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97-99 eclipse rs/gs issues/complaints/problems

Old 05-10-2004, 02:35 PM
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Default 97-99 eclipse rs/gs issues/complaints/problems

looking to get a rough idea of opinion of the engine from a daily driving perspective not an engine that has been boosted or built. trying to figure out reliability and any issues or complaints one might have or many people might have had with the engine. the one i am looking at has 86k miles and just had a leaky headgasket replaced and the timing belt replaced so trying to figure out some stuff thanks
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Old 05-10-2004, 08:03 PM
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As long as you keep all the service up to date on them they run great. My girlfreind has a 95 RS with almost 200K on it and it burns alittle oil but other than that it runs fine.
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Old 05-10-2004, 08:09 PM
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yeah.. i have had any issues with my engine.. 105k miles?... the tranny is another thing though.
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Old 05-10-2004, 08:11 PM
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Its still a DSM!
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Old 05-10-2004, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 03Slozuki
Its still a DSM!
Whats that suppose to mean?
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:02 PM
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are you buying a car? If you're trying to buy an eclipse with a reliable motor PM me immediately. My engine has 2k miles on it.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 03Slozuki
Its still a DSM!
Spoken from someone who drives a suzuki car....

only problem I have ever seen on 420a's is that they will burn oil after a while. They will still run but overall thats not bad at all.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cootees
Spoken from someone who drives a suzuki car....

only problem I have ever seen on 420a's is that they will burn oil after a while. They will still run but overall thats not bad at all.

If there cars are as good as there motorcycles my car will be fine!
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 03Slozuki
If there cars are as good as there motorcycles my car will be fine!
True.
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:17 PM
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I have a 98 RS and it is fine after I replaced the leaky head gasket. I commute from the oceanfront to ODU 5 days a week and drive across VB to go to work almost every day. I change my oil every 3000 miles and it rides very smooth for a DSM.
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