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Road Race Build Solomon's RS

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Looks awesome man, keep it up. I'm a little jealous. Mine looks like it belongs in a junkyard LOL... not for long though hopefully
     

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Save a few dollars and buy some new headlights. Then give it a good wash and wax and you'll be good to go!
     

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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I don't have enough time to do any real work today, so I figured I would post a before and during picture. Of course I don't have an "after" picture because I'm not finished yet. The first picture you will see is what my car looked like before I ever touched it. And the second picture is what it looked like 20 minutes ago. 20180104_123339.jpg 20190928_103722.jpg
     

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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Today I ordered some white/clear side marker lights. They are advertised as clear but look like white from a distance. I ordered these because I think the orange ones are just ugly, and mine are aged. I will get some pics when they come in the mail (Friday). It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to install them, since I left the old ones off after replacing the bumper.
     

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  5. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I got the quarter panels painted, and I installed the new power steering pump.
     

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  6. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Just put a fire extinguisher in the car. I plan on taking it to all the car meets I can, and going to the track ocasionally too. Gotta have a fire extinguisher for these things just in case. 20191012_154440.jpg
     

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  7. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Probationary Member

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    Looking good. Can’t wait to start mine. Hopefully I’ll have some work updates while I’m on my upcoming vacation
     

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  8. Kai Hefner

    Kai Hefner Freelancer

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    I noticed you’re painting your panels separately instead of, say, the whole car at once. Are you noticing that the paint might be slightly different panel-to-panel? Why don’t you just paint the whole car at once?
     

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  9. BLACK'98DSM

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    Since I'm mixing my own paint, I can get it super close every time. I haven't really noticed any difference in the color of each part. If there is any slight difference, then it will be vanquished when I do the cutting and buffing stage.

    The reason I'm painting the car one piece at a time is because it will turn out much better then spraying the whole car at once. It definitely takes longer, but in my opinion it is worth it. By taking the car apart and masking individual spaces, I can ensure 100% paint coverage and no overspray.
     

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  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    :thumb:
     

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  11. BLACK'98DSM

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    Turns out I have a bad upper intake manifold gasket. Just to be safe I went ahead and bought the upper and lower ones. I purchased some absolutely beautiful metallic silver paint that I'm going to spray the intake manifold with when I take it off. I also plan the sand the inside and out of it so it looks completely smooth, and I haven't decided yet but I might use my Dremel to do a little custom bore for better airflow. Trunk and spoiler are sitting in my booth today, should be installed on Saturday along with the manifold work. I'll get some pics of everything on Saturday.
    I'm ripping through gears on this build!
     

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  12. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Were you experiencing any negative feedback performance wise because of the bad gasket?
     

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  13. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Slight idle surging. Maybe a slight loss of low end power too.

    I could hear it sucking the air in if I stuck my head down in the engine bay and listened closely. I found the leak by spraying it with starter fluid and the idle raised a bit.
     

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  14. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    I need to find my leak, if I have one. My short ram intake filter is FUBAR. Gotta replace that to see if that's the issue. Got a lot to get done maintenance wise
     

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  15. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Probationary Member

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    I have to dig into a handful of boost leaks I’m pretty sure. And of course the weather today said no
     

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  16. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Raining up here too. I would do some work but I don't want to get the floor all wet.
     

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  17. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    What brand is it? Or at least where did you get it from?
     

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  18. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Came with the car. The filter is AEM, 2.5inch inner diameter cone shape filter. No clue what the tube is, has no markings

    Edit: the filter was extremely dirty, used a cleaning kit to help clean it out but kind of rushed the process cause I was visiting family in my home town. Re oiled it but now I think it's all clogged up with dust again, at least enough to cause minor issues. I'm pretty sure the filter part is in poor shape. The rubber is all cracked. I just need to get a new one. Scraping by at the moment cause of school and work is slowish...
     
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  19. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Does it at least fit well?
     

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  20. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    It's like a glove on the pipe, I'm missing the breather hose connection for my pcv system. Not sure how big of an issue that might be, doesn't seem to effect much. I need to replace all engine seals rubber hoses and gaskets and such. Got so much to do it I want this thing to last me. But there is a fair amount of rust so idk how much longer it really has, gets me from point a to point b so I'm grateful for that
     

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  21. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Amen!

    The reason I ask is because I bought one of the cheap ones from Ebay and the filter didn't fit on the pipe too well. And also the system was angled so that it rubbed on the hood everytime I drove it, which eventually scraped some paint off of my hood. I now have a little bare metal spot. I tried to adjust it to angle more downward, but the pcv system hose wouldn't stretch any more.
    I ended up cutting the stock piping up and building my own custom CAI.
     

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  22. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    I'll have to add pictures of everything. It's just kind of embarrassing. I didnt have a car at the time, didnt know much about DSM so when I went to buy it I was like f**k it I'll buy it, hadn't driven in years. Last car I owned I totaled in a bad accident so I was really nervous didnt even want to test drive it. Heard it run and then bought it. Could have gotten a decent gsx for what I paid...
     

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  23. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    uh oh :ohdamn:.

    No worries, there is a bright future for everyone who seeks it. Maybe one day you can find a GSX that fits you well.
     
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  24. Kai Hefner

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    Not an issue at all. Some people just put a little filter on the valve cover.
     

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  25. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Called a microfilter I believe
     

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