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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew.357 View Post
    Oops, Dura tec HE is my ford focus engine, will be selling it soon.
    Had a 2011 Great Wall X240 from new. Sold it with 54 000 km this year. Traded for a 2006 Outlander with 63 000km. I lost $16 000 just like that, but will never regret it. The Mitsi is a far better beast, engine feels twice as responsive and the 4x4 system is flawless. It goes without fuss where as the Wall gave the impression of a Ferguson from the 70's. Tappets are noisy at stand still, but synthetic oil quietens them somewhat. At $12 500 I'am well pleased with my purchase. Handles better,brakes are twice as good and comfort is to a modern standard. Enjoy the Mitsi Homebrew.

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    Will be interested to hear how much the fuel economy increases when towing.
    Diesel vs petrol is pretty much even steven for general running about, but petrols seem to start sucking the gas when towing, whereas a lot of diesels hardly increase much at all.

    Check out some forums about running the mitsi and see what service interval people are doing and what oil, engine and gearbox.
    A lot of folk tend to do much more frequent oil changes than recommend, especially if doing a fair bit of towing.
    Some manufactures have drawn out the service intervals to meet environmental specifications, very common for transmissions to be "sealed for life" but benefit from regular (ish) oil changes.

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    Doing a fuel check now, filled tank and reset trip meter, so far 250ks on half tank, 30ltrs, and learning all the knobs and buttons. Has "D" plus "D"S, I was driving along at 80ks and tried the ds, went into after burners, s""""t, wife having a hissy fit and got it back in control at 120ks, My Focus is a pocket rocket, but this Mitsi is a wolf in a sheep skin. I don`t tow that much with it, just a holiday away in our caravan and a hunting trip for me, I don`t like dirty oil and change it often , have sprayed rust oil every where and going to check the plugs , drives nicely and never much over 2.000rpms, even at 120ks.

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    Have one with 2.4 petrol, don't even know the boat is behind it, 5.3m alloy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew.357 View Post
    Well at the end I got the Outlander 07, 2.4 petrol with 2x/4x4 and lockup at the push of a knob, five seater and only done 100.00ks. It`s in good nick, has been under sealed, no rust, but I`m going to rust proof it with" lanotec" my homebrewed stuff and all I need is a two bar fitted so I can go bush with my caravan.
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    Looks good. Try and get a tow bar with removable tongue, or at least one that is lower than the 'taildoor' when you lower it. I've seen a few around that the ball dents the panel when lowered. @homebrew.357

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    Yep, all done Oraki, guy came in van and fitted a recoverable tow bar, so I`m good to go. All I need now is humugus bullbars and winch on the front, will be looking the hunter type.

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    Ok...Dodge...6.7 litre Cummins diesel...6speed Allison transmission....4x4....65k.....Crew cab.....
    $30k.....I love this truck.....got it yesterday from a mate.....she’s a bloody beaut!!!!!






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    Might go better on its wheels rather than roof

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    Very nice - that pic in States - you have it here in NZ ?
    What about left hand drive these days - are you aloud to import them ?
    Be hardly run in @ 65k

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    Yeah mate...based in phoenix,driving it to Oregon.....one of my mates retired,doesn’t need it anymore.....I tow a boat,a caravan etc.... perfect rig to pull anything,rated at pulling 8600 kgs.........motorway,14.0 litres per 100 km...the buggar has some grunt.......weighs in at 4100kg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Might go better on its wheels rather than roof

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    What a Lt Diesel cost in Arizona

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    remember @Sarvo he's on the other side of the world so everything is up side down on his side of the world.
    Your not kidding there - Re the States that is (no Politictac's now sarvo)

    This Forum Site - suddenly seems to be going better - or is it my imagination
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    What a Lt Diesel cost in Arizona
    Mate....you can pick these things up all over the place.....the smaller diesels go much much cheaper....1/2 tonnes are easy to find....you just have to be willing to research the subject.....10-20k$$$$ will get you a nice truck
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