Slippery (Forum Supporter)
Slippery (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
7/7/20 6:40 p.m.

This car belongs to a good friend of mine. He bought it roughly 20 years ago and I was there with him and encouraged him on the purchase ... posting here to help him move it and to redeem myself as not an enabler in her mother's eyes. 

This would be a great starting point for the challenge ... Car was extremely fast last time I rode in it. Pics below or in the ad.

If you do not have Facebook, like me, message me and I can put you guys in touch.

Facebook Marketplace link:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/987451198340246/

Copied from Facebook post:

1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD Turbo 5 speed
191k miles
14b stock turbo
Updates:
New fuel filter
clutch master and clutch slave cylinders
New plugs and wires
New battery
Walbro fuel pump
Koni AGX adjustable shocks
3" SS custom exhaust turbo back
3000 GT front multi-piston brakes

Car runs, been garaged for 10 years. Originally a NJ car, has rust in the usual spots. Exterior has no dents, a few dings, paint is rough, clear is gone. Interior has no headliner, rough. No radio, plug in harnesses are available. AC not currently working.

Slippery (Forum Supporter)
Slippery (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
7/7/20 7:03 p.m.

Also just in case anyone is interested, the car comes with the factory ECU ... but for extra $ a Haltech standalone can be included. The car was tuned and running on the Haltech, he just pulled it in order to bring the price of the car down.

Two spare blocks and two spare heads available as well for extra $.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/7/20 7:17 p.m.

I don't need another DSM I don't need another DSM....

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) UltimaDork
7/7/20 8:04 p.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) :

You need a spare for when you break one you can drive the other.

Slippery (Forum Supporter)
Slippery (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
7/7/20 8:18 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

This car would be perfect for Lil Stampie!

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/7/20 10:15 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

Oh yeah, that's definitely one thought crossing my mind. 

V12
V12 New Reader
7/8/20 7:46 a.m.

I spent 4 years of high school drooling over every article and road test of TSI AWD and the GSX.  This is almost like seeing a girl you dated in High School.  

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) UltimaDork
7/8/20 8:41 a.m.
Slippery (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

This car would be perfect for Lil Stampie!

I'm not going to put a 15 year old boy in a DSM.  He might drive it like I would at 15.

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy SuperDork
7/8/20 9:31 a.m.

Hmmm.  I'm intrigued.  Were they reliable at all in stock form?

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/8/20 9:44 a.m.
Stampie (FS) said:
Slippery (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

This car would be perfect for Lil Stampie!

I'm not going to put a 15 year old boy in a DSM.  He might drive it like I would at 15.

Hell, I drive mine like I would have at 15!

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/8/20 9:46 a.m.
V12 said:

I spent 4 years of high school drooling over every article and road test of TSI AWD and the GSX.  This is almost like seeing a girl you dated in High School.  

I grew up about an hour from the plant & read all about them too. They hit the streets about the time I graduated. I had a 2G for a couple years in the late-90's, but always liked the 1G better. 

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/8/20 9:46 a.m.
Lof8 - Andy said:

Hmmm.  I'm intrigued.  Were they reliable at all in stock form?

Pretty much if taken care of...which many weren't. 

dettonator20
dettonator20 New Reader
7/8/20 9:55 a.m.

OK, I'm usually pretty good at figuring out acronyms, but I'm having no success with "DSM"

Please enlighten! :-)

SawzallSurgeon
SawzallSurgeon
7/8/20 10:02 a.m.

In reply to dettonator20 :

DSM is Diamond Star Motors and refers to the joint Mitsubishi and Chrysler venture in the 90's.  DSM cars are the 90's Eclipse, Eagle Talon, and Plymouth Laser, and more specifically the turbo AWD models.

dettonator20
dettonator20 New Reader
7/8/20 10:23 a.m.

Ohhh  right! I remember the joint venture and the cars, but forgot about the Diamond Star Motors name. With age comes....something, but I can't remember what! :-D

P3PPY
P3PPY HalfDork
7/10/20 12:29 p.m.
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:
Lof8 - Andy said:

Hmmm.  I'm intrigued.  Were they reliable at all in stock form?

Pretty much if taken care of...which many weren't. 

I thought the 4G63 was notorious for crank walk. If it really was a matter of giving it good care, I am (no sarcasm) interested to know what counts as being properly taken care of

 

oh and I'll never forget the sight of how these things just TAKE OFF

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/10/20 4:22 p.m.

In reply to P3PPY :

IIRC it's the second gen DSM that's got crank walk issues, the first gen is supposed to be pretty unaffected by it.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/10/20 7:02 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) :

Correct. Though it can be fixed in the 2G/7-bolt engines & probably has been if it's been rebuilt. 

Slippery (Forum Supporter)
Slippery (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
7/10/20 8:18 p.m.

The car is gone guys. He had an insane amount of responses through FB, over 80/day. 

Today someone came and picked it up. Sounds like its going to a good home. 

maj75 (Forum Supporter)
maj75 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
7/14/20 10:05 a.m.

Bought my son one of these for his first car.  An idiot mechanic attempting a timing belt, water pump job screwed it.  It was black on black and some guy from Washington State shipped it all the way from florida as a roller because it was so clean.

psteav (Forum Supporter)
psteav (Forum Supporter) Dork
7/14/20 11:30 a.m.

Aaand it's gone.  Pretty sure that's first clean-ish DSM I've seen in recent memory.

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