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  1. XC92

    Question about solder method to determine proper shim thicknesses

    So I got my stacks reassembled with new parts and did the solder method yesterday, but many of the measured values seemed way off. Then I realized that I might have done it wrong.What I did was first install all new or removed bottom (closest to clutch/engine/bellhousing) races into the case...
  2. XC92

    Any way to find out actual availability of OEM parts?

    I'm ready to place an order for several dozen OEM parts I'll need to rebuild my trans and other assemblies on my Talon, and while they're all listed as available on several Mitsubishi dealers' web sites, from experience I know that some of these items are no longer available. I sent them all...
  3. XC92

    Leak around oil pan, likely sources?

    There's an oil (or possibly steering fluid) leak around the oil pan near the driver's side area. I'm not sure if it's the pan seal, oil cooler, pump or something else. I cleaned everything earlier this year and the car only has a few hundred miles on it since, so it's a fair-sized leak that I...
  4. XC92

    1G Replace rear sway bar links on AWD?

    Once I'm done rebuilding the trans on my '92 Talon TSi AWD manual and take care of clutch and shifter slop issues, I intend to swap out some rear end suspension parts, specifically all 4 ball joints, the sway bar links and the sway bar and control arm bushings (I already rebuilt the strut...
  5. XC92

    1G Bearing removal & lock/snap ring & shim questions

    I've got the trans apart on my '92 Talon TSi AWD to fix an issue where it pops out of 1st gear most of the time and have several questions.I just removed the 1st-2nd gear assembly on the intermediate shaft using a splitter and push-pull tool (I don't have a press or anywhere to store one and...
  6. XC92

    1G Finally took transmission apart, advice needed on which parts need replacement. (More photos!)

    So I finally got around to dropping the trans on my '92 Talon TSi AWD and took it apart. To my novice eyes it looks to be in good condition, no broken gears, forks or pieces of metal or major shavings, maybe a few tiny case slivers that might have been caused by taking it apart. It needs a good...
  7. XC92

    1G Several quick questions before attempting AWD manual trans rebuild

    As many here know I've been restoring my sub-78k miles manual trans '92 Talon TSi AWD for some time now, and it's finally time to fix the trans, the main issue being its popping out of 1st gear most of the time. I replaced the clutch last year, with a SBC Stage 2 DD kit, with the intention of...
  8. XC92

    1G Way overdue for timing belt replacement?

    My '92 Talon TSi has under 78k miles on it and for whatever reason I thought the last time the TB was replaced was at 18k miles, so I was due. But looking at my records, it was actually replaced at around 30k, so I'm still good mileage-wise. Thing is, this was--and please don't laugh--in late...
  9. XC92

    1G Questions about replacing rear struts on 1G AWD

    I just replaced the rear struts on my '92 Talon TSi AWD and want to make sure I did it correctly.I got new struts, mounts & bellows/bumpers, all KYB (non-adjustable since I'm running stock). I reused the stock springs, brackets and cups, which appeared to be in good shape, after removing all...
  10. XC92

    Are these counterfeit brake pads?

    I recently got a really good deal on a Power Stop K684-26 rear brake pad & rotor kit, that comes with their "performance" rated Z26 pads. Normally they sell for around $155 on Amazon, but they were on sale for $60 so I snagged them. They arrived a few days later, and from the start something...
  11. XC92

    Mitsubishi timing belt?

    No, not a typo. I'm going to replace my TB and everything else there soon and came across this TB on Advance Auto Parts, made by "Mitsuboshi", not "Mitsubishi":https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/mitsubishi-mitsuboshi-timing-belt-a5000109178mbl/10729302-PAnyone know anything about this...
  12. XC92

    1G Pro Stop Pads & Rotors: Z23 vs. Z26?

    All 4 pads and rotors on my '92 Talon TSi AWD need to be replaced fairly soon, and I was going to go with Pro Stop kits. The cheapo service station generic ones now on the car are still serviceable, but the rotors need to be turned and stopping power isn't what it should be, so I figured it's...
  13. XC92

    Recommended front license plate frame?

    I'm looking to buy a decent and solid front license plate frame that hopefully protects it to the extent possible from being bent, ideally full metal with a front frame and rear plate to give it extra strength. No fancy design, just matte black with maybe rounded corners. Any recs?I was in a...
  14. XC92

    Another quick question, about 1st gear popping out

    I'm going to be dropping my trans within a month or so now that it's warming up here in the NE, and finally try to fix the issue it's had where it pops out of 1st gear. I had hoped to fix this last year, but for various reasons I wasn't able to and had to reinstall the trans before I could get...
  15. XC92

    RTM Racing out of business?

    Although I hadn't yet bought anything from them I have found their site to be very useful in researching this or that possible upgrade or replacement part, as they've got a good inventory selection and most parts have very detailed descriptions that are helpful to a newbie like me, and it's a...
  16. XC92

    1G Questions about oil change

    After it sat around for over 6 years without being driven and the engine rarely being operated, I decided that the first oil change on my '92 Talon TSi AWD would be using "sacrificial" oil that would be replaced (along with the filter) after a few hundred miles, to clean out the old gunk that...
  17. XC92

    Replacing vs. resurfacing stock 1G AWD flywheel

    I'm taking the winter off time to research various tasks I'll have to perform on my '92 Talon TSi AWD manual come spring (way too cold to do anything serious on the car for me right now, especially with an 18" blizzard about to hit tonight and temps in the teens).One is figuring out whether to...
  18. XC92

    1G Update on cluch & trans issues

    First thanks to everyone who's chimed in with tips and advice to help me diagnose and fix the various issues with my clutch system and trans. It's helped a lot even though there are still issues yet to be resolved (through no fault of anyone but myself and the fact that there are so many of...
  19. XC92

    1G Quick question about spotty clutch disengagement

    The saga continues. The car's driveable now, albeit with issues I still need to address and yet more restoration work to be done. But I was able to drive it to get new tires put in (Michelin A/S Pilot Sport 4's), then pass inspection this week. So it now has a sticker and I can park it on the...
  20. XC92

    What do you do with old parts?

    Like everyone else here over time I've accumulated a bunch of old parts that were replaced as part of either routine preventative maintenance or after replacing a broken or defective part, and I'm wondering what to do with them and what folks here do with them. I realize that it depends on what...
  21. XC92

    Questions regarding checking cylinder compression

    I'm going to check cylinder compression on my '92 Talon TSi AWD soon and want to make sure that I take all the proper prep steps before doing it. I've done it on other cars but never my Talon.Here's what I'm thinking:Warm up engine: How do I know it's warm enough, in terms of gauge dial...
  22. XC92

    1G Questions about replacing front struts and mounts

    I just replaced the front struts on my '92 Talon TSi AWD, along with the mounts, boots, stoppers and pads. The only parts I reused were the springs and seats, which I cleaned, derusted and painted so it all looks nice and has corrosion protection. I used the strut and mount nuts that came with...
  23. XC92

    How to check if all 3 diffs, center & rear LSDs, trans & t-case are ok in AWD DSM?

    I just read that in an AWD DSM with a VC LSD rear diff, which is what I have, if you raise the rear end and turn either wheel, the other wheel should turn in the same direction, and if it turns in the opposite direction then its VC LSD is shot and you either drive with an open diff or replace...
  24. XC92

    Recommended primers for rust-proofing and painting auto parts?

    As part of my overall restoration project on my '92 Talon TSi AWD, I've been removing, cleaning, derusting, priming and painting various structural and mechanical parts, both to get rid of rust which over time can destroy these parts, and to make the car look nicer (anyone who spends any amount...
  25. XC92

    Replacing very old rear diff oil, clean with sacrificial oil first?

    I need to replace the gear oil in my '92 Talon TSi AWD's rear diff as one of the final steps in a restoration project I've been working on since the summer. The car sat undriven for over 5 years, and before that probably didn't have the oil replaced for at least 5 years.So I'm wondering if it...
  26. XC92

    Need 4 new tires: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ vs A/S 4?

    I was all set to finally take my newly semi-restored '92 Talon TSi AWD manual to get inspected, when one of the tires, all of which needed to be replaced soon anyway, went totally flat and no longer able to be pumped full of air. I'm guessing a valve leak, but it doesn't really matter as they...
  27. XC92

    6 vs 12 point sockets: when to use either?

    Sorry for the age-old question, and I'm pretty sure I know by now when each is preferable, but I just wanted to do a sanity check and make sure, or at least see what others thought and did.And I'm not even going to get into impact vs. non-impact or deep vs. shallow as I assume most here...
  28. XC92

    RTV for 1G DSM oil pan: Ultra or Optimum Black?

    I'm soon going to drop the oil pan on my '92 Talon TSi AWD to clean out years if not decades of gunk, as part of an overall restoration project, along with replacing the rear seal and gasket.I'm guessing that it probably doesn't matter that much and I could even use gray RTV, but if I had a...
  29. XC92

    Installing speed bleeder in clutch slave cylinder--lube the threads first?

    Basic question. I just got a new OEM clutch slave cylinder that I hope to install in my '92 Talon TSi AWD today. The old one was leaking air and thus no good. To make it easier to bleed I bought a pair of Russell speed bleeders, which I'd previously installed on all 4 brake calipers and which...
  30. XC92

    Brake fluid/cleaner side effects?

    I was working on my Talon's clutch slave cylinder the other day, which appeared to have a leak that was letting in air that was preventing it from disengaging the clutch. So I took it off and saw that it was pretty dirty, and cleaned it with shop towels and brake cleaner.Naturally this meant...
  31. XC92

    What year & month does engine serial # NH0001 correspond to?

    I need to order some odd parts for my '92 Talon TSi AWD manual's engine and the parts catalog designates engine serial # NH0001 as the cutoff for certain parts. I.e. if the # is lower get this version, if it's higher get the other version. I haven't been able to find the SN of my engine. I...
  32. XC92

    Transmission won't go into gear, several possible reasons, need advice

    The saga continues. After replacing the clutch and reinstalling the trans recently, I tested it out last week and the car would go into gear and go forward and reverse, fairly smoothly. This was only in a driveway for a few feet either way, but there were no issues getting it into gear or...
  33. XC92

    1G Alternator 80A fusible link blew, must use OEM or is aftermarket one ok?

    I just got and installed a new battery for my '92 Talon TSi AWD manual (Interstate Group 86 at Costco, $100), and the car started fine. I tested the battery before turning the car on and it was at 12.45V, which is nominal I believe.I then tested it after running the car for a couple of...
  34. XC92

    Can 1G DSM steering columb/shaft length be changed w/o mods?

    I'm just wondering if the steering column or shaft has a mechanism for being lengthened or shortened, NOT by actually cutting into it. There are 2 tubes that slide into each other, held tight with a u-clamp, so I thought that maybe the length can be changed by loosening the clamp, sliding the...
  35. XC92

    Probably need new flywheel, recommendations?

    To continue my '92 Talon TSi AWD saga, I probably need a new flywheel. I took the OEM to a local machine shop and they said it looks like it doesn't have enough surface to properly and safely grind down the glazing and other imperfections and I probably need a new one.I just got a new clutch...
  36. XC92

    1G Reverse light switch not working: Can it be fixed, or replace?

    I'm just about done getting my '92 Talon TSi AWD manual in driveable condition, and the last steps that remained were checking all the exterior lights so it passes inspection. Everything checked out except the reverse lights. So I pulled the plug from the trans and jumped it with a wire, put the...
  37. XC92

    1G How to remove '92 Talon reverse light assemblies

    I'm replacing a bunch of stock bulbs on the car with LEDs, and can't figure out how to get these off. There's a plastic cover and 2 screws, all of which I've removed, but it won't come out and I'm afraid of breaking a plastic bracket if I try to force it. The FSM is no help either. Do I need to...
  38. XC92

    1G Can't reinsert automatic seat belts into motorized "holder"

    I've got a '92 Talon with automatic motorized seat belts. Both belts have been out of their motorized "holders" (not sure what the technical term is for them) for several years. Now I'm trying to put them back in, and neither will fit. Is there something I need to do to make this work?This...
  39. XC92

    Decent wash/wax for initial cleaning of long-neglected car?

    My '92 Talon's was sitting around for over 5 years as I put off fixing a number of issues that kept it from being driveable, and I haven't done much about keeping the exterior clean during that time. Prior to that, I also didn't clean or properly wax it that often. I've finally fixed most of...
  40. XC92

    Old gas: How bad is it and what to do with it?

    I just removed nearly 2.5 gal of old gas from my '92 Talon TSi AWD. The engine hasn't been run in around 3 years, and the gas is 3-5 years old (some was added 3 years ago when last run, the rest had been there for 1-2 years). It smells kind of nasty, like varnish or paint thinner.It's clear...
  41. XC92

    1G Reinstalled steering rack, can't get connection bolt all the way into joint assembly

    I'm having the same issue that this person had a while back:https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/steering-rack-install-issue.421736/Initially this is as far as it went: But with some finagling and torquing down the subframe to spec I was able to get it down to this: Still not far down...
  42. XC92

    Resolved Is my new clutch disc mis-aligned?

    I took some photos of my installed new SBC Stage 2 DD pressure plate and clutch, and it looks like the disc might be out radial alignment. Thing is that I was able to reinstall the trans, which you'd think would be impossible as it would put the dowel pins and bolt holes out of alignment too. Is...
  43. XC92

    Painting steering knuckles, how hot do they get?

    As on any old car the steering knuckles on my '92 Talon are rusty, dirty and nasty-looking, and after cleaning, derusting and painting or replacing everything else on the front end (and most of the rear end including the trailing arms), I'd like to clean, derust and paint them too.They're...
  44. XC92

    Questions about putting suspension back together

    I'm finally putting the suspension back on my '92 Talon TSi AWD. I'm going to start with the stabilizer bar, using a set of new ES poly bushings. Thing is both the FSM and Haynes say you have to remove the t-case to do this. I did actually remove it, but only to drop the trans so I could replace...
  45. XC92

    Decent cheap gear oil for short-term use?

    I was going to take apart the transmission on my '92 Talon TSi AWD to fix an issue where it pops out of 1st gear, but for a number of reasons I have to put that off for a while, from a few weeks to several months, next spring at the latest. Meanwhile I drained its oil, along with the t-case oil...
  46. XC92

    Question about reinstalling AWD manual transmission on 1G

    I finally got around to reinstalling the manual transmission on my '92 Talon TSi AWD, and as expected it was a nightmare. I finally got it in, but after probably 4 or 5 hours of trying. It seems that to get it in you have to not only align it up/down and fore/aft, but also radially AND L/R...
  47. XC92

    Looks like my flywheel's shot too, need advice

    Yet another entry in the seemingly endless saga of my Talon "restoration" (more like getting it back in good enough shape to pass inspection and drive for now). Apologies for so many of them.I took my flywheel to be resurfaced today and the machinist said that between the glazing, warping and...
  48. XC92

    1G Newbie question: Replacing rear engine seal, will lots of oil leak out?

    I've got my trans, pressure plate, clutch & flywheel off, and figured I might as well replace the rear engine oil seal while they're all out (got the Fel-Pro kit w/gasket) as good preventive maintenance even though nothing appears to be leaking. Never done it before but I understand it's pretty...
  49. XC92

    When replacing front struts, replace pads & seats too?

    I'm about to replace the front struts on my '92 Talon TSi AWD manual, and am a bit uncertain as to what else needs to be replaced. I know that it's good practice to also replace the mounts, bellows and bumps, and have purchased all of these. They're all KYB btw, GR-2.These comes with new top...
  50. XC92

    Ordered SBC Stage 2 DD clutch kit, got Exedy clutch?

    Based on the advice of several folks here and some research, I ordered a South Bend Clutch Stage 2 Daily Driver clutch kit. It sells for around $335 on a bunch of sites, and with a 5% coupon and tax it came out to a bit under $350. I just got it today. Opening it up, it consists of a pressure...
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