1. 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. ;)

1998 GST Leaking - Right of drivers side front tire. Attached pictures.

Posted by Jeff D Desantis, Mar 31, 2019

Please Support Feal Suspension
Please Support Feal Suspension
  1. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

    49
    4
    Joined Nov 5, 2018
    Rochester, New York
    Leaking black stuff around the drivers side front left tire. Maybe 6 inches to the right of the drivers side tire. Thick black stuff. No idea what it is. Any ideas?
     

    Attached Files:

    230  4

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  2. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

    5,149
    1,008
    Joined Nov 19, 2011
    oklahoma city, Oklahoma
    Looks like motor oil to me. Lots of seals right there. Why on earth do you have no timing belt cover?
     

    Street Build 3K  1

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  3. benspilk09

    benspilk09 Probationary Member

    26
    3
    Joined Feb 16, 2010
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    That would be oil. Lots of things to leak right there, you just have to clean it up the best you can and probably take the accessories out of the way to see where its coming from.

    I just went through this on my talon. I replaced everything, since the seals are all pretty old at this point.

    I recommend a new timing belt and component kit since that one is probably soaked in oil, and while you're in there replace the cam seals, front main seal, balance shaft seals, valve cover gasket, and look the valve cover over for cracks. ALL of that stuff was leaking on my car. The seals were rock hard and some were cracked.

    Install a timing cover too. That's all you need is for a rock to get kicked up into the belt turning your engine into scrap metal.
     
  4. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

    49
    4
    Joined Nov 5, 2018
    Rochester, New York
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2019

    230  4

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  5. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

    1,875
    637
    Joined Dec 9, 2010
    wampum, Pennsylvania
    Do you have a 6 bolt or a 7 bolt engine?
     

    Drag Race Build 3K  23

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  6. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

    1,749
    479
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Try performancepartout.com
     

    165  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    168  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 2K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
  7. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

    49
    4
    Joined Nov 5, 2018
    Rochester, New York
    I'm not sure if it's a 6 or 7 bolt, a lot of the engine has been modified so I can't say if it's stock or not. Okay I need the top middle and lower covers?
     

    230  4

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  8. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

    1,749
    479
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    165  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    168  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 2K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
  9. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

    49
    4
    Joined Nov 5, 2018
    Rochester, New York
    spoke with owner, he said there's a bolt below/above the oil filter that needs a tightening once and awhile. I got the complete spec list, pretty impressive.

    99 GST BLOCK
    arp headstuds
    cometic head gasket
    bc 272/272 camshafts
    fic 1200 cc injectors
    aem fpr
    walbro 255 fuel pump
    light weight fly wheel
    act 6 puck clutch
    energy suspension motor mounts
    holset wh1c turbo
    jgs external wastegate
    fmic
    hallman pro boost controller
    DSM link v3 full, running speed density
    aem wideband
     

    230  4

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  10. rEclipserGST

    rEclipserGST Proven Member

    1,565
    49
    Joined Nov 17, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    So, pretty much stock with all the bolts ons? :D;)

    Time to do some maintenance! Timing belt, all the gaskets, all the belts, tensioners, balancers, pulleys.

    Are you running stock springs with those cams? Stock lifters?
     

    Street Build 642  25

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    187 whp · 200 lb/ft · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  11. K_81_K

    K_81_K Proven Member

    41
    12
    Joined Jun 1, 2018
    Ontario, ON, Canada
    Looks like a 7 bolt from the view of the side of the oil pan 7 bolt pan has that "bump" in it where as the 6 bolt is flat and smooth

    and if for some reason that bolt needs tightening from time to time.... Which doesnt make sense...
    If that bolt needs tightening from time to time.... Which doesnt make much sense.... I'd suggest some locktight on there to keep it in place!

    How high up the block is that oil coming from ?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 9, 2019
  12. Bo0sTeD 4G63

    Bo0sTeD 4G63 Supporting Member

    309
    58
    Joined Aug 31, 2008
    Miami, Florida
    If you want to find out where that oil leak is use brake parts cleaner and spray it everywhere to clean that whole section good. After turn on the car and let it warm up if it is a bad leak you will see it right away so you can get a better idea from exactly where its coming from.
     

    Street Build 1K  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    BLACK'98DSM likes this.
  13. PlanZero

    PlanZero Proven Member

    1,376
    259
    Joined Aug 13, 2013
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I' m a little concerned that the OP has no idea what the "thick back stuff" is.

    Usually you can find the OEM timing covers on eBay cheaper than Amazon. Those clear upper covers are like $20. JAT motorsports comes to mind for the middle and lower; 2ga and 2gb difference is the hole for the CAS on the middle cover
     

    Street Build 4K  8

    1996 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Street Build 2K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  14. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

    1,004
    323
    Joined Feb 9, 2019
    Hoover, Alabama
    Please degrease that engine. It's so nasty, and if you degrease it then you can tell where it's coming from.:thumb:
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    377  3

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    293  6

    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
    Loading...

Share This Page

Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community
Archer Fabrication ECM Tuning ExtremePSI Feal Suspension Fuel Injector Clinic Jacks Transmissions JNZ Tuning Kiggly Racing Morrison Fabrications OHM Racing RixRacing RockAuto SouthBay Fuel Injectors STM Tuned Track Decals Track Sculptures VR Speed Factory WheelWell.com