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, OEM MLS Headgaskets, cam gears, 99 SL ecu, Chrome V2, LCD Boost Controller, 560CC injectors, Hotwired walbro 255L, RPS MAXX clutch, SCE CENTER DIFF, PLX Wideband, SCE OBX front diff, reinforced endcase, transfer case bracket.
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.
Admire how you're seeing it through Glen. Has to turn out good in the end.
Looking forward to seeing how you top orange and black.
Z16A0500117. Sept 1998, TT Timber Green.
Z15A0500289. Feb 1999, TT MR (B3H Hybrid Diff )
Z16A0600118. Feb 2000, TT
Z16A0600144. July 2000, 2nd last TT GTO, July 2014 ROTM.
Z15A0600289. July 2000, Last TT GTO
Living the GTO life.
"Just old cars mate, but you meet lots of good people if you drive one "
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