Question about 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
I have a 2000 mitsubishi montero sport with a 3.0 engine. I have recently noticed the lifters are getting loud, like I have low oil pressure. I change the oil and filter every 3000 mi. I have checked with the local mitsu. dealer and they recommended using the OME filter that has a check valve in it. I installed the new filter and still have the same problem. Any ideas?
SOURCE: lifter ajusting on a 2002
there is no adjustment the liftrers are hydraulic on this vehicle if they are making noise try changing the oil and adding a quart of marvel mystery oil (available at all auto parts stores) hope this helps you out
Posted on May 08, 2009
I have been having the same issue intermittently for the past 2 years. It seems to act up more in the summer when it is hot and the air conditioning is running. 2 years ago I took it to a Mitsubishi dealership because it started happening right after I had gotten an oil change from that same dealership. After a few days, they told me that they would have to take apart the engine but it was going to cost me. So I had them take it apart and they determined that the oil had become thick like sludge and was clogging the engine. They determined that this was because it had not had oil changes at the recommended intervals. I had bought the car used at 30,000 miles and I did not have a record of the oil changes, so it is possible that it was the case. They told me I need to get a new engine. Well, after they put the engine back together they performed an engine flush (about 1 1/2 weeks altogether for dianosis). I took the car back and the problem seemed to have stopped. Needless to say, I have not replaced the engine and 2 years later it seems to be fine except that it will act up with this same problem occasionally. I get the oil changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles and I keep record of all the changes, but I no longer go to a Mitsubishi dealership. They charged me $300 bucks for an engine flush. I have gotten 2 other engine flushes since the original incident, one from my mechanic and one from my oil change place (the prices are much cheaper). When the issue starts happening and I get the engine flush, the issue will go away for a while. What I've been told by my mechanic and by my oil change place, is that over time oil can build up and clog the engine. Getting an engine flush seems to help clean it out, but I it seems to be building up rather quickly in my Montero Sport. Anyway, I would like to know if there are any other possibly solutions besides getting the engine flushed every few months or replacing the engine. I wanted to look into synthetic oil. Does any have any ideas?
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
I looked this up and got that a 2004 endeavor has a 3.8l and the 2003 montero has the 3.5l engine. the oil filters have different part numbers for each engine.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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