SUKOHARJO, KOMPAS.com - The old Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is highly sought after by the public as it has a strong and sturdy body to cross all roads.

This car should be maintained regularly to prevent it from experiencing significant performance degradation over its lifetime.

When the first Pajero Sport was launched in Indonesia in 2009, it was the second generation, the first generation was only sold in Japan from 1996.

This sports utility vehicle (SUV) is powered by a 2,500 cc, DOHC, common rail, turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder in-line diesel engine with engine code 4D56. With this complete technology, this car has 136 hp of power and 324 Nm of torque.

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The old Pajero Sport is very popular with the public.Screenshot The old Pajero Sport is very popular with the public.

Muchlis, owner of the Toyota Mitsubishi Specialists workshop at Garasi Automobile Services, said regular maintenance should be done to keep the old Pajero Sport in good shape.

"The maintenance of the old Pajero Sport includes several areas, namely the engine, the chassis and the AC. If the performance of these three areas is maintained, this car will remain comfortable during operation," Muchlis told Kompas.com, Friday (13/10). /2023).

Sukoharjo Regency, owner of a repair shop in Polokartto, said consumers need not worry about the condition of old cars as their performance can still be kept close to new.

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Diesel engines with common rail technology need to be adjusted using this special toolKompas.com/Erwin Setiawan Diesel engines with common rail technology need to be adjusted using this special tool

According to Muchlis, tuning can be the most effective maintenance method to maintain the performance of your Pajero Sport.

"Repairing here means adjusting the car to the manufacturer's performance standards, so the hope is that after that the car will return to its original state, which is done every 10,000 km with the Pajero Sport," Muchlis said.

During the tuning process there is a series of checks on several major engine components, including air filter, drive belt, ECU and oil changes.

"In this way, the condition of all components is always monitored, they can be cleaned and replaced if necessary," said Muchlis.

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The diesel filter is very dirty after not being replaced for a long timeScreenshot The diesel filter is very dirty after not being replaced for a long time

To support performance, a diesel engine simply needs to replace the diesel filter every time the engine oil is changed. In the meantime, if there is a significant reduction, injector calibration is required.

"If you don't change the diesel filter too late, the injector condition will last long enough to avoid the need for further maintenance," Muchlis said.

According to Muchlis, in addition to the engine, the legs must also be checked regularly so that if any part is damaged, it can be repaired immediately and the damage does not spread widely and cause inconvenience to consumers.

Brake service, sporing and 4-wheel balancing also need to be done on the Pajero Sport to keep the undercarriage in good shape so that the car stays comfortable while driving.

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In addition, it is important to pay attention to the comfort of the cabin in order to stay cool while driving the old Pajero Sport.

"The Pajero Sport's AC also needs maintenance, meaning the compressor oil needs to be changed every 20,000 km, so that the AC components are durable and perform well," said Muchlis.

The following is a series of maintenance for the old Pajero Sport that should be done to keep its performance at its best:

  1. Change engine oil and filter every 5,000 km or 6 months
  2. Every 5,000 km Change the diesel filter for diesel engines
  3. Adjust 10,000 km or 6 months
  4. Brake and steel service at 10,000 km
  5. 20,000 km balancing and balancing
  6. Change the compressor oil every 20,000 km
  7. Transmission oil and axle 40,000 km
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