What did you do to your Mitsubishi today?

Getting started on getting LCA off. First have to get this damn Axle cover off, sits it screw it pop off. . Was able to get one camber bolt loose and ready to come off, 2nd one haver budged. Also cleaning a lot of rust.


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Salonika

Monterror Pilot
Painted the underbody. 5 rattle cans of gloss black. Touched almost every little bracket & any light rust. Welds got Chassis Saver (por-15?). Basically spent the whole weekend laying under my truck.
 

Salonika

Monterror Pilot
Finally got around to rebuilding the fuel pump stems. They were rusted out and finally started to leak recently. I drilled out the old and made both leads 5/16", then used steel to nylon compression fittings. I ran the nylon forward just past the proportioning valve then rejoined the steel. I wasn’t sure if the compression fitting would seal on the old rusty lines, I sanded them as much as I could but they still had small pits. No leaks. The brass ferrules are soft enough to still seal up even if the surface isn’t perfectly smooth.
I also broke one tank stud off during removal so we will see how it does with one missing. I bought a new tank seal and added sealant around the broken stud area.
When rebuilding the hanger I welded the 5/16" to the old 1/4" return line for stability, then put one very small bead at the very top (on the face facing inside the tank) for the high pressure line. I did not weld around the stems where they pass through the cover on the outside because I didn't want to risk melting the connectors or sensors. I used JB Weld on the outside after sandblasting the plate thoroughly. The welding holds them in place so the JB Weld should work just fine to keep a seal for emissions. Also switched the nuts to stainless locknuts.
IMG_3531.JPG IMG_3506.JPG Update: so far the broken tank stud isn’t causing any trouble. No emissions codes. I think I’m good to go for a while.
 
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Me? damn it!!! work on the stupid and cheap valve cover gaskets I put on the 1990 LWB a short while ago. They don't seem to have the right shape or form to stay put and seal the valve cover, it was leaking on the passenger side creating a mess and a burning smell that was driving me insane to say the least.

I tighten the valve cover a bit more and it seem to have helped with the leak but I will have to remove them in the very near future to replace them yet again but this time I guess with Mitsu parts as I have heard they offer a better seal.

Now, when the time comes to replace the valve cover gaskets I want to also replace the valve seals as I know one of them is bad and will replace the lash adjusters hopefully with the improved ones.

Javy
 
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