landrover D3 and Land Cruiser servicing costs, but we dont have to pay as often having 15k intervals.
    24-04-09, 05:46 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NT Exceed price
    by Walker
    Wow, it looks like the NT is a lot more expensive than the NS.

    I bought my NS new on 2007 for $65k drive away with rear locker and tint.

    $73k brings it up close to the Landrover D3
    24-04-09, 05:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 45000km dealer Service
    by Walker
    I think the servicing is expensive but the prices you have said are about normal. I rang around a few places when I got my 45k service done and tey were all about the same. I was guated about $1100 but after a bit of complaining I ended up paying $840....
    23-04-09, 01:13 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS DiD 30,000km service costs
    by Walker
    That is mega expensive. I think I paid about $650 but that include a tappet adjustment.

    I am not sure what is going on with Dealer servicing costs, the prices seem to vary greatly from dealer to dealer. I was at a Tassie dealer on the...
    23-04-09, 01:07 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Easter 4wding
    by Walker
    We went camping up in the Barkly River area. We camped on Skene Creek, about 1 hour further on from Licola.

    We spent the week up there and had great weather, but got a localised thunderstorm on the final night which gave us about 1/2 inch...
    17-04-09, 01:17 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to 90k Service
    by Walker
    There is still some unbelievably expensive items on the bill.

    $63 for coolant
    $74 for air filter
    $60 plus dollars for oil filter
    04-04-09, 10:46 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to 90k Service
    by Walker
    I was only charged $119 for engine oil. Not sure how much is used.
    03-04-09, 11:37 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 90k Service
    by Walker
    It may be too high, but I rang 3 different Mitsubishi dealers in the Eastern Suburbs and they were all within $100 of each other with an average of $1030.

    In the end, Eastside Mitsubishi (who have done all the service work since new) did...
    03-04-09, 08:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 90k Service
    by Walker
    Matthew, I think you just got a really good price for the 45k service.
    Mine has gone in for the 45k service today and I have been told it will be $1070!!!!!!!

    This seems ridiculously high, even for a major service. What has everyone...
    03-04-09, 01:50 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Stone chips
    by Walker
    I am on my third windscreen....and it is cracked....
    02-04-09, 06:43 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Dangerous Hesitation still not fixed in NT
    by Walker
    This "feature" of the stability contro is very annoying, and I agree with others that it can be dangerous.
    When turning onto the main road at the end of our street in the wet (heading uphill) he stability control has kicked in leaving...
    09-03-09, 11:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 3.2DID 3" Exhaust.
    by Walker
    I am sure it would make a good bit of difference but I am not game to try it while under warranty. The problem is the warranty is so good on these that I will never be out of warranty while I own it.
    02-03-09, 12:43 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Scratches
    by Walker
    I have always found Maquires "Scratch X" to be the best product for getting rid of scratches and it is fine on clear coat.

    If the Maquires does not get it out then it itneeds a professional polish.
    04-02-09, 10:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Sound Proofing
    by Walker
    Yes, Matt is right. Believe it or not I was able to get some from Clarke Rubber. It was waterproof and sandwiched between heatproof out layer.

    But it is not light and definately not cheap. I think it was about $60/sqm...or it might hae...
    03-02-09, 07:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Polyairs in rear of SWB
    by Walker
    I think you will want both!
    03-02-09, 05:17 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Sound Proofing
    by Walker
    I put good quality sound proofing on all my BD bashplates and it made no difference at all
    03-02-09, 08:57 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Oil Leak!
    by Walker
    I think I got it from autobarn, but you can get it from almost anywhere that sells the UHF radio.

    Have a look here : http://www.prestigecom.net.au/index....products_id=12...
    02-02-09, 10:01 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Oil Leak!
    by Walker
    I have done the same thing with the UHF, except that there is a proper DIN mounting kit which you can buy that fits perfectly into the slot.

    ...
    02-02-09, 06:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to DiD Drinking Diesel
    by Walker
    Could you just put that is CAPITAL LETTERS, I dont think anyone listens unless you shout at them!

    But it depends what we are talking about. If talking about the DPF fauls then fuel brand has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. I have used every different...
    30-01-09, 08:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Air Conditioner pump as Tyre pump??
    by Walker
    I have one in my Range Rover. I just disconnected the A/C and used the pump for air. At 10CCM it is fantastic. I have it hooked up to a 20litre tank in the back which then runs the lockers.
    The A/C pump is quick enough to run air tools which...
    30-01-09, 10:16 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Hid
    by Walker
    They are illegal as low beam but should not be illegal as high beam.

    John, I asked around at some experts about this. They all told me I would not get te same sort of light output from the high beams as I would from spotties. It is all...
    29-01-09, 10:44 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to No DPF in Manuals?
    by Walker
    Because of the different rev range the manual runs in, it was able to stay under the required particualte output without a DPF
    28-01-09, 04:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Almost roll over
    by Walker
    This was me a few years ago getting close.

    Luckily the Paj is a lot more stable....I hope.



    ...
    23-01-09, 02:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    Wow, either service costs have come down a lot or you have a really good dealer.

    And I wish I could get that sot of economy. I dont get anywhere near that. I guess that is what you have to expect when you start modding it with larger tyres,...
    22-01-09, 11:35 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to pajero and prado problems/complaints
    by Walker
    Tha is really funny Jason, because 1 year ago I had exactly the same experience at that dealer as you. It was my fist ever Pajero and I walked in and asked for a test drive and was told sorry, I dont have any salepeople available tday to take you for...
    22-01-09, 10:24 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rok Sliders??
    by Walker
    Fantastic Jason, they look really good.

    So can I put my order in for a set?
    22-01-09, 10:19 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to DiD Drinking Diesel
    by Walker
    Tappets are done every 30,000km only if deemed necessary. I have to admit I did notice that economy got a little better after the last adjustment at 30,000km.

    But then we are all only talking about vey small changes in economy so there...
    20-01-09, 10:43 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to DiD Drinking Diesel
    by Walker
    I was getting bad economy, and later found out I had dented/squashed the bottom of the intercooler. But I would think you would know if you did this.

    Also, it may be just in my head, but I am sure my economy is a lot worse using Shell...
    20-01-09, 08:31 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Dont have much confidence in our new NS
    by Walker
    I did Madigans Line last year, which was very ough on all the vehicles, and except for damage to the rear bumper it handles it all fine.

    I will admit it does not have the same clearances as some ther 4WD's but as a tourer it is fantastic,...
    19-01-09, 11:00 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Not Paj, not Challenger, not 4WD but Mitsu related
    by Walker
    I had a new Lancer as a loan car while my Pajero was getting some repairs recently.

    I was really surprised. It was a great car to drive. It felt really nice inside, seemed to go ok and the auto box was great. It is definately great value...
    17-01-09, 10:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Diesel "pinging"
    by Walker
    After reading a post on the Jeep forum which was recently posted on this forum, a "pinging" diesel motor can indicate a problem with an injector or fuel starvation from a faulty ecu. In the jeeps case it caused a catastrophic engine failure....
    16-01-09, 05:28 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero 3.2 Litre Auto chip upgrade
    by Walker
    Yes, you are propably right.

    But the same goes for many other mods as well. I had a 1" lift on my last 4wd and the driveshaft DC joint failed and the shaft hit the road at 100km/h and then smashed the auto case. Even though the car...
    15-01-09, 08:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero 3.2 Litre Auto chip upgrade
    by Walker
    As far as I can work out jeep did not blame the chip for the failure at all which suggests they would act the same way if he did not have a chip. I think this guy is just very very unlucky. I guess it is just a Jeep thing
    15-01-09, 06:42 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Help needed for claim against hire company
    by Walker
    Ok just one question. What were you thinking watching Today Tonight! ...
    15-01-09, 12:26 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero 3.2 Litre Auto chip upgrade
    by Walker
    I think it is a little more complicated than just fuel. It changes the fuel and timing depending on the circumstances. But it is basically as Matt tried to say. Because the torque is increased it means that you don't have to accelerate as hard or for...
    15-01-09, 08:50 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero 3.2 Litre Auto chip upgrade
    by Walker
    The person I know who has th chip is not on this forum, but I will try to get him on.

    Sorry Eastie, I wrote that bit wrong, fuel economy gets better. From what he has said, the fuel consumption is actually better with the chip by almost...
    14-01-09, 10:08 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Mitsubishi's reply to NT's 180kg towball weight query
    by Walker
    I think you will find thatthe specs are correct.

    On many 4WD's and car it is the towball load rate that is the limting factor of what you can tow not the weight of the towed item.

    So if you can keep the towball load to 180kg...
    14-01-09, 10:00 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Any 4x4 Club Members
    by Walker
    That is just brilliant. Some people just have too much time on their hands.
    So how should we share. Is it on a rotational basis or do we vote or just have a bollot. ...
    14-01-09, 03:39 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to pajero and prado problems/complaints
    by Walker
    I think there is way more than 2.5 times the complaints on Prado's as there is on Pajero.

    I have had 4 different makes of 4WD and have been on the forums for al of them. I am always pleasantly surprised a the lack of compaints and problems...
    14-01-09, 03:35 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero 3.2 Litre Auto chip upgrade
    by Walker
    What more info do you need?
    14-01-09, 09:58 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero 3.2 Litre Auto chip upgrade
    by Walker
    Yes. I have spoken to the "little birdy" who has a DP chip on their auto NS. I had a drive and it definatley has a lot more power, especially on initial acceleration and I am told his fuel economy has decreased by a good margin.
    He never...
    13-01-09, 02:59 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to New ARB Sahara Bar
    by Walker
    That Sahara Bar looks awsome. That is the bar I always wanted, but after speaking to ARB head office last year I was told they would never makea Sahara bar for the NS so I did not wait.

    Just have to get one for the NT whenever I upgrade....
    13-01-09, 02:43 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Any 4x4 Club Members
    by Walker
    am a member of the Landrover club n Victoria. If I wasnt already a member there then I would join the Pajero club but it ends up too hard to be a member of both and be a worthwhile contributor.

    I would definately recommnd anyone joining...
    13-01-09, 02:37 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to All about the NT and changes from NS
    by Walker
    Don't count on it. I can just imagine the "Christmas Bonus" that he gives himself....
    24-12-08, 10:14 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Engine oil changes for a DiD
    by Walker
    Do you have any pics of the mod on the EGR, it is omething would like to do.

    Have you tried chipping your Paj yet? It is well worth it....
    24-12-08, 02:59 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Engine oil changes for a DiD
    by Walker
    I was going to do the 7500 oil changes....but then thought that with a 10 year warranty and I will not keep the vehicle any more that 4 years there is not much point.

    As for the EGR.....any pics. Some mates had a kit to blank out the...
    24-12-08, 02:57 PM
  • Walker
    Latest addition to our family
    by Walker
    After havng the camper trailer for 3 years it was time to move up inthe world. Hopefully now my wife wll even come camping with me.



    It is a Goldstream Explorer. It is just a small 14' van but with everything in it including...
    23-12-08, 01:57 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Its official - Pajero Update
    by Walker
    That's good, the noise is my only complaint about the NS. You can chip the NS and get the same power output as the NT but you cant make it quieter.

    I had a drive in a Prado the other day and after being so used to the NS I could not believe...
    18-12-08, 09:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Got an off road trailer - can start building my camper trailer wno
    by Walker
    I made a few mods and got the weight down to 950kg when fully loaded including full water tanks and all jeryy cans full. The springs ended up working perfectly although the shocks only lasted 2 days on the corrogated road to Inaminka but it works just...
    25-11-08, 03:06 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Airtech Snorkel for NS!
    by Walker
    Yes. the guard I made has now been well tested, with lots of scrapes and it works perfectly. I dont have any problems with the rear bumper anymore, even in sand.
    25-11-08, 03:02 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Got an off road trailer - can start building my camper trailer wno
    by Walker
    Hi Jeelan, good luck.

    I built my own offroad trailer a few years ago. Here is the build up, it might give you a few ideas.

    http://www.aulro.com/afvb/trailers-v...ler-build.html
    24-11-08, 09:05 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Simpson Desert Closed
    by Walker
    We were talking to a ranger at Finke back in June. She was telling us about the closure back then. I think it will now be a regular occurance.

    She was saying that the huge numbers that go through the Simpson now has meant that they need...
    16-11-08, 09:28 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Another Tyre Question
    by Walker
    The Goodyear SA are LT tyres and the 265/70-17 fit in the rear wheel carrier.

    At the moment I have done 39,000km on the Goodyears and I would estimate I ill get another 40,000km out of them.
    14-11-08, 05:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to K&N air filter
    by Walker
    The K&N's were designed for racing so they should breath a lot better and give you a bit more go.

    I have heard 2 downsides which have stopped me using them.

    1. They allow more dust through into the motor. I think in...
    08-11-08, 10:11 AM
  • Walker
    Wireless rear camera
    by Walker
    Has anyone used a wireless rear camera on their caravan. I like the idea of going wireless, but would like to hear peoples experiences with them.

    thanks
    04-11-08, 06:30 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Brown Davis guards not fitting
    by Walker
    Yes, I agree. I had to do a heap of changes to mine just to get them to fit. I have also stuffed 2 of the threads that they bolt into. I ended up redrilling and tapping 10mm bolts.

    I wish Pearcies plates had been around when we needed...
    04-11-08, 02:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    But you do supply your own oil don't you?
    31-10-08, 09:49 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    I paid over $770 for my 30k service. There was some extra's but I asked for a price before they did it and was quoted $580 without extras so your price is very cheap.

    Maybe Mitsubishi are finally bringing their diesel service pricing ino...
    31-10-08, 05:08 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    That's all very well Eastie, but if the service is not up to standard then I am not going to stick around.

    Like others, Lilydale gave a great price on the car. I had every intention of getting it serviced there, but after the first service...
    31-10-08, 02:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    PM sent. Thanks, Felicity is looking after it. I think she got the message today that I am not impressed.
    30-10-08, 08:49 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    Front Diff

    Well I think I spoke too soon about the great service at Eastside. It has now been more than 6 weeks since they found the faulty front diff........and still nothing has been done.

    I have spoken to the service...
    30-10-08, 02:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Help needed for claim against hire company
    by Walker
    I think trying to blame the engineering or the fixing is going to be hard. I know when I had my rooftop tent (howling moon) I was always a bit wary of the way iy bolted on. It just used sliding nuts on an aliminium channel and under extreme situations...
    30-10-08, 02:19 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Bashplates, Suspension & acc
    by Walker
    I would definately look around a bit more. I had Pedders fit Kings and Bilsteins to mine at the start of the year and the cost was $1550....
    10-10-08, 11:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Brake Controllers
    by Walker
    I uses the Tekonsha Prodigy and it has always been good. I think there is a new version out now which is meant to be even better.
    10-10-08, 11:40 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Weekend trip from Melbourne - Any suggestions?
    by Walker
    Definately Big River, lot of fun tracks and some good camping.

    Also out the back of Jamison and Woods point is good, you just have to be careful cause some of the tracks are pretty bad.

    Anywhere around the Licola region...
    06-10-08, 10:50 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to DiD Auto Excess Oil Useage?
    by Walker
    On my last 15,000km which I did very quickly with a big central Australia trip, I had the oil level down to the low level mark before the 15,000km were up. I did ask the dealer and they were not worried about it at all so I decided not to worry eith...
    06-10-08, 05:05 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Airtech Snorkel for NS!
    by Walker
    Excellent. I have been waiting for this, I think it looks a little bit better than the Safari.

    If anyone gets a quote, can you pst it up
    02-10-08, 12:42 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to water tank in dickie seat
    by Walker
    I have the 90litre flexitank mounted in the 3rd row seat well. It is fantastic. It has been through some very rough conditions without a problem.
    I dont have any plastic taste in the water but I follow the directions which are set out by flexitank....
    28-09-08, 05:23 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Bilstein Shocks
    by Walker
    Wow, I reckon there is something wrong with your shocks. On our recent Simpson/Madigans trip I had no problems with fading at all and I checked the temp a few times and I could always grap hold of them with my hand.
    I was loaded up for a 3 week...
    26-09-08, 01:25 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to New Pajero powerplant on the way
    by Walker
    Wow, I have been reading the last few posts with interest.

    All I can say is that if Mitsubishi bring out a Pajero with 650nm then I will join the others and eat my hat as well. ..........then I will order it!...
    25-09-08, 12:40 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Bilstein Shocks
    by Walker
    If you dont plan to do any trips where you will be driving on corrugations then either are fine.
    Bilsteins are the superior shock for sure but you will pay a bit more.

    I have recently had a problem with my bilsteins where one of...
    25-09-08, 12:35 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to What Coolant to use
    by Walker
    You have to be careful with coolants. I have never looked at what the NS uses but I know with the Landrover they used OAT coolant and apparently it caused major problems if you topped up with a bit of glycol coolant.

    I just carry water...
    23-09-08, 11:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to expensive weekend out :-(
    by Walker
    That is terrible re the sidewalls, I assume they are a LT construction. I had a similar problem with a set of BFG A/T's on my last 4WD. I kept slashing sidewalls and had one bulge. After destroying 3 tyres on seperate trips I gave up and bought a set...
    22-09-08, 05:50 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB OME suspension upgrade OMG!!!
    by Walker
    Big difference isn't it. I dont think a lot of people realise just how much different a suspension upgrade makes.

    I think the handling of the OME is about the same as bilsteins. The only reason I went bilsteins is that I do a lot of outback...
    20-09-08, 02:01 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    I also forgot to mention that during the service they picked up that one of the rear shocks was leaking.
    I have Bilstein shocks which Pedders installed. I took it back to them to have a look and yes it need replacing and will be done under warranty....
    18-09-08, 01:49 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Pulling to the left?
    by Walker
    Maffew, you are vedy bad boy!

    As for "steering loosening" I think they just try to use easy terms becaus if they said "the uni's in the steering are getting a bit of play in them which is normal" then most people would...
    17-09-08, 11:11 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Pulling to the left?
    by Walker
    Yes, as Rusty said, it is important to get the alignment done with a specialist or someone you have used before.

    I had mine done by Pedders when they put the new suspension in but they did a real crap job. Not long after I took it to my...
    16-09-08, 11:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    Thanks, will have to remember the discount on parts, pity you cant get 10% on service as well.
    16-09-08, 10:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    Ah yes. I should have said before that I have no problem with the dealer or service team, I don't think they are trying to rip me off. I was just having a whinge because I thought the general cost of the servicing is very high.

    Thanks...
    16-09-08, 09:40 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    I have just picked up the car. I have to admit, the tappets were very noisy. I think I had just got used to the noise over a period of time, but when I picked up the car it was a lot quieter.

    I think it must be about time I started taking...
    16-09-08, 06:45 PM
  • Walker
    Cost for a 30,000km Diesal service?
    by Walker
    Ok, we had a thread about the 15,000km service, how about the 30k service?

    Mine is at the dealer today and I have been told the service cost is $770!! And I thought my Landrover used to be expensive to service.

    This price...
    16-09-08, 03:18 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Pulling to the left?
    by Walker
    Yes, I had the same thing. It was fixed with a 4 wheel alignment. Apparently the wheel alignment was out a heap.

    If there is not enough camber on the wheels then it will follow the road camber a lot more than when the wheel alignment is...
    16-09-08, 03:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Paj tow point failure on YouTube
    by Walker
    I was speaking to a guy at work who had the recovery point on his pajero fail last week. I think he has a NM Pajero, it had the recovery point which bolts on the back.
    They were out near Geelong when he got stuck in a boghole in a quarry. His...
    12-09-08, 05:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to I just had my speedo recalibrated/tested
    by Walker
    That is not bad at all.

    I have the same sized tyres but when my speedo reads 100km/h my GPS say 95km/h or somethink like that. This means the speedo must have been way way out with standard tyres.

    The strange think is that...
    05-09-08, 07:42 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to does the ns pajero 2008 jan have electric brakes for trailers
    by Walker
    Ummmm, I am guessing you mean "electric brake controller"?

    No, you have to get the wiring and controller installed yourself.
    31-08-08, 10:52 PM
  • Walker
    Front Diff
    by Walker
    Has anyone had problems with their front diff?

    I have recently had a VERY loud whine from my front diff when in 4wd. The weird thing is that it only happens when I am accelerating lightly.

    If I accelerate hard then the...
    28-08-08, 11:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Replacing the intercooler
    by Walker
    It was a base model and Gunmetal, same as mine. They are worth contacting because even if they dont have what you want you can go on the awaiting list.


    As for fuel economy, it looks like the intercooler fixed my problem, I just...
    25-08-08, 05:31 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Replacing the intercooler
    by Walker
    Yes I know. But I thught that it was no good going to the dealer and complainingwhen the inercooer ws squashed. So now that it is fixed, if that economy eeps upthen I will go back to the dealer with a "please explain"
    23-08-08, 02:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Replacing the intercooler
    by Walker
    It only went in yesterday, so i have not really drven it yet. I have to drive to Tumut tomorrow so that will give me a good indication on fuel economy.

    The best I can get at the moment is about 11.8l/100km when only travelling on the highway....
    23-08-08, 12:21 PM
  • Walker
    Replacing the intercooler
    by Walker
    I replaced my intercooler this afternoon. It looked such a simple job.....but it was a bit more difficult than I thought.

    Still, it only took 3.5 hours which is not too bad since the dealer quoted me 3 hours and $300. Now that I know what...
    23-08-08, 01:59 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Workshop manuals
    by Walker
    I know it says that but it still works with IE7. It is a really weird program and not very user friendly at all. The main thing is you cant have any other Internet Explorer pages open when you run the workshop manual....
    23-08-08, 12:52 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Workshop manuals
    by Walker
    Enric,
    It is about 250Mb. Is that to big for that website?

    PS. I have given up with the torrent, I tried to download it from another computer and I could not get it to work either. If someone else has the manual, maybe they...
    22-08-08, 06:23 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Workshop manuals
    by Walker
    Sorry, that is my fault. I had no idea what I was doing, I just mucked about with it till it worked.

    But at least I got it up there.

    If someone else wants to do it better then they are welcome to do it.
    22-08-08, 02:02 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Workshop manuals
    by Walker
    Hey thanks Andrew. That is my torrent, so it does work ok. Could you just leave it up on your computer so it seeds it and it might help others.

    To everyone else, it should be working, I think you just have to leave it for ages to download,...
    22-08-08, 11:08 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Workshop manuals
    by Walker
    Ok everyone, I think the bittorrent is working now, fingers crossed.

    You can get it here:

    http://www.mininova.org/tor/1707494
    21-08-08, 11:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to climate control
    by Walker
    Yes, I think heaps of people have had problems. The dealer does not really want to know about it.


    The other day it was 4deg outside, I had the climate set to 25deg and it was still blowing out cold air!!!
    20-08-08, 01:53 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Workshop manuals
    by Walker
    Does any of you know how to use bittorrents?

    If so PM me.
    19-08-08, 11:20 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero Auto breather locations
    by Walker
    I had a look at them all and I reckon they are already high enough. Remember you wil have a bow wave when crossing and both front and tranny breathers are in the engine bay.

    I crossed a river which was as deep as I would ever go (over...
    17-08-08, 08:01 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to MT Skene - NS in the snow
    by Walker
    Anywhere from $90 for the little Coleman sporster up to $300 for a good MSR hiking stove
    17-08-08, 02:23 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to MT Skene - NS in the snow
    by Walker
    No, butane is a gas stove.

    The problem is that at altitude or in cold climate the gas (LPG, butane, propane) wants to freeze in it liquid form.
    16-08-08, 11:06 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to MT Skene - NS in the snow
    by Walker
    The one in the pic is a coleman 2 burner petrol stove.

    I have a lighter coleman Exponent fuel stove and it is fantasic. Packs up very small and light and will work anywhere and boils water faster than anything I have seen yet.
    ...
    16-08-08, 07:50 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to MT Skene - NS in the snow
    by Walker
    So what are you doing on the Prado website? I think we have a spy! ...
    15-08-08, 12:31 PM
  • Walker
    MT Skene - NS in the snow
    by Walker
    Last weekend we had our annual weekend up at Jamieson.

    Saturday we drove up to Mt skene. We were expecting a fair bit of snow, but even we were surprised at how low the snow started. Going up the Jamieson-Licola Rd there was plenty about...
    15-08-08, 02:19 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Trailer Plugs
    by Walker
    I think the flat plug is better. It is also the only plug to have the extra terminals to turn off the rear park sensors when a trailer is connected.

    The anderson plug should be fine next to the trailer plug. You will need to wire it up...
    12-08-08, 10:37 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Tpms
    by Walker
    I got them direct from the importer, Zylux Industries. I bought 24 in one buy so I think we paid $250 each which was about $150 less than retail.
    11-08-08, 11:45 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to pajero 2008 questions!
    by Walker
    I agree, they are very very noisy on corrugated and bumpy gravel roads but I woudl not say rough. I had mine outback recently and fully loaded with the tyres at 25psi it was very very bad.

    But when you concentrate and seperate the noise...
    11-08-08, 11:40 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    Here are some more pics if anyone is interested. Someone else in the group took these and some are very good. There are a lot of them but I found viewing them as a slideshow with 1 sec interval is the best.

    http://picasaweb.google.co....
    11-08-08, 01:39 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Tpms
    by Walker
    Yes, I organised a group buy a while ago for the tyre Dog ones that screw onto the valves. So far they have been great and work well. On a recent trip the let me know about a small leak on the rear tyre bfore it got too low.
    11-08-08, 12:57 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to MM Skid Plates
    by Walker
    If you hit aluminium they way I have hit the steel guard then you would bend it and damage the intercooler for sure.

    I have bagged out BD a lot and they were terrible to deal with BUT their guards are great. It is a lot more than just...
    08-08-08, 01:17 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear bumper issues
    by Walker
    That is not black angle, it is all one piece of aluminium. I have just painted the back return black so it does not stand out so much.

    So it is a piece of aluminium about 4mm thick with a return bent on both long sides, this gives it the...
    06-08-08, 04:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear bumper issues
    by Walker
    We are going to be driving to the top of Mt Skene next weekend and with the amount of snow we have had I am sure it will get a good test out.
    04-08-08, 05:58 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear bumper issues
    by Walker
    I finished mine off today. This was my effort. I think I "over engineered" it a bit (as I always do) but at least it is strong. I just went down to the scrap yard and found this piece of aluminium already bent up and the perfect width. All...
    04-08-08, 05:54 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Forumite Day - Sunday Aug 3rd 2008
    by Walker
    That was a new Defender....what happened?
    04-08-08, 12:21 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Mixing Tyres
    by Walker
    You are very welcome. I am sure freight to Canberra would make it not an option, but if you check it out and decide it is better, then I am happy for you to have the tyre freighted up. I wont need it for another 10 months.
    03-08-08, 02:12 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Mixing Tyres
    by Walker
    Where are you located Rich?

    If you are in Melbourne you can borrow one of my tyres for your 2nd spare. I bought a 2nd spare for a recent trip I went on. They are 265/70-17 and I reckon this is definately the best size to get.
    ...
    02-08-08, 05:21 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to UHF mounting in NS Exceed
    by Walker
    I have mounted my 3200 under the heater controls using a Din mounting kit. See pic

    share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0Rbt3DRwxYukg
    02-08-08, 12:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Mixing Tyres
    by Walker
    If it is only for a short time (like driving to a place to get the tyre fixed) then I dont belive it is a problem. But I would not drive around on different tyres all the time everyday. Even though tyres say they are the same size, you will find that...
    02-08-08, 12:00 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear bumper issues
    by Walker
    Yes I know the place you are talking about. The scrap metal place on Canterbury Road in Bayswater is good too.

    Sounds like you are doing what I was thinking of doing. But I want to try to have the skid plate at the rear only attached to...
    01-08-08, 07:23 PM
  • Walker
    Rear bumper issues
    by Walker
    Hi all,
    I know we have talked about this before, but has anyone gone any further in modifying the rear bumper to stop the "scoop" effect.

    I pretty much destroyed mine on a recent trip to the desert. It was catching...
    01-08-08, 05:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Tyre Size
    by Walker
    Grommit,
    265/70-17's are fine. I have had them on the NS since I first bought it. I am sure they make a small increase in fuel economy but I can live with that and the car still accelerates and brakes well.
    I have the SA's and...
    01-08-08, 11:34 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Improbably!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    by Walker
    I have no idea what you are talking about?????
    29-07-08, 07:58 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Parks Victoria $6m payout to injured camper
    by Walker
    I can empathise with the people as well, but that does not mean that someone is to blame. I think it is about time people started being accountable for their own actions instead of looking for someone to blame.

    I understand that there...
    29-07-08, 01:57 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Tell us your "Great Pajero Adventure"
    by Walker
    Dave, I have done a write up on our recent madigan Line trip. It is in a word or PDF document, can I email that to you?...
    29-07-08, 01:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ADS Light and Motor Light
    by Walker
    Yeahhhhh. Good to see the manual can have problems too!


    Sorry, I will go away now.
    28-07-08, 05:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to what cars 4wds etc have you had in the past
    by Walker
    I have had my licence for 20 years now but still seem to have had way too many cars.

    XB Falcon
    RS200
    Lada Niva (what was I thinking)
    Grandpa's magna
    XF Panel Van
    Ford Festiva
    EF Tickford Fairmont...
    28-07-08, 02:06 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Tyre Pressures - again
    by Walker
    38-40psi...not a big difference. I have a Tyre pressure monitor so I go by the 4 psi rule. (although I recently read that if you are using LT tyres then it should be the 6psi rule)

    To get my tyres to inflate by 4psi from cold to 30min...
    27-07-08, 09:53 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to scratch coating
    by Walker
    Yes, scratchpro is what I used recently.

    I would not bother using it for weekend trips but it was great on the recent big trip we did. I just cant find it anywhere now.
    26-07-08, 12:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 285/70R17 tires on an NS?
    by Walker
    Try this:

    ...
    25-07-08, 09:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 285/70R17 tires on an NS?
    by Walker
    No, there is no rubbing on mine.
    25-07-08, 04:52 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to What sort of Fuel economy are the AUTO DiD owners getting
    by Walker
    No, it is not just you. AS I have said before, my economy is terrible, not at all what I expected.

    But remember, you cannot just go on the trip computer because they are sooooo inaccurate. I fill up my car till I can see the diesel in...
    25-07-08, 01:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to question re tyre pressures
    by Walker
    There was an article in 4WD monthly about this, and they were saying that it is an old wives tale that you cant drop pressures on low profile tyres the same as you do with other tyres.
    If anything you need to drop them more. It is all about getting...
    25-07-08, 01:24 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to What sort of Fuel economy are the AUTO DiD owners getting
    by Walker
    In manual mode you can still reset it youself! I reset mine when i fill up....
    25-07-08, 12:40 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    Exactly. I have never had a problem with my DPF so I never recieved a voucher.
    24-07-08, 10:16 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Draw System - Which one?
    by Walker
    No he makes them for most models of 4WD. I had a set in my last Landrover and when I spoke to him last year he had just finnished the prototype for the NS so he made me a set.

    Just email him what you want and he will do it. He will also...
    24-07-08, 06:49 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Draw System - Which one?
    by Walker
    I have a set of Trek tech drawers which are great. I think they are a about $1095 deliverd to your door.

    http://www.trektech.com.au/
    24-07-08, 06:24 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Resale value
    by Walker
    You also have to shop around at a few places. When I was trading in my Disco on this Paj I was offered $17k at one dealer and ended up getting $26k trade in at another and paid less for the Pajero than what I was going to at the first dealer. Go fi...
    24-07-08, 04:46 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    Springs are difinately not stuffed. It settled down to this height about 3 months after the were installed....
    24-07-08, 04:42 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Resale value
    by Walker
    But you probably had more k's on yours! You do a lot more than Dave.


    So what will you buy next?
    22-07-08, 11:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    Yes, the D3 had the air suspension. It is very impressive and I looked long and hard at it before I bought the Pajero, especially since my last 3 4WD's have nee Landrovers. But it was the price that got me. For the D3 with air suspension you are looking...
    22-07-08, 11:39 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    No, each vehicle was totally self relient. Everyone got a lot better economy than what we expected. We all carried about 200litres each. I made up a special carrier which bolted down using the rear seat bolt mounts. I carried 5 jerry's but filled each...
    22-07-08, 08:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    I would be surprised if the Prado does not have a DPF, I know the Landrover D3 does.
    22-07-08, 03:49 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    I have the King Springs.

    I have measured again and they are giving about a 25mm lift. The ride quality from the Kings are fantastic, I would just prefer a little more height.

    Where are you located? Would you be interested...
    22-07-08, 02:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    Yes, that is the same sort of stuff. The only problem with it is that if exposed to rain for a long period of time it will wash off, but thats not a problem in the desert.
    22-07-08, 09:55 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to What to take on trip
    by Walker
    I do agree with the others that that A/T's would be a lot better but I on those roads over the last few weeks and they are all very easy dirt roads now. If you were going any further north than Innaminka (ie up to Birdsville) then I would say definately...
    22-07-08, 12:45 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    It is called Scratchpro AP60, but I did I quick search and I could not find it anywhere. I was given a can to test out about 12 months ago and I forgot about it until this trip.

    Sam,
    I might be able to get som video up a...
    21-07-08, 06:06 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    Dust sealing was much better than any of my previous 4wd's but still not perfect. The dust sealing of the rear door and the 2 front doors was fantastic, but the rear passenger doors were not so good.

    However, I always find that most of...
    21-07-08, 02:18 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    Yes, that was at Mt Dare....
    21-07-08, 12:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    Here are some pics.

    Sorry, the quality is not that good but I only take video, so they are just stills taken from the video.

    I have never used shutterfy before so I hope you can all access them.

    share.shu...
    21-07-08, 01:42 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear storage well
    by Walker
    That is an old wives tale. Even sealed gel or AGM batteris will vent gas....
    20-07-08, 04:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    No. I added sound insulation to the skid plates beneath the car but not to wheel arches. I don't believe this would have made any difference as the sound is being transfered through the mounting points of the suspension.
    20-07-08, 04:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Firewall Hole behind glovebox
    by Walker
    The clips are actually very well made and will not break easily. From memory just pull out the inner section first then lever out the entire clip. I have had mine off countless times and have not broken one yet.
    20-07-08, 04:11 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    Not sure about the "clang" it was too noisy in the cabin to hear anything.
    20-07-08, 11:29 AM
  • Walker
    Madigan's Line Trip
    by Walker
    I have just returned from 3 weeks holiday.

    With 2 other vehicles and a bike we toured up to Birdsville via Broken Hill and Innaminka. We then crossed the Simpson East to West via Warburton Crossing and the Rig Road. After the recent rain...
    20-07-08, 01:55 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rear storage well
    by Walker
    The rear well handles the weight just fine. I have just returned from 3 weeks in which we did the Simpson Desert and Madigan's Line. Madian's Line was about the biggest torture test you would ever put your 4WD through, with 7 days of constant pounding....
    20-07-08, 01:10 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Drawers are finally on!!!!
    by Walker
    I hope this picture works, you might have to visit the link to see it.

    The subwoofa was a problem. I had to cut the side panel myself to suit. It was not that hard, I just used a bit of carboard to make a template and then cut out the...
    27-06-08, 11:30 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone fitted a performance chip?
    by Walker
    Bungee, the chip does a lot more than just increase lap times. It gives a big ingrease to low down torque and so you accelerate a lot quicker and use less fuel.

    As for warranty I wont shout at you. But if you chip it then yes the warranty...
    27-06-08, 11:15 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Drawers are finally on!!!!
    by Walker
    You will be very happy with the drawers. I have a set in my NS with the table as well and they have been great.
    27-06-08, 12:41 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    I had the 3rd update done yesterday and had to do a 5 hour return drive today. I agree that fuel economy seems to be a bit better (but mine was so bad it could not get any worse) but in my opinion the engine seems to be noisier, especially when sitting...
    26-06-08, 05:26 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Springs and Shocks
    by Walker
    It will probably drop a lot over the next month.

    I have the 34HD in the front and 35RR in the rear and I am now a bit dissapointed. With the ARB bar on the front and rear drawer system I am back to almost standard.

    I have...
    25-06-08, 11:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    I did not get any vouchers but did get the letter. I have not had any previous DPF problems, so I would say the vouchers are only for people that have had a lot of problems.

    pity......but I would rather have no problems than get vouch...
    25-06-08, 11:40 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    Does anyone know how our DPF works. I had an email from a diesel mechanic at DP Chip and he was explaining that there are 2 types of DPF's.

    This is what he said:

    The most common type of DPF features an integrated oxidising...
    25-06-08, 08:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone fitted a performance chip?
    by Walker
    I have said it before, but I only know of one person that installed the DP chip and straightaway it caused DPF problems. He had not had a single DPF fault before installing the chip.

    I recently emailed DP Chip and recieved a very long...
    25-06-08, 07:19 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to gas tank for vrx and water tanks
    by Walker
    I have a water bladder which is made to fit in the 3rd row seating area. It holds 90litres of water and is great. I think it is flexitank that make it.
    25-06-08, 07:10 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    You should get a letter.
    24-06-08, 11:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    I got the letter yesterday as well. Since I am about to head off on Saturday for 3 weeks crossing the Simpson and Madigans I thought I better contact the dealer straight away. They have it booked in for tomorrow arvo.

    I have now done 20,000km...
    24-06-08, 11:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Springs and Shocks
    by Walker
    There is really only one proper way to measure and that is hub to guard.

    Measure from the centre of the wheel in a straight line up to the wheel arch. If you use a level you can work out where on the wheel arch you should measure too....
    23-06-08, 09:35 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Burning MP3's to CD - Help needed
    by Walker
    I did work it out in the end and . It is amazing the info you can find on the web if you put inthe right search words.

    The problem was that I needed to have the burning software set
    to "burn disc at once" and not "burn...
    21-06-08, 11:50 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Fuel Economy
    by Walker
    I have the NS Did exceed.

    Best I have got for a tank is 10.7/100km when doing a trip up the highway.

    Around town I still get around 13l/100km for every tank. I have really been dissapointed in this and thoughti it would...
    21-06-08, 11:49 AM
  • Walker
    Burning MP3's to CD - Help needed
    by Walker
    I hope someone can help me because it is driving me crazy. I have been trying to burn mp3's onto a CD. I have a heap of albums all in MP3 and since my car stereo will play MP3's I thought I would burn multiple albums onto a CD.

    But everytime...
    21-06-08, 02:18 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Trip Computer
    by Walker
    Everything on the trip computer is innaccurate!
    20-06-08, 05:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to jokes
    by Walker
    A man charges into a bank wearing a balaclava and wielding a handgun.

    He shouts "this is a raid ? everyone get on the floor!!", and proceeds to empty the cash drawers.

    As he runs towards the door with the loot,...
    18-06-08, 06:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to hid fog light help
    by Walker
    Why would you ever put HID's in fog lights????

    It is illegal to run fog lights unless it is foggy and if it is foggy the the HID's would be way too bright.


    Nothing worse than morons who drive around all night with...
    17-06-08, 06:07 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Are snow chains required in VIC on 18" Rims and where do you get them?
    by Walker
    If you are visiting any of the resorts in victoria then you should at least carry them. You never know if you will need to have them in the car until you arrive and see the notice board.

    If you are just doing offroad stuff over the Alps...
    17-06-08, 06:05 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to jokes
    by Walker
    Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking......
    And one blonde says to the other, 'Which do you think is farther
    away.......... Florida or the moon?'
    The other blonde turns and says 'Helloooooooooo, can you...
    14-06-08, 12:05 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Springs and Shocks
    by Walker
    Rich,
    I found the "4x4store" was the cheapest for bilstiens, you can see them here for $922 delivered.

    http://www.4x4store.com.au/bmy_searc...jero&Year=2007

    I...
    14-06-08, 11:03 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to DiD Service Schedule
    by Walker
    I asked my MMA dealer about the 7500km service intervals and they said it was not necessary but I was welcome to change the oil myself if I wanted to.

    After my first free service the sticker said 15,000km or 1 year and now after the 15k...
    14-06-08, 10:52 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Springs and Shocks
    by Walker
    You are getting what you pay for, and the prices you have got reflect that. Over the past 8 years I have had:

    OME, Tough Dog, Ride Pro, Munroe and Bilstein. I will now always spend the extra money on the Bilsteins because they really are...
    13-06-08, 08:30 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to One wheel different size
    by Walker
    I have no idea, but dont do it is good enough for me when it comes from people who know.

    As I said, my mates both said that it is likely that the diff would cope with the difference in speed the 2 wheels need to turn, but it is not designed...
    09-06-08, 08:36 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Suspension Poll
    by Walker
    No, Pedders in melbourne. But if one Pedders outlet can do it then any can. Eastie told me what he paid for his install at another Pedders outlet, so I just went to mine and they matched it.
    09-06-08, 08:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Every refill sets a new personal 'best'
    by Walker
    Yep. Like you Peter I have 3 weeks coming up. Melb - Broken Hill - Innaminka - Birdsville - Simpson - Alice - Madigans Line - Birdsville - Flinders. I am sure it is going to be a lot more expensive than on previous years.

    I paid $1.859...
    09-06-08, 08:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Suspension Poll
    by Walker
    Rich, I just got Pedders to install mine. I looked around for the best price for the Kings and Billy's I could find then went to pedders for a price. I got them to buy all the gear because they could get it cheaper than the chaepest price I could get....
    09-06-08, 05:19 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to One wheel different size
    by Walker
    I was thinking of doing this exact same thing for when we do Madigans in a few weeks time. I have 5x265/70-17's but I needed a 2nd spare.

    I spoke to MMA technical rep and also to a couple of mates who are mechanics and they all said the...
    09-06-08, 05:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is this a good price on VRX demo with FP?
    by Walker
    Yes, that is way too high.

    I bought my Exceed with Diff lock and towbar for $65 drive away. When I was looking I was quoted $54.5k drive away for the VX with family pack.

    But you will always pay a bit more out of the metro...
    05-06-08, 07:34 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Suspension Poll
    by Walker
    King springs with Bilstein shocks. This totally changed how the Paj handled onroad and off.....for the better.

    Since there are no longer shocks available I would say that changing the shocks are not necessary unless you plan to do some...
    05-06-08, 04:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Clutch/steering/brake noise?
    by Walker
    There is nothing which wil stuff up a 4WD quicker than mud.

    This is the reason I ended up buying a 2nd cheap bush basher. I couldn't afford to keep taking my good 4Wd away and then spending all the time and money fixing it afterwards...
    04-06-08, 05:56 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Dual Battery setup and fridge connection
    by Walker
    I agree. The ARB battery tray is not that expensive and easily installed yourself. It makes things a lot easier....
    04-06-08, 11:59 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to FWDV fee increase - what do members think?
    by Walker
    I also think a central body is necessary.

    But I do not think FWDV have been on the ball over the past few years. There have been tracks kept open in the high country etc but it is the tracks close to home where the majority of 4WD's go...
    03-06-08, 08:32 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Clutch/steering/brake noise?
    by Walker
    Nice try...but I would say definately not.



    I would be checking mud or a stone in caught in the brake disc guard or the hand brake. (depending on where the sound is coming from). The handbrakes...
    03-06-08, 07:42 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Brown Davis Update
    by Walker
    I dont think it is a SWB problem. My exhaust flange hits and I have a LWB. It only just touches so I put some insulation between it so it is not metal on metal.
    I really couldnt be bothered going back and dealing with BD again.
    03-06-08, 04:53 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Why do people "up size" their after market tyres?
    by Walker
    Yes it does. And then the response that Eastie got contradicts it.

    I think Eastie better get a letter from that same engineer.
    02-06-08, 11:59 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to FWDV fee increase - what do members think?
    by Walker
    That is coming from info I have recieved from Four wheel drive Victoria and also info I recently recieved from another club I am a member of.

    The LROCV are about to have a vote by members to decide if we will agree to the fee increase...
    01-06-08, 10:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Why do people "up size" their after market tyres?
    by Walker
    Next time I am speaking with my engineer I will see what he says. I know that he is engineering my Rangie ute to VSB14 standards. You can actually get away with a lot more by the old standard but he beleved that they were now enforcing the National code...
    01-06-08, 06:08 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero Auto breather locations
    by Walker
    It doesnt quite work like that Tom. If you do suck in water on the auto then it is bye bye auto!

    A mate did this to his Prado last year. It was just a deep puddle in Tassie but is was about 30m long. Drove through and about 1/2 hour later...
    01-06-08, 05:22 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Pajero Auto breather locations
    by Walker
    I have found all the breathers except for the auto breather.

    So I am assuming you cant see the end of the auto breather from the engine bay?
    01-06-08, 04:37 PM
  • Walker
    FWDV fee increase - what do members think?
    by Walker
    I was just interested to hear what the Victorian Pajero club members think of the fee increase that 4WDV is proposing.

    It is a 54% increase

    Does anyone know if the Pajero club is going to accept that increase and...
    01-06-08, 03:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Why do people "up size" their after market tyres?
    by Walker
    Unfortunately I can't find anything to refute what Vicroads are saying.....but I am still searching.

    When you look at the NCOP website here :
    http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa...sb_ncop.aspxit

    ...
    31-05-08, 08:08 PM
  • Walker
    Extra spare for outback travel
    by Walker
    I finally managed to pick up another 265/70-17 tyre on Ebay. It is a Cooper ATR and is brand new.

    I will keep this tyre and if anyone needs to borrow it as a 2nd spare when travelling outback then you are welcome to borrow it. You just...
    29-05-08, 06:36 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    Mine is now 6 months old, done 17,000km and I have never even seen the DPF light come on. So as far as I am concerned it is all good.
    27-05-08, 06:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Michelles Sacs water crossing bra
    by Walker
    Looke here:

    http://www.msaproducts.com.au/2.html


    Do you think it would keep out enough water to stop it getting in the air intake if you did not have a snorkel?
    26-05-08, 12:01 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Egr
    by Walker
    Yes it is an emissions thing and yes I would imagine removing it would void warranty but I can't see why it would have any affect on DPF or anything else.
    All it is doing is recycling some of the exhast gas back into the inlet air. The one we...
    25-05-08, 01:08 AM
  • Walker
    Egr
    by Walker
    Does anyone know much about the EGR on the NS? I assume it has one.

    For those who are wondering - EGR= Exhaust Gas Recirculation


    I spent a few hours this afternoon hekping a couple of mates install EGR blanking kits...
    24-05-08, 11:28 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Is the Diesel model now becoming too expensive to run
    by Walker
    Where can I get a mechanic for $35/hour..........I'll use him for sure.

    Most mechanics charge about $80/hour.

    But I get your point. But I dont think you could ever call teachers overworked. And if you calculated the hourly...
    23-05-08, 11:05 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anderson Adapter
    by Walker
    Looks good, but why wouldnt you just put an anderson connector on the end of the compressor lead?
    23-05-08, 12:07 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Oil change to 15000
    by Walker
    I agree it is cheap insurance, but you also have to look at the quality of oils and engines. By that I mean that both oils and engines are so much better now days that at 15,000km you probably have the same sort of wear/soot material in the oil as you...
    23-05-08, 01:03 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Tyres Again(Sorry)
    by Walker
    I ahve the SA's in 265/70-17. I think they are a fantastic tyre and it is the perfect size.
    Yes it they fir in the spare wheel carrier.
    20-05-08, 05:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Reversing sensors-how are they de-activated
    by Walker
    There is nothing in the manual.

    But I had mine installed by MMA pre-delivery and they left the "towbar and wiring harnes installation intrauction" in the glovebox when I took delivery of the car. I guess this was t prove it is...
    19-05-08, 08:51 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Oil change to 15000
    by Walker
    I asked the dealer about doing the 7500km oil change and their recommendation was just to go with the 15000km change.
    19-05-08, 08:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to UHF Radios
    by Walker
    I just put the standard GME 3200 with a facia kit into mine. It takes a bit of work pulling the dash out but the results give a factory finish. I think it took me about 4 hours from start to finish.

    ...
    19-05-08, 06:12 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Spot light wiring - Ns
    by Walker
    I was going to use one, but after speaking to my "new" dealer I was told that it was only $80 to get the driving lights installed so I thought I would get them to do it. I know I could do it a lot cheaper myself but at least this way it is...
    18-05-08, 07:43 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    It should have 2 stickers on the iside of the drivers door. Each sticker shows that an ECU upgrade has been done. Also the dealer can do a check on the VIN number.

    But I would not worry that much, I still believe that although there are...
    16-05-08, 11:01 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Fuel Economy (Auto and Manual)
    by Walker
    But matt, you live out in the sticks so you are mainly doing country driving and even if you venture into the city, you have already done a heap of highway km's before you get there and I think this is the difference.

    If you leave from...
    16-05-08, 04:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wanted to borrow - 265/70-17 tyre
    by Walker
    Yes, except that in the area where I would need a 2nd spare I would be on loose sand and in low range, so that would not be a problem.
    15-05-08, 08:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wanted to borrow - 265/70-17 tyre
    by Walker
    I think the problem is that the sizes of both rim and tyre vary so much.

    I was thinking about it a bit more today and I dont think it is worth the risk of taking a different sized tyre such as Eastie has, I would hate to destroy a dif...
    15-05-08, 06:54 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Wanted to borrow - 265/70-17 tyre
    by Walker
    It is about 1" greater diameter than standard. I wonder if this would cause much of a problem. If I did have to use it it would be in the desert on soft sand and going slow so it might not cause that much problem for the diff.
    14-05-08, 10:50 PM
  • Walker
    Wanted to borrow - 265/70-17 tyre
    by Walker
    I know this is a long shot, but does anyone in Melbourne have a 265/70-17 tyre I could borrow for 3 weeks in July. I need a 2nd spare to take on an outback trip. On the past 3 outback trips I have never even needed one spare but you still need to carry...
    14-05-08, 08:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Reversing sensors-how are they de-activated
    by Walker
    Have a look here.

    I think you want the first one, the 82043BL

    http://www.narva.com.au/Trailer_12.html
    12-05-08, 11:39 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Reversing sensors-how are they de-activated
    by Walker
    No, they definately de-activate automatically, but as stated, you have to have the correct female plug on your car for this to work. If Mitsubishi installed the trailer wiring then you would hope they put in the correct plug.

    The easiest...
    12-05-08, 06:53 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Reversing sensors-how are they de-activated
    by Walker
    No, they are right, although I am not sure if it is when you lift the flap or when you insert the trailer plug that they de-activate. But you have to make sure you have the trailer plug on your car that has the extra 2 terminals. There are 2 extra small...
    12-05-08, 10:50 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Fuel Economy (Auto and Manual)
    by Walker
    I thought that too, but I have already done 16,000km and it is still not much better. I am happy with the 10.2 but as soon as I drive around town the average shoots back up to 13 again.
    09-05-08, 11:50 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Fuel Economy (Auto and Manual)
    by Walker
    I just got my best ever economy since buying the car. On the last tank I averaged 10.23l/100km, mostly country highway driving with a short run in peak hour traffic.
    08-05-08, 11:04 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Hesitation or 'hiccup' when accelerating
    by Walker
    I have not had the 2nd ECU flash yet, so I think that rules that out. I dont think I ever use the same fuel outlet more than one, I just fill up wherever I am when I need too. Nothing has changed on the car recently except putting on the underbody guards....
    08-05-08, 11:01 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Hesitation or 'hiccup' when accelerating
    by Walker
    Mine NS has been great but in the last week I have had the "hiccups". It is totally random as to when it happens but always happens from standtill when accelerating away (such as traffic lights). It hiccups 2-3 times then accelerates away ok....
    08-05-08, 07:07 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Auto NS DiD Oil - any interested in securing a supply deal?
    by Walker
    I will take a drum as well.

    thanks.
    07-05-08, 06:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Fuel Economy (Auto and Manual)
    by Walker
    I hate you all!!!

    But seriously, is everyone getting this sort of fuel economy?

    The best I can get out on the highway is about 11.5 and around town I get in the low 13's. I have to admit I never drive "sedately"...
    04-05-08, 02:43 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Spot light wiring - Ns
    by Walker
    Just a couple of problems with that.

    Firstly, with the NS the low beams stay on when you turn the high beams on, so there is no advantage running the driving lights without high beams.

    Second, it is illegal not to have driving...
    03-05-08, 10:49 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Spot light wiring - Ns
    by Walker
    Yes, I would put it down at the locker switch. I already have the locker so hopefully I can fit my switch next to it.

    Good to hear you guys have installed driving lights without a problem. I am about to wire mine in the next week but I...
    03-05-08, 06:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Engine brake Assist
    by Walker
    I don't like the hill decent control at all. I have been trying to work out when it will actually come on because it seems to activate the ABS at all different times. It feels like it works on wheelslip rather than speed. I was going down a very steep...
    03-05-08, 12:20 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB Dual Battery
    by Walker
    I used the orbital exide.

    This one: http://www.exide.com.au/products/orbital.php
    28-04-08, 08:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB Dual Battery
    by Walker
    $400 does sound excessive. I get mine cheap through the Landrover club but I thought they were only about $250 RRP.

    The main problem with the 2nd battery in the Pajero is the size. There is not a lot of room and I think there would be...
    28-04-08, 07:19 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 15000 service
    by Walker
    I booked mine in for the 15,000km service today. I was quoted $355 including oil. I guess if people are paying around $240 without oil then $355 is to be expected.

    I would love to hear if anyone in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs has payed a...
    28-04-08, 05:19 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Re-useable air filters
    by Walker
    But there is no snorkel yet???
    27-04-08, 11:05 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB Dual Battery
    by Walker
    I also have the Traxide SC-80 and can highly recommend it, it is a great isolator.

    I paid $154 for the ARB tray, $140 for the isolator and $175 for the Optima battery and fitted it all myself.
    27-04-08, 11:04 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Re-useable air filters
    by Walker
    You dont blow the dirt through the filter, you blow it from the clean side. If I through out a filter everytime it is full of dirt/dust then I would have to replace it at least every month or after every offroad trip.

    I usually ask for...
    27-04-08, 09:29 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Re-useable air filters
    by Walker
    You have to be carefull with some of the modern engines because oil from the filters can cause problems with sensors in the air intake pipe.

    I know this is a very hotly debated issue, but I have seen evidence that paper filters are still...
    27-04-08, 06:52 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 285/75/16 do they fit
    by Walker
    Nova is correct. The weight rating is for a moving vehicle, it is much much higher whe stationary.

    The other thing to remember is that the weight rating is often a lot lower when offroad. Many manufacturers have an offroad weight rating...
    27-04-08, 06:47 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to ARB Dual Battery
    by Walker
    I think they must have updated the instructions. I fitted mine about 3 weeks ago and I thought the instructions were fantastic. really easy to follow and everything fitted perfectly. The instructions were for petrol and diesel so you just had to ignor...
    27-04-08, 06:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Handling with T/C
    by Walker
    Yes, you can break traction on a wet road, but when I have done it, the T/C and stability control have cut in very quickly and stopped anything bad happening.
    25-04-08, 12:25 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Diff Breather extension party
    by Walker
    Yes, I have found the rear and front diffs but have not found the auto breather yet.
    The rear definately need extending and it would not hurt raising the front one to the highest point but it is in an ok position.
    23-04-08, 03:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Diff Breather extension party
    by Walker
    Bruce, it looks like most people like the 17th, is that possible?
    17-04-08, 09:19 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Diff Breather extension party
    by Walker


    Yes, but I cant work out how to edit the poll.
    16-04-08, 11:03 AM
  • Walker
    Diff Breather extension party
    by Walker
    Pajman (Bruce) has offered the use of his factory in Nunawading (Melbourne) to have a bit of a get together and install extensions to our diff breathers. It will be on a sturday so could you please vote for you prefered date. You can put in multiple...
    Saturday May 10
    14.29%
    1
    Saturday May 17
    57.14%
    4
    Saturday May 24
    14.29%
    1
    Saturday May 31
    14.29%
    1
    16-04-08, 09:05 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to River Crosssings
    by Walker
    Ok, I will start a poll on another thread and see which dates suits the most people.
    16-04-08, 09:02 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to River Crosssings
    by Walker
    That sounds awsome. Have you extended your breathers yet?
    15-04-08, 02:57 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to River Crosssings
    by Walker
    Ok, who in Melbourne is up for a "breather fitting " party. (I really need to get a life.). I am happy to do it at my place, I guess we can all work out in the court, but if anyone else wants to volunteer to host then that is great.
    ...
    15-04-08, 10:48 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    That is what I have (I think) but the external layer has a heatproof foil cover. It looks a bit like the stuff you get in ship engine rooms but not as thick.
    15-04-08, 10:44 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    Hi Sam,
    I have not had a chance to install it yet. I spent the other day putting a dual battery system in.

    I am away this week but hopefully will gat a chance to do it on Friday. I think it is really the engine and transfer...
    15-04-08, 09:53 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Brown Davis Intercooler Guard Doesn't Fit.
    by Walker
    It is a real pain. Especially when I know how much time I spent modifying the guard to make it fir and then I told them all the problems with it before they made the rest of the groups guards. I did not know about the standard bumper problem though....
    13-04-08, 11:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to River Crosssings
    by Walker
    I couldnt find the front breather either, I will have to have another look now.

    I reckon we should have a "breather lengthening" party one arvo. We cold get a bulk roll of hose and all do it at the same time. Somone who has already...
    13-04-08, 10:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to River Crosssings
    by Walker
    I would be really surprised if any coarses do water crossings which are higher than the factory wade depth. I know we all sometimes do crossings deeper than the stated wading depth (700mm I think) but I am sure there could be legal problmes if people...
    13-04-08, 09:58 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Brown Davis Intercooler Guard Doesn't Fit.
    by Walker
    No they did not mention anything about needing a bullbar. I would expect the guard to be made so that it can be installed with any configuration.
    13-04-08, 12:00 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Brown Davis Intercooler Guard Doesn't Fit.
    by Walker
    I was told by BD that they had fixed the problems which I had with the fitting of the guard, but it does not look like that did.

    I cant comment on the clearance at the fron bumper because I have a bullbar but I had to use an angle grinder...
    12-04-08, 07:36 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to MaxTrax
    by Walker
    I have seen them used once in the desert last year. On their very first use they broke into about 3 pieces.

    But to the credit of maxtrak, I heard that they did replace the unit and give the guy a 2nd set free.
    12-04-08, 01:20 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    I was down at clark rubber tonight. I bought some sound insulation with the silver covering on one side. It is fire retardant and waterproof so should be good to go on the underbody guards. Not cheap though.
    12-04-08, 12:30 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    No, I thought mine was very quiet to begin with but had definately gotten noisier.

    BTW, Eastie, did you sort out the heat on the front panel? I have been checking mine regularly after long trips and I am not gettting any heat at all.
    11-04-08, 11:22 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Walker's new NS
    by Walker
    Thanks Tom. I have no problems running it under the car, I was just wondering if anyone has found an opening to bring the cable up into the cabin somewhere behind the rear seats.
    11-04-08, 12:15 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    Ok, but first you better explain what dynamating is? I have never heard of it.
    11-04-08, 12:13 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Walker's new NS
    by Walker
    I installed the ARB dual battery tray today. The quality of the ARB gear and the instructions were great, I had no troubles putting it all together.

    The tray for the Aux battery is very small though. Luckily the existing Optima AGM battery...
    10-04-08, 08:07 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    I have noticed that the motor seems to be abit louder than it used to be, especially at idle. I was going to take it back to MMA to llok at it but now I am thinking that maybe it is the underbody guards that are the problem. The original factory engine...
    10-04-08, 07:59 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    I had to pull mine off again yesterday. The intercooler guard was rubbing on the swaybar on the drivers side. Whenever I went over a bump there was a horrible creaking noise.

    I am not sure if this was a design fault or whether it is the...
    09-04-08, 03:28 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Modified NS Pajeros for magazine story
    by Walker
    But I'm not in Sydney.

    And mine is being set up for touring more than for tuff stuff.
    08-04-08, 07:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to 15000 service
    by Walker
    That sounds a bit better. I was getting worried with all these prices of $500+ for a minor service.

    Are there a lot of people supplying their own oil at service and what does your dealers think about that? It is something I have never...
    07-04-08, 07:58 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Do you put in any additives
    by Walker
    If you have a leaking radiator and you are in the middle of no-where then I would be using whatever I could.

    Did you watch the Mythbusters episode on a leaking radiator. Pepper works the best.

    But seriously, I always carry...
    06-04-08, 10:59 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rok Sliders??
    by Walker
    Yes. Some pics would be excellent. I have already removed the side steps to save them from any further damage. If I could get some sliders for $300 and they looked good I would definately go for it.
    06-04-08, 09:27 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Do you put in any additives
    by Walker
    Fuel Doctor is just an emulsion addative. It emulsifies any water into particles tiny enought to pass through sensors etc without causing a problem.

    I guess it is a good adative when remote traveling and you don't know the state of the...
    06-04-08, 07:36 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    How has everyone gone fitting their underbody guards.
    I have not heard from anyone up until today so I am hoping everyone had less trouble than I did fitting the guards.

    I spoke to Steve today who bought one of the intercooler...
    06-04-08, 05:49 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Diesel Particulate Filter
    by Walker
    That sure sounds like a lot Mal, you would think they would have taken the problem a bit further with you. Although they were probably already working on the fix and knew what the problem was.

    Speaking of which, have we ever been told...
    04-04-08, 11:33 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to suspension upgrade
    by Walker
    That will all be fine. As far as i know there are no longer shocks made for the NS at the moment, so you will not gain any length by replacing the shocks.

    The only reason I replaced the shocks is that I am doing an outback trip in July...
    02-04-08, 11:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    No problems.

    Yes, all the guards are ready now. I will be going to pick them up tomorrow.
    02-04-08, 09:12 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    I did consider the TJM plates and went and had a look at them. They are nothing compared to the BD guards. The BD guards are much stronger with full ribbing to stop any flex.

    It is a pity BD are so hard to deal with but their product is...
    01-04-08, 05:55 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    Just to fill you guys in. Surprise surprise, I had a call from BD today. The guards will not be ready by tomorrow but they are now saying Friday.

    Sorry Tom, I know you were hoping to get yours to Mt Gambier by the weekend.
    01-04-08, 03:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Anyone chipped a NS diesel?
    by Walker
    I am not naming any names, but I know of a person who installed the DP chip in their NS after all the DPF fixes had been out.
    Before installing the chip, he had not had one DPF issue. After installing the chip he had to return to the dealer twice...
    01-04-08, 03:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to suspension upgrade
    by Walker
    Pedders did all the suspension work. They did a great job and the cost was very resonable. I think I only paid $140 (or was that $240) for the labour and they did a much better price on the shocks than I could do.

    From memory it was $1500...
    31-03-08, 11:55 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to suspension upgrade
    by Walker
    It is the best money I have spent on the NS so far. It made a huge difference to the handling both on and off road.

    I went for King Springs and Bilsteins.
    31-03-08, 08:12 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Recall on Reprograming ECU NS Diesel
    by Walker
    I am not sure, but maybe you are talking about the DPF issue which included an ECU reflash.

    As far as I understand, this was not really a recall but they are just doing everyones vehicle when you go back for a service or if you request...
    31-03-08, 08:11 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    I have spoken to Brown Davis again today. I have been told that all the guards are at the platers today and they wil be ready to pick up tomorrow or Wednesday.

    What worries me is that this is exactly what I was told 2 weeks ago.
    ...
    31-03-08, 12:20 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Copped a flogging
    by Walker
    Yeah, thats right. Blame it on the coach!

    Maybe it's just a dud team!

    Good old Collingwood forever!
    30-03-08, 09:56 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to A good reason for new bash plates
    by Walker
    Very Nice. I am impressed.

    Glad to see I am not the only one gradually denting the entire underbody.


    Was it the engine sump or transmission sump. I think the tranny sump is a bit more vulnerable.
    28-03-08, 11:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Leasee's - what term and residual did you take?
    by Walker
    I took a 5 year lease on my last 4WD and it really hit me hard when I had to sell after 3.5 years. I ended up having to fork out $12k of my own money to pay it out.

    So I decided to not let that happen this time and I spent a bit of time...
    28-03-08, 11:40 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Walker's new NS
    by Walker
    No, but nice try.

    I crushed the intercooler on my first time out bush, before I installed the lift.


    I have not really followed up the damage ARB did. I will let them know, but I am not too worried...
    27-03-08, 08:30 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to After Market Intercooler
    by Walker
    Ok, thanks. I was only thinking about aftermarket coolers because I thought they might be more efficient and cheaper than original coolers. But if that is not the case then I will stick with the original. It is just a pity Mitsubishi couldnt put it...
    27-03-08, 08:26 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Snorkel Update - no need to panic.
    by Walker
    Thanks Toby,
    And don't forget to post up some picks of your rock sliders when they are finished.
    27-03-08, 08:22 PM
  • Walker
    After Market Intercooler
    by Walker
    Has anyone seen an aftermarket intercooler for the NS?

    Is it the same as the NP?

    I managed to squash the bottom of my intercooler not long after I bought the car and I am wondering if that is the reason I am getting poor...
    26-03-08, 11:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Snorkel Update - no need to panic.
    by Walker
    Well, as of today I am not sure what Safari and ARB are going on about.

    I was working in Croydon this morning and in the carpark was a NS pajero auto diesel and it had a safari snorkel on it. I spoke with the owner Toby who is also a member...
    26-03-08, 02:33 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Towbars
    by Walker
    I was not given a choice between LD and HD so I asume they are all HD now.
    26-03-08, 08:59 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to mods for simpson trip
    by Walker
    Here is an example of the Bilsteins.

    Last year we had 8 Landrovers go across the Simpson, all fully loaded. I think the Simpson is the hardest track in Australia on Shocks. It is just unrelenting.

    When we stopped for lunch...
    19-03-08, 09:05 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to mods for simpson trip
    by Walker
    Good to hear you found a boot.

    I might see you somewhere on your trip. We are heading off at the start of Jusly and going East-West across the Simpson the back via Madigans Line.

    As for mods.

    I have put...
    19-03-08, 12:05 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    I agree about the coating but it is all too late, they have all been powder coated now. If they had told me what they were doing I would have told them not to powder coat, but as I said, as far as I knew they were going to Zinc plate them.
    Apparently...
    18-03-08, 11:36 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    I know I have whinged before but I will do it again. Dealing with BD is like getting a tooth pulled!

    The good news is I have my 3 guards. The bad news is they were the only 3 ready!

    I have phoned them everyday...
    18-03-08, 09:25 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Extra fuse on Battery
    by Walker
    You are probably right, the bus sounds more logical. I was just using the terms the dealer told me....
    18-03-08, 01:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Extra fuse on Battery
    by Walker
    Dan, it is for the trailer wiring. The trailer wiring comes from a BCU (body control unit) and the fuse you see is the 12v active for the BCU. Unlike older cars you can't just pick up power for the trailer lights from the rear tailights. It is all fed...
    17-03-08, 12:17 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Exceed vs VRX
    by Walker
    I think your price is very reasonable.
    It was the $63k for a demo that I thought was way too high.
    15-03-08, 11:50 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Bluetooth for phones
    by Walker
    The one you have at the moment can be voice activated.

    Maybe the new one just has more activation features.
    15-03-08, 11:48 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Walker's new NS
    by Walker
    No, the Pajero is Gunmetal but I asked for the bar to be Silver. I think a color coded bar on the dark Pajero makes it look too nose heavy. A few people on this forum have gone for the silver bar.
    15-03-08, 05:09 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Rattle Under Front Passenger Feet
    by Walker
    Hi Konrad. Nice pics but they are a bit tame aren't they!

    When is someone going to put 38" tyres on a new Pajero. Now that would be awsome.
    15-03-08, 11:20 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to poly airs
    by Walker
    Yes, I read up the manual last night. But it was definately a lot easier driving it in to Pedder. They have done a great job.

    And if anyone is buying the Polyairs this place

    http://www.4x4store.com.au

    ...
    14-03-08, 11:17 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to What combination of Springs and Shocks will give 50mm lift
    by Walker
    Sounds a bit strange. I can understand that the shock will be stiff on the hard setting but there is no way it should be actually holding up the weight of the vehicle.

    All I can think is to take it back to soft for a couple of days then...
    14-03-08, 11:13 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to poly airs
    by Walker
    Hang on, the airline is meant to come out the top. Upside down means it comes out the bottom.

    I had every intention of installing my polyairs myself. I looked at installing them upside down but I did not like the idea of the airlin coming...
    13-03-08, 09:50 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Underbody Protection (needs it's own thread)
    by Walker
    I spoke to Brown Davis today. They tell me all the guards are off at the platers today so they are hoping they will be ready by tomorrow.

    Paul, you 3 guards have been included in the order.


    I asked again about freight...
    13-03-08, 10:40 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Exceed vs VRX
    by Walker
    That is a rediculous price. You should be able to do at least $57k drive away or better. I only paid $65k drive away for the Exceed with a few extra's added on.

    It sounds like it would be worh your while taking a weekend trip to the "big...
    13-03-08, 10:29 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Exceed vs VRX
    by Walker
    According to LRA the VRX is limited to <60 litres as well....
    13-03-08, 10:26 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Bluetooth for phones
    by Walker
    Thanks. I have just worked it out.

    If you hold down the "sound field" button on the stereo for 3 sec then you get a whole lot more options just for the bluetooth. I set mine to "mute" and it all works fine. It was obviously...
    13-03-08, 12:39 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to NS Bluetooth for phones
    by Walker
    I have a new problem with my bluetooth phone. It has been working perfectly since I got the car but suddenly the radio will not mute when I get a call. The blutooth part works but it does not mute.

    It all happened straight after ARB had...
    12-03-08, 11:04 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Traction Control
    by Walker
    I don't know what you are doing, or what I am doing wrong.
    I have tried to test out my ASC a few times on high speed dirt roads and I have only managed to get it to come on just marginally once. I was taking corners at between 80-100km/h and the...
    12-03-08, 09:26 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to poly airs
    by Walker
    Oh Great.

    And I have already ordered the Polyairs.
    11-03-08, 09:14 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Eldorado Tyres
    by Walker
    I wish!.

    No, 17's are the smallest rims you can fit.
    10-03-08, 05:41 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Eldorado Tyres
    by Walker
    The ATR is probably not aggressive enough for most people who want an off-road tyre.
    10-03-08, 04:45 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Eldorado Tyres
    by Walker
    I went for the Silent Armours because I had a good run with the MTR's and because they were cheaper than the BFG's.
    10-03-08, 01:44 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Eldorado Tyres
    by Walker
    I would guess that the area you live in means that you are going to do mostly desert and outback work. This is the hardest sort of driving on tyres so I would just save for a bit longer and get a good well know brand.

    If you are going...
    10-03-08, 12:06 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Eldorado Tyres
    by Walker
    I agree with everything Marquis has said.

    Eldorado are made by Cooper and are a cheaper version of their tyre. I also had a heap of problems with Cooper's with tyres delaminating , sidewalls losing strength and lugs chipping. (Only on...
    10-03-08, 10:59 AM
  • Walker
    Reply to Walker's new NS
    by Walker
    Maybe, but I cant see how it could have hit hard enough to totally cruch the metal without leaving a mark on the bumper.
    09-03-08, 09:15 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Walker's new NS
    by Walker
    Tom, did you notice in my pics that on one side the hollow section had been crushed in, is it crushed on yours? Or is the hollow section on one side look the same as the other side?
    I don't want to accuse ARB of somethng which they did not do...
    09-03-08, 07:42 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Oodnadatta Track ok for single vehicle?
    by Walker
    You will be fine Peter. As long as you are prepared, (Good LT tyres, UHF, water and food) there wont be a problem. There is plenty of traffic unless you detour off the main track.
    09-03-08, 07:40 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to scott
    by Walker
    If you are in melbourne and are looking for a Chattel morgage then PM me. I have a broker that got me a fantastic rate recently and no fees.
    09-03-08, 07:37 PM
  • Walker
    Reply to Walker's new NS
    by Walker
    Yes, I agree. But I am not going to be unreasonable about it. You cant really see it and as long as the damage does not affect anything else I am happy to leave it. but I will be letting them know what I think about them trying to hide it and not telling...
    08-03-08, 10:26 PM
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