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Old 02-29-2004, 10:02 PM
 
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i have a 95 eclipse gst and i was wondering what are the best ways to increase power besides a bigger turbo and intercooler. thanks
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Old 03-07-2004, 12:55 PM
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phat1478.. intake, downpipe, exhaust, pulleys, cam gears, injectors, fuel pump.. list goes on. first things though, boost gauge, intake, and your downpipe/exhaust. also if you port your intake mani, These few things and you'll feel a huge increase. MORE FLOW=MORE POWER
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My 1992 Mitsubish Expo has died--for the 2nd time in 2 weeks. I absolutely love this car and am desperately trying to keep it going. It has 169.000 miles. 2 weeks ago it died in the middle of traffic. I coasted to a stop. All the lights came on across the dash. It was towed to a repair shop where diagnostics were run. It appeared that the distributor was the problem. It took a week to find a part, and it was a rebuilt one. It was running very rough, and the timing belt had to be replaced (not a chain--a belt, I was told). I was also told that the "motor mounts" were worn through, and that some vibration would be normal. Looking in my rearview mirror at the back windshield, the vibrations were so bad that the windshield was blurred. I drove it like this for one week, and last night it died again. Same thing. I heard a slight click when the engine cut off, and I coasted to a stop. All lights were on across the dash. The car has been towed to the same repair shop this morning. It cost $700 two weeks ago the first time these guys worked on it. I really don't think they know what they are doing, which is understandable. Mitsubish Expos are rare in Horn Lake, Mississippi. Any advice or insight you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I am a 7th grade school teacher, and definitely NOT car savy.</P>
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Old 03-16-2004, 01:52 AM
 
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My motor mounts on my eclipse were actually broken, cracked right in half. The car never shook that much though. I'm not sure what would cause the car to die, but the shaking may be explained by having broken balance shafts. The worn motor mounts may have caused the balance shafts to fail. The balance shaftshelp eliminate engine vibration by having a shaft that spins at almost twice the crankshaft speed in the opposite direction and "soaks" up most all of the harmonic motion created by the crankshaft. When the Balance shafts go out, you'll definitely feel the engine and car shake a lot more since the shafts are still in place and are more or less contributing to the crankshaft's excess motion. Maybe this might be the case, maybe not....but i hope everything works out for you and good luck.
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Old 03-18-2004, 05:50 PM
 
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Thanks, SpyderGS, for your reply to my post. I printed it to show my mechanic. Guess what? My Expo died again this morning. That's 3 times in 3 weeks. First it was the distributor. Then it was the timing belt and the fact that a connecting wire had slipped off its place. This morning the car quit as I was going through a major traffic intersection, leaving my handicapped son and I stranded exactly in the middle under the traffic lights. Fortunately, 2 nice men pushed my car off the main street onto the shoulder. My mechanic was called, and he sent a tow truck. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm being taken in by this guy. He seems very nice and up front. Maybe he just doesn't know what he's doing? </P>
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Hey i have a 2001 mitsubishi mirage and i am looking forward to an engine swap. I was gonna upgrade to a 4g63 T motor. Can this be done and if so can u give me some info on what steps i gotta take.
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:46 PM
 
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Joy(is that you're first name?), sorry to hear about your situation, but maybe it's time to call quits on this car. If there is really that many problems withit then it wouldn't justify spending all the money on such an old car. If i may recommend, i'd say you need a toyota. My parents both drive toyota's(04 camry for my dadand 02 landcruiser for my mom)and they absolutely love them. They may cost just a little more to purchase, but you will almost never have any issues like you're having right now. You may be able to find a Previa van or older Rav4 for very cheap on the internet. Go to Autotrader.com or Cars.com to do a search in your area. I hope you consider my advice, i hate to see people waste money unecessarily. Take care.</P>
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:55 PM
 
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Maverick, you can switch in the japanese 4g93 engine. It's a turbo 1.6l motor and came stock in the japanese lancer. The engine will drop right into your car and everything will bolt up with no problems. You may think the engine is too small being a 1.6l, but you'll be saving gas in the long run(especially with rising gas prices!!). Your car is not as heavy as an eclipse or evo, so the power to weight ratio would be about equal to that of an eclipe turbo. Also, it will rev higher than a 4g63 if properly upgraded and that means a wider power band under boost. The major problem is finding the engine. You'll have to get it imported into the country. The 4g63 will not drop in and is too exspensive to put into a mirage. Hope this helps or gives you some idea's about the next step you wanna take. Good luck.</P>
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Old 03-20-2004, 07:02 PM
 
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Hi, SpyderGS. Yes, it's "Joy." Thanks for the advice. I will definitely consider it. It's just hard to give up. It seemed I had a choice: put out a few hundred to fix up the Expo or start making monthly car payments on a better vehicle. If it's going to cost more than my initial $700 to get the Expo running---and to KEEP it running---I might not have a choice. I wish they still made the Expo, but since they don't, I'll give the Toyota a look. Thanks for all the information.
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:28 PM
 
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wrong. the japanese 4G93T is 16-valve DOHC 1.8 Turbo. Maybe your thinking about the 4G61T that came in the older Colt/Mirage turbo hatchbacks.
The only 4G63 you can swap in is the ones out of EVOs because they are on the other side of the engine bay like yours, unlike Eclipses. They make turbo kits/manifolds for your motor.
read this about the 4G63 in your car. http://www.mirageforums.net/phpBB2/v...highlight=4g63

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