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How do I change the head gasket on a 2002 Mitsubishi eclipse GT V6

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One solution would be to get a service manual, it will tell you how to do it, but you may need special tools, this will also tell you if that's the case, if you do need a special tool or two, then the best option is to have a mechanic do it for you, they typically have these tools already, don't ask if you can borrow one though, the answer will always be no, unless he's a mate...But me being like you, want to do it yourself, try google-ing model of your car with service manual & look through as many results as you can, you may be lucky, also look in engine bay & look for a plate that tells you engine type google that with service manual & you may be even luckier, as same engines can be found in different models as well as brands of cars too...One last thing, most engines do not like being rev-ed to redline under no-load, they tend to blow gaskets & spit pistons, especially if you hit the rev limiter, I know, I watched a mate blow 2 pistons out through his brand new Holden Monaro's Bonnet & throw the crank out the sump, scratch one day old 308 V8, he tried to say it happened on the road, but the cars computer told them different...He had to buy a new engine...for his new car...

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First, why do you need to change just the head gasket? If your engine was run hot, you'll need a lot more than just a head gasket! Heads will need to be checked for warpage & cracks by a machine shop.

Second, this is a BIG job that you are fixing to jump on! This is a interference engine and if not done properly, you can very easily end up causing more harm than good! This site is not a good enough source to even begin to take on a project such as this. JMHO

If you intend on doing this job yourself, go buy a haynes or chiltons manual. You can pick 1 up at most any parts stores. Hope this helps you.

Oh, just a little more good advise, STOP red lining your engine! Over revving an engine is not good on the engine!!! ;)

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

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SOURCE: mitsubishi eclipse convertiable timing belt change?

Typical timing belt intervals are every 60k miles. It's a very involved service to do the whole job - timing belt, timing belt tensioner, serpentine or accessory belts, water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, all fluids, all filters, brake and suspension inspection, and tire rotation. On many cars it's recommended to change the oxygen sensors as well. Quite a bit of this can be done when you want, but the first five items are critical and should all be done. And regardless of whether your manufacturer says the coolant is "lifetime", replace it - don't reuse coolant. It's cheap and it's good practice to use new coolant.

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SOURCE: Change Spark Plugs on 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V-6 (3.5)

First off, you don't have to remove the WHOLE INTAKE MANIFOLD. If you look closely, you'll see that the intake manifold is a two piece setup(Upper Intake, Lower Intake).

You will need a new gasket after removing it. Don't be cheap either, get one that is reusable.

First, remove the air intake from the restrictive airbox, then remove the bolts from the center portion of the intake not from the heads!!!(This is not a Chevy so the car's parts made on this intake is for people like us to work on)

After removing the "Upper" intake and everything else including any hoses, you may successfully remove the intake and lay it aside and guess what, you can replace spark plugs.

Replacing the front three is a no brainer so I'm not getting into that LOL. NOW, I HIGHLY suggest to go ahead and spend the extra $20.00 or $30.00-$35.00 if you was performance gains and better/longer performance usage, and get you some plug wires too. You only want to do this once (For a long time).
Do not use any other spark plug but an NGK brand, NOt an AC Delco although they call for it too, I wouldn't go with them. These stout V8 killer motors produced were specifically made for high performance.

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SOURCE: How to change the spark plugs on a 2000 mitsubishi

front ones are simple you just pull the rubber boot off of it and screw it out. The ones on the back are a pain. you have to take the intake off to get to them. I would recommend a repair manual from an auto parts store.

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make sure cooling fan is working , check themastat , water pump .

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SOURCE: how do i replace rear valve cover gasket on eclipse

remove air intake chamber firts

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