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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2017, 10:50:21 PM »
I ended up finding a local guy to replace the NPT bung for the IAT. Turns out some idiot installed the original bung upside down which is why the IAT never threaded properly.

After all that I've still got air leaks. The EGR block-off plate the previous owner installed leaks and, of course, one of the throttle body shaft seals leaks.

I ordered a replacement pair of seals from STM that supposedly support 40+ PSI. I pulled the EGR block-off plate which, for whatever reason, was installed with a gasket. I cleaned it up and reinstalled with red RTV.

I also have a fuel pump rewire kit sitting here ready to install.


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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2017, 06:27:07 AM »
What are your goals with this car?

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2017, 09:16:55 AM »
350-400 at the wheels. No more than that - you start breaking too much (usually the trans) above 400.

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2017, 06:31:57 AM »
Should be a ton of fun at that level.

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2017, 09:31:11 PM »
Another boost leak test and it's real solid - no more leaking at the throttle body. Unfortunately my turbo coupler popped loose at 30+ PSI and I destroyed the worm gear clamp putting it back on. I replaced it with another which passed the test the next time but I ordered a replacement t-bolt clamp anyway. No good reason not to have one there.

I drove the car today for a little while and the coolant temp was high again. I didn't have my laptop on me to confirm numbers but my CEL came on which means more than 220*.

I'm thinking it's either a sticking thermostat or a temp sensor so I'm just going to replace both. The fans are aftermarket and I don't know the brand so they're likely shit too but this turbo prevents an OEM fan from being able to fit. An aluminum radiator would probably help.

I can't wait until the fall. :)

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2017, 10:41:30 AM »
hell yeah man! ive always had a soft spot for DSM, a bit of the top end parts in my 2.4 are shared with the 4g63 (valve springs are one of them)

any track days planned coming up?

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2017, 01:48:25 PM »
Not yet. It's still on wastegate pressure which is really slow. After a proper tune there's definitely the possibility for me to go blow it up somewhere. Island Dragway is only an hour from here. :)

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2017, 01:50:44 PM »
It's in desperate need of some coilovers though. This thing is frustratingly low. The front tires have shallow slits at the top of the sidewalls from rubbing.

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2017, 11:40:28 PM »
I bailed on the coilover idea for right now because I don't want to spend $1000+ just yet. Instead, I opted for a different set of lowering springs. The Megan Racing springs (installed by previous owner) call out a 2" drop. I ordered a set of Eibachs that say 1.3". Thankfully, no issues getting them installed. Some people have issue with the rear mount sleeves becoming seized and you have to cut them off.

I still need to drive the car to settle everything but I think it looks good so far.

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2017, 08:17:35 PM »
First time washing it since I bought it in February. It cleans up pretty nice. I even got all of the black stuff off of the rear bumper from the exhaust (degreaser worked wonders).




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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2017, 07:15:01 AM »
Coming along nicely I see!

How hard was it to get it to pass emissions with all the extra stuff on it? I've heard they can be real sticklers. Luckily here in Fulton county we don't have to do emissions.
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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2017, 08:29:40 AM »
I know a guy. He won't go to the extent of cheating an emissions test but he lets dumb shit slide like the missing cat.

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Re: 1995 Eclipse GSX
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2017, 10:02:39 AM »
Sold.

Might be drug money - it had a rubber band around it and everything.

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