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    Stripped P/S Rack Pressure Line

    Thanks everyone. The rack is from an old Lancer Evo so it's fairly rare. Replacement of it isn't really an option, so just repair really... I am searching for a destroyed rack that I can salvage that bit off of, but failing that I somehow do need to repair that. I assume a repair + a custom...
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    Stripped P/S Rack Pressure Line

    Like, gone... I kept tightening it and then it let go. It didn't feel that tight, but I guess soft metal...
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    Stripped P/S Rack Pressure Line

    Hi everyone, I stripped the threads on the high pressure in line of my power steering rack. Does anyone know how to fix this? I assume a helicoil type fix would work in theory, but I am not sure that it can go deep enough etc with the drill. Pics for reference of what I stripped
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    Steering Rack Alignment

    When I installed the rack, I connected the steering U joint onto the rack spline before lifting the rack all the way to its position. And now that the rack is in position I cannot remove that U joint spline. It looks like part of the steering column between the 2 U joints is telescoping but I...
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    Steering Rack Alignment

    Well at this stage it's proving very difficult to remove the U joint from the rack spline. The car is old, no airbag so no clockspring. And if there is no other adverse effect, it's much easier for me to just remove and centre the steering wheel itself rather than to try and do it at the rack...
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    Steering Rack Alignment

    Hi guys, I recently replaced the steering rack on an old Mitsubishi Mirage. The steering wheel is out by almost a half a turn. My question is: Can I remove the steering wheel and install it the right way, or do I need to align it by removing the connection the the steering rack itself? Just...
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    Balljoint with slightly different taper - OK to use?

    Thanks for all the responses. I am trying to find a shop that can bore the upright to the right taper for me with hopefully a tapered reamer of the right size.
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    Balljoint with slightly different taper - OK to use?

    Hi guys, I have a Mitsubishi Mirage that I converted to a track car. In an effort to raise the front roll center, I am looking for longer ball joints. That is a MacPherson front strut and I want a longer lower ball joint that connects the upright to the lower control arm. I have found one...
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    Engine smoother after oil change

    Hi guys, I know for the most part there must be a placebo effect, but recently I changed the oil in my 6G75 Mitsubishi Diamante and I genuinely believe it got smoother. I went from Castrol Edge 5W40 with 6,500 miles on it to Valvoline SynPower 5W40. The engine is in good condition with no...
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    Nulon G70 for notchy transmission

    Hi guys, I have a 1999 Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero manual. A common issue is that (especially when cold) 2nd gear is hard to get in. The Pajero forums recommend this friction modifier which apparently helps a lot...
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    How to check a flywheel?

    Hi guys, I am about to purchase a second hand flywheel (single mass). Just wondering what I should be looking out for? Is it like brake rotors where there should be a minimum thickness?
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    Storing engine parts?

    Hi guys, I want to store a set of camshafts. As they are prone to rusting, is there a special oil spray I should be using to ensure they don't rust?
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    Gas cap keeps getting loose

    Thanks guys. I was thinking their may be some cause outside of the cap itself, eg., the tank having too high a pressure or vacuum because of a malfunction.
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    Do you think stiffer springs will help with side to side swaying type motion?

    Is it possible you're introducing a lot of bumpsteer in the new range of suspension travel?
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    Gas cap keeps getting loose

    I've not owned the car since new, but no nothing in that area has ever been replaced and it is all original. It does have a purge solenoid, which I might look into as the idle is rough at times too
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