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Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:38 AM
This Colt/Mitsubishi has about 110K on it. It's a 1.6 inline engine. These things has issues with oil burn from the MCA jet valves. (Stem seals)
If the rings look good after a compression test, would it be a terrible thing to place a rebuilt cylinder head on an engine with 110K? Too much for the bearings? Rings? Anyone with any Mitsu experience? This is a 4G32/G32B engine.
I have a nice used engine that was stored well and only has 10K on it, but I'd rather save that engine for later. Cylinder heads are pretty easy on this car compared to a Subi and I have a rebuild head just ready to install.
Thanks in advance.... Todd
Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:48 PM
Off topic here but I heard thru the grapevine that you might have a gen1 brat A/C system for sale. If so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org..
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:12 AM
I understand your fear. The mileage is borderline I would say. I would probably base my final decision on the compression numbers and how much they are affected by wetting the rings down with oil. If they aren't affected to any great degree I would probably chance putting on a rebuilt head - though I wouldn't try to port/polish or do anything performance wise that would put undo stress on the bottom end.
If it's questionable - I would install new stem seals on the existing head and hope for the best.
At the end of the day you have your insurance policy in that 10k engine so.... you have more room to take chances like a rebuilt head on a high mileage (for that era) motor.
BTW - that's a neat little car. I'm not much for Mitsu's but my experience has always been with the (terrible) DSM stuff and not with the older (and probably much better) japanese stuff. I still see a fair number of those older colts around here in the NW - they must last a long time. If I see any in the yards I'll be sure to let you know.
Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:22 AM
It's certainly not a Subaru, but it has my curiousiy and I'm really liking the smallness of it. It's pretty simple too....much like my favorite Subys.
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