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Street Build 99 Northstar White GSX

Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. 95eclipser

    95eclipser Proven Member

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    Yes I am on SD.

    It needs a lot of fine tuning. I just am battling a Phantom Knock issue.
     

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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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  2. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Yo..

    I posted a video of a cold start up on the GSX. It shows how much "feathering" of the throttle I need to do for it to idle correctly.

    The car had sat three days prior to this startup. No IAC/ FIAV, on SD with ECUFLASH on my 99 blackbox ECU.

    Peace!

     

    Street Build 323  1

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  3. mountain_man

    mountain_man Supporting Member

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    Great thread man. Keep the updates coming :)
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 2G DSM
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  4. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Figured I would take some pics of the interior.

    I would really like to spend some time doing a full DEEP detail on the interior. That can wait until this winter I suppose.

    Anyway, here are the pics.

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    And an engine bay pic with the new VC lines on.

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    Also I've been trying to upload to YouTube to save some videos of the eclipse.

    Here is a short engine bay walkaround.



    Peace!

    -Brady
     

    Street Build 323  1

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. CrackedDSM

    CrackedDSM Proven Member

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    Brady!

    Question, how and where did you route the wires for your gauges and hide them? If it’s here on the build thread just tell me what page it’s on and I’ll look it up.

    Car looks amazing and I’m glad to see you still kicking! :D
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  6. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Check post #235! I join the power/ground wires at the actual gauge pod so I only run one power and ground to under the dash. I also de-loom all the AEM harnesses because they are super thick and not very flexible.

    I just run them down right below the a-pillar and they pop out down by the fusebox under the dash.

    And thanks for the kind words!

    -Brady
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. CrackedDSM

    CrackedDSM Proven Member

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    Sweet. I need to do the same thing. Your car is always so clean I need to emulate you. LOL.

    Also, how difficult was it to learn the basics of flashing the h8 ecu? So far it’s just like “WTF” to me. Lol.
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  8. Martin Arroyo

    Martin Arroyo Probationary Member

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    :cry:I wish you lived in Chicago!! LOL I had so many questions!! your build is coming out SO NICE!
     
  9. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    It was pretty difficult to be honest. Theres just zero support anymore so you have to do a LOT of digging. I also used a Mac so I had to use a program to get windows on my computer so it was an added difficulty.

    Hit up Scott Abele on facebook (COXABLE) I believe is his username on here. He stepped me through it!


    Thanks!! Feel free to ask any questions, I'll do my best to answer them!
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  10. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Alright I'm about to stop driving the DSM for a while. Tiny oil leak on timing side has gotten worse. Also oil underneath the intake manifold on the CAS side. Water pipe/neck also leaks a small bit.

    I have never been able to be leak free with this thing. I'm going to pull insurance on it for the time being. Need to tear apart the timing side, also take off all the coolant items.

    SO annoying... very frustrating. No matter what I do I just cannot stop leaks.

    -Brady
     

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

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Leaks are the devil. Easy does it man, keep up the good work your car is insanely clean!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  12. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Yeah I'm just starting to think I need a new front case or something because no matter how much I clean, copper spray, rtv bolts etc I always have leaks haha. I just would rather clean it up and have it rest for the winter than drive it with a small leak that could f*** something up.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  13. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Cleaned the car, getting ready for winter storage. Its nice being able to detail the bay easily and quickly. I never used to be able to since I was dailying the car. Now I can clean it and it will stay clean since I don't have to drive in the rain!

    Pic time!

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    Plans for this winter:

    New fuel rail
    New Radiator (undecided if I want polished or Black coated etc)
    New Rad hoses
    Maybe switch to a 1g Water outlet setup..
    New blue Gates timing belt
    New Cam Gears
    Finish polishing my wheels!

    Thats about it!

    Peace!
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  14. tunernewb92

    tunernewb92 Proven Member

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    Mmmm I've seen the pictures somewhere before today. Now where was that cough reddit cough.
     

    Street Build 243  1

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

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  15. chrysler kid

    chrysler kid Proven Member

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    I've never had a problem with oil leaks on a dsm, and I've owned some sh** ones. The secret is to keep your balance shafts so you're not pushing 120 psi oil pressure on a cold start through cold rubber seals

    But race car mods beget race car problems
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    14.1 @ 97 · 2G DSM
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  16. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    I had oil drip leaks for ages too, always from the timing side, and now i am leak free! It actually stopped leaking when i replaced a few new seals, i think it might have been my fault anyway as they was already new seals LOL, but once i installed them correctly they do their job and stopped anything getting out.

    So just take your time, install it right and get no twists or seal folding out and all will be good again,promise it will be leak free one day
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    175 whp · 180.1 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  17. tunernewb92

    tunernewb92 Proven Member

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    I 100% agree with this. I've never had a leak with balance shafts and I've always had a small leak on the timing side without them. I've decided to just live with the balance shafts and press my luck.

    Although usually your tearing a stock engine apart and rebuilding it so no telling what issues one may cause when removing balance shafts to cause the oil leak.
     
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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  18. CrackedDSM

    CrackedDSM Proven Member

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    I’ve never had issues with leaks without my BS. OEM gaskets, tiny dab of Mitsubond in the problem corners, and never...EVER using a roloc disk to clean surfaces. Razor blade and some elbow grease only.

    That’s just me though. *shrugs*
     

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  19. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    I've ported my OFH enough that I see max 70psi at cold startup. I'll get new oem gaskets and seals again this winter and give it another shot LOL
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  20. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Wuddup.

    Just wanted to give an update on what I've been up to with the Eclipse.

    I've been paranoid about all of the parts that are discontinued. It makes me furious that the parts that degrade over time are discontinued.

    Why the f*** would all the parts that simply degrade over time be discontinued???

    I've been searching EVERYWHERE for these discontinued parts, and I have found some in some strange places.

    Parts i've been looking for in every corner of the world:

    -Fog covers (these get gray and brittle after time)
    -Fog covers (RS version with blockoffs for fogs)
    -Wiper Cowl (I actually bought a brand new one from a member for $$$ three years or so ago, but would like to have a spare)
    -Lower window molding, part that scrapes the window. (right side is still available)
    -Upper drip rails (I have found a brand new left side only available and have it held for me)

    I did purchase an avenger OEM upper drip rail brand new. I'm going to see if it can be modified to fit the curve of the 2g.

    I have entertained the idea of somehow remanufacturing the drip rails. They are overmolded metal, meaning metal was in a mold, with rubber injected around it. I've been thinking that I could create a mold of some sort and remake them. We will see.

    Here is a picture explaining how the drip rails are made. Rubber is molded around a metal frame. note the large "tail" of rubber at the top. This is something you cannot easily achieve by "spraying" the bare metal drip rails with anything.

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    The fog light covers also are something I've thought about getting re-made. 3d printed maybe with vapor polishing. They are just ABS.

    I already have an OEM GSX emblem in the rear I bought from JNZ many years ago, but the front mitsu diamond emblem is still available as well as the rear "mitsubishi" decal.

    I took out all of my original documents from when the car was bought to take a picture. I think this is everything, even has the original purchaser card and everything.

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    And here is a pic of the car in its resting space. I think I'm going to get one of those nice fitted covers for it. Idk yet.

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    Peace!

    -Brady
     

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  21. CrackedDSM

    CrackedDSM Proven Member

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    I’m super interested in those fog light deletes. Do you have a picture of them? I found the stock covers for the holes beside the fogs but didn’t know about the fog delete plates. Now I want a set. I don’t care if they’re gray as ash. LOL

    The part numbers for both the left and right side “cover air intakes” btw are mr248233 (drivers side) and mr248234(passenger). My goal is to completely shutter off all holes with OEM parts. :)
     

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  22. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    44459698414_f39d36223e_o.jpg 11139995_10152989310381261_1612899862565106686_n by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    This is the one I had to buy because they were all discontinued. I bought this 2 years ago I believe, I had to dremel out the blockoffs since I run fogs.

    Yeah I thought about those air intake blockoffs too. Idk If I will run with them though.
     

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  23. JGL122

    JGL122 Proven Member

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    I didn't know they made fog light bezels like that. Neat.
     

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  24. 181161

    181161 Proven Member

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    I have a pair of oem fog lamp covers if you're interested.
     

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

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  25. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    If they are close to brand new yes
     

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