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Road Race Build Solomon's 2GNT Build ('98 RS)

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    In a couple weeks. I took off work from the 20th-26th.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  2. midwestmopar

    midwestmopar Proven Member

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    Black'98dsm I can not help but to literately laugh my ass off when you said you ran it over twice! That's gold, anyways keep us posted on the clutch and air filter change.
     

    Autocross Build 330  3

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Well, because of the stupid coronavirus, everything is cancelled for the next 3 weeks. That includes school and work, so I have a whole 3 weeks just to work on the Murray and the DSM.

    Here's what's going on:
    - The air filter should be here tomorrow. It was supposed to be here yesterday, but they lost my shipment :ohdamn:
    - I was able to source a transmission mount on Marketplace for only $25, and I'm supposed to pick it up tomorrow.
    - As soon as I make room in the garage, the DSM teardown begins... Obviously the clutch, TOB, fluid and mount will be changed. But I've also got a large vacuum leak and a minor oil leak that needs digging into. I think the OPSU is leaking, so I'm going to delete that stupid t-fitting I put on there and just run the straight gauge. And the vacuum leak is either coming from the brake master cylinder, or I pinched an IM gasket on last install.

    I'll update more when I get some pics and real work done... And I have a lot of that to do...

    Also Lassiter Mountain opens back up this summer. Assuming the coronavirus scare is over by then, I should be able to squeeze in a few runs and test my slow DSM.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  5. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Today I bought the trans mount from the guy on Marketplace. Also my intake stuff came in. In other news my neighbor threw away his toolbox, and I claimed it.

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  6. midwestmopar

    midwestmopar Proven Member

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    Any plans or updates for today? If I had to guess I'd say you should be elbows deep in your car pulling the clutch?
     

    Autocross Build 330  3

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I was laughing my ass off to Solomon.....run over it, back up (kathump, kathump....again) and give her a second smash just cracked me up. I love reading your updates!!!! ROFL :thumb: :)
     

    Street Build 4K  29

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    1K  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    695  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 966  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  8. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    No updates on the Eclipse yet guys, I've been elbows deep in building my karts and finishing up the disc brake swap on the Mustang. I promise to start on her very very soon though. I've got everything I need at this point so all I have to do is make some room in the garage.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  9. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Nice snag from the neighbor!!!
     

    Street Build 4K  29

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    1K  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    695  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 966  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 6K  13  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Here's a few of pics of what I'm doing. Putting this back in is going to be harder than taking it out for sure. Ask any questions you have. More updates coming soon.

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  11. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Some incompetent bastard filled the tranny with gear oil :ohdamn:. This would explain the slow depletion of the 1/2 synchro.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  12. midwestmopar

    midwestmopar Proven Member

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    Hopefully your synchro is well enough to just drain the fluid and put the correct in. But since you used the work "depletion" I'm assuming there was already noticeable damage.
     

    Autocross Build 330  3

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  13. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020

    Street Build 4K  29

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    1K  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    695  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 966  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 6K  13  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  14. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    The dealer recommends that you use their NV-T350 specific fluid or some Amsoil Synchromesh, both of which are pretty pricey. I did a bit of research and found that Mopar ATF+4 works really well, so that's what I bought. It was $25 instead of the premium for others.

    You're not supposed to run gear oil in the NV-T350 because the stock synchros are made of a compressed fiber material, and if your trans has been rebuilt they are made of a brass material. And the gear oil could cause damage to both ot those types of synchros.

    There's no telling how long that damn gear oil has been in there. 2 and a half years at a minimum though. I'm trying to decide if I should go ahead and press it apart for a rebuild, or if I should see if the new clutch and fluid will help it any. But it's a pain in the ass to drop this trans so I think I'll go ahead and get it rebuilt.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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  15. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I got the new clutch installed. I also fixed my little oil dripping issues. I deleted the OPSU and the T-fitting I put in. Now I'm just running the oil pressure gauge straight out of the block.

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    I know I know, I really need to wire tuck and A/C delete... that's coming at some point in the future...
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  16. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Yep the atf is sometimes the fluid meant for SOME manual transmissions. My IROC 5 Speed T5 takes very special fluid from GM and it takes more than 2 but less than 3 or something like that at $15 a qt. Dam.
    Will it help the syncros or are they shot do you think?
    Pretty Pressure Plate! :thumb:
     

    Street Build 4K  29

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    1K  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    695  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 966  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  17. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I'm rebuilding the trans... I'd hate to spend a few hours putting it all back together just to have some grinding gears. I'm hoping to only have to replace the 1/2 synchro. It's only $40.

    And then, once everything is broken in, she should drive like a dream. :)
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  18. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Awesome progress man. Unfortunately for mine nothing has been done. Except being driven daily. I need to change that. And that exhaust sounds awesome. Checked out the vids. Nice work
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  19. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I just ordered a trans rebuild kit. Not the whole kit together, just a few separate parts. Like all the seals, bearings, and the 1/2 synchro. All the other gears didn't seem to grind so hopefully I can get away with only replacing one of the synchros. And maybe the new seals and bearing will stop the growling noise I've been hearing and stop the little dripping here and there.

    Also, this morning I put the pressure washer to use and got the tranny looking clean and shiny. I probably removed 10 pound of oil and grease from it.

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

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  20. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Getting bored waiting on the trans rebuild kit to arrive.

    Some say idle hands are the devil's workshop, but my idle hands become my workshop. When I get bored I find every last little detail to do. So today I got the pressure washer back out and the scrub brush and went to town with my wheels and the cross-member. They cleaned up very nicely.

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    By the way ^ That is not my cat...
     

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

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  21. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Will be doing something maybe slightly outrageous with my wheels as soon as I’m done with the current mess in the engine bay. Thinking of a wire tuck, and maybe eliminating a lot of the vacuum systems that are possibly unnecessary and cluttering the bay
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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    silvreclips Proven Member

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    @BLACK'98DSM you can start tearing down the trans while you wait.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  23. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Going camping for the next 3 days. Thread will be ghosted until I get back and working (probably Sunday). Parts should arrive on Saturday, and I'll go get a press then. 20 ton press is the plan. They cancelled work and school for next week also, so I've got plenty of time to get it done.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  24. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Now we're in trouble :shhh:.

    The fun part is happening now. I got the gear stacks and shift forks out. Now I need to press them apart so I can dig into the synchronizers.

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

    90  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    140  6

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  25. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Transmissions scare the crap out of me
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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