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DO NOT PM. MY BOX IS FULL. EMAIL ME AT briant1988 at gmail.com

I bought a 1989 mitsu mirage from a member on this site (4g61t.org for listings on other websites!!) (don't remember his name, but you can look at my previous posts as I don't have many) with a "blown headgasket". I got multiple stories from him and it was VERY confusing, but from the sound of things, it seemed as though he installed dsmlink, some 680cc injectors, and an evo 8 maf, and it started smoking (poor tune?), so he assumed it was the headgasket and pulled the head. I got the car, the bottom end looked fine and the head looked fine, so I went to mitsu and got all new gaskets and threw it back together. I bought the car with the intention of selling it, so I haven't driven it much. This is a running 1989 mirage GT with a 4g63. I drove it once about a mile up and down my local hills, and here are the things I noticed which I would adress if I were to keep it.

The tune could use some cleaning up, Im selling the car with a oem ecu and a 1g maf, along with 450cc injectors, so you can't tune with dsmlink, but the car stalls sometimes when you put the clutch in. It is exactly like my talon did after the act clutch was installed, and is 100% due to the fact that the lowered rotational enercia allows the motor to slow down too fast. If dsmlink is purchased for this car, you can adjust the cruise rpm so that it won't stall in such a mannar. The car also has no exhaust, its an open o2 housing. The starter motor's solenoid is going bad, so sometimes when you go to start it you just hear the starter motor spinning, but normally after 3 or so tries it works and I know its the starter motor for a fact. The paint isn't in the best condition, as mentioned in the original sellers post. The door locks are broken, but it should be an easy fix. (I'll be honest here, I tried to slim jim the car when I locked the key in it, and broke these little purple/pink plastic tabs in there.) I think thats all, I don't remeber testing the radio and other interior things, but the brake lights and reverse lights worked. I would also recomend replacing the drivers seat and the tires. The ecu I am including had the capacitors replaced, but still malfunctioned on me about 3 times over the course of a couple hundred miles, so I would suggest replacing it asap.

The good:
rebuilt transmission with a quiafe lsd (that diff right there is worth 1000 dollars)
act 2600 pressure plate with (what I believe to be) a street disk and act lightweight flywheel
14b turbocharger with approx 93k miles on it off my talon
oem piping with 1g bov
power steering works like a charm
I was told the brakes were recently rebuilt. I wasn't aware that replacing the rotors was a rebuilding process, but apparently on these cars need it.
I'll post more as the questions arise and I remember other things.
191k miles on the clock
This car is CARB certified. Once you get an exhaust for it, you can legally take it to any smog shop and have it smogged. If the technician were to notice that the car is a 2 liter instead of the oem 1.6 liter, he couldn't do anything because it legally has a 2 liter.

I'll be pleased to answer any questions about the car, but if you pm me with an offer I find insulting, I will perminately ignore your user name.

Im starting off asking 3500 OBO. I don't want to hear it if you think thats pricy, this is a rare car with some expensive work done to it. The motor is good and it is running. I've seen non running ones of these cars selling for close to 2k, and the original purchase+ all the gaskets/parts needed to get this car running alone was above 2k. Not to mention the time I had to take off work to work on this thing and the time it took me to diagnose the problem.

Here are some pictures, I haven't washed it and its been sitting under a tree, so don't be surprised next weekend when I post the pictures of it washed and it looks 100x better.







Obviously, I've owned my fair share of turbo mitsus, so if you want anything, like an fmic or smic for this car, it can be arranged in the sale as well.

DO NOT PM. MY BOX IS FULL. EMAIL ME AT briant1988 at gmail.com
 

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I'll be getting the exhaust for it soon, so it will be smogged and ready for legal road use.
 

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2700 OBO, I'd like someone to take it off before the 18th, but if not Im keeping it.
 

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I am in Oklahoma how would we arrange pick up if you still wanna sell it
 

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Better yet will the car make it back from cali? what kind of ecu does it need?
 

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yes the car will pass smog, it now has the oem csm 1.6 turbo exhaust on it (rather restrictive, but keeps up with the sleeper theme of the car and was free). The car is carb certified to have the motor swap, so legally the state can't give you shit about it not being the right motor.

It would need any 1g turbo ecu.

It would make the drive back from cali if you replaced the ecu*.

*It would appear as though the car has a bad mpi relay. I've had it running on 4 occassions now and it would appear to be running flawlessly. Then randomly, the car refuses to start, and the check engine light does not light up when the key is turned (before the motor is started). This means that the ecu is not powering up correctly, and I've tried 3 different ecus, all able to reproduce similar results. The car turns over but does not want to start. Then the next day, after no changes are made, the car will some how magically start first try. Its definately something electrical, and probably something easy, but I'd like to get rid of the car, and am not in the proper mood to chase down the problem. Its probably something simple like the mpi relay or a lose wire. I will take this into consideration when someone is considering buying it in terms of the asking price. Shoot me a reasonable offer for a fully assembled csm with a minor electrical issue, and some solid drivetrain mods.

Also, although I have the full oem exhaust, I didn't have enough exhaust hangers to install the main muffler, but the car is NOT loud AT ALL without it. The muffler will be included in the sale, but you will need two rubber, run of the mill exhaust hangers.

again, this car is off the market in four days, as I will be at school and the parents will NOT allow it to stay, so it has to come with me to college (where it will become a shop car at the local shop.)
 

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dude i emailed you, please respond i want your car and can arrange a pick-up
 
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