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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1049900 posted 02/04/12 08:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Working on the Evo X is a stark contrast to working on the VR-4 all of these years. It is a whole new learning curve. The days of being able to perform work while the engine is still in the car is gone. Seems like the only way to work on anything is to drop the entire motor. I ended up dropping the engine and transmission onto the creeper, and using the engine hoist to float the car in the air.

It will be going back in with a lift. Sort of a reality check too, as we are used to being able to fix anything on the road and I can't think of dropping motors on the road.


When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, your gonna see some serious shit. - doc brown

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1051043 posted 02/10/12 07:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
such a gorgeous car and they can't seem to design things intelligently, so you can actually work on your car. it's just not fair. all these super smart people design all these parts for these cars and they don't realize that the way they configure them makes it almost impossible to work on the darn things. good luck, i hope to be able to do this one of these upcoming years if i can get my car straightened out.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1051594 posted 02/13/12 09:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
A lot has to do with ease of assembly for production cars. They don't car about maintenance they want you to buy a new one.

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