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1990 Laser Turbo RS sitting for years

Posted by Davo707, Feb 25, 2020

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  1. Davo707

    Davo707 Probationary Member

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    Hello, My name is David, I'm new to DSM Tuners. I recently purchased a 1990 laser turbo RS which sat for ten years inside of neighbors garage. It's extremely clean with 54k miles. I'm looking for advise on what needs to happen such as removing the gas tank to remove old gas etc.. All help is appreciated.
     

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  2. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Welcome David. 10 years in a garage.....wow. I would change the timing belt immediately so you don't have a bunch of bent valves from an old belt snapping, that would be more than the car is worth to repair. It's not that hard but looks like it is. I just did my 90 GSX not long ago and it was easier than I thought but I have timed these motors many many times, just not while in the car. It wasn't tough. Look for a drain plug on the gas tank, I think my son spotted one on my 90 when it was on the lift during a fuel pump change. Other than fresh fuel, do filters, belts and hoses.....all maintenance items first since they are OLD.
    Glad to have you as part of the group!
    Marty
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  3. Bock

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    First, i'd start by uploading a few photos...:sneaky:
     

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  4. Davo707

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    Thanks Marty
     
  5. Davo707

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    added photos
     
  6. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I actually own a 90 Laser RS also, its just not in my photos. Been on the back burner for a while since I am doing my AWD cars right now. Nice car though. Needs a TIMING BELT AND A HEAD.
     

    Street Build 4K  28

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    873  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    631  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 854  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 6K  13  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  7. Davo707

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  9. Davo707

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    In your opinion, is the car worth the money to fix or should I sell or part out?
     
  10. Bock

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    Car look realy clean. Fix it! Or sell me that Oem radio :p
     

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  11. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    It is in such nice shape, do the maintenance on it and keep her! She is super clean. :thumb:
    And you will love the front wheel drive turbo, its fun!
     

    Street Build 4K  28

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    873  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    631  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 854  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 6K  13  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  12. DSMxTSi

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    That's really a question only you can answer. Since you just got the car then I assume there's no sentimental value to you. Monetary value isn't all that great even in the great condition it is in. However, if you're like most car guys then monetary value is not something that we care too much about. All the money we put into our cars is never going to be returned in monetary value, but we enjoy the hell out of them regardless. That Laser is in such good condition, if it were mine, I'd do the maintenance stuff, leave it stock, and use as a daily driver.
     

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