Montero sport 2003 oil leak, loss of power, deposit on plugs
Where to begin.
Any chance you can take the truck back for a refund ??
If not, you have some major expenses ahead.
If the oil is in the cylinders, the odds are you have rings and valve guide wear which would require rebuilding the engine. Replacing the valve cover gaskets would only be a concern if the oil is on the outside of the spark plugs. Fixing one thing such as rings or valves with that many miles on the truck would not be realistic.
The bearings and oil pump and so on would have 192k on them.
The timing belt and water pump should be replaced every 75,000 miles, so you should be on the third one now and another due at 210k.
The big issue is the mileage on the truck. Replacing or rebuilding the engine now would be a big investment on a truck that is close to the end of life regarding the rest of the components such as suspension and transmission. The 3.0 engine and drive train have a life expectancy of 200k in most situations. Not to say it can't last any longer, but the odds go down after that number.
Feb 24, 2013 |
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport