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Least favorite thing?

Posted by BLACK'98DSM, Oct 7, 2019

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  1. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    What is your least favorite thing about your DSM?

    Since I have 420a, I have to say that the upper engine mount (slides in timing cover) is my least favorite thing to do! It takes me a long time of shaking and jerking it all over the place to get it out!
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

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

    332  3

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
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  2. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Independence, Kansas
    Putting a clutch in my AWD. PITA! And practice won't make me feel any different about it, LOL.
     

    Street Build 3K  27

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

    397  13

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    399  17

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 573  4

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 5K  11  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  3. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Coloma, Michigan
    Steering rack swap. Done it several times, and it's never fun.
     

    Street Build 6K  67

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    609.8 whp · 541.2 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  4. EVLGSX

    EVLGSX Proven Member

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    Wallingford, Connecticut
    state emissions hassles- mainly the part where you have to let someone else put there hands on your car. painful. usually watch the moron stall a few times as they go to pull it in. pathetic.

    cant wait till its 25 yrs old
     
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  5. curt-s

    curt-s Proven Member

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    Joined Dec 21, 2008
    Winterville, MB, Canada
    least favorite part:
    3" steel exhaust with straight through muffler and no resonator

    least favorite act:
    removal/install of lower timing cover with engine in
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM
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  6. Kai Hefner

    Kai Hefner Freelancer

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    Joined Jun 21, 2018
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    Most recently the bolts under the stock intake manifold. It's ridiculous how sharp some of the edges on that manifold are, and how hard it is to reach under there.
     

    Street Build 317  1

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 582  2

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    This is one of the reasons I'm glad I live in Alabama.
     

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

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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  8. Lancer_lover

    Lancer_lover Proven Member

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    kristianstad, Europe
    Wheel bearing this is The only car that doesnt like cheaper bearing LOL SKL bearing exspensive but The car likes them LOL but man i HATE changing them
     

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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM
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  9. spoolinpos

    spoolinpos Proven Member

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    St. Clair Shores, Michigan
    I don't like the fact that the transmission has three of the four mounts (2g), makes it a bit harder to just pull the transmission. Also door handles, 2g door handles.
     

    Street Build 2K  12

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    10.361 @ 134.69 · 2G DSM
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  10. bastarddsm

    bastarddsm Proven Member

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    Mendota, Illinois
    cleaning silicone sealer off the transmission cases. And I have 3 to do this week :(
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon N/T
    9.805 @ 144.00 · 1G DSM
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  11. 91talonts1

    91talonts1 Proven Member

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    Spencer, North Carolina
    +1 on this. Definitely the most aggravating thing I've ever had to do to my car.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  12. jed344

    jed344 Proven Member

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    Waterville, Iowa
    Breaking parts trying to do race car stuff... But door handles, Just replaced both mine with new OEM ones.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  13. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    That is somewhere in my top 5 for sure. Both of mine broke on the same day.
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

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

    332  3

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
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  14. curt-s

    curt-s Proven Member

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    Winterville, MB, Canada
    ooo i forgot I did that within the first couple months of 1g ownership to repair a line...

    in a cramped uninsulated drafty single car garage..
    in -30C..
    with only a mr heater and 100L propane tank.

    definitely up there in my most hated acts.
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM
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  15. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Princeton, New Jersey
    Did this the other week, had to use a breaker for the two bolts that mount through the rack itself for more than 3/4th of the way until I could finally use a ratchet. Then getting the thing out of there, LOL wasn't that fun.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  16. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Joined Aug 13, 2019
    Princeton, New Jersey
    My car needs them replaced I was wondering if what I had found was worth buying. Off 1a auto all 4 for like 125 total. You're saying skl?
     

    Street Build 139  1

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

    Lancer_lover Proven Member

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    Joined Apr 18, 2017
    kristianstad, Europe
    Yes swedish brand skl super good that is was most of here Who use evos eclipse use on their car last The longest to
     

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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM
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  18. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Princeton, New Jersey
    Couldn't find them, I found a brand sfk I think it was, just gonna go with what i found on 1a auto cause it's not too expensive and I'm too poor to spend 100+ per assembly
     

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

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    Surprise, Arizona
    Methylene chloride
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  20. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Random fact that I'm gonna mentally store for later down the road. +1 sir
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  21. Bud92gsx

    Bud92gsx Proven Member

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    Wisconsin, Wisconsin
    My least favorite is the fact I have the time to work on the car. But no moniez sad face.
    I've never really had any big issues with my car in the almost 13 years I've owned it.
     

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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.300 @ 102.400 · 1G DSM
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  22. 90TSiAWD_FPGreen

    90TSiAWD_FPGreen Probationary Member

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    As for me, it was buying my Talon (in Colorado) with all AC components removed and my numerous trips to Pull a Part to obtain the parts, then reassemble them on my car. Required oil cooler location change and fabrication because of the larger than stock radiator. Now in Louisiana, I am loving the AC, but don't want to ever redo that job.
     

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    415 whp · 407 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  23. Techn0Nut1996

    Techn0Nut1996 Supporting Member

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    Ames, Iowa
    My biggest complaints with my car are the previous owners... Spent a lot of time fixing other people mistakes/short cuts.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  24. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I can relate to that.
     

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

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  25. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    ^^^ I'll third that LOL
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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