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Grey import 1997 NK Pajero

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Looking at a vehicle for our inlaws and came across a 97 Pajero V6 jap import today with low klms (for the age) in a tidy condition

I believe it was imported around 2005

It has lots of stuff that the Aust deivered ones probably didn't have such as rear aircond,auto aircond,ajustable shocks,sunroof,etc and this concerns me as i know with Toyota grey imports that the extra stuff can cause drama's with parts availability if they need to be repaired

Wondering if anyone has thoughts or experiences with this model as far as reliability goes with 100,000 klms on the clock and expecially how helpful Mitsubishi dealers are when you ask them for parts for a grey import

Also no record of a 90k service being carried out so not able to verify if the timing belt has been replaced

Wondering if anyone on the forum has had one of these & any thoughts would be appreciated

Regards Don
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most dealers that are worth a penny should have no dramas getting parts as basically all parts are the same as aus delivered ones apart from the non aussie things but you still shouldnt have to many dramas getting them.
and belt is done at 100k its done outside of a normal service and it should also be due for platnuim plugs. they are also due at 100k.
is it a sohc or dohc?
things to check are rear inner spring bumpstops always flogging out, valve stem seals and guides though being only 100k old shouldnt be to bad. oil leaks are always a killer on any mitsi v6. and make sure all the 4wd system works 100% and try this a few times as its pretty expensive to fix if not working right. apart from that they are a pretty good beast. i dont mind them, certainly not my first choice of 4wd but not bad all the same.
also with the belt, id be replacing all seals and water pump, but just check the tensioner for signs of leaking and same with the tensioner pulleys. most of the ones ive done at work are still going good at the second belt change at 200k so should be alright at 100k but again just check or get them checked first.
oh and if doing a tensioner believe it or not but genuine is normally cheaper than aftermarket for these things. well the places i have rang thru work are dealer then genuine.
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