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Revision as of 11:56, 14 May 2022

General car history

Model Year 90 91 early 92 late 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
version 1G 2G
subversion 1Ga 1Gb 2Ga 2Gb
4G63 6-bolt 7-bolt




 Mitsubishi handled most of the interior design and basic engineering.
 Chrysler did most of the exterior design.



Amy Hiroshige

1995-1999 Eclipse interior design

Dragan Vukadinovic

3G and more


Related Companies


 John Lackovich 
 Maintenance Engineer - Paint Shop
 Diamond-Star Motors
 1988 - 1990
 Renee' Ponsonby 
 Employee Relations Representative
 Diamond-Star Motors
 Dec 1991 - Jun 1994
 Adam Bobin
 Diamond Star Motors
 Jun 1987
 Manage vehicle service workshop
 Jun 1987
 Workshop and Office Manager
 Daniel Lafayette
 Corporate Liaison
 Diamond Star Motors (Chrysler / Mitsubishi Joint Venture)
 Dec 1988 - Mar 1993
 Shawn Knowles 
 Safety Specialist Intern
 Diamond Star Motors
 Jan 1989 - May 1989
 Lou Zwaga
 Staff Engineer, Production Engineering
 Diamond Star Motors
 Apr 1988 - May 1991
 Mark Ohrn
 Staff Engineer
 Diamond Star Motors
 Jun 1989 - Sep 1994
 Jeff Salkin 
 Automation Engineer
 1992 - 1994
 Production engineer for Diamond Star Motors (JV between Chrysler and Mistusbishi in Normal IL)

Huge collection I'd like to see

Chrysler trim plant - Ajax, Ontario

Assembly line

DSM/MMNA Plant auction

Wiring diagrams

4G63 Revisions/production

"Mitsubishi 4G63 Forklift Engines are manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors Engine Manufacturing Co Ltd through its Kyoto engine plant in collaboration with Diamond-Star Motors, which is based in Illinois."
"The 4G63 was designed in Japan in the early 80's and made it's debut around 1985 or so. It debuted in the DSM platform in 1989. It's purely a Japanese engine."


"90-early 92 used 6bolts... late 92-99 used 7bolts. Starting at some point in 95 DSMs started using 4g63s that were manufactured in the states... & this is one of the theories behind crankwalk."

98/99 Revision

 "Not sure if the crank girdle is accessible.
 If i can see the 3rd journal in on cuddle.
 This is what a 98 or 99 looks like"

99 Revision

"The 1999 7 bolt has a 4 piece Thrust bearing assembly that allows the thrust bearing to float and self align with the crankshaft. This type of bearing was carried over to the EVO IV and newer 4g63-t and 4g64 engines."

Engine from VIN(DSM)

8th Digit
B - ?
F - 2.0 turbo 1G/2G 
G - 2.4 NT 2G 
R - 2.0 NT
T - 1.8 NT
U - 2.0 turbo 1G 
Y - 2.0 NT 2G


 Ok if the crank angle sensor is located on the left side of the motor and clearly visable by the PVC valve then it is either a...1st Gen motor or a 97+ motor. 95-96 motors do NOT have the CAS on the side of the motor, it's hidden.