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getting a DSM

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by silver, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. silver

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    The best of luck to you.... I've been through two of those cars only to get soooo frustrated that I part them out and sell them. They are so incredibly high maintenace... I hope you're a good mechanic.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken the engine in that model car suffered from "crankwalk". Do a search on it and be careful with it. You could also swap to the first generation Eclipse motor the 4G63t I believe. The first generation motor didn't have the crankwalk problem.
     
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    Other than inspect it like any used car, maybe you should do some reading on the Mitsubishi forums. Those guys would know much better than us.
     
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    Mitsubishi forums=dead. Nobody really talks in them. It took me like 3 days to get some simple questions answered on one. 89-94 1st gen DSM's had the six bolt flywheel. That engine is supposed to be more reliable than the 95-97 ones. They supposedly fixed the crankwalk problem in 98.

    Get the turbo looked at. Check the tranny. That's all I can think of right now.
     
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    well just so you know look for any and I mean any fucking oil leaks, if there are some I don't give a shit what the person selling you the vehicle says, dont' buy!!


    Watchout for crankwalk and also their is a recall on the transfer case FYI.. :)
     
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    go to dsmtuners.com the forums there are pretty quick to respond with good info
     
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    124,xxx miles on a turbo awd eclipse...and you know it was driven hard, i havent seen one gst/gsx that hasent been. Just the fact that it has wayyy to many miles for a boosted engine, i dont care if its stock or not. Check all the oil lines first off, and watch out for crankwalk, and all of the other con's of a DSM, oh and CHECK THE TIMING BELT, i blew my talons head twice...thats when i got a car i could tune and drive.
     
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    so far i've got...
    crankwalk (a few tell-tale signs)
    transfer case recall, should be documentation on it
    headgasket (probably fucked)
    timing belt
    oil lines

    keep 'em comming, im looking up the DSM boards too, thanks guys!

    and if its a GST/GSX does not necessarily mean it was raped all the time, but does increase the likelihood.
     
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    expect it to break - lol - my freind is selling his awd eclipse for pretty cheap - when he got it a shit load of stuff broke and he fixed everything - throw me a pm if your interested and ill give you his screen name
     
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    where are you? cuz this one's 80 miles away from me
     
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    im in northern ohio -
     
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    i posted this a few days ago on the HSO forums.

     
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    wow....50% of 2g's? that seems like a rather high percentage..are you sure?
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    A guy i know has a late modle Talon TSI AWD. In addition to a sick turbo setup, he swapped in the motor from a Galant which uses a 6bolt Flywheel - no more crankwalk for him.

    P.S. another buddy of mine that goes to my college has a 97 GST, HE HAS CRANKWALK!!!
     
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    man....fuck DSM
    DSM = good parts, bad assembly
    apparently they milled the cranks wrong and used wrong sized main bearings or something......but yeah, all the 2G's are royally screwed w/ crankwalk apparently...makes me worry a lot
     
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    DSM = Bad Parts, Bad Assembly.

    Seriously, if you were gonna buy a DSM cause you wanted a 12 second Headache, you'd be better off with a FORD (no offence to anybody).
     
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    If you are referring to Mustang's, They are one of THE most reliable 12 second car you could ever own.

    Suck dual exhaust, rice-boy.

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    Here, lemme help you. ^^^^^^^

    Dont try to tell me these things are reliable - my neighbor has an 89 Cobra with a rebuilt motor which runs consistent 11.8's - that thing throws more fits than a three year old kid.
     
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    yeah, once guy has a car with some problems. so that must be the same for every other car like his. riiiigh. <_<
     
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