I got my gto back yesterday! yay. Did 350kms yesterday and hope to do 1000kms in the next 7 days. Then oil change, head retorque and compression test. A further 1000 kms to go after that then tune and see what it can do!
While at the workshop, it was run into when parked outside and has a nice dent in the side. It is going to be repaired in jan when it get a full colour change.
The hope is to push 400+ hp atw in march and have it all resprayed also.
JDM 94 GTO VR4
Forged Internals, Dejon sidemounts, 3sxcutionors, upgraded manifold and dump, cam gears, 99 SL ecu, LCD Boost Controller, 560CC injectors, walbro 255L, RPS MAXX clutch, SCE CENTER DIFF, SCE OBX front diff, reinforced endcase, transfer case bracket.
JDM 88 Galant VR4 - daily
eagle rods, wiseco pistons, acl race bearings, cometic head gasket, balance shaft removal, ported head, 272 BC cams, cam gears, upgraded springs, stainless valves, gtpumps exhaust manifold, gtpumps 20G turbo, 3" dump pipe, 3" exhaust, aspec intake, 70mm throttle body, 2.5" cooler piping, 560cc injectors, PLX wideband, chipped ecu, 055 maf, ali radiator, lowered springs and shocks. Heaps more small stuff.
yes, I'm a bit annoyed that I have to take it this far, but i reckon I have a good case. I'm just about to start writing up the notes and get them off to our work lawyer to improve a bit.
I've got phone recordings and a log of calls. The main problem is that rpw got rid of the bearings and the oil from the failed engine. This would have proved the case in either direction. They gave me back all the other bearings .... just not the ones that could have proved my case! They did show me them, but I never gave the go ahead for any paid work or to dispose of any parts.
I'm going to make up a post about the whole experience after the court case and put it on here and the other Mitsubishi forums.
The gearbox damage from the first build was paid by me. I should claim that as well, but i'll take that as a lesson learnt, DON'T take anything to a workshop, except if it comes with a good review from the forums.
I can't praise precision automatics enough for the work on the gearbox. It is 200% better than aldo's diff and trans. The seals are now in the correct way, the gears don't grind and it doesn't leak all the fluid onto the ground. Aldo's tried TWICE to rebuild the box and it was worse than when it was dropped off.
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