18th Apr 2001, 14:32

I have had many crazy off-roading experiences with my Raider. I have a problem with my head gaskets always blowing out. Please if you can give me some advise on how to prevent this. Its a 4 cylinder 1987 2.6Lt with 110,000 km. On a nice cool evening she'll spin her tires at a dead stop for about 7 seconds I don't see any jeeps, trackers or any other toys doing that (ONE HELL OF A VEHICLE)

Thanks The Kid.

27th Feb 2003, 09:39

Hey! I have an 87 Raider and I am piecing it back together. I have everything pretty much done except for a gas tank. The tank that is on there leaks at the seam in the middle. I had a different gas tank and then when I took it off of the Montero that I bought for parts it leaked in the exact same place. I need a gas tank and soon would be nice. Please email me at ruler_1001@hotmail.com if you know where I can purchase a new one or if someone has a decent new one that can somehow get to Northern Minnesota. Thanks - Alex -

15th Jun 2003, 12:28

I too have an '89 Raider that I consider the best vehicle I've ever owned. Bought it new in '89, it currently has 139,000+ miles on it and runs great. What seems to be a commonality is I've had to replace the steering gearbox, and have had a leaking gas tank for the last few years. If anybody can give me a lead into getting some parts (side mirrors, dash switches etc.) I'd appreciate it.

1st Sep 2006, 20:42

I have a 1988 Raider that I will most likely part out because the engine seized and I cannot afford to fix it. I am in Saskatchewan. If any of you are interested in parts post here. I do not have Internet at home so it might take a week or so before I get access to a computer with Internet again.

4th Jan 2011, 21:59

I have a 89 Raider and it's the best vehicle ever. It has 150000 miles and it runs like a champ.

It does have one problem. I have to keep turning the key to get it started. Sometimes it's electrical, maybe a solenoid or something, but it still starts and I think it will forever. It's in perfect shape too.

If anyone can tell me what my problem is, email @ daveharlow1@hotmail.com