Mitsubishi Pajero 2nd generation restyling specifications. Offroad Veteran - Mitsubishi Pajero II
Romain Nicolas Mitsubishi Motors has been focusing for a long time on technologies to controlled valve timing and amount of lift with the aim of achieving high power output, low fuel consumption, and low exhaust emission.
The MIVEC engine was first used in in the Mirage, and since then they have been adding a number of enhancements to produce a better performance. In the Outlander launched in and Galant Fortis launched in , they adopted a mechanism that continuously controls the intake and exhaust valve timing. This system continuously varies intake side cam and exhaust side cam independently, so it enables more precise control based on engine revolutions and load.
In addition, they have incorporated the following new technologies in the 4B1 MIVEC engine series in order to further improve the performance. Weight reduction Mitsubishi incorporated the following weight reducing technologies to reduce the dry weight of the 4B12 engine by 16 kilograms compared to the former engine model 4G Adopted aluminum die cast cylinder block Adopted plastic components in the cylinder head cover, intake manifold, etc.
Adopted cam direct drive type valve train removal of the rocker arms Adopted serpentine auxiliary drive method downsizing of the auxiliary equipment arrangement Modulation of the balancer shaft and the oil pump Reducing the weight of the engine naturally leads to increased acceleration performance and fuel economy.
It also contributes to handling performance. Reduction of friction loss Reducing friction is an effective way to improve output and fuel economy. With the 4B1 engine series, they adopted the following items to reduce friction. Friction of the valve train decreased by reducing the valve spring load and implementing elastic grinding of the valve stems. In particular they reduced the friction when the vehicle is warming up which contributed to reduce furthermore the fuel consumption.
Rear exhaust engine layout In order to reduce exhaust emission, Mitsubishi adopted a rear exhaust layout. They shortened the distance from the exhaust port to the under-floor catalyst, so that the exhaust gas reach the catalyst without its temperature dropping, which made quick activation of the catalyst for cold-start possible. For this reason, they removed the former closely-coupled catalyst in the exhaust manifold in the Outlander and realized a better environmental.
Source: Mitsubishi Motors Romain Nicolas opinion: This engine combines several innovations in particular on valve train side which enables a better trade-off between performances and emissions. This is a complex solution in terms of development, however it is less costly than hybridizing the powertrain and less intrusive in the vehicle integration. To me, variable valve actuation and timing are the best way to increase performance, reduce emissions and fuel consumption at a reasonable price, depending on the vehicle segment of course.
At which point this kind of technology becomes less favorable than hybridization? Is there the same potential for diesel engines?
In a simple configuration, R16 alloy wheels are installed, in a more equipped Instyle version, 17 light-alloy wheels are provided.
In the Instyle configuration, xenon headlights are installed on the Pajero Sport-2, factory-toned, roof rails are provided. Mitsubishi Pajero 2 is the second generation of cars in this series, produced from to In , a major modernization of the SUV was carried out.
Multiple victories at the famous Paris-Dakkar rally are the hallmark of this car. In addition to Japan, the assembly of cars was carried out in India and the Philippines.
Here the jeep was produced for two more years after the transition of the Japanese factories to the third model. Pajero 2 was produced in two basic versions: with three and five doors.
The three-door five-seater car had a shortened base and a metal or canvas roof Canvas Top version. The five-door version with a base length had 5 or 7 seats with an additional row of seats , was produced with a regular Mid Roof or high roof Kick Up Roof.
The technical characteristics of Pajero 2 are different, depending on the modification. Only the width and ground clearance remain unchanged. The curb weight of the Pajero 2 is in the range of - kg depending on the configuration of the model. Even now, more than 20 years after the start of production, Pajero 2 looks quite modern, the body shape is typical for an SUV.
The large windscreen provides excellent visibility from the driver's seat. The exterior of Pajero 2 is traditional for all Mitsubishi, but has its own characteristics. So, after the restyling, the shape of the wings changed they became barrel-shaped. Depending on the modification, the color and body kit of the car differ. Even the basic version has fog lights in the bumper. Interior The body of the second generation Pajero is larger than that of its predecessor, respectively, and the interior space has increased.
The salon is spacious and looks attractive even now. Unfortunately, the three-door body has a small trunk volume. However, it can be increased due to the layout of the rear seats. The five-door Pajero 2 does not have this problem. The dashboard of the Mitsubishi Pajero 2 is rounded, with clearly visible indicators.
In addition to the main instruments, the top versions have an altimeter, an inclinometer and a thermometer that shows the temperature overboard. They are located under a separate visor to the right of the main panel. In city conditions, these devices are not very necessary, they are useful when traveling in the desert or mountainous areas. The Pajero 2 has comfortable seats, the backrests are adjustable in the lumbar region. Perfectly organized lighting. There are two independent heaters, the passengers themselves can adjust the rear stove.
All windows and the roof hatch are electrically operated. Video: test comparison of two Mitsubishi Pajero 2 Engines At the beginning of production, Mitsubishi Pajero 2 was equipped with a 6G72 gasoline engine or a 4D56T diesel engine. At the same time, cheaper cars were produced with the 4G54 gasoline inherited from the first model. In , they began to install gasoline 6G74 and diesel 4M In parallel, cars were produced with the modernized 6G On some models, others were also used.
Below are the characteristics of acceleration and consumption of Pajero 2. Average fuel consumption per km, liters Petrol 99hp 4G54 2. It became possible to switch the drive while driving, although this way the gears wear out faster. Pajero 2 driver can choose one of the following options: 2H - the most economical mode with the rear axle connected; 4H - both axles are on, which is recommended when driving on slippery roads; 4HLc - four-wheel drive with center differential lock; 4LLc - the same, but in a low gear; N - neutral position available only on cars with manual transmission.
Today the system is used on many brands of cars, and in those years it was a novelty developed by the engineers of the concern specifically for the Pajero 2. A manual transmission with five gears or an automatic transmission with four gears were installed on the car. The latter had 3 modes of operation: Normal - normal; Power - reinforced for faster acceleration; Hold - for driving on roads covered with snow or ice. On the second Pajero, 2 types of automatic transmissions were installed.
Let's consider them in more detail. V4AW2 L equipped with or without a torque converter lock-up. This is a solid hydromechanical structure, from electrics only the fourth gear valve with a switching circuit.
Such machines were installed on modifications with 4D56 and valve 6G engines. V4AW3 LE fully electronic automatic transmission.
The ECU is connected to the automatic transmission separately, there are many sensors that transmit information. Modifications with 6G74 GDI are equipped with a different gearbox - a 5-speed tiptronic.
To ensure an economical trip on the highway, it is recommended to include overdrive or overdrive. On a 4-speed automatic transmission Pajero 2, this gear is equivalent to fifth speed.
After completing the maneuver, the mode must be turned on again. The overdrive function is activated by pressing the OD OFF button on the Pajero 2 automatic transmission selector Advantages and disadvantages Many owners of Mitsubishi Pajero 2 post reviews on the network describing the pros and cons of the model. The advantages include: high reliability and durability; excellent cross-country ability in off-road conditions; spacious and comfortable interior; accurate operation of transmission mechanisms; good visibility from the driver's seat.
Some disadvantages of Pajero 2 are indicated: high fuel consumption, especially for gasoline engines; there is no steering wheel height adjustment; insufficient efficiency of the on-board computer. Most of all complaints about the "gluttony" of the Pajero 2 model. But there are also objective reviews, where it is indicated that it is difficult to expect efficiency from an SUV weighing about 2 tons.
It was also noted that the pillows of the Mitsubishi Pajero 2 manual transmission are torn over time, but this is a working situation. For those who wish to purchase a Mitsubishi Pajero 2, there are several points to consider. The release of Pajero 2 has been discontinued a long time ago, the warranty periods have ended, all repairs will have to be done at their own expense.
Therefore, you need to carefully check the condition of the car before buying. It is better to go to the technical center and diagnose the main components. When choosing a modification, it should be understood that it is good to drive with automatic transmission only in cities with heavy traffic and frequent traffic jams. On the track, a car with a mechanic is more economical, it also suits better off-road. Diesel vehicles are more fuel efficient, but require good fuel quality, which is not always available, especially away from big cities.
If you are looking for a reliable work machine that can drive in rough terrain, then the Mitsubishi Pajero 2 is fine. You just need to find a used car in good condition. This is real, because for neat owners a car with a mileage of thousand km looks pretty decent.
All is well on time - this proverb fully applies to our hero. What do we care about its indestructible suspension, the mass of body options, many engines and the revolutionary Super Select transmission, if such an all-terrain vehicle were not available!
Horror, isn't it? Fortunately, by , the date of birth of the second generation "Mitsubishi-Pajero", our country changed the vector of development, opening the borders for foreign cars. Today, "Pajero II" is still in price: , rubles are asked for a copy with a 2. Moreover, in style, it does not differ much from the fourth, most modern generation of cars. My "lean", as they sometimes call a car in slang, is tinted in an overseas manner: the windshield and glass of the front doors are not touched, everything else I would immediately tear off such art, it looks too cheap.
Despite the past 17 years, the car just sparkles in the sun. This is not the result of secret Japanese technologies in the field of varnishes and paints - this is pre-sale preparation in Russian. This operation in Moscow costs a lot of money: from 70, to , rubles. The exception is the roof: there is a layer of factory paint, microns. On other body parts - from to microns. The worst is the case with the rear door: a lot of putty, the total thickness of the coating reaches microns! The all-terrain vehicle is shod with expensive imported tires, which still look like a couple of seasons.
But you will have to part with the stainless kangarine, it does not pass according to the current rules. Small scuffs on the bumpers and dull plastic of the lanterns complete the almost blissful image of this warrior. We pass to the salon. Time did not spare him: the old smell of tobacco, slightly shaded by a cheap car perfume a la splashes of the Adriatic, more than once cleaned seats in all three rows the car was preserved in a seven-seater version!
Trying to adjust the driver's seat, I realized that the lock for the longitudinal movement of the sled made itself hara-kiri, and by no means yesterday. The left rear window did not drop. Probably, out of solidarity with him, the door of the same name did not open from the inside.
INSIDE OUT A cursory inspection of the car on the lift showed that the main expenses will fall on the restoration of the chassis, preventive change of oil, filters and timing belt. Although the program may change: the car is old. The belt costs about 1, rubles, the rollers are depending on the brand , the fuel filter is rubles, the oil filter is rubles cheaper.
If you change it yourself, everything is clear here, but on the side it will result in an amount of to rubles of additional investment. By the way, there is absolutely everything for this model - the official sales of cars in Russia have affected. In addition, the car was actively imported from the secondary markets in Europe, America and Asia in all versions, including right-hand drive.
The second generation was enthusiastically received all over the world. The main design solutions remained the same: a powerful spar frame, front independent suspension on wishbones and longitudinal torsion bars, the rear one remained dependent, but received springs instead of archaic springs.
A thoughtful and successful design, excellent dynamics, good handling and excellent cross-country ability allowed Mitsubishi Pajero to boldly enter the elite of expensive SUVs. Many attribute the popularity of the Pajero to its extraordinary appearance, which differs from the generally accepted canons of off-road design. Others note the comfort and driving characteristics of Mitsubishi. Still others are confident that success is in an advanced drivetrain. They began to install a new all-wheel drive Full Drive transmission on the car, the operating modes of which from the drive only to the rear axle with automatic disengagement of the front axle gearboxes to the all-wheel drive mode with locking the center differential and engaging a downshift can be changed with a single lever on the fly.
As a result, the driver can easily select and control thanks to the indication on the instrument panel the transmission mode that best suits the specific road situation. On request, the Pajero can also be equipped with a cross-axle differential lock. Pajero was produced with 3 and 5-door bodies, the latter had a base increased by 30 cm and was usually designated as Wagon.
It was produced in 5-seater and 7-seater versions. The three-door version was also produced with a fabric folding roof over the rear seat and a large sunroof over the front. Since it has been equipped with new engines - 1. Only in did the company decide on a restyling, however, carefully preserving the basic stylistic idea.
In Europe, such cars have been on sale since Pajero got "inflated" barrel-shaped wings. Variants with narrow wheels and the same fenders continued to be introduced under the name Pajero Classic. Since the fall ofthe Pajero has been fitted with a 3. The carpeted trunk of the short-wheelbase xx mm Pajero, unfortunately, is still small even with the rear seat folded down. This drawback, however, is not inherent in spacious five-door station wagons with an increased roof height xx mm.
The cabin can comfortably accommodate up to five passengers with a height of cm. But there is also a 7-seater widened model Semi High Roof Wagon xx mm. The shape of the instrument panel is rounded, and now there are no corners on it as on its predecessor.
All devices are informative and clearly distinguishable, plus, well-thought-out illumination of the entire cabin and even the pedal assembly is illuminated. The complete set with an altimeter, an inclinometer and a thermometer showing the temperature overboard has been preserved. These useful in the desert and mountains devices are located on top of the console and covered with a separate visor.
All heating and ventilation controls are very convenient. The steering column is adjustable. The seats are quite comfortable and the backrests have lumbar adjustment. All windows are electric, the sunroof is also electric.
The rear part of the passenger compartment is heated by an autonomous heater, the operation of which can be regulated by the passengers themselves.
The steering is pretty informative. The clarity of the clutch and gear lever is exemplary. The all-wheel drive system works flawlessly. Mitsubishi Pajero moves in a straight line steadily. The ABS brakes are very effective and, despite the "soft" pedal, are very accurate. Under the hood can be a horsepower 3. The horsepower 2. The injector 2. The dynamic data of Pajero impresses with the flexible traction characteristic of turbodiesels and V-shaped injection "sixes", as well as well-chosen transmission ratios.
In the fall ofthe third generation of Pajero cars appeared sales in Europe began in Over the previous 18 years of its life, the model has won a good reputation for its excellent road performance on all surfaces and excellent comfort. The third generation Pajero is significantly different from its predecessors. The frame-carrying bodies have become more rigid, new spring-loaded front on the wishbones and rear on the longitudinal and transverse levers independent suspensions are used.
The five-door modification of the III generation Pajero, compared to its predecessor, has become mm wider, 70 mm longer and 45 mm lower. This version is able to comfortably accommodate seven people. The short 3-door version has a wheelbase of 2, mm and a capacity of 5 people. The salon is equipped with a folding third row of seats.
Pajero III engines, respectively, have different characteristics, there are even carburetor versions. In the last years of production, the third generation was equipped with the following petrol engines with injection: 2.
Diesel engines 2. This generation is equipped with a powerful 3. The Pajero has a memorable body design and a rather attractive interior. The car is comfortable and convenient, the driver's seat is ergonomically designed. Instruments often include a compass, altimeter, and body roll indicators. The equipment level of the Mitsubishi Pajero III is traditionally high and, in addition to the mandatory four front and side airbags, includes leather upholstery, an automatic climate system, stereo equipment with a CD changer, etc.
Inthe third-generation re-styled Mitsubishi Pajero entered the battle for the hearts and wallets of buyers. Technically, the updated version is no different from its predecessor. Changes affected only its appearance and interior. Thanks to round fog lights and a new bumper shape, the modernized Pajero turned out to be more toned and aristocratic.
Changes also affected the radiator grill: its wide chrome edging and the corporate red emblem were replaced by rlt thin and neat "edging" with a chrome badge. The rims of the updated SUV are 6-spoke, not 5-spoke, as in its predecessor.
The side skirts on the doors are now smooth, not ribbed, and the turn repeaters are snow-white instead of orange. The "feed" of the car has got new lights and white turn signals mounted in the bumper. And the bumper itself was left without a wide chrome insert. Pajero has balanced driving characteristics, excellent visibility, thanks to a high seating position and an advanced multi-mode Super Select 4WD-II transmission, which provides high cross-country ability and directional stability.
The car is equipped with a 4-channel ABS integrated with electronic brake force distribution EBD, which together provides high active safety. The Pajero body, created using Mitsubishi RISE technology, will provide reliable protection for the driver and all passengers in the event of an impact. The front and rear zones of programmed deformation dissipate the impact energy, and a very rigid monocoque body with a powerful integrated frame and safety bars in the doors form a power safety cage that protects people in the cabin in all situations.
The safety system is complemented by 3-point seat belts with pretensioners, front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger. Inat the Paris Motor Show, the fourth generation Pajero was presented to the public. The family features have not gone anywhere: a characteristic step on the lower edge of the headlights this was the case with the very first Pajeroalmost vertical roof pillars, the rise of the window line in the rear, the shape of the doorways, the tailgate opening to the right.
The body actually remained the same. The length, width and height have changed slightly due to the new outer panels. Only a quarter of the parts went to the fourth generation as an inheritance, everything else is its own.
Changes in the load-bearing structure of the body can be counted on one finger: an additional transverse strength element under the rear seat, a different bend of the amplifier under the dash, an increased number of welding points at the junction of the engine shield and side members, the spare wheel mount mastercam 2021 download to the center and downward.
Yes, also an aluminum hood. The new body has become more torsionally rigid, as a result, improved handling on asphalt. The salon has been significantly redesigned. The interior has become more modern and fashionable.
New dashboard. A large color display appears in the center of the new console. At the same time, the relative position of the controls has not changed. Finishing materials are better. Soft plastic in a circle. The steering wheel is multifunctional. The steering column is adjustable for tilt only.
The seats in the first and second rows are comfortable. The driver's seat in the version with an electric drive is equipped with five adjustments, including the stiffness of the lumbar support. Rear visibility has also improved noticeably: the spare wheel has been lowered by 50 mm.
The trunk with the third row seats folded is enormous. Basic equipment for the Russian market includes: climate control, CD receiver, alloy wheels, xenon headlights, manual rear air conditioning and cruise control. For the most expensive of the Russian versions Ultimatethe prestigious Rockford Fosgate audio system, a rear-view camera and a navigation system are provided.
The GDI V6 3. There is also a diesel option in the line of power units. The 3. Moreover, for Russia, turbodiesels are supplied in a special adapted version for a cold climate and with an exhaust that meets the Euro 3 standards for Europe and other countries - Euro 4. For the turbodiesel, both a manual transmission and a five-speed automatic transmission are provided. The front and rear suspensions are from the previous generation, but they have been reconfigured slightly to add a smooth ride to the car.
Independent spring suspension: front with double wishbones, and multi-link rear. The electronically controlled all-wheel drive system helps the driver choose the most comfortable driving experience.
It still offers four modes - rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, four-wheel drive with a locked center differential on the high row and the same on the low. In addition to the reinforced body, the Pajero IV now has inflatable "curtains" to protect e in mm3 ender 3 head. The standard equipment includes six airbags, and the front ones are two-stage. Mitsubishi Pajero is a full-size off-road vehicle of the K2 class, the flagship of the Mitsubishi Motors range.
Since the launch of the series in production, Mitsubishi Pajero cars have been produced only in four-wheel drive design. Pajero's catalog includes five, seven and nine-seat SUV modifications, cars with 3 and 5-door station wagons, as well as cars with a Canvas Top body soft rear part of the roof.
In general, the complete Mitsubishi Pajero catalog unites 48 modifications of this car. Today, the fourth generation Mitsubishi Pajero models are on the market. The average cost of Mitsubishi Pajero at Russian dealers varies from 1, to 2, rubles.
Mitsubishi Pajero - car history The roots of the genealogy of the Mitsubishi Pajero family go back to Then, at the Tokyo Motor Show, a prototype of the company's future headliner, built on the basis of the Mitsubishi Jeep multi-purpose army vehicle, was presented. According to the initial design of the designers, Pajero was supposed to become a so-called "beach SUV" - a light all-terrain vehicle with a soft roof, in the style of the legendary Jeep CJ.
However, market trends interfered with the plans of the developers. And three years later, the second concept of the Pajero model was presented in Tokyo, which differed from the previous model not only in increased size, but also in a more powerful engine.
The basic platform of the novelty was also borrowed from the American car of the Chrysler Corporation, with which Mitsubishi Motors had a close partnership.
True, now the ancestor of Pajero was not an army Jeep, but a civilian Dodge pickup. Overall, this vehicle has been highly praised by leading industry experts. But, nevertheless, it took exactly four more years to fine-tune the Mitsubishi Pajero to the level of the conveyor model.
The long-awaited Mitsubishi Pajero appeared before the public in two guises - with the traditional Metal Top body and with a lightweight Canvas Top version with a removable soft roof. Both Mitsubishi Pajero models were offered in a 3-door design. And since JanuaryPajero enters the world market. In the export version, the Pajero equipment was seriously different from the "home" version. The main feature was that two Pajero entered the Western market at once - on a standard and on an extended base platform.
Moreover, the dimensions of the Mitsubishi Pajero of various modifications varied in length by as much as mm.
And the wheelbase figures are mm, in favor of the 5-door model. Of course, the cost of the Mitsubishi Pajero has also been differentiated. It is also noteworthy that the five-door modification of the Mitsubishi Pajero could be ordered in three versions: with a standard, medium-high or high roof.
The changes mainly affected the technical equipment of the car. The updated Mitsubishi Pajero has got powerful turbodiesels, disc brakes and shock absorbers adjustable in stiffness on all four wheels. Moreover, the latter were included in the list of standard equipment for an SUV of any modification. Ina significant event happened in the history of Mitsubishi Pajero cars.
Mitsubishi team won the famous Paris-Dakar race. At these competitions, the SUV was presented in the T2 category, in which only production cars are collected.
The rally was driven by Patrick Zanyroli and co-driver Jean de Silva. Inthe Japanese SUV was given a facelift.
The result of the rearrangement had a beneficial effect on the sales of the car. The number of Pajero sold has surpassed the psychological milestone ofcopies per year. Exterior changes were expressed in a new bumper, refined radiator grille, inch alloy wheels and the ability to choose a two-tone paint.
After restyling, the Mitsubishi Pajero engine range was finally formed. It included: 4G63 is a four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with a volume of 2. The last time the lineup of the first generation Mitsubishi Pajero changed was at the end of In limited editions, four luxury SUV modifications were released at once: Mitsubishi Pajero Elite is a seven-seater car with a sunroof, leather interior and walnut inserts dashboard and interior door panels.
These cars were painted with a special paint - gray and blue metallic; Mitsubishi Pajero Togo is a three-door "shorty" in the Canvas Top body.
This series differed from the usual versions with a leather interior with mahogany inserts, inch alloy wheels and wide wheel arches. Mitsubishi Pajero Osaka is a special premium version for the Japanese market.
Three-door SUV with metal body, central locking and leather interior. At the end ofthe first generation SUV was removed from the assembly line and replaced by the next generation vehicle. The license for the production of the first model was sold to the Korean corporation Hyundai. The fundamental differences between this SUV and its predecessor were expressed in the following technical solutions.
In other words, the driver of the second generation Mitsubishi Pajero car can independently choose the torque distribution scheme depending on certain road conditions. If you want to mobilize all the offroad capabilities of this machine, you should stop and turn on the downshift mode. Now a torsion bar system was installed in the front, and a spring system on double levers located transversely at the rear. The 3-door Mitsubishi Pajero, complete with Canvas Top body, now has an electric soft roof control.
If necessary, the driver could easily convert his SUV from a station wagon to a convertible by pressing a single button on the control panel. In the second generation Mitsubishi Pajero, in the Ralliart configuration, it was possible to adjust the shock absorber stiffness and the clearance value. These operations can also be performed without leaving the salon.
The budget version of the SUV was offered with engines familiar from the first generation 4G54 gasoline and 4D56 dieselPart-Time transmission and leaf spring rear suspension. Of course, the comfort level of this version of Pajero and the cost of the car were more modest.
In the period from to inclusive, the modernization of the Pajero SUV continued. In addition, the 3-liter 6G72 gasoline engine, inherited by the second generation of Pajero from the previous model, was modified. By increasing the number of valves, this motor increased its power to hp. ABS and central locking were added to all base models. And as an option, an electric sliding sunroof previously unavailable for 3-door cars and an immobilizer were offered.
Restyling of the second generation cars was carried out in Externally, the SUV got: New chrome grille; Xenon headlights of head optics; New front bumper with integrated fog lights; Climate control; inch cast light-alloy wheels standard. The all-wheel drive system of the car was improved due to a limited slip differential, and the place of the popular 6G74 DOHC engine in the line of power units was taken by the 6G74SOHC gasoline engine.
As part of the restyling of the generation, ina sports version of the SUV, Pajero Evolution, was put on the market. This car was equipped with a 3. Then the crews on these off-road vehicles took three steps of the podium in their glory at once. In total, Pajero's SUVs have won this legendary rally 11 times.
In andtwo events occurred that forever changed the course of development of the Pajero brand. The diversification of the brand was conceived to translate the upcoming, third-generation full-size Pajero into the premium segment. From this point on, three related models begin to develop in parallel. The compact Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin was produced for 10 years until and became famous not only as a civilian model, but also as a car for the army and police.
The Pajero and Pajero Sport models are still flagships of the Mitsubishi automotive division. Ina generational change takes place. However, the production of these machines continued in the Philippines and China under the Liebao Leopard badge. The popularity of the second generation SUV in Europe forced the company to resume production in In the European market, the revived cars were sold as the Mitsubishi Pajero Classic.
Mitsubishi Pajero third generation The appearance of the third generation of Pajero caused a mixed reaction among both industry professionals and off-road travel enthusiasts. Cars with a Canvas Top body were not included in the third generation of Pajero; The center of gravity was reduced by 50 mm, and the ground clearance clearance was increased by 30 mm; The fuel tank is located between the axles; The suspension scheme has been completely changed - independent spring for all 4 wheels; Rack and pinion steering with hydraulic booster; Super Select II all-wheel drive system with electronically controlled center differential; Three transmission options: 5-speed manual transmission, 4-range automatic transmission and INVECS II tiptronic robotic gearbox; In the 7-seater versions of the SUV, the third row of seats folds completely into a special niche in the floor; Reversing camera parking sensors and navigation device.
Inthe generation was restyled. External changes were carried out according to the already traditional scheme - a new radiator grille, revised head optics, a new front bumper with round foglights instead of rectangular ones, a pronounced body kit and retouched feed with different taillights and a bumper.
The interior of the restyled "troika" is a mixture of European chic and Japanese jewelry assembly. In high trim levels, the Pajero SUV has seriously competed with the legends of the premium class - and series This is not the result of secret Japanese technologies in the field of varnishes and paints - this is pre-sale preparation in Russian.
This operation in Moscow costs a lot of money: from 70, torubles. The exception is the roof: there is a layer of factory paint, microns. On other body parts - from to microns. The worst is the case with the rear door: a lot of putty, the total thickness of the coating reaches microns! The all-terrain vehicle is shod with expensive imported tires, which still look like a couple of seasons.
But you will have to part with the stainless kangarine, it does not pass according to the current rules. Small scuffs on the bumpers and dull plastic of the lanterns complete the almost blissful image of this warrior.
We pass to the salon. Time did not spare him: the old smell of tobacco, slightly shaded by a cheap car perfume a la splashes of the Adriatic, more than once cleaned seats in all three rows the car was preserved in a seven-seater version!
Trying to adjust the driver's seat, I realized that the lock for the longitudinal movement of the sled made itself hara-kiri, and by no means yesterday. The left rear window did not drop. Probably, out of solidarity with him, the door of the same name did not open from the inside. INSIDE OUT A download google play store for gionee gn5005 inspection of the car on the lift showed that the main expenses will fall on the restoration of the chassis, preventive change of oil, filters and timing belt.
Although the program may change: the car is old. The belt costs about 1, rubles, the rollers are depending on the brandthe fuel filter is rubles, the oil filter is rubles cheaper.
If you change it yourself, everything is clear here, but on the side it will result in an amount of to rubles of additional investment. By the way, there is absolutely everything for this model - the official sales of cars in Russia have affected. In addition, the car was actively imported from the secondary markets in Europe, America and Asia in all versions, including right-hand drive. With a mileage ofkm, only incorrigible optimists can hope for the performance of the turbocharger.
It remains to find a not new one for disassembly 10,—12, rubles or to sort out the old one, replacing the cartridge, which will cost almost the same money. There is also a third option: buy a new one for 24, rubles. In the suspension, you will immediately have to change the ball joints. The upper ones cost rubles, the lower ones are more expensive: re plus work. On our car, the upper levers were also asked for replacement, which would result in an additional 3, rubles.
If the injection pump of a horsepower engine is capricious, it is necessary to prepare about 6 thousand more. However, it's better to take a look at the frame first - you may not need to spend this money. If it is terribly rusty or bears traces of all sorts of fusion and podvarok, there is no point in further inspecting such a car, because this is the main detail in an elderly off-road vehicle. The frame on this car is quite decent, but the VIN is very difficult to read.
In addition, this instance is equipped with new wheel arch liners that fill the wheel arches. It looks like they were installed with a specific purpose - to cover up the rotten mud flaps of the car. Agree, rubles spent on this business is sheer trifles compared to global body repair, but it doesn't make it any easier for us.
The exhaust system is dented in places, but it will last for some time. Of the little things - a small leak of oil through the engine oil seal. For some reason, I remembered Sharikov's famous "We strangled and strangled cats When the front axle is switched on in motion, fortunately "Super Select" allows you to do this without prejudice to the transmission, the all-wheel drive icon flickered treacherously. Most likely, the valve, which is responsible for the connection, did not work, which means again waste.
So to take such a car or not?
Although, in general, "Pajero" quite cheerfully left the demonstration program, 21, rubles will be required to eliminate only immediately discovered weaknesses.
But it is still unknown why the car smokes so much an overhaul of the engine will easily pull thousandthat it has with the connection of the front axle, why the motors of the electric drive for adjusting the shock absorbers do not work.
And the repair of the "dead" glass of the rear left door? No, for this money it is better to find either a new domestic off-road vehicle, or a not so eminent, but more recent imported one. Or even look for "Pajero II", released at the end of the series, in Yes, this one costs completely different money, but it makes sense to save.
Remember the tale? It is better to drive through the fields of the Marquis of Karabas than to ask the locals what is the name of the place where the car will finally break down.
The limited edition "Pajero Classic" lasted at the company's factories in the Philippines until In China, Pajero was produced under the Libao-Leopard brand. The car was equipped with the famous Super Select transmission, which made it possible to drive with four-wheel drive on dry surfaces thanks to the center differential. Part of the car was equipped with an ordinary rigidly connected all-wheel drive Easy Select. Transmissions were both mechanical and automatic. The second generation was equipped with shock absorbers adjustable from the passenger compartment.
Engines - gasoline and diesel. Inthe model was restyled. There were standard foglights, climate control, heated mirrors and windshield, anti-lock braking system and a brake force distribution EBD system in the brake drive. The list of custom-made equipment included an electric sunroof and leather upholstery. In the first part of the article, we will talk about the durability of the frame and body, as well as about the different suspension designs and their typical problems.
The Japanese did not stand aside either. Toyota just in the 89th released surprisingly comfortable for those times Land Cruiser 80, and Mitsubishi, a year later - Pajero IIwhich will be discussed today.
The bet was made not on size, but on versatility, asphalt habits and the number of luxury options. In the photo: Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon "—99 Having easily "pushed" the founders of the genre, the Japanese continued the battle with each other in all the major automobile markets of the planet. This rivalry has led to the emergence of a new class of "luxury SUVs" and that strange arrangement of prestige and premium labels that we can observe now.
After all, if we abstract, the combination of a limousine and a jeep is striking not only by its versatility, but also by its absurdity. And he also drove on really bad roads and in a large company - seven-seat versions were also offered. In the photo: Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon "—97 The asphalt habits promised by the manufacturer also turned out to be worthy.
It is not for nothing that a front independent suspension and powerful gasoline engines, an all-mode ABS, a standard winch and a body level control system appeared on it.
Of course, it was not without such acutely fashionable at the beginning of the 90s options as heated seats, mirrors and wiper zones, seat cushioning, a sunroof, ride height adjustment, controlled shock absorbers, an electric drive of an antenna, seats, glasses, a sunroof, a standard navigator and a washer headlights.
Do not be surprised, this now listed set can be found on any small car, and then it was a symbol of belonging to the elite. The creators placed special emphasis on the unique possibilities of the configuration of the Super Select transmission and endurance. In addition to the bandits, oilmen, geologists and builders, who had to work in the most severe conditions, appreciated the advantages of the machine.
In terms of interior capacity, the seven-seater car was not much inferior to the "loaf", in terms of cross-country ability it was inferior to it minimally, but it could drive with comfort and without trying to stall somewhere "in the middle of nothing. Let's see how the design of the machine has stood the test for decades.
Frame In the 90s, designers have not yet tried to get away from the classic design with a supporting spar frame when designing large SUVs, and the Pajero II is no different from other cars of that era in this regard. The frame is the basis of the design of the car, and the body itself has several versions: a short-wheelbase three-door, a long-wheelbase five-door, and even a convertible.
The frame is here with a closed profile and tubular cross members. Most of the cars were destroyed by the shape of the profile and the absence of large windows in it for washing and cleaning the structure. Alas, it is not airtight, it is easily clogged with sand and dirt, and the moisture in the inner cavity is constant. It is not surprising that the first signs of corrosion are noticeable after several years of operation with off-road sorties.
The solid thickness of the steel does not help, little by little commonplace holes appear, as in the usual thin body steel.
By the age of twenty, the frame has practically no chance of surviving without repair. The front part suffers less: it warms up due to the operation of the engine and hot parts of the exhaust, it gets dirty less and, moreover, is often flooded with oil from the engine, gearbox and transfer case, which preserves it well. Sometimes you can help the trouble. For example, flush and blow out the frame side members and replace rotten areas, especially since many of the frame components can be purchased separately from the factory.
But in advanced cases, the only way is to replace the complete frame. Unfortunately, usually such damage to the frame for the old Pajero II is a verdict, because the cost of restoration is too high. In addition, the frame number is located above the rear right wheel, in the zone of the most severe corrosive damage and corrodes quite easily, after which the registration of the car already turns into a serious test.
A car with a seriously rusted frame should be discarded immediately, unless you are a fan of welding or for some reason you do not care about the design of the car. Well, the state of the metal of the frame is easiest to check with a hammer, and it is better to give it to the owner so that he does not later accuse you of breaking everything for him.
If the frame on the car of your choice is alive, then remember the need to take good care of it: a couple of times a year to clean it of dirt outside and especially from the inside with compressed air and "karcher", and at the same time "spill" it with an anti-corrosion compound.
Once a year or two, you need to dry and paint over the inner and outer surfaces with a new layer of paint. There is also an alternative: just fill the inside with grease with aluminum shavings according to the so-called "Siberian recipe". Then the chances for a happy life of "Padzherik" increase noticeably, and surprises in the form of fallen off bridges, a gas tank, or "subsidence" of the body relative to the frame will bypass you.
By the way, one should not hope for a good condition of the "city" cars. Cars with exclusively urban operation are rare, and road "chemistry" does not have the best effect on poorly painted metal, so you jayaprakash multiple murders 1984 not expect miracles of safety in our latitudes, but a little further south, where there is little snow, and most of the year it is warm and drythe frame and body are kept well.
In addition to corrosion, the frame can be damaged by an unsuccessfully trapped log and even a slight accident at a speed of kilometers per hour, if the impact falls on one of the side members. And lateral forces damage its geometry quite easily, sometimes it is enough to unsuccessfully "pull" the car by the power sill, in order to end up with a curved frame spar with a violation of the suspension geometry.
Body The bodywork itself was once well cut and painted, but the age and style of operation of the SUVs leaves little chance of being in good condition with a reasonable level of service. Cars survive only for those who carry out anti-corrosion treatment on time, and, most likely, also decided on at least one serious refurbishment with the replacement of doors, overcooking of floors, attachment points and sidewalls.
Front wing price for original The constant influx of body parts from Japan until some point solves the problems of those who want to keep the car in good condition, but the original fenders, plastic elements of the expanders and other short-lived elements are gradually becoming scarce.
Fortunately, the car was produced in India and China literally until recently, as a result, Chinese counterparts are on sale, but their quality leaves much to be desired, and the design differs from the original. Plastic is also found by a domestic manufacturer - several companies have mastered small-scale production.
The most vulnerable places for corrosion are the rear body mounts, front and rear mud flaps, front mounts, kerchiefs and body floor reinforcements, side skirts, and, of course, the front panel.
Particular attention is paid to the front arches and their joint with the floors. Doors, including the rear, also corrode in the lower part, and the rear door in its entirety is rare, usually a sign of recent refurbishment. In the photo: Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon "—99 price for original Internal corrosion on the seams of interior elements, various brackets and amplifiers is also common. Obviously, the operating conditions of SUVs have an effect, with fording fords, wet boots, luggage, overnight stays in the car and long downtime between trips.
Dirt also accumulates on the top cap of the fuel tank, in the decorative filler pipe, and also between the fuel pipes and the body. As a result - rotten tanks, necks and lines. Do not wonder. Fortunately, the cars after the restyling have a slightly better designed mudguards and fenders, and they rarely need serious body repairs.
Salon In addition to corrosion, poor sealing of doorways makes life difficult for owners. If it makes a lot of noise, then it is worth checking the moisture content of the flooring - most likely, water gets into the cabin.
In general, the situation inside may seem poor or even spartan, but at the time of release it was considered very comfortable: the convenience of the seats and the quality of noise isolation in expensive versions of the car were especially noted.
However, the point is not only in the difference in perception: finishing materials are not of the highest quality and quickly "get tired". The simplicity of the design of most of its elements is rather a plus, everything is quite easy to repair and change. But age still takes its toll: the seats lose their shape, the seat shock absorbers stop working, the panels creak, the seals make noise at speed, the dust gradually penetrates through the doors and the ventilation system and eats into the interior elements.
The most serious disadvantages are related to the operation of the climate system. The radiator of the stove and the evaporator of the air conditioner are weak: their pipes and control systems do not differ in durability, especially if there is an automatic climate control unit, which is rare for the model. The stove radiator is surprisingly suitable from the VAZand the replacement is relatively simple, even the panel does not need to be removed.
According to reviews, VAZ is not only much cheaper, but also warms much better than the "original". The rear stove and air conditioner are usually absent for a dozen callapp pro apk cracked, but if they are available, then take care - you definitely won't get them on analysis.
The fan of the climate system is not particularly durable, but it can be easily removed for lubrication, cleaning and replacement of brushes with cleaning the collector. In general, on old copies, absolutely everything can be broken, from the dashboard to the coils and seat belt buckles.
Windows, central locking, exterior mirror filling and much more break down. The rear door hinges are sagging, and the side hinges are closed without a noble sound. But don't be in a hurry to criticize Japanese reliability. Life for most of the cars was extremely difficult.
Frame number and design changes By the way, the passport age does not always correspond to the real one - there are enough "designers" on the market. Before restyling, old models need to be checked for "leftist" especially carefully, otherwise it will be done by an examination in the traffic police.
Often it is too easy to find traces of replacement of the numbered section of the frame: literally a small preserved section is welded in, or even simply interrupted again. But the presence of many patches near the license plate can cause problems with the registration of the car. In the photo: Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon "—97 The official replacement of the frame and the stuffed repair number for the Pajero II is more exotic.
Various lifting and other alterations are also common, and now it has again become a serious problem, rarely anyone has a complete list of changes documented and entered into the TCP. The only "official" option is to move the body attachment points 35 mm up on pre-styling cars, up to the level of the attachments of Electrical and electronics In short, depending on the year and the style of operation, the state of the electronachinka can vary from "everything is fine, not counting the little things" to "everything has already been replaced three times and the wiring from Kamaz.
The masses on the body cause many problems, and do not forget about the connection of the mass to the frame. There are failures of the contact group of the ignition lock, dashboard, engine control units.
The horn "sticks" in frost, the power windows are rather weak.