I am new to this place; briefly I bought a 96 Montero SR from a guy for $1200 a couple of weeks ago, it was driving good apart from the strange engine shake, the guy could not speak English but through his daughter translating he mentioned that he does not want to invest more on the truck and is not sure it will pass the emissions (offcourse it failed when he did it but did not tell me)... he did although put on new timing belt and water pump... I took a gamble bought the truck thinking that the engine vibration might be an engine mount or some emissions system tweaking...turned out to be a zero compression cylinder #6...attempted to remove the head without taking out the engine but operation came to a halt... thanks to stupid water hose connections in the back... finally found a guy who agreed to do a complete engine overhaul for $1800, including new oil pan gasket for the tranny.... Need to add that Vin M 8th digit engines are scarce and they charge around $1200 for one with more than 100K miles.
I should be able to get this baby back in a week and start my projects with it... one includes a 9K lbs Winch installation, but do not want to change the bumper. I came across this mount on HB website, I would really appreciate inputs from our Montero experts in here: Link: Winch mount link
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