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Leak free DSM appreciation

Posted by MasterMatt209, May 28, 2018

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  1. MasterMatt209

    MasterMatt209 Proven Member

    286
    8
    Joined Jan 17, 2015
    Danville, Indiana
    Who’s driveways are clean? Haha
     

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    My DSM:
    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    T25   automatic
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    T25   automatic
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  2. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

    2,148
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    Joined Dec 2, 2002
    Houston, Texas
    Not mine, my dude.
     
    My DSM:
    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    GT30   manual
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)

    16g   manual
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  3. ist dwa

    ist dwa Proven Member

    195
    45
    Joined Nov 5, 2009
    Centerville, Ohio
    Mine is always clean
     
  4. MasterMatt209

    MasterMatt209 Proven Member

    286
    8
    Joined Jan 17, 2015
    Danville, Indiana
    Haha my first DSM left it’s mark on the driveway but that’s just the way she was
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    T25   automatic
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    T25   automatic
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  5. mosul210

    mosul210 Proven Member

    181
    1
    Joined Aug 7, 2003
    san antonio, Texas
    My DSM is leak free but my Tiburon just developed a new leak
     
  6. techboy

    techboy Proven Member

    161
    63
    Joined Feb 3, 2018
    Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
    I've always prided myself on having a leak free DSM, it didn't start out that way though. Took a lot of work to get everything buttoned up over the years.
     
    My DSM:
    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Street Build

    13.876 @ 106.97 MPH
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  7. chrysler kid

    chrysler kid Proven Member

    1,558
    370
    Joined Dec 20, 2002
    Mckinney, Texas
    Cam seals, crank seals, oil pan rtv, turbo drain line

    The key is rtv cure time. You can't just slap them on and fill up the oil. The oil pan needs time to dry.

    Both of mine are leak free and lifter tick free
     
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  8. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

    30
    9
    Joined Sep 28, 2013
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
    My oil pan is the only thing on my car that leaks, used grey right stuff rtv, had plenty of cure time on the stand, but it only puts like a quarter sized drop of oil on the ground after beating everyone
     
    My DSM:
    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    13.2 @ 104.64 MPH
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  9. slowwhite

    slowwhite Proven Member

    204
    77
    Joined Oct 27, 2013
    camden, South Carolina
    Jusy a congrats to all who've achieved this. It's definitely not a small feat.
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Road Race Build

    GT30   manual
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Road Race Build

    425 whp   354 lb/ft
    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (sold)

    Drag Race Build

    GT35   manual
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  10. rival

    rival Proven Member

    153
    66
    Joined Dec 12, 2004
    aiken, South Carolina
    Mine is like a fighter jet, seems to leak from everywhere LOL... .but runs great LOL
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Road Race Build

    GT30   manual
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  11. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

    701
    64
    Joined Jun 26, 2011
    Modesto, California
    When I first got Lucy in 2011, she was always wet down there and leaking...
    Now, things have changed and it's completely different. She's always dry. This is typical of long term relationships, no?

    Wait, what are we talking about again?..
     
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    My DSM:
    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    16g   manual
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  12. Brembo

    Brembo Proven Member

    256
    56
    Joined Aug 17, 2014
    Clifton, New Jersey
    Mine is completely dry but she consumes oil well maybe sweating here and there but no drips. Does that count?
     
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  13. cheapracer

    cheapracer Proven Member

    53
    5
    Joined Apr 11, 2012
    west richland, Washington
    I discovered (thanks dsmtuners!!!) that trans oil leaking directly out of the yoke is a real thing. After replacing the seal 3 times, and still a leak, I thought I would have to live with it forever.

    Now at least the floor stays pretty clean, but power steering and oil pan keep the motor 'glistening'
     
    My DSM:
    cheapracer 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

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  14. tk106

    tk106 Proven Member

    641
    69
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Only leak I have is the turbo drain on oil pan. Just moist, not dripping. It's getting fixed next oil change.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    16g   manual
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  15. SouthIndy_Talon

    SouthIndy_Talon Proven Member

    43
    15
    Joined Jul 1, 2014
    Greenwood, Indiana
    Never had any leaks on mine. However, I make sure to check/replace all the seals on the timing belt side when changing the belt itself. I always use OEM gasket/seals when they do get replaced.
     
    My DSM:
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi

    Street Build

    14b   manual
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  16. er82

    er82 Proven Member

    219
    26
    Joined Apr 18, 2014
    Sacramento, California
    I just resealed the oil pan with hondabond and front case with oem gaskets and hylomar. I'm hoping it stays leak free for a little bit.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

    Street Build

    12.768 @ 112.99 MPH
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  17. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    171
    Joined Mar 7, 2010
    bettendorf, Iowa
    I have no leaks, but I also have no fluids in the car... Hmm.....
     
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  18. chrysler kid

    chrysler kid Proven Member

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    Joined Dec 20, 2002
    Mckinney, Texas
    The trick to the pan is to use your 10mm with extension and tighten with the extension the bolts by hand with the extension. Let cure for 24hours and torque the pan inside to out evenly according to spec
     
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  19. JGL122

    JGL122 Probationary Member

    22
    4
    Joined Aug 8, 2012
    Houston, Texas
    Just fixed two leaks. Powersteering and waterpump. Now only a water puddle from the a/c condensation. Fingers crossed.
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    16g   manual
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  20. brian9397gsx

    brian9397gsx Proven Member

    1,057
    71
    Joined Apr 28, 2008
    sioux city, Iowa
    Well mine was nice and leak free till I was working on my idle tune and had an oil cooler hose decide to blow apart. It's fixed now but damn a quart and a half of oil at 100 psi spraying out of a -8 hose makes a hell of a mess. It's still seeping from my radiator.
     
    My DSM:
    brian9397gsx 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    19.80 @ 35.55 MPH
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  21. PlanZero

    PlanZero Proven Member

    1,352
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    Joined Aug 13, 2013
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Thankfully my Tsi is leak free for now but I'm always checking and still keep some cardboard underneath. After I put the built motor in I had to go back and reseal the oil pan (what a bi*** to do under the car compared to on a stand) with right stuff. Never leaked since. I swear by that rtv. Also used the newer evo bolts on the drain tube and they work great!

    I hate untreated oil leaks and neglectful previous owners. My other DSMs were coated in oil and sludge. Even after you replace something as simple as a valve cover gasket that's been leaking for 20 years you have to deal with removing all the sludge or it keeps dripping. My Jeep continues to do this. Plenty of cardboard.
     
    My DSM:
    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST (sold)

    Street Build

    T25   automatic
    1996 Eagle Talon TSi

    Street Build

    16g   automatic
    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    T25   automatic
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  22. gdb1039

    gdb1039 Proven Member

    48
    12
    Joined Dec 16, 2007
    vancouver, Washington
    mine is leak free and doesn't burn anything. My garage floor is seal coated so all the oil i dump while working doesn't leave spots :hellyeah:
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    16g   manual
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  23. tametalon92

    tametalon92 Proven Member

    1,476
    291
    Joined Jan 5, 2012
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Do you mean the t-case yoke? If so, there's an updated part you can get, had to do the same thing with mine.

    I appreciate ppl with leak free dsms, mostly because it seems like an illusion or unicorn, and everyone needs a dream.
    Mine leaks a time but everywhere: vc, front case, cas seal. Funny thing is it's in all the easy to reach places, all the hard to access places are none dry. My next one I'm aiming to make super clean tho.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    14b   manual
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  24. PartoutDSM

    PartoutDSM Probationary Member

    5
    1
    Joined Apr 27, 2017
    Brooklawn, New Jersey
    To all you leak free dsms: I'm about to be pulling my motor and swapping a new one in... any tips toward leak free dsm before I drop that in?
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

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  25. SouthIndy_Talon

    SouthIndy_Talon Proven Member

    43
    15
    Joined Jul 1, 2014
    Greenwood, Indiana
    Replace all gaskets and seals with OEM or equivalent parts. Also, let any sealants "cure" for 24 hours before adding additional fluid to the engine. It really not anything special to makes these things not leak. The main issue is just the age of a lot these cars/engines. Gaskets don't last forever.
     
    My DSM:
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi

    Street Build

    14b   manual
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