Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
1) Timing Belt: I was looking for a listing of components that needed to be removed and what their torque specifications/tightening sequence are. I believe the 3.0 is an interference engine so I will need instructions on pulley locations when installing the belt
2) Valve Guides: I am going to be using an air-compressor to hold valves up. I don't know what to expect when replacing the seals. I am guessing I will have to remove the cam shaft & valve keepers. Not sure if there is anything else to this...or any potential difficulties I may run into.
Sure, time will not be a problem. I have not purchased the parts yet. Will be doing that this weekend.
Thanks for your help
PDF is perfect. Much clearer than a scan.Thanks,David
Wow. This is exactly what I was hoping for. All vehicles are pretty much the same technology. It's the little details that are unique...like using a 1/4" drive 6-point socket, or the masking tape detail. Thank You very much. Your information has been very useful.Regards,David
Hi Doug. Believe it or not, I just started the work yesterday. Started valve stems today. I'm almost positive I know the answer to this, but since it happened to all cylinders and the car does run excellent I will get your feedback:After removing both intake & exhaust rockers on passenger side head, i pumped each cylinder with air. In each case, I heard air leaking through the valves or piston rings. With both sets of rockers removed the valves are all closed & the cylinder should be perfectly sealed. Could all my piston rings be bad?Your feedback is much appreciated. Regards,David
This is turning into somewhat of a nightmare. Everything is installed and running. I test drove it till it warmed up and even let it sit for awhile to verify there would be no smoke and that everything would run as expected. It did for me... so I turned it over to my buddy. However, on his way home, he said the oil light was coming on/off, particularly when he accelerated. I am crossing my fingers...hoping it is the pressure sensor and not a more serious problem. Could end up being a clogged screen or filter but I doubt it. Can you tell me where the oil pressure sensor is located so I can check its operation? Also, we have been covering a lot of information. I don't want to use this service unfairly...let me know if I need to post a new question.
Thanks for all your help/guidance on this.
Hi David,Did you do any work near the oil filter (the oil pressure switch is right there)?Did you have any sludge in the head, and if so did you try to clean it?
You mentioned some timing belt work you had done... you didn't happen to tug hard on the wire harness that goes down on the driver side upper timing cover area did you? This leads down to the AC and oil pressure switch.
No risk the rocker shafts were put on backwards?
With the light coming on with rpm rather than going out with rpm, I would be more concerned with a loose/damaged wire and fan turbulence is making it lose connection. Let me know on those questions though. I will be leaving shortly, but will catch up with you in the morning if we miss each other.It's OK to continue here for now. You can always offer a bonus later :)