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Car might be screwed

Posted by crazyquik22023, Mar 7, 2010

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  1. crazyquik22023

    crazyquik22023 Proven Member

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    ok so my buddy has a brand new turbo on his car. not sure the brand but its a 60 trim t4. but he bought it brand new and his car idled really good and he drove it from his house to mine last night and it ran fine. It had a coolant leak from the feed line to the turbo b/c of a bad fitting. it wasn't leaking too bad but it was leaking. So we drove it around today a couple of times and every time it ran fine. we tried to stay out of boost only hit maybe like 4 psi. but when he tried to drive home his car ran horrible. Would not build boost, sputtered, it was pretty much undriveable. now his turbo could not be blown b/c of a small coolant leak can it??? It also happened the first drive after we changed his thermostat but i doubt that has anything to do with it. and the engine was not overheating it just ran horrible any ideas?
     

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  2. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Proven Member

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    did you run low on coolant? Is it oil and water?
     
  3. crazyquik22023

    crazyquik22023 Proven Member

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    it was overheating on the drive, we thought he had a bad thermostat anyway so we changed it but no the coolant bottle was at least half full and and it was def sucking up the coolant. and yes its oil and water cooled and the oil is not leaking or anything.. also didnt check if theres any shaft play yet. ill do that in the morning when its not 20 deg out.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    12.900 @ 115.000 · 2G DSM
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  4. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Proven Member

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    it smoking or exhaust smell sweet?
     
  5. crazyquik22023

    crazyquik22023 Proven Member

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    he didnt say it was smoking but when he pulled back into my driveway it wasnt smoking.. and no sweet smell also the car was running a little lean at idle and the initial drive like between 15:1-18:1 which is fine for idle and no boost. but his car was running rich when it wouldnt drive right don't know how much he wasnt logging.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    12.900 @ 115.000 · 2G DSM
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