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98 TSi awd - Autocross Build

Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  1. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    Glad you enjoyed it. Its certainly been an exercise in both joy and sorrow. ROFL The engine is not sorted out, but I am currently working on its replacement.


    Pulled the motor out as trying to diagnose the issue while still in the engine bay is difficult. However, I have scraped the idea of repairing my block. I sent an oil sample to Blackstone labs and they confirmed there is bearing material in the oil. The sample I sent in had roughly 100 miles on it plus 4 autocross runs so it whatever issue there was/is is still going on.

    I sourced a 97 long block from DSMPartout.com and will utilize the shortblock along with all my relatively new parts. (and a few other new items)

    Empty Engine Bay.jpg

    Hard to imagine that the block on the right is the bad one.

    Dual Stand.jpg

    This motor came out of a 97 FWD automatic that was running a 14b turbo on stock fuel. Needless to say, the motor was not stressed. A cold compression test conducted by Norbert at DSMpartout showed 155psi across the board. I could live with that considering the circumstances. Allegedly, this thing has 84k miles on it, but that is pretty hard to believe. It was leaking oil at the valve cover, oil pump gear, castle plug, OFH, and oil pan and generally looked filthy. A proper cleanup was necessary before moving on.

    Scrubbed down with WD40 Degreaser and oven cleaner. :D

    Scrubbed shortblock.jpg

    I did start to strip it down and the first order of business included measuring end play. Happy to report that we do NOT have crankwalk. :hellyeah:

    No crankwalk.jpg
     

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    184.4 whp · 251.0 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  2. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    Meanwhile, I've been wanting to rebuild my T25. I'm not so sure if the turbo is bad or not, but there was ALWAYS oil in the compressor inlet and my intercooler pipes. Quite a bit more than I would have liked. In my search, I came across a BRAND NEW mitsubishi T25 turbo on ebay. I lowballed the crap out of the seller (don't we all?) and believe it or not, he accepted. Proud to say that I have a brand new T25 on my hands.

    New T25.jpg



    Currently waiting on a ton of new parts, bolts, gaskets, etc. from extremepsi and rockauto with a few delivery confirmations for today. With the MLK 3 day weekend fast approaching, I'd hate to sit idle with nothing to do. :idontknow: :thumb:
     

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    184.4 whp · 251.0 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Same here
     

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  4. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    Getting there.... slowly, but surely.
     

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    184.4 whp · 251.0 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  5. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Looking good. When is your first event this season?
     

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  6. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    I’ll start with the season opener, but probably co-driving another car. With the epic meltdown of my old motor, i’ve had to replace EVERYTHING. Pump and case, ofh, lifters, head washed, contaminated accusump, etc, etc. :cry: I’m ru$hing as fast I can, but its looking like the car won’t run until May.
     

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    184.4 whp · 251.0 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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