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mikEclipse99's Eclipse awd swapped

Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Picking my head up today! Head gasket will be here today as well! Will be up and running this weekend! Back to chasing that 9 at next weeks test n tune

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    9.626 @ 156.83 · 2G DSM
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  2. Spdfreak

    Spdfreak Proven Member

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    Nice man glad to see it coming back together. Now go and run those 9s!
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    14.630 @ 104.000 · 2G DSM
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  3. brian9397gsx

    brian9397gsx Proven Member

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    That's some nice plasma cuts. Also looks like your truck could use some air bags LOL
     
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    1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM
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  4. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    No kidding! haha It is time for an upgrade on the tow rid side of things
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    9.626 @ 156.83 · 2G DSM
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  5. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Put in some hours this weekend, everything is all ready to go! Still smoking...but its alive!
    New water pump pulley really give me a lot more room between the belt and the exhaust, thank you @erikoberdorfer !

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    9.626 @ 156.83 · 2G DSM
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  6. erikoberdorfer

    erikoberdorfer Proven Member

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    Mike,
    Looking great! I hope the car rips at the next track event. I also am glad to see the water pump pulley is working out for you.
     
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  7. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Well, the car is smoking now worse than ever and something needs to be done about it. It truly is acting like the turbo is blown. Pulling it off today for a rebuild, the amount of oil in my exhaust is ridiculous.. Tomorrow some new parts get here for the new look. So expect new pictures Wednesday!
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    9.626 @ 156.83 · 2G DSM
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  8. 95eclipser

    95eclipser Proven Member

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    Good luck with the turbo rebuild Mike. Hope this solves the problem.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    464 whp · 379 lb/ft · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    10.920 @ 133.900 · 2G DSM
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  9. Spdfreak

    Spdfreak Proven Member

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    I'm wondering if the turbo seals/bushings got excessive wear due to the coolant getting in to the oil possibly
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    14.630 @ 104.000 · 2G DSM
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  10. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Just fix it already geeeeshhh
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  11. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    The new look is almost complete! Just need to get the paint that matches my engine bay for the valve cover and get the -16an fittings welded onto the rad/water necks!

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    9.626 @ 156.83 · 2G DSM
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  12. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    **THE BEST UPDATE EVER**

    So, I decided it was time to tear this apart again - there was obviously something wrong in the bottom end. Tore it down last week, pulled pistons out and found some interesting things. Cylinder 1,3 and 4 oil expander rings were destroyed - hence the absurd amount of oil being burnt. This is due to the lack of the oil rail supports....I haven't had oil rail supports since 2016. I have no idea how this didn't catastrophically destroy everything. So, Saturday morning a friend came out to help re assemble this pig. Gapped the rings, honed the cylinders, go to install everything and notice something funky when sliding the rod back and forth on the wrist pins. All 4 wrist pins were bent!!! So I take a trip out to Summit Racing and got my hands on some HD pins. Get home, install the wrist pins, by now its about 6:00 so we end up going out to eat. Get back home and throw the pistons back in the car. Nothing was going as it should but I was finally making progress. Clean everything up real good, throw the head on and start torquing it down and yet again..head studs stripped out on the very first one. Luckily I have about 20 spares so I go one by one and none of them worked. We gave up for the night and started drinking some beers haha. Meanwhile my friend is playing with a head stud he found and he goes lets try this one - why the hell not. Throw it in, torques down as it should along with the rest!! WE WERE ONTO SOMETHING! By now its far past midnight but the motivation had skyrocketed so we start knocking things out left and right, before we knew it it was 3:00 am and the car was ready to be turned over! -BEDTIME- Next morning I go to start it, it fires right up, smokes a little, I drove it around the block to burn out all of the residual oil, VOIALAAAAAAA IT DOESN'T FRICKEN SMOKE ANYMORE!!@#$@#!

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    October 12th and October 19th are the last two test n tune nights, I have got 2 more chances to get that 9 this year
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    9.626 @ 156.83 · 2G DSM
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  13. Spdfreak

    Spdfreak Proven Member

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    Awesome man glad to see you got it up and running so I'll be expecting to see that 9sec pass on the 12th or the 19th .
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    14.630 @ 104.000 · 2G DSM
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  14. eclipse gsx

    eclipse gsx Proven Member

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    Awesome mike!! Go for them 9s bud
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
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  15. OH91awd

    OH91awd Proven Member

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    yea get on them 9s. better not let this junk auto car get there first LOL
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.89 @ 125.67 · 1G DSM
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  16. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Well.. unfortunately, no 9's this year. Friday night I got one pass in before it rained and somehow missed 4th gear terribly haha(proud to say that was the first missed gear ever on the track). Got back in it and went 10.5 at 142. Loaded up for the night, left the car in the trailer because Saturday was an all day event. Get to the track Saturday afternoon, hop into the lanes and here's how the pass went - 1.59 60' (best launch all year in the car) It was moving, grabbed second perfectly didn't fall out of boost or anything, grab 3rd perfectly and then at about 6500 rpm the trans lets go and the car revs out, so I short shift into 4th and the car had absolutely no power. I got out of it around the 1100' range. 10.4 at 138..... The 1/8 ET was the same as my 10.1 pass however it was 20 mph slower. That truly was going to be a great pass. SO, I pull off the track and hear the worst knocking noise - GROSS - Load the car up and tore it apart yesterday and #4 bearing is a goner.






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  17. 90'AWDTalonFroggy

    90'AWDTalonFroggy Proven Member

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    Dude that sucks!!! Sorry to hear that. Was hoping you'd get that 9. Good luck next year I'm rooting for you.
     

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  18. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Well I haven't updated for a while because I haven't done much work to the car! I did manage to pull the block out and now the car is awaiting its new motor which is almost done! You'll see more on this soon I promise.
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    In other news I did a thing...

    So, a local guy was selling a 2g gsx shell, 2 transmissions, 2 t cases and a 6 bolt long block for stupid cheap. I just wanted the transmissions but he would not separate. So my friend talked me into going out with the trailer and taking a look. The plan was to buy it all, haul the car straight to a scrap yard, sell the 6 bolt and have 2 trans and 2 t cases for free haha. We get there and this car is ridiculously clean not a spec of rust underneath. That being said my plan has come to me sooner than I thought it would. Within the next 3-4 years I wanted a new shell because mine is crusty underneath, strut towers, rockers, rear wheel wells all have their typical 2g crap. Daily driving it years ago through Ohio winters has taken its toll.

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    The core support has some damage but that does not matter as it will all get cut off anyways.

    So here's the plan: Finish my car(black one) get the new engine installed, get it running and push it to the side. Bring the new shell in, strip it down, cage it, tube the front end and get it ready for paint. I will most likely get it painted either 2019 or 2020 depending on how things go with my car this year. Once it's painted all of my parts will go into the new car and part ways with the black car. The real question is..... WHITE OR BLACK??? This car will get carbon doors, possibly fenders, and a roof.
     

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  19. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    ** Edit** Me and @goonie90gsx tore down the 6 bolt, all stock besides ARP head studs. The bottom end was just refreshed with all new bearings, still had assembly lube on them! And someone thought that silicon would be a good addition on top of the head gasket haha.

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  20. b00stedtalon2

    b00stedtalon2 Proven Member

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    I vote white for the new car. It's a pretty refreshing tone ;) PPG jet black is a nice color if you go the black route.
     

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    1994 Mitsubishi Evo
    automatic · Lancer Evolution

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    9.585 @ 143.96 · 1G DSM
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  21. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    @b00stedtalon2 I am leaning towards a pearl white.. there is just something about a pearl white 2g
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    9.626 @ 156.83 · 2G DSM
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  22. OH91awd

    OH91awd Proven Member

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    i vote pearl white.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.89 @ 125.67 · 1G DSM
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  23. b00stedtalon2

    b00stedtalon2 Proven Member

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    In that case, I vote Lexus ULTRA WHITE PEARL - 083. It's a very bright white with pearl in it
     

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    1994 Mitsubishi Evo
    automatic · Lancer Evolution

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    9.585 @ 143.96 · 1G DSM
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  24. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    lexus bright white, I vote for.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  25. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

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    Makes me think them new bearings in the bottom end might need a looking at... Silicone makes everything better!!

    Nice score on the parts etc.

    Edit- I'll throw another vote in for Lexus white as far as paint goes.
     
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    1990 Plymouth Laser N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

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    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    manual · 1G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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