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Eclipse/Talon/Laser Forum (1G)

The place for your 1G questions and discussions! For owners and prospective owners only.

What have you guys had to fix on your DSMs?

I’m pretty sure being DSM owners, we’ve all had our fair share of repairs. What have you had to replace so far?

90 TSi - how much boost can the stock turbo take?

I want to start pushing the limits of the stock turbo. For a benchmark, where are they usually known to give up? I’d like to make some extra power, but I don’t want to push it out of it’s efficiency zone either.

Best first mods for a Talon TSi?

My buddy just picked up a TSi, and he has some cash leftover to start modding (about 2k). What would you recommend as good places to start?

What is the common crank walk problem?

A ‘walking’ crankshaft is a crankshaft that moves too much inside the engine. This is also known as excessive thrust bearing play. The movement is usually due to the crankshaft not fitting inside its bearings correctly. While not bad for the crankshaft…

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Has anyone welded their center dif?

Is this possible, ad what are the advantages and disadvantages to doing this on an AWD car?

What do you think the best wheel size is on 1Gs for all around driving?

I don’t really want to be too targeted towards anything (straightline speed versus handling), but I’d like something that’s a good all around wheel. Just wondering what you’re experiences are with this and what you guys would recommend. Right now I have 16” wheels on the car, and they do feel a bit soft through the corners sometimes.

AWD Burnout in a DSM!

AWD DSM Burnout! Burnouts for Movember!

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Any recommendations on good coils for 1G?

Wondering what you guys prefer in terms of coils for 1Gs. What are good brands/brands to maybe avoid?

Fuel Economy For The 1G

Fuel Economy

Most owners get around 20 MPG (11.75 L/100km). On-highway use typically results in 25 MPG (9.5 L/100 km). These numbers vary a fair amount according to season, location, altitude, type of driving, state of modifications, age of various parts, and quality of gasoline used; non-turbo owners often have the edge here. Owners have reported ‘normal’ mileage on both new and used cars that vary from typical by as much as 10 MPG.

Mileage in the 12-13 MPG (18-20 L/100 km) sometimes reflects a problem with the car. An old or failing oxygen sensor is a prime suspect, as this component senses the air/fuel mixture and, when bad (or even weak), can cause the ECU to supply more fuel than is necessary. According to Todd Day of Technomotive, even a slightly weak O2 sensor can knock 1-2 MPG off of the normal mileage. Since weak or dead oxygen sensors often do not trip the “Check Engine” light (see here for why), owners may not realize their O2 sensor is on the blink.

However, this is not always the case. Mileage can often be lower in the winter simply because of the widespread sale of oxygenated gasoline, which tends to lower fuel mileage. Cold weather also leads to increased idling and more congested traffic.

Another common problem occurs when upgraded downpipes are installed. Techs often forget to re-connect the ground strap from the original downpipe, leading to a poor ground for the oxygen sensor that can have the car running rich.

If you’re really desparate, try replacing your thermostat - a poorly operating unit can keep the car running so cold it never leaves it’s ‘warm-up’ mode, during which the ECU runs the car richer than normal.

My baby waiting for parts. Soon we are back on the road. Meanwhile i have to drive fiat uno 1.1 :/ it's not the same thing :(

My baby waiting for parts. Soon we are back on the road. Meanwhile i have to drive fiat uno 1.1 :/ it's not the same thing :( - Eclipse/Talon/Laser Forum (1G)

She's been sitting for years! I want to bring her back to life. The engine still runs but not for to long because the manifold is cracked...my question is, is it actually worth it to get her going. How much money am I looking at? How are suspension mods o

She's been sitting for years! I want to bring her back to life. The engine still runs but not for to long because the manifold is cracked...my question is, is it actually worth it to get her going. How much money am I looking at? How are suspension mods o - Eclipse/Talon/Laser Forum (1G)