Rausch's 02' Lancer OZ Build.

Discussion in 'Members Progress Reports' started by Rausch, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    Alright guys how's its going. My name is Mayson, and I'm proud to introduce my 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally Edition. I'm going to have to come up for a name for her haha, for now she will be known as, Eve.

    Let's get into it.

    Installed "Super Bright LED's" interior dome, and trunk dome lights. This is always one of the first things I do to a new car, it drastically improves how nicely it lights up at night. So here's a recent mugshot, but you can really see how bright these damn things are.
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    Next up, when I got the car it had a horrible idle fluctuation and acceleration stutter. Here's what I found. All four plugs were filled to the top with oil, burnt through the porcelain, and had massive erosion on the gaps.
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    New Fel-Pro valve cover gasket kit.
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    And she runs like a top.

    On the way:
    > New Alternator.
    > Carbon Fiber Vortex Generator.
    > TWM Short Shift Kit.
     

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    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014
  2. lancer2quick

    lancer2quick Well-Known Member

    Glad she's running better. Oil on top of the plugs is old tube seals not seating on the valve cover. There are two gasket kits for the 2.0 and 2.4..one with tube seals and one without...yours come with tube seals?
     
  3. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    Yup yup new oil tube seals. Made sure to put some red lithium grease on the mating surfaces to make sure they got a perfect seal. But before I installed everything I cleaned all the surfaces with acetone. So I should no longer have any problems.
     
  4. lancer2quick

    lancer2quick Well-Known Member

    Good deal
     
  5. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    I made the mistake up not greasing valve seals on my Honda before. Live and learn. But the more I work on this the more ideas I get for things to do to it.
     
  6. SilentCool

    SilentCool Well-Known Member

    Nice work...I'm looking for some leds for my HVAC.
     
  7. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    Check out superbright. Working on the car between breaks. Putting the new alternator on. Already broke a bolt too -.- but its no problem we got titanium hardware ;)

    Edit: all finished. Didnt even need to jack it up. Shouldnt have anymore problems for a while.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  8. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    Going to have to wait till next week to actually order my twm short shift kit. But! Got that VG on the way. Cleaned the hell out of the interior I swear it's never been cleaned before.

    Going to finish all of the little crap on this and get it squared away... Like this damn P0456... Or was it P0345? Some emissions crap haha. ANYWAYS!! I'm actually getting the urge to do more work than expected to this car.
     
  9. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    Wish I knew how to delete my own posts so I'm not posting consecutively but here is a clean shot of the car. Who wants to buy it haha.
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  10. SilentCool

    SilentCool Well-Known Member

    Nice! Your lights look really bright....could be the camera angle. What's next on the list?
     
  11. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    Well, I did just install my VG last night during my break, I'll try to get a picture later on today. Nightshift is brutal.

    As for the list
    > Rust repair, its getting out of hand
    > fix the drivers door handle
    > scuff and re clear coat
    > new power steering pump... Yup that took a crap
    > new belts
    > brakes all around, would be nice to do a rear disc swap
    > DDM Tuning HID kit, maybe an OEM look blacked housing headlights
    > TSM short shift kit
    > K&N short ram intake
    > Thermal R & D stainless catback

    annnnnnd

    > Road Race Motorsports piggyback ECM

    I'm not a dreamer, all of these things will slowly fall into place. I got the money, just have to find the time. But if I get a reasonable offer I will sell it.

    But after this list it wont be getting many other mods.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  12. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

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    VG installed with no issues, nice and flush.
     
  13. SilentCool

    SilentCool Well-Known Member

    Looks great! I should take a page from your book & make a list.... sometimes I feel like I'm all over the place. I know what I want to do, know what I'm going to do but never get to it. Either I never order my parts or I'm indecisive. Sometimes too much info on these forums & too many varying opinions.

    So far you're doing a good job. Much respect!
     
  14. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    Thanks man. Its good to have some support. Any day now ill have my por and start attacking this rust.
     
  15. SilentCool

    SilentCool Well-Known Member

    How do you plan on dealing with the rust?
     
  16. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    I have a few years experience with autobody. Nothing outstanding but im going to remove the plastics, grind down the rust. Use POR-15. Putty if needed, shouldnt be much. And I know a company that mixes oem paint in aerosol cans. Paint it. Scuff it. Clear it.
     
  17. Jogenmaru

    Jogenmaru Well-Known Member

    well i havent been on in a while. i like the way things are going for you. keep it up.
     
  18. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    Thanks. Im a person of small details. It will be nice soon
     
  19. Rausch

    Rausch Active Member

    So the shipped my autobody supplies and it says delivered... but its clearly not at my house, hoping the neighbors have it or im going to throw a fit haha
     
  20. SilentCool

    SilentCool Well-Known Member

    Nice man, I gave up my previous car, a 2001 Mirage for rust issues. It was costing too much to repair. With your experience I'm sure you will do well. Keep it going.