DSM People -- I got a question for you

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  1. C32

    C32 *The M3 Executioner*

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    A friend of mine is thinking about buying a 93 Eclipse GST with about 120k miles. He knows about the performance potential, but he's on a budget so he's most worried about the reliability. What are some things he should watch out for?
     
  2. P7

    P7 You have something on your tongue, let me get that

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    Tell him to do the water pump and timing belt when he gets it(if it hasn't been done yet.) Have him do a compression check and a basic tune up (plugs, wires, etc) and a boost leak check. Then let him mod away.



    Actually, if he's worried about reliability, he is looking at the wrong car:hs:
     
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    blinkin Evolution Enthusiast

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  4. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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  5. barndawg

    barndawg New Member

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    heh owning a dsm is not just a car its a mechanical adventure
     
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    xlr82fas I don't need a tractor to pull hoes

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    How do you check for boost leak?
     
  7. C32

    C32 *The M3 Executioner*

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    Besides crank walk, what else typically goes wrong with these?
     
  8. Scootin

    Scootin OT Supporter

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    I don't believe this year walked...I could be wrong, however.
     
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    barndawg New Member

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    1g's never had the problem with crank walk only the 2g 94 and above with the exception to the neonclipse
     
  10. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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    Late 92's came with a 7 bolt motor. There are only a few reports of crankwalk with the 1G 7 bolts. But it does show up more often in the 2G 7 bolts, esp the 97's.
     
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    C32 *The M3 Executioner*

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    Good to hear.
     
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    93's didnt walk, that more or less was the 2nd gen 95-97 that did
     
  13. Eclipsed830

    Eclipsed830 Active Member

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    Don't worry about Crankwalk, its overrated. And a stock dsm properly maintained will be just as relaible as any other factory turbo car.
     
  14. BenzRenntechE74rs

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    any car can crankwalk. if it does then chances are you have a 7 bolt motor. if you don't know what a 6 bolt and a 7 bolt is don't buy the car. the car will turn you into a mechanic. great project cars IMO. and so what if it walks, drop in a nice 6 bolt with a mild build.
     
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    qft.
     

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