How reliable are DSMs?

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  1. Redsky

    Redsky Beat the one you love.

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    I've heard everything from "The engine is bulletproof but....:hs:" to "Generally a pain in the ass; fun when it runs." I'd like to have my record set straight, how reliable are DSMs?
     
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    lets just say youll become a professsional mechanic in under 3 months flat :hs:

    edit: but when it does run. hold on to your cocks :bowdown:
     
  3. GhostZ

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    :werd:
     
  4. Mr3plus1

    Mr3plus1 Too many projects

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    not very
     
  5. lordcoca

    lordcoca Wading in the Velvet Sea

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    Reliable and dsm do not belong in the same sentence.
     
  6. relapsd

    relapsd IM BAD+HAX

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    non turbo models = more reliable. yet shittier.
     
  7. SW20 Nick

    SW20 Nick my avatar is cuter than urz

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    if u have the $ to maintain them properly theyre not bad. Mod heavily and dont do timing belt changes and ur in BIG trouble. (if u didnt know, blown timing belt on DSM = dead motor)
     
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    NT=not worth the scrap metal
     
  9. j_woody

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    i have had mine for 4 months and not a damn thing wrong yet.
     
  10. brainndropp

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    WORST CAR EVER!....but very fun when reliable...and bullet proof....HAHAHAHAHAHA 1 word
    [size=+5]CRANKWALK[/size]
     
  11. Redsky

    Redsky Beat the one you love.

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    That's what I thought. Thanks for the honesty.


    IBdsmfanboys :o
     
  12. Love

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    If you keep them totally stock and don't try to drive them like a racecar *cough*, then they'll hold up well.

    Otherwise....
    DSMers: Mechanics since 1990.
     
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    crankwalk is blown out of proportion
     
  14. Redsky

    Redsky Beat the one you love.

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    Yes, but that's only second gen DSM's. I'd really like something rwd, quick to fast and reliable no newer than 1996. I'd get a turdbo MR2, but the fuckers around here are priced way too high.
     
  15. Love

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    :slap: Maybe you should post a little more information before making such a broad statement.
     
  16. Kenji-Boi

    Kenji-Boi Dirty Electro House make me happy in pants...

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    Very fast, not the best body style in my opinion. And the reliablility factor can blow goats in Afganistan. You couldnt possibly expect not to see any problems with the older turbo models eclipse/lazer/etc.
     
  17. dirtybird43

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    ive never had a problem with mine.
     
  18. brainndropp

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    I know many people with DSM's and the most common being a 2g eclipse GS-T or GSX and the most common problem being crankwalk with the manual tranmission versions..so I know what's up
     
  19. Love

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    There are several cases of crankwalk occurring in automatics as well.

    In most cases, when people say the 4g63t (which includes the 1G) is bulletproof, they are referring to the amount of mods and horsepower the bottom end can support.
     
  20. brainndropp

    brainndropp OT Supporter

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    back to the point..DSM's are NOT reliable
     
  21. dirtybird43

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    the most common problem with 2g GST or GSX's is crankwalk? please. :rolleyes:
     
  22. Love

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    IB Nimble posts there is nothing wrong with 2G's. :o
     
  23. brainndropp

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    OK most well known problem..there are many problems with the POS's
     
  24. glide

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    They are as reliable as you make them.
    When you make more power than certain parts were designed to handle, abusing them in the process on top of that, don't expect miracles.
    Interior fit and finish is lackluster. They are quirky. Motor is solid as long as you pay attention to service intervals.
    Crankwalk is a limited phenomena, do not let it turn you away. 1G 6-bolts can also experience crankwalk.
    Would I buy one again? Sure.
     
  25. dirtybird43

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    ignorant :nono:

    go buy a dsm then come back and post.
     

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