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Build Threads / Resurrection of The Canyonero
« on: July 05, 2018, 05:25:55 PM »
This won't be a build thread per se, but documentation of getting my rig back running again for anyone coming along in the future that might be in the same spot. Maybe this belongs in just the Mitsu section instead of a build thread, so Mods, please move accordingly.

Without boring people to death, myself and my truck have been sidelined for a number of years for various reasons, and it's time to get myself and my rig back into action.

There's a long thread back on the 'Wire detailing my issues with this truck from the beginning. I may go back and find the link at some point for posterity, but the fellas in the AZ Crew know the journey well.

To catch everyone up on the deal, I parked my truck around 2.5 years ago when I had a pretty significant loss of power. I bought a new vehicle to get my carcass to and from the Jay Oh Bee so I didn't have to depend on my truck as a daily driver, but now my son is almost of driving age and the solution to needing another vehicle has been sitting in my driveway up until yesterday, when the kids and I power washed a ton a of dirt, scum, and black widows off it's neglected undersides, and pushed it up the driveway and into the garage. 

I'm torn where to start first, as it's been a number of years since I've wrenched on one of these rigs, and with it sitting, not started for a long time. The valve stem seals had been leaking for a significant amount of time, so I'm hoping the damage is minor, and I can do the seals, gaskets, timing belt and water pump, replace the cat and start driving. Along with a multitude of other things that need to be done to it.

Things I might do first:

Compression test - Not sure with the engine being cold if this is going to be a valid test. All the things I've read state in order to get accurate readings the engine needs to be warm.

Leak-down test - This will tell me if there is any internal issues with the engine, (i.e. rings, valves, etc), and what percentage of air might be leaking out, but not if I'm getting good compression across all cylinders.

Do above maintenance - valve stem seals, new cat because of all of the burning oil, and all of the standard maintenance items including coils, wires, etc. and see what happens.

PA_JERO has once again offered his help to get going again, since we live close and he's a good dude. So I'm grateful for that as always.

Cheers, and looking forward to hitting the trails again soon.


Mitsubishi Related / Broken crank bolt
« on: June 10, 2017, 04:22:22 PM »
Hey y'all. My brother just called me and said his crank bolt snapped. For you guys that have dealt with this before, can you post up how you went about fixing the issue? He's going to sign up on the forum, and I'll direct him to this thread. Thanks in advance.

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