Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:56 PM
i just service my pajero io, engine oil to chemlube 10w/40 (15000km) and
atf to dexron III
when i start my engine this morning, i noticed that there is excessive
white smoke coming out of my exhaust. when i got to my office, i revved
it for a while and ran down to have a look at the exhaust, there is not
is this common?
i was also told that mobil 1 is better than chemlube, so what should i
use the next time round?
anyone here have any good addictive to recommend. it is quite easy rite?
just open the bottle and pour it into the engine oil compartment?
Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:02 PM
Don't be lost, the white smoke is just water condensation from overnight
Preference of engine oil. Go try a few brands and stick with the brand that
your wallet is most comfortable with (Mobil 1 is more pricey I suppose). It
ain't gonna break your engine unless you prolong your service interval.
Addictive? Depends on what you want to achieve? But most cars can live
without addictive to the engines. Why wanna make your car "addicted" in the
Just bought this IO second hand? Any plans to go off-road?
Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:02 PM
one of the single din compartments has a broken hindge, i went to a few
acessory shops to look for a replacement unit (with a door) so i can put
my smart tag inside. all of them told me its of different size, go back
to usf ... even when i asked them to check on the rattling sound on my
door, they told me to go back to usf ... what the heck man
and i found out something new when i service my car. the mechanic called
me after i left the car there. he started off like this "petrol filter
for merc is below rm100, yours is rm245 ... so i'm not changing for you"
anyone has any idea whether it really costs so much?
Posted 22 December 2004 - 03:09 PM
Welcome to the Pajero club... where we don't trust USF to service our
rigs. Did u send me an email a couple weeks back? If it's you, then I
apologize for the late reply. I have to confess I'm not familiar with your
IO, but as far as my V31V is concern, parts and price is not an issue, my
petrol filter only cost RM30.00. Mechanic wise, find a good one that you
My mechanic is very good, but I have to set appointment 1 week in advance
to get an oil change.... and that's ok with me, I will not let another
mech touch my rig, if you know what I mean......
Posted 22 December 2004 - 04:00 PM
Not sure which compartment you are talking about. But I think it's worth a
hunt in "kedai potong" rather than accessories shop. Or perhaps Epoxy will
do the job?
Fixing door rattling, you can go to those accessories shop other than
Cosplus, Brothers and those who have lots of young chaps. Go to the shop
where it is a One-man show type, I am sure he will gladly do it for you for
a small fee.
As for fuel filter. I had the same experience. Only thing is that my
mechanic made the decision for me to use the OEM ones. The original one was
quoted RM150 for Kembara, settled for an OEM one for RM40!!
Your IO is a 2 door 1.6 or 4 door 1.8... either case also Proton has a same
capacity Wira, can their fuel filter be used instead??
Posted 24 December 2004 - 08:13 PM
anyway, if you don't mind telling me, where do you service your car?
the one i went to, is in SS15, corner shop Subang Service or something
like that, behind maybank
but he looked like he doesn't know pajeros that well
Posted 24 December 2004 - 08:15 PM
i heard from some dude, that other cars might be easier to get oem. it
would be harder to find an oem for an io because of the volume thingy.
mine is the 4 door 1.8
Posted 30 December 2004 - 01:50 PM
accessories shop just to ask whether they are keen to do it for you. Those
ppl in the chain-accessories store of course will be less interested to do
not sure about oem for io. was merely just suggesting that perhaps it's
worth looking at the similarities with a wira 1.8 petrol filter.
good luck trying then...