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#1 Turbone

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 01:23 AM

Young friend of mine recently got a 91 Mitsubishi Galant VR4.
2.0 4G63 turbo, etc, yadayada.
The car is in great shape but the engine has a rod knock. So we are in the process of getting a rebuilt. These suckers are not cheap. A stock rebuild from PINA is almost $3K:eek: Found one on CL thats local, for $4K:rolleyes: But its been built up. Offered $3500 cash, hope to know in a few days or less if we have a engine or not. Heres a few pics.
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#2 Phizinza

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:34 AM

Oh no.. Not Mitsubishi!!! haha... Good luck to him with the build.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:16 PM

Our friends down under call them "Bits-R-Missin"...Kinda fits if you ask me. *grins*
That said the Galant VR4 is a great find...DSM speed/agility in a user friendly 4dr package

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:39 AM

Our friends down under call them "Bits-R-Missin"...Kinda fits if you ask me. *grins*
That said the Galant VR4 is a great find...DSM speed/agility in a user friendly 4dr package


Haha, thats funny. I'll have to mention that to the kid. We are suppposed to pick up the engine this Sat evening. Its a built up one, see my other thread.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:40 AM

I always called them the "Missisbichy", got a few of my friends saying that now too. Having one didn't help that.



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Posted 24 August 2007 - 01:02 AM

Our friends down under call them "Bits-R-Missin"...Kinda fits if you ask me. *grins*
That said the Galant VR4 is a great find...DSM speed/agility in a user friendly 4dr package

Yes, I very often do call them bits-r-missin's.. But for some reason I held that back the other day....
Still, they go pretty hard.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 04:56 PM

So here I am pulling the hunk out of this thing, of course its a transvestite, I mean transverse engine:-p Do I have to pull the engine and tranny as one piece or can it be seperated? It does not look like I have enough room to slide the engine to the side enough so it can come off the tranny, etc. If the whole thing has to come out, it means more time... ie, more stuff to disconnect:-\
Man, how do I get talked into these jobs:rolleyes:
Brian, if your reading this.......its the last time buddy:Flame:
I'm sticking to Subaru.
Know whats ironic? He has a newer V6 Mustang right now and I looked at the engine yesterday. I could have pulled that out in a couple of hours:rolleyes:

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 05:26 PM

Sad to tell you Rob, it has to come put as a unit. I've had so many transverse mounted removal and installs that it comes second nature to me. But axles, shift cables, driveshaft, and all that fun stuff has to be disconnected. You'll also have better luck getting it all out if you have a good balencer on the hoist, and let the tranny side hang lower than the motor side. And installgoes about the same way.

It hasn't been but maybe two months ago I put a motor into the black talon you can see in my pics of the XT here, so if you need any input along the way pm me and I can give you some help, or at least moral support.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 06:32 PM

As bratman said it has to come out as a whole unit. it is alot easier to take it out together then to seperate the tranny in the car. Make sure u mark all vacum line so they go back in the right place there are quite a bit of them on the 4g63t as for the wiring harness it will usually fall right back in place for each connection.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 07:05 PM

Rock-bottom easiest way is to drop it out the bottom, steering rack and all. Usually that's the only way to pull engines on compact fwd cars.



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Posted 24 August 2007 - 09:16 PM

Rock-bottom easiest way is to drop it out the bottom, steering rack and all. Usually that's the only way to pull engines on compact fwd cars.



For this car in particular. it would require dropping the entire k-member, and the front and rear crossmembers it attaches to. I've done more motor swaps and tranny swaps(mostly in hondas) than some kids my age have seen neon lighting. Having an extra set of hands is helpful, but its not required to do it in the method I described.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:09 PM

Alrighty then, not what I wanted to hear. But glad I got to hear it before I really started yanking on it:rolleyes: The more I looked at it, the more sence it made to pull it all out at the same time.
So whats the trick on the axles? Is it anything like ours? Do I need to pull the bottom ball joint out, etc? I have a CD manual, I've already spent a couple of hours reading it. And of course it didnt mention anything about pulling both units together:-\

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:13 PM

Drain the transmission fluid, remove lower ball joints, and pry the alxes out with a small pry bar. They are slip in style, held with a circlip like the 96+ rear axles on our cars. If the axles warrent replacement while you're doing this you'll have to remove the front strut mount fork from the lca and strut.

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 01:47 PM

Dont let the car intimadate u there not that bad to work on. the first motor swap i ever did was a 91 mitsubishi eclipse with the same motor as the galant. if you take ur time it wont be bad at all

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:35 AM

Yes thay are:mad: They suck to work on. I had to lift the engine just to get the last bolt on th ac compressor. Way to much stuff to disconnect:rolleyes:
The engine wont come out with just a chain from the hoist. I have to go to Harbor Freight today and get a load balancer because it has to be tilted almost vertically to get it all out.
If this was a Subaru, it would be back on the road by now.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 12:53 AM

Hopefully everything else goes well for you. glad to hear its almost out

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 01:48 AM

I bought a load balancer today, but didnt have a chance to use it:-\
Tomorrow that sucker is coming out.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:01 PM

How's it coming man? Got that bad boy out yet?

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:08 PM

Yup, got it out yesterday. Have to wait for the new engine to get here, not sure how long it will be, but I get a break and can work on some of my stuff now. My SVX is getting a new speed sensor on Fri and thats a PITA to do (under car).

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 11:02 PM

any new news on this project

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:03 PM

your yard is now tainted...

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:13 PM

your yard is now tainted...


Dont worry, its outnumbered;)
Especially after today:rolleyes:

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:14 PM

any new news on this project


Still waiting for the engine to come in. It was suppossed to be here this week, but they say the Holiday on Monday screwed shipping up:rolleyes:

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 10:54 PM

Dont worry, its outnumbered;)
Especially after today:rolleyes:



What is it this time?:lol:

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:55 AM

Dont worry, its outnumbered;)
Especially after today:rolleyes:


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