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  1. Clutch Sound

    As in? My original post states that the head gasket was replaced and the head went to the machine shop to fix the warping. If you are talking about the other large jobs done on the car, that was 20k ago and I've had no serious issues with the car since then. I mean a CEL here and there but easy...
  2. Clutch Sound

    I'm not sure on this one. Two mechanics, one being the original owner, owned the car before me. When I purchased the car, the guy told me that it did have a new clutch and flywheel installed along with some other major maintenance done. Unfortunately since these guys were working on the car...
  3. Clutch Sound

    Hey guys, I just got my head gasket replaced and on the way home I noticed a strange sound when I push the clutch in and only when I push the clutch in for shifting gears etc. I do know that they removed the whole engine because the cylinder head was warped and needed to go to the machine shop...
  4. PCM/ECU/Something else?

    Thanks. Will check once the sun is out. Isn't PT/Coil pack a separate CEL code though? I guess if both PTs were bad the ECU would throw a random misfire code instead. I'll let you know in a bit.
  5. PCM/ECU/Something else?

    97 Eclipse GST with 195k miles. So after 4 years of doing my own work on the car and enjoying everyday of it, including the ones I sat in a corner and cried ahahah, I had to take her to a shop. Shop #1: They resealed the intake manifold and re-did a bunch of vacuum hoses to fix a idle issue...
  6. Strange Idle

    So, a bit of development. I took everything apart for the third time and made sure all vacuum lines were connected and snug. I then proceeded to unplug and re plug all the sensors in the near area including any ones that were near the evap canister under the battery. Put everything back together...
  7. Strange Idle

    Maybe just a fluke then. Should I mess with the TPS? I haven't had any idle issues like this before so I'm kinda not sure as to what I should be playin with. In the video I followed, are there any lines that I could've knocked into deep where the starter is? I spent a hour checking everything...
  8. Strange Idle

    Yes, here's a picture I was having trouble with lighting.
  9. Strange Idle

    Yikes...holy..I fixed that in the original post, I'm a bit burned out. Never touched the throttle body. I followed this video on YT on replacing the starter.
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  11. My baby

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  12. Strange Idle

    I know there's a ton of posts about this already, but none of them seem to have helped me. 1997 Eclipse GST 195,xxx k miles original engine All of the engine bay is still stock except for the intake which is Dijon. I just replaced the starter and now I'm having a slight idle surge and I also...
  13. 2G Cooling system question

    Before I go to the DIY garage, I added turbo seals or just a rebuild on my to do list since some people mentioned it could be the or part of the issue. Can anyone identify this turbo? Looking pretty beat up imo.
  14. 2G Cooling system question

    I'll be turning the key today to see if the it the problem still persists. If it does, I'm just gonna go to a DIY garage if found 2 miles away from my house. Only 30 bucks per hour with tools included so I'm not lose much off of 5-6 hours working on it myself especially since I already have all...
  15. 2G Cooling system question

    Before I tear the turbo off, what about PCV or fuel injectors? I know those can cause smoking from exhaust especially if they are clogged/old. I have also replaced the gasket and the oil inside (on cams ect.) looks brand new. So I'm getting close to dismissing the HG as an issue. Further...
  16. 2G Cooling system question

    In response to this. I took out the old thermostat. It was crooked and somewhat seized shut. It took me 15 minutes just remove the damn thing from the housing. So pretty dated. Any thoughts on this? Will check this at some point before I change out the stem seals. I'm currently working on...
  17. 2G Cooling system question

    I think a few posts back, I mentioned I do not know any prior history of the car. So I have no clue as to what thermo is in there. A lot of people were thinking this as well but I quickly dismissed because I didn't think it would cause the current issue I'm having or to the extent that I'm...
  18. 2G Cooling system question

    Luckily, I haven't got too far in the dismantling process. I can do the pressure test tomorrow to see what it says. I'm picking up tools tomorrow to swap out the valve stem seals to see if that fixes the problem. There seems to be a lot of oil around the head so I know the valve gasket is an...
  19. 2G Cooling system question

    I appreciate the the help! I have a friend coming over tomorrow and we are gonna tear the engine bay apart. Ultimately I plan to do the HG for peace of mind and the valve stem seals. I will update this with a final post to insure that if someone else runs into this issue they will have a solution.
  20. 2G Cooling system question

    I'm pretty sure it was oil. Definitely smelt and felt like it. If anything the oil was slightly dirty but no strange discoloration. The rubber covers from the SP wiring had a bit of oil on them as well. As for the turbo set up I'm not sure. I know there's no front mount inter cooler on this...
  21. 2G Cooling system question

    Yeah, I'm going to check the HG as well since doing the seals requires taking things off anyway. The smoke I get doesn't smell sweet so I'm kinda doubting the HG but I will check it. The lighting in my car port doesn't help figure out the color of the smoke and driving it doesn't make it easy to...
  22. 2G Cooling system question

    Just looked at the piston tops. They're pretty dirty, so I'm not sure if it's the HG. Any ideas? UPDATE: I'm pretty sure I got the issue figured out. Due to that spark plug covered in oil, my friend said that since I'm not experiencing any REAL symptoms to due with HG, time for a valve stem...
  23. 2G Cooling system question

    So, I did some shopping. I got a new head gasket and some other long over due things. Below is a picture of the spark plugs. No signs of coolant anywhere on them. I looked at them and even smelled them. The biggest thing I did notice is that the second one I pulled out (from left to right) had a...
  24. 2G Cooling system question

    Thanks for the replies. I'm going to get the proper spark plug socket tomorrow since mine does not fit and let you guys know what the condition of the plugs are. One thing did strike me as odd though and I just thought about it. When I burped the system, I noticed that only one of my rad fans...
  25. 2G Cooling system question

    Hey guys, Since I'm in QT I decided to work on my car. Car: 1997 Eclipse GST Millage: 193,xxx Here's the issue. I get a some white smoke out of the exhaust while idling for a couple of minutes. This will ONLY occur if the engine is at operating temperature. If I continue to drive the smoke...
  26. Overheating on the freeway? (Hi, I'm new)

    Yes, the FMIC is in tack; although its age is questionable.
  27. Overheating on the freeway? (Hi, I'm new)

    Hello fellow dsmers! I have acquired a 97 Eclipse GST and have owned it for about 8 months now. Please excuse my long post, but the more you know is probably for the best. Car History: This car had two previous owners. Some guy bought it back in 97 and put 100k (bought the car with 165k and...
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