2001 MONTERO CAM SEAL
I have a 2001 Montero with 85,000 miles & have been smelling burning oil after a moderate drive for the past 6 months. After much scrutiny, I noticed that there was a small leak coming from the block & dripping on to the exhaust...contaminating the 1st O2 sensor on the way. I spoke to the parts guy at the local Mitsu dealer & his reaction was that the cam seal goes on all the Monteros after 60,000 miles...The cost? Well, $2 for the seal & 6 HOURS of labor! Yeah, about $450 for the job. He said, "The mechanics love that one!"
Has anyone else experienced this problem with their Montero & if it is a common one, should it not be up to Mitsu to issue a recall?