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Posted by 2Gjunkie, Aug 5, 2020

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  1. 2Gjunkie

    2Gjunkie Proven Member

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    Hi everyone, first post here. Longtime car guy but just picked up my first DSM - a 98 GST Spyder 5-sp that was 100% bone stock. Just finished getting all the maintenance done and now it’s time to mod. Plans are for a mild build DD, and keeping it FWD.
    Thanks for having this forum and I look forward to learning.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    manual · 2G DSM
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  2. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    Welcome to the best DSM forum on the internet. I just joined myself a few months ago. I have a 98 GST that was in non running condition when I bought it, and got it running pretty decent with help from other members input here. Lots of good tips. Hope you will find it equally helpful. Be sure and post pics and update your car profile build thread for us.
    Cheers!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  3. Dericsh

    Dericsh Supporting Member

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    Welcome! Smart choice getting the maintenance knocked out first!
     

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  4. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    Welcome. Please fill out a profile post.
    Which maintenance items did you complete?
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. 2Gjunkie

    2Gjunkie Proven Member

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    Timing/balance belt; pulleys
    Engine flush, oil+filter change
    Clutch & brake fluid flush
    New calipers/pads/rotors
    Coolant change
    Tranny oil change
    New accessory belts
    spark plugs
    air filter
    new tires
    OBD scan
    I think that’s everything.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    manual · 2G DSM
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  6. 2Gjunkie

    2Gjunkie Proven Member

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    Oh, and plug wires, harmonic balancer and water pump.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  7. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    Make sure all of your sensors are in proper working order especially the engine coolant temperature sensor the throttle position sensor, EGR valve, MAF sensor, and you may want to perform a boost leak test if it's a turbo especially make sure there's no vacuum or boost leaks anywhere.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  8. 2Gjunkie

    2Gjunkie Proven Member

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    all good advice, thank you.
    i replaced most of the vac lines as well and cleaned out the TB. i do need to get around to performing a boost leak test, though.

    eventual goal is to swap to a Big T28 or MHI 16g. not sure which yet.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  9. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    MHI 16g turbo is pretty nice little unit. It will serve you well. That's what I have now and it is better than the stock Turbo. If you can find an original EVO 3 16g Turbo that is even better. And you may still be able to use your stock injectors as long as you have a good fuel pressure regulator and fuel pump. Fun fun!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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