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Mitsubishi Montero, SUV
#2654 of 2830 Re: End of an era [chr12345us]
Jul 29, 2005 (7:01 am)
Whomever has doubt about the off-road capability of Montero 2003-2005 ( I mean serious offroad) Car and Driver Television just had an episode Last weekend in Spike TV channel. They rated the following 2005 SUV models in chronological order ( as #1 is the best) for their performace in offroad and on road.
1. Jeep Cherokee ( some points though the front was hitting the skid plates.. it won for HEMI engine)
2. Nissan Pathfinder
3. Mitsubishi Montero ( no problem at all in off road)
4. Volkswagon Touraeg
5. Toyota 4 Runner !!!
6. Ford Explorer
I could not be more excited and astounded of the results as a proud owner of 2004 Montero . GO MONTY!!
#2655 of 2830 Intake plenum removal.
Aug 02, 2005 (8:37 am)
I have a '96 monty w/ 3.0ltr v6. I understand that the intake plenum has to be removed to get to the spark plugs.
Does anyone have a detailed manual that shows what all has to be taken off?
My montero is suffering when AC is on and I think it is related to plugs. Any other opinions?
When it is cool, the engine kind of surges...likes it's fighting for power, or air, or something.
I just replaced the air filter and put in some fuel inj. cleaner.
What else can I do?
#2656 of 2830 Re: Intake plenum removal. [dsgnr1]
Aug 02, 2005 (10:35 am)
Could be your plug wires. I have 95 Diamante with the sam engine that was suffering the same problem. New plug wires fixed it. Unfortunately I do not have an answer as to how to remove the intake - I let the local mechanic do that...
#2657 of 2830 Re: Intake plenum removal. [gtroop]
Aug 05, 2005 (6:16 am)
Thanks for lettin' me know. I will re-wire when I chg. the plugs.
I guess I'll figure the plenum out on my own. Couldn't be too difficult.
#2659 of 2830 Re: 2006 MONTERO IS OUT! Looks awesome! [bldr]
Aug 24, 2005 (7:46 am)
The only change is a reduced color selection? Still underpowered. Still a plastic-encased mall cruiser. Still too 2001. Too bad Mitsubishi is letting one of the toughest real SUVs around simply die from neglect. Its chassis could go head-to-head with the H3 and Jeep Commander and knock 'em on their butts if they'd reskin it with a more aggressive look and give it their V8 (or a diesel).
At least it seems there will be an 06 Montero in the US, though I thought Mitsu had formally announced otherwise. Maybe there's a pulse in the tough ol' Montie.
#2661 of 2830 location of oil filter
Sep 03, 2005 (10:08 pm)
I have a 2004 Montero. Where is the oil filter located. Do I need to remove protective cover in order to reach the oil filter?
#2662 of 2830 Re: location of oil filter [arayclin]
Sep 08, 2005 (1:08 pm)
Yes - you have to remove ( unbolt ) the protective cover to reach the filter from the bottom.
#2663 of 2830 Engine Knock
Sep 12, 2005 (9:28 am)
I have a 2004 Montero LTD. While going up the hill, the engine is knocking a little ( the A/C is off) . Is it a problem ? I use regular unleaded gas right now. Could it be for low octane gasoline? Thanks for any advice.