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    Yesterday, 12:05 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Common tuning FAQ in ECUs / Mapping
    9510 was completed in the third week of October 1996, 10354 was the first week of November. Certainly quite close in birthdays! I'd agree with Tim. If the ECU for 9510 has been played with, it might be very specific for that car and it's supporting mods. To be safe you'd want to be measuring boost levels and air/fuel ratios if you swap it to 10354.
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    26-07-2021, 01:46 PM
    Jay has managed to this in the past IIRC. foxdie
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    24-07-2021, 11:40 AM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Ayc light in Drive Train Very few code readers work properly on the VR4. Almost none. The only thing I trust for diagnostic codes is the flashy dash technique.
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    24-07-2021, 11:37 AM
    I've got Marks address somewhere but from memory in the region of Portsmouth.
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    23-07-2021, 06:43 PM
    Sounds like a good result then!
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    23-07-2021, 06:42 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Ayc light in Drive Train
    No! The green lights should stop working when the red light comes on. The red light indicates a fault with the system - the system then stops shifting power around so no green lights. The red light should have no link to the temperature of the engine either, other than the system can sometimes stop working due to the pump being tired and warm oil not pressurising so easily. However the timing of the red light and the engine temp should be nothing more than coincidental. Have you tried...
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    22-07-2021, 11:53 AM
    10 years ago a bespoke stainless cat back was cheaper than the dealer part from Mitsubishi. I'm out of touch with current prices though.
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    22-07-2021, 11:49 AM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Rear plugs , in Engine
    Definitely interested. This is an area where a lot of us are starting to have issues. Please let us know!
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    22-07-2021, 11:28 AM
    I suspect there is a system glitch! It was flagged up to the admin guys by another moderator before I got here, so hopefully sorted soon.
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    16-07-2021, 05:30 PM
    I just had a moment reminiscing about Lovejoy. Can't see you in the tweed three piece and beret though!
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    16-07-2021, 05:27 PM
    Not many about 20 years ago! Must be akin to unicorn poo now. Hope you keep enjoying it for a while longer!
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    16-07-2021, 04:06 PM
    2nd column third row was exported. However in the background you can see a certain Fridge that is still alive. Quite amusing that the only car I know is still on the road there is not a VR4!
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    16-07-2021, 04:03 PM
    Not sure where you got 7g from Dave? But yes, changing FWD to 4WD is tricky due to floor changes. I'd also like to disagree with the MPG. Very few owners get 25mpg round town. Most of us get more like 18mpg. Some in the past have quoted 15/16mpg. I'd say expect 16 and be happy with any extra.
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    16-07-2021, 04:00 PM
    It's a tricky question to be honest. Trying to find a specialist that knows a car so rare is not easy! Spongy brakes could be as simple as old fluid or old flexi pipes. If the hard pipes are heavily corroded to the point they are affecting performance then they will be leaking and your brakes will stop working quickly. Speedo could be as simple as a kph/mph converter. The alarm fault is only an insurance worry if the car still works.
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    16-07-2021, 03:41 PM
    Afternoon sir! I hope this doesn't signify the end of tinkering?
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    09-07-2021, 09:26 AM
    I'm not sure I have any photos - will check. I bought one a year ago from Amayama. Not cheap and not quick, but nice to have a new one in there to reduce the chances of dash out again!
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    09-07-2021, 09:21 AM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Ayc too sensitive?? in Drive Train
    I agree. Tyre pressure/tread wear is most likely the cause.
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    30-06-2021, 03:14 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread New Member NZ in Newbies Area
    I'd take that info with a pinch of salt. Not saying they are wrong, but the auto 8th gen VR4 has a W5A51 gearbox, not a W4A. I have never seen a VR4 shred it's torque converter splines, whereas I have seen two damage their wave springs. It is possible the n/a FWD V6 uses the W4A gearbox and some of those do shred t/c splines but the issue was designed out on later cars as I understand. As far as I know the open port 2.0 shoulld connect to all VR4 ECUs, but the earlier ones (yours is very...
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    30-06-2021, 03:07 PM
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    30-06-2021, 03:03 PM
    I think you may be able to if you zip it first. Keep us informed - I've never seen this system on a Galant.
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    30-06-2021, 03:01 PM
    What's your chassis number? EC5A 040xxxx or 050xxxx? To my knowledge, those ages do not have a speedo feed on the gearbox - they use shaft sensors to determine gear ratio and speed to pulse the speed signal. I have never auto converted one that young, so I have not got first hand experience, but I heard that you need to wire in cables to near the ecu. /edit although reading your post again you say the manual box sensor is only two pin? I've never modified the loom where the auto box had...
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    I was told on Facebook to turn to you.

    Now I'm looking for an adapter plate for the legnum to drive the Evo Clutch. Do you know where I can get them from, including the screws, etc.?

    I thank you


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    Hi Nick. Just need to pick your brains about auto box oil. Had my Legnum 6 years now. Donít know how old gearbox oil was when bought her but was clean. Iíve done 30k miles since and only changed trans filter every 10k. Am doing major MAJOR service right now. Rebuilding both turbos, cambelt and water pump, new rad and intercooler, wheel bearings, plugs, brake lines, fluids etc including filters. Box oil is now bit dirty so looking to change it. Was going to go fully synthetic but donít know if will suit the box. Will need to drain torque converter anyway as donít want to cut corners so have you any recommendations?
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    Hey, just wondering if youíre still making/selling the adapters to use Evo clutches on the vr4 galants. Me and my friend have a 97 galant vr4 and I was wondering if I could get my hands on one of those.
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    So finally itís the lash adjusters to source. I have read a lot about how much of an improvement the 3mm holes are compared to the standard 1mm. There seem to be a lot for sale for the 6A13TT that clearly state that they have the improved 3mm holes.

    Do you or anyone you know have any information regarding if there is a
    MD151382 / MD377560 version that has the upgraded 3mm holes. I imagine that it would be worth having those in the long run if they exist!


    Nick Mann said:
    03-05-2007 10:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Goku
    So, I have a question, can you get the 3mm lifters for the 6A12 - 6A13 ?

    I cannot find them anywhere...

    I don't know about sourcing in NZ, but in the UK you could do worse than pri racing.
    Remember that different versions of the same engine may need different lashers. The V6-24 and the VR4 use different versions, for example. (6A13 and 6A13TT)
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    Hi Nick. I read one of your old comments and I was wondering if you could help me regarding lash adjusters for the 6A13 V6 sport not the 6A13TT?

    I believe the lash adjuster part numbers for the 6A13TT are

    Like you mentioned the V6 sport lash adjuster part numbers are different. They are

    I have sourced the rocker covers gaskets which appear to look the same as the 6A13TT but have a different code. Same with the cylinder head washers that have a different number to the 6A13TT and finally the spark plug seals which share the same code as the TT.
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    Hello man !
    Do you know if the gearbox from mitsubishi outlander/evo 8 match legnum?

    Regards joakim
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    Hello Nick
    Just wondering if you have a set of front springs available for sale or know of some one selling a set?
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    hi bro, do you know some idea about may rpm guage not working? i have 98 legnum.. thanks!
  9. Yep, that's a no! The guy is obviously quite famous though as I get asked quite often!
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    Just seen the post your put from mid-2010 so I'm assuming that's a no! lol
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