The Top DSM Community on the Web

For 1990-1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Eagle Talon, Plymouth Laser, and Galant VR-4 Owners. Log in to remove most ads.

  • Join the Community!

    DSMtuners is a massive archive of DSM information - but more importantly, it's a COMMUNITY! Join in and participate with other DSMers, and invite all of your DSM friends to make this place their home. Chat with others, create a build thread, post questions and answers. Get involved! Logging in will also remove many of the advertisements, along with this notice. ;) It will also allow you to view images in threads.

Please Support Kiggly Racing
Please Support STM Tuned

Search results

  1. Sephent

    Ticking noise at 2.5k+ rpm

    Ugh. Was worried that was it. Had the same issue with a non running gsx I picked up last year. Was just WAY worse and did it at idle. This is a temporary bandaid car till I get my main car fixed up from totaling it. Was just hoping it would last longer and still be good for resale if I didn't...
  2. Sephent

    Ticking noise at 2.5k+ rpm

    Hey. Any idea what this noise is from and how to fix it and how bad it is? Makes the noise at 2.5k+ rpm. Sometimes it is louder. Sometimes it doesn't make the sound. Sometimes I barely hear it when at cruising speeds. It's worse in the lower gears at 2.5k+ rpm. Sounds like it's coming from the...
  3. Sephent

    Multifunction Switch turns off dash and tail lights

    Unfortunately all the yards around me are no longer "you pick" yards... So they pick and charge you almost as much as a brand new part. Ugh... The problem was the wiring inside the lever. I repaired it best I could. Everything was working fine. Then I headed to work later that night and now the...
  4. Sephent

    Multifunction Switch turns off dash and tail lights

    Figured out it was the wiring inside the multifunction turn signal switch. Trying to repair the wires. Worst case scenario I buy a new switch
  5. Sephent

    Multifunction Switch turns off dash and tail lights

    I noticed that sometimes when I hit the turn signal or go to put on the brights, my dash lights (all inside lights actually) and tail lights flick off.. If I wiggle the multifunction switch around, they flicker off and on, and if I hold it to turn on the brights, without pulling it all the way...
  6. Sephent

    99 Eclipse GS 420a possible timing off?

    Fixed the timing. Ended up being a bigger pain than expected.. Basically had to do the complete timing belt job and pull the harmonic balancer, which was a biiitch lol. And had a partially stripped spark plug threads in the head finally give and shoot my spark plug out, lol. Helicoiled it for...
  7. Sephent

    99 Eclipse GS 420a possible timing off?

    Awesome thank you. I have looked, but been really busy with work and it getting dark early that I haven't had a chance to pull the wheel well plastics. First time dealing with a hydraulic tensioner too. It's weird lol. So was just trying to get as prepared as possible. I'm going to try to fix...
  8. Sephent

    99 Eclipse GS 420a possible timing off?

    the timing cover was left off... i am looking at write ups for it.. is the tensioner accessible with the motor mount still in place?
  9. Sephent

    99 Eclipse GS 420a possible timing off?

    Someone said that I could just remove the tensioner, line up the cams, then put the tensioner back on. Would that work? Or would I have to just pull everything like a normal timing belt change?
  10. Sephent

    99 Eclipse GS 420a possible timing off?

    The timing looks to be a tooth off... I can't see the crank marking to see if it lines up, but at TDC, this is the cam gears. Ugh... Is there an easy way to just adjust the belt on the gears? Or do I have to do a full timing belt replacement procedure to line everything back up? I put in a...
  11. Sephent

    99 Eclipse GS 420a possible timing off?

    I'm just not used to the idle sounding like that. All loping... Sparkplugs are gapped to about .044. All he said was that he replaced the timing belt with the water pump. I saw he had 2 tensioners (the circle ones) left over in a box. Assuming the belt he bought came with 2 replacements. I also...
  12. Sephent

    99 Eclipse GS 420a possible timing off?

    Hey all. So I picked up a 99 Eclipse GS 420a. Had some idle issues and would die easily. Was mostly due to a weak hose going from intake manifold to head, which I fixed. Previous owner just replaced the timing belt and water pump, and swapped the camshaft position sensor & iac valve with used...
  13. Sephent

    99 Eclipse GS OZ Rally

    Sephent submitted a new DSM Profile :99 Eclipse GS OZ RallyRead more about this vehicle here...
  14. 99 Eclipse GS OZ Rally

    Street Build 99 Eclipse GS OZ Rally

  15. Sephent

    99 GS 420a Emissions Delete?

    hey all. so i just picked up a 99 Eclipse GS Oz Rally Edition. The previous owner was trying to track down a rough idle issue (i think i figured it out with it being a hose running from the intake to the head vacuuming closed, so ill replace it with a heavy duty hose) and he has all kinds of...
  16. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    So cylinder 1 has super low compression . That's where I'm hearing the knock
  17. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    The cams and crank all line up. So timing is good
  18. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Apparently not. I was thinking the gun that looks like a strobe light. I'm guessing that is for ignition timing. How do I do the full mechanical timing check? I have the cover off. Cams line up with #4 being TDC. Will double check the crank pulley timing mark. Wasn't able to see one. What else...
  19. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Okay I'll see with a timing gun. It idles pretty rough and does not Rev very well. Everything sounds wayyyy worse when I Rev. There is also a lot of white smoke as you could see in the video, as well as out the tailpipe. Idk if it is related but several random dash lights flash on and off while...
  20. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    I heard if it's rod knock to not just do the bottom end?
  21. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Okay. I'll pull the belts and take a look. I have a code reader. Only code it is throwing is o2 sensor bank 1. If it is the impeller, how hard is that to get to? I was thinking of dropping the oil pan and seeing if there is anything in there that shouldn't be there
  22. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Is there a way to check the timing from the harmonic balancer without pulling it? The timing on the cams are dead on and TDC with 4 while cams are lined up. So I just assumed timing was good... But it really sounds like rod knock and when I pull the dipstick the oil on it is extremely thin and...
  23. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    My main concern now is I am pretty sure the engine has rod knock... I took a video of it.. I wish there was a spare engine within driving distance I could pick up.. Because I really don't have the money to dump into completely rebuilding this engine...
  24. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Yeah the mpi relay was fine. First thing I checked. The new fuel pump works great
  25. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Got the engine to start. It's having some knocking noise under the valve cover by the #1 cylinder. Kind of sounds like rod knock/spun rod bearing... Hoping it just needs to be ran for a little bit... Here's the video...
  26. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    I was reading that bad piston rings would make the air come out the valve cover....
  27. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    This one was really good. The other ones were in the middle of the yellow while air was whistling past the crack on the valve cover
  28. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    So since air was pushing up to the valve cover and through a Crack, does that mean air is pushing past the valves? Any recommendations on how to proceed? Will leak down test again since I put some stuff over the cracks. Would the crack ontop of the valve cover cause any issues?
  29. Sephent

    Putting a TD04(LR) Turbo in my 95 GSX with a T25

    okay awesome. thank you for the info and replies! yeah dodge did some weird stuff with the srt4, heh. was just hoping id be able to put a spare turbo to good use. alright, no chinese turbo, stick with used for under $200, got it. Ill see if i can find a used T25 around. there is a gasket kit i...
  30. Sephent

    Putting a TD04(LR) Turbo in my 95 GSX with a T25

    so the TD04 wouldnt be a straight swap then, right? so would be easier to just get another T25? they have some brand new ones on ebay for $140 or so...
  31. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Did a LeakDown test. all cylinders held pressure good besides some from a crack on the right side of my valve cover around a bolt that was over tightened (i put some gasket sealer over the crack as a bandaid while i look for a decently priced valve cover. which everyone wants $100+ for)...
  32. Sephent

    Putting a TD04(LR) Turbo in my 95 GSX with a T25

    so i am fixing up a 95 GSX and noticed the T25 fans on the turbo look like shit. I have a TD04(LR) Turbo laying around that i pulled from my 05 SRT4 that is in a lot better shape. Just curious how easy it is to swap to the TD04? i have been looking through threads about people asking somewhat...
  33. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Doh. Just found out that the fuel pump on the 95 gsx does NOT prime until you start cranking the engine. Weird... Well I already ordered a 190hp wally pump and rewire kit. Hopefully the injectors are fine as I am not planning on upgrading them, is why I didn't go with the 255hp pump because that...
  34. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Looks like my turbo has seen better days... Curious if my old turbo from my srt4 neon would fit in this since it's a mitsubishi turbo...
  35. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    While I am waiting on a couple parts, I went ahead and took apart the driverside door since the latch assembly was not springing open when I opened the door, making it so it would catch the striker on the car when I tried closing the door. Here are some pics. Any idea how to fix this? Not sure...
  36. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Yeah I ordered the testers to check everything. I will pull up a diagram for the wga vacuum lines and get that fixed before I attempt to start the engine. I plan on squirting some oil down the spark plug holes to lube stuff up. Check timing. Do the compression leak down test. Fresh oil and...
  37. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    the oil dipstick TUBE is wrong? geeze.. alright ill look into that.. just ordered a MDP sensor with pigtail plug to fix that. does anyone know if that BOV is a knock off tial or something? it looks like TIAL but no markings on it
  38. Sephent

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Project

    Sephent submitted a new DSM Profile :1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX ProjectRead more about this vehicle here...
  39. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    okay i see that. the MDP sensor.. i can not find a replacement MDP sensor anywhere... or a replacement plug that goes into it (looks like someone busted the plug and tried to just wire it straight up). any suggestions? i know a lot of people just replaced the MDP sensor with a MAP sensor and...
  40. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Also found this in the glove box. Was purchased from 3SX Performance
  41. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    thank you. i will report back with all that info. the mods i am going to try to get a list of today, as i was not given a list and need to see what all was done, to check if it was done right.. the guy i got the car from said it has been sitting for about a year and he obtained it from a...
  42. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    That's right. Thank you. I need to pick up a good quality circuit tester to test the voltage for everything
  43. Sephent

    2G Fixing up a 95 Gsx - tips/advice?

    Hey all. So I just picked myself up a 95 gsx. Only info I got was "it was running fine. Then it died and will not start" Claims it would crank but not start and suggested fuel pump. Did not sound like it has been sitting for long, but tags have been expired since 2009. I was just curious of any...
  44. Sephent

    95 talon tsi awd vs 98 eclipse gst

    Ah sorry, I uploaded the pictures in order.. Must have jumbled in upload... The 98 gst has the blue engine and is the black car. The 95 talon tsi is the green one with the iffy looking engine (but the internals are supposed to be new) and the stock seats and iffy door panels and auto tranny
  45. Sephent

    95 talon tsi awd vs 98 eclipse gst

    hmmmm.... Any thoughts on these 2? -1995 Eagle Talon TSI AWD for 2k. 144k miles. rebuilt engine that is in the car, just needs things hooked back up in the engine bay... cons: rebuilt title. automatic trans. not sure if there are misc. things wrong. interior needs cleaned up. -1998 Mitsubishi...
  46. Sephent

    18" tire size. Will it fit?

    so i have some 18" wheels (18 x8.75 +36 offset) and i did a lot of research and found out 225/45/R18 are the best for the 18" wheels for my 96 Eclipse. I got a call from someone with some tires for sale. Either 225/60 or 235/55. Does anyone know if these will fit on the Eclipse? Car is currently...
  47. Sephent

    96 eclipse spyder gs upper tranny mount removal question

    Hey. So i decided to change out my upper tranny mount since i had a new mount laying around. I got it all ubolted but the mount does not fit over the bolts sticking out... do i hammer the bolts down so they go down a little bit? (The bolts have a slight gap between the head and the transmission...
  48. Sephent

    What Are These Plugs?

    i found out that the connector with the blue wires is #16 on the pictures.. i think the master list might be off a little bit regarding numbers but it is either the radiator fan motor connector or ac condenser connector.. thats the only one i found
Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community
Boosted Fabrication ECM Tuning ExtremePSI Fuel Injector Clinic Jacks Transmissions JNZ Tuning Kiggly Racing Morrison Fabrications MyMitsubishiStore.com Raven Fabrication RixRacing RockAuto RTM Racing STM Tuned VR Speed Factory
Top