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David's Mitsubishi Evo 6 Import
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I wouldn't even put it in the garage at this stage David, there could be nothing wrong. Those bits you are seeing in the oil could have been there from previous work or even something little like a slightly threaded sump bolt. It is a 20 year old car after all, you stress and jump to worst case scenarios far to easily when there may be no need.
Worst case i would listen to the above advice and do another oil change in a few hundred miles to see what's what.

Do you trust the garage as well Btw ? , all to easy for them to see your concerns and make money when there is nothing wrong. [Anxious]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I do have a habit of getting worried about these things. I'm concerned through if I do another couple of 100 miles and it turns out there was a major issue I'd be just making it worse.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I have done quite a bit of research, basically the tapping noise that I can hear is most probably the lifters but as I can't say 100% I've removed the cam cover and pry'ed the rockers off and removed half of the hydraulic lifters (tappets) i'll need to move the cams to get at the other side.

However as expected all of the lifters are ceased. after a little coaxing and sticking a 2mm drill bit (clean) in the end I have managed to loosen up the action on all of them. Just need to put them in oil and re-install.

Hopefully that will resolve the tapping. I'm going to do a couple of 100 miles then drop the oil again and see what is what.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Did you keep the old oil filter when you dropped the oil you found contamination in? If so cut it open (being very careful not to contaminate it!) and pull the element out- if you have chunks of metal floating about your oil system you will find the majority in here...if it's clean, then stop worrying and go enjoy your lovely car [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

ashley wrote:
Did you keep the old oil filter when you dropped the oil you found contamination in? If so cut it open (being very careful not to contaminate it!) and pull the element out- if you have chunks of metal floating about your oil system you will find the majority in here...if it's clean, then stop worrying and go enjoy your lovely car [thumleft]


I'm afraid I threw it in the bin before I saw the flecks in the oil.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Put all of the lifters back in after cleaning them completely in paraffin, They were all ceased apart from one. They made a lot of noise for a short while went for a quick drive around the block. Then not a peep the tapping has completely gone car is ticking over perfectly now no tapping or noises at all. I even let it sit for a couple of hours and then went out and started it again. No tapping at all. [thumleft] finally something gone right.

I've ordered another tub of oil. So i can drop the oil I recently changed. That's my next job once I've got that second change of the oil.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Good news! [Smile]
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Good stuff mate [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

So not much to report, basically fixed a common fault with the Evo due to the vent in the bonnet water runs in (not that in my ownership the car has ever seen rain) It just pours in straight off the heat shield and onto the the Actuator which then rusts up and stops opening. So i set about replacing that Which was a nightmare.

The bolts that hold it on were stuck solid I ended up taking the head off one of the bolts which meant that the whole turbo assembly had to come out in order to remove the the remains of the bolt from the hole.

Now I've had a fair few studs strip in my time working on cars so I generally clean the threads as best I can with wire brush and then soak liberally with oil.



But even undoing a little bit and doing back up a little bit wasn't working the stud was getting so hot as I was undoing it. Long story short both threads fecked. So I set about removing the studs not matter how hot I got them with a blow torch they wouldn't budge. In the end I gave in and took it to a garage. It took them 2 hours and in the end they had to drill the buggers out.

Nothing is EVER simple.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I was at Japfest, I didn't take many pictures though was really enjoying myself.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Lovely car, how did the oil issue pan out?

What power was this car running?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Wow holy thread revival. The car sold about a year ago. it was running 340ish. The oil pan situation was an odd on. I did several oil changes after and there was no noticeable flecks in the oil.

Still can't explain it. The current owner is still driving the car no issues at all.

I regret selling this car.
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Still the best car I have ever owned, been in or driven.

I had an EVO 5 years ago and spent 50K on it, fully caged and had every possible worthwhile mod on it possible.

The car could do everything and then some, doddle about to the shops and ridicule supercars with ease, I miss that car every day and only sold it because I really needed the cash.

As far as i know it's still on the MLR and is on its second forged build.

Silver, window tints, full cage with diagonal, miss that car sooo much.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Love the Evo 5/6 not keen on later ones [unless its a grey 8MR].

I imported my 6 a couple of years ago but not done much with it unfortunately. Hopefully get it out this summer.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm jealous, i want to get my DC5 sold and buy another 6 [Smile]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Possibly another 6 ....



[Evil or Very Mad]

stay tuned
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Any EVO 5 onwards.......xxxxxx epic vehicles!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yes they are indeed, I have to admit I'm struggling to find one. I was looking at importing one but one to what i'm looking at is seemingly impossible.
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