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New owner- ?/1k Summit white from Colorado aka 677/1k


highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162643 posted 03/10/14 09:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hello. My name is Kirk, I am 29 and a mechanic 50+ hours a week. I am the very happy new owner of a 92 summit white vr4 with a sunroof. ?/1000. Unfortunately the badge has been removed and the keyfob is long gone. The car is running on a JDM swapped engine and the jdm cyclone manifold has been removed in favor of a usdm vr4/1g piece. Chassis has 177k engine has roughly 100k. I picked up the car last night and had to tow it from Loveland Co to Denver due to a possible bad tranny or clutch issue. Its in decent shape for its age and I am very excited to start digging in to her. The exterior is in good condition minus the peeling clear coat, windshield weather stipping and cracked tail lens. Interior is in need of some serious cleaning. Although the seats look great, steering wheel is haggard, carpets a bit gross and I think there is some petrified Wendy's frosty on the passenger door panel and carpet. Everything but the cruise control, drivers shoulder belt and ac work. It has the original head unit and eq in good working condition. Its completely stock from the air box to the original exhaust except for the swapped long block/2g exh-manifold/B16g. I plan to restore this piece of history to its original glory and then some. I'm going to attempt to post some pics shortly.



VR4 677/1000-rebadged. AKA Charlie the turbo slut DD


Edited by highrpm666 (03/02/17 08:58 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162645 posted 03/10/14 09:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      




VR4 677/1000-rebadged. AKA Charlie the turbo slut DD


Edited by highrpm666 (03/10/14 09:45 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162650 posted 03/10/14 10:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Congrats on the find! Craigslist?



1746/2000 Belize green. Traded to a excellent home
UNK/2000 Summit white : Goal, A/C & 11's @ 8000 DA

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2000GTX
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162685 posted 03/10/14 05:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welcome aboard.

If you even end up looking for some windshield trim, I maybe be able to help out with some of the corner pieces.

Let me know when the time comes, as I'm sure there are more important things to take care of on her now.



-Nick

Proud owner of a '91 Eagle 2000 GTX.
Fun Fact: GTX's are more rare than VR4's

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162715 posted 03/10/14 10:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice bro did you buy this car from an old lady? There a white one in town an old lady drives...



Usdmgang
1997 GST Spyder- dd 93k
1997 GST- sold
GVR4 144/2000- race car

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162716 posted 03/10/14 10:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did a thorough inspection and cleaning to the car today. Found a few issues, ball joints and tie rods are in need of replacement. Timing belt is very aged and cracked. Found my manifold leak to be a stud broken off in the head(un-fixable, 2 broken drill bits in it). Valve cover and oil pan gaskets leaking a bit. Fixed a misfire with a new set of plugs wires also. As I had stated in my original post I had purchased the car with what the previous owner was told was a trans in need of a rebuild. I have driven the car and it seems to be a clutch issue. I inspected the master and slave cylinders and they are in good working condition and the slave extends fully so I assuming the adjustment is correct. It will not go into gear running but if you start the vehicle in gear you can drive it just fine an dandy if your careful without the clutch. Looks like I'm pulling the engine and trans to fix the clutch, install the new timing belt and detail the engine bay etc. Here is a bunch of pics from today after getting her somewhat cleaned up.












Edited by highrpm666 (03/02/17 08:54 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162855 posted 03/12/14 03:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just want to get it out of the way that nothing was swapped.
USDM VR4s never came with a cyclone manifold. Your car is just 100% stock lol

Love the SW! Wish i could find one



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1389/2000 - Rally car - 188k
1388/2000 - Parts car - 132k
1399/2000 - JSB Restoration - 135k

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162862 posted 03/12/14 07:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
From what I was told about the vehicle it was purchased in 2008 by the po with a spun bearing. He sourced a jdm longblock with the intake manifold and matching turbo and injectors. It supposedly has a b16g and an act 2600. I was told the cyclone manifold was removed basically because whoever was working on it couldn't get it to function properly. We will see when I tear it apart as I cannot read anything on the turbo except tdo5h. Everything was installed by SCR performance in loveland also. The engine does have wierd yellow paint marker numbers on it, like the jdm engines usually do. As of now its a mystery.



VR4 677/1000-rebadged. AKA Charlie the turbo slut DD


Edited by highrpm666 (06/11/14 11:34 PM)

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Gmoney1983
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163264 posted 03/14/14 10:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So clean. Miss mine so bad. Gotta get another one someday. Bring that thing out here when you get her running tiptop. So I can drive it. Good find, I'm sure you'll have it all soryed out in no time. I'm thinking a few highway runs once I get the ss done.

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163598 posted 03/17/14 08:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did some more inspecting of the car today and found my pivot ball/fork assembly is worn out like I suspected. The fork rests just to the passenger side of the access window. And while inspecting the clutch I found I have about .40mm of end play on my crankshaft. It cannot be moved by hand and makes no noises at all. Only way it will move is by pressing the clutch in with the car off. Engine running it doesn't seem to move at all. I am a 4g63 noob and I am not sure if this is bad yet or not. I am having clutch disengagement issues but my fork is hitting the trans case when pressed. Not sure if the crankwalk is adding to the mix as it doesn't seem to move when running. I am to understand that I am just above the acceptable amount of end play. How long do these engines usually last with this kind of crankshaft end play? Also I was able to verify that I do indeed have a big 16g, the only thing that made me smile today.




VR4 677/1000-rebadged. AKA Charlie the turbo slut DD

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163635 posted 03/18/14 09:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Measured the crank end play this morning with a better dial indicator. Got .0035" this time. Much less than my previous measurement. Still has me concerned though.


Edited by highrpm666 (03/18/14 10:40 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163671 posted 03/18/14 06:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ya!! My next one is gonna be Summit White...

Glad to see another around Denver!!



92' 861/1000
1 Owner Car (technically a 1 family car)

-ECMlink V3, 16G mitsu turbo, RC550 injectors, 264i/272e HKS Cams, 2.5 pipes, C 2-stage boost position, AEM Wideband, Ported head, port matching intake&exhaust.

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biglady112
or what
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163812 posted 03/19/14 05:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The spec by the book is .002-.007. You are right in the middle. Looks good to me. I'd run it.



I GIVE ZERO FUCKS. I HATE YOU ALL.

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163831 posted 03/19/14 07:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I am just resealing the engine and running it since I'm within spec. And to answer the other questions asked, yes I did get the car off of craigslist. I posted a wanted ad and within a month I had 4 different people contact me. I chose this one mostly because it fit my budget, it was clean/rust free and I love the sw 92's. It wasn't an old lady lol. It was a very cool guy in his mid 20's. And about the windshield trim pieces, I am interested but, my shop has a glass guy who is confident he can get me new trim with my new windshield. We will see. If any of you Colorado guys want to come see the car and chat(I could use some more mitsu knowledge) lemme know! I'm a suby guy and I'm not sure where to start upgrading once she is reliable.

Also does anyone know of an injector identification chart or something of the sorts? I'm confused as to what injectors I actually have. All I know is they are blue and possibly the 450cc? stockers.


Edited by highrpm666 (07/11/16 11:10 PM)

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biglady112
or what
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163947 posted 03/20/14 07:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You could always swing by the house and I could give the car a once over.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1164192 posted 03/22/14 06:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
put a blade through that old steering wheel an you would be able to use inner rubber steering wheel.. 365/1000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1164298 posted 03/22/14 08:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
MRmeetooxD, are you saying it is possible to recover the original steering wheel with a different leather?



1991 Galant vr4 1880/2000
2002 Ford F250 PowerStroke
2006 Chevy Aveo

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1164300 posted 03/22/14 08:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My wheels center cover is also ruined, its badly warped. I attempted to bend it back and get it looking right the other day and it worked well other than when I turned the ignition on later the horn button was making constant contact! Quite a surprise. If I could re wrap the wheel and replace the cover I may just keep it. I was planning an aftermarket wheel/hub though.



VR4 677/1000-rebadged. AKA Charlie the turbo slut DD

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1164958 posted 03/27/14 06:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Great find! 1220 is summit white and suffers from the same clear coat issue as yours. Looks like you got your hands on a keeper. Good luck with the maintenance stuff, the reliable go-fast stuff seems to be in order sooner than later.



1220/2000

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1166143 posted 04/03/14 08:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finally, some of my parts arrived today .
New oem pivot ball and fork
New oem throw out and clip
Gates timing belt kit
New hyd tensioner
Turbo flange and manifold gaskets
Jnz tensioner arm tool and belt tension tool.

Still waiting on my water pump, cam seals, oil pan/valve cover gaskets and crush washers for my turbo lines. Wheel bearings, balljoints, and outer tie rods.

Still unsure if I need a clutch. I was able to verify that I do indeed have atleast an act pp installed. Its bright yellow. Im considering a spec stage 1 on an oem flywheel if my act needs replaced. I will know by monday as I plan to take her all apart sunday/monday. Wish me luck!


Edited by highrpm666 (01/31/15 10:59 PM)

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coyotes
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1166144 posted 04/03/14 08:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
that's a lotta stuff, you'll feel pretty good once you get all that thrown on.



1226/2000

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1166148 posted 04/03/14 08:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'll feel good when I can start the car in neutral, press the clutch and actually put it in first gear . I fear that the p/o may have driven the car too much with the clutch dragging and toasted my synchro's . Should have a good idea of the damage when I drain it. I have already contacted Jack's transmissions to discuss my options in the worst case scenario.



VR4 677/1000-rebadged. AKA Charlie the turbo slut DD

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G
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1166155 posted 04/03/14 09:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks like a vr4 rs b16g.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1166346 posted 04/05/14 09:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting highrpm666:


.... oil pan/valve cover gaskets and crush washers for my turbo lines.....




Do not use a gasket on the oil pan. Use a good quality grey RTV.

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highrpm666
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1166442 posted 04/06/14 04:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Thank you, I was unaware of that . I have plenty of good rtv to use.



VR4 677/1000-rebadged. AKA Charlie the turbo slut DD

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