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Posted by SouthBendTurboFan, Apr 28, 2016

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  1. SouthBendTurboFan

    SouthBendTurboFan Probationary Member

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    Hi all, just purchased a 97 GST. I come from a Honda/ Subaru background. I've had both supers, and turbos. I found this GST on Craigslist for a great price, but comes with issues. (Possible crankwalk) Starting this Friday (4/29/16)I'm beginning the teardown and inspection process. I'm looking forward to a new mechanical journey, and will be leaning heavily on the DSM community for insights and advice. I also plan to start a YouTube channel dedicated to this process. I will post pictures and specs soon and look forward to where ever this build ends up.
     
  2. SouthBendTurboFan

    SouthBendTurboFan Probationary Member

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    Here it is. The motor has been pulled. And the best I can tell the guy who had it before me tore it apart and got mad. Then he put it back together very sloppily. Any ways I found a spun main thrust bearing, a broken drivers side motor mount, stripped and missing bell housing bolts, and bad O-rings. I haven't broken the motor down yet, it took me this weekend by my self to pull the motor and tranny. Here's a few pics, nothing in particular. Just the tip of my personal 4g63 iceberg. IMG_20160429_173510445.jpg IMG_20160429_173525567.jpg IMG_20160430_155857324.jpg IMG_20160430_173646199.jpg IMG_20160430_181139246.jpg IMG_20160501_190057999.jpg
     
  3. MoarAWD

    MoarAWD Proven Member

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    Hey! Fellow South Bend resident here (Mishawaka, actually, but close enough). If you want a helping hand or just a fellow DSMer, let me know.
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
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  4. Red97Eclipseboy

    Red97Eclipseboy Proven Member

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    Looks like a good starter car for DSM. Take your time, don't use cheap parts and you'll have a good car.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    13.840 @ 107.000 · 2G DSM
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  5. Project90Talon

    Project90Talon Proven Member

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    Welcome and have patience with it.
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    578.6 whp · 445.0 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  6. Randall Dibble

    Randall Dibble Probationary Member

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    I'd like to follow you on youtube !

    What's the channel address ?

    I'm just a 40 mile north of you, straight up 914 in Michigan.
     

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