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General car history
Mitsubishi handled most of the interior design and basic engineering. Chrysler did most of the exterior design.
1995-1999 Eclipse interior design
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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 Director Jun 1987 Manage vehicle service workshop Director 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 Chrysler 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
DSM/MMNA Plant auction
"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."
- Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi Motors Engine Manufacturing Co Ltd
- Mitsubishi Motors Engine Manufacturing Co Ltd, Kyoto engine plant
- Diamond-Star Motors, Normal, Illinois
"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."
"According to several sources, the U.S. version of the 4G63 was produced in Normal, Illinois by Diamond-Star Motors, a joint-venture between Mitsubishi and Chrysler."
1. 4G631 was a SOHC 16-valve version with the compression ratio of 10 and the power of 133 HP at 6,000 rpm, the torque was 176 Nm at 4,750 rpm. It was used for Mitsubishi Galant E33, Chariot/Space Wagon, etc. 2. 4G632 was an analog of 4G631 for Mitsubishi Galant E55, the power was boosted to 137 HP at 6,000 rpm, and the torque was 176 Nm at 4,750 rpm. 3. 4G633 was a SOHC 8-valve version with the compression ratio of 9 and the power of 109 HP at 5,500 rpm, the torque was 159 Nm at 4,500 rpm. It was used for Mitsubishi Galant E33, Chariot/Space Wagon, etc. 4. 4G635 was a DOHC 16-valve version with the compression ratio of 9.8 and the power of 144 HP at 6,500 rpm, the torque was 170 Nm at 5,000 rpm. It is found in Mitsubishi Galant E33, Eclipse, etc. 5. 4G636 was a SOHC 16-valve version with the compression ratio of 10:1 and the power of 133 HP at 6,000 rpm, the torque was 176 Nm at 4,750 rpm. It can be found in Mitsubishi Galant E33/EA2A, Chariot/Space Wagon, RVR/Space Runner, etc. 6. 4G637 was a DOHC 16-valve version with the compression ratio of 10.5 and the power of 135 HP at 5,750 rpm, the torque was 176 Nm at 4,500 rpm. It was installed in Mitsubishi Lancer 9, Outlander, etc.
"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"
"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)
R 8th Digit Engine 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.