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bought a dsm

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by silver, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. silver

    silver Senior Member

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    AC belt is squeeking
    front rotors warped
    fluids need changing
    looks like the differentials were NEVER fucking taken care of

    on the bright side...
    everything else in the engine bay looked fine
    turbo had no immanent problems
    no signs of crankwalk..YET
    pulls hard
     
  2. MaliWho97

    MaliWho97 Senior Member

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    What year is it???

    If its a 2nd gen eclipse/talon, I've heard of people modifying the 1st gen crank sensor to the 2nd gen blocks and almost eliminate the crank walk....... I'm more of a honda guy though, just something a DSM guy showed me....
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    What'd we tell ya?


    :unsure: :unsure:

    :ph34r:
     
  4. silver

    silver Senior Member

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    lol yeah yeah
    its just been taken care of badly...still sucks ass
    its a 95 eclipse GSX
    1st gen crank sensor into 2gen? hmm...im not sure but i'll look around about it.
    oh yeah i forgot to mention, an exhaust pipe's leaking (behind the cat)..
    and they say honda's are moneypits
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Not really. A stock Honda is quite reliable when maintained and driven properly... <_<
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    thats waht u get for not buying a honda

    next to toyotas, hondas are the most reliable cars you can buy. check any automotive review out there.
     
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    **cough cough** Nissan also mang...... :D


    good luck with your DSM, had one and hated it. Hope you have better luck.
     
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    I have heard that the 92 eclipse gs (turbo) was the best year to buy for eclipse. Thats pretty much all I know about eclipse. :D
     
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    silver Senior Member

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    meh, i didnt mean based on reliability
    most of the problems are due to shitty previous owners <_<
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    that is what I thought when I first bought my Talon Tsi,,,I drove it from Miami(please no one buy any cars from miami - everything is literally fucked their) and I drove 40 minutes home and when I got off the highway the Talon was smoking and had no oil in it, I would lose 1 quart of oil a day, I couldn't find the lead, my mechanic couldn't either, it need a new longblock, I said fuck that and sold it.

    DSM owned JDMilan

    JDMilan owned DSM for about 1 month,,,couldn't take the heap of shit anymore.
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    sarcasm > you, lol jk :D
     
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    dsm's are fast but need lots of tlc
     
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    That's all mostly routine maintenance stuff. And the tranny will probably be a problem area regardless. Cheer up and least yours isn't leaking oil.
     
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    dont get me started on these POS's, juss thinking about them... ARGH :angry:
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    how much does a used tranny run for again?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    dont say i didn't tell you so :D
     
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    not sure, but DSM's aren't cheap.


    Even basic block build ups are just as much a hondas.
     
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    cheaper to swap in a new 4G63...blocks are cheap as hell
    yeah, not leaking oil but HEAVY maintenence
    lets just say they're suggesting i flush out my differentials as well...oh well im selling it sunday i think
    making ~1500 dollars off buying a car = bye bye GSX
     
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    I concur, GSX's are great cars, but they're nightmares when it comes to working with their electrical systems. It's just not worth it. Honda's a way simpler and more straight forward.
     
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