Engine Piston Hits # 6 Spark Plug

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©DenLorsTools.com  Summary: Question from reader about a spark plug being hit by the piston. It may be that the piston is not what’s hitting the sparkplug. There are a lot of images on-line showing broken valves which can cause the spark plug to be hit, which is much more likely.  Read the rest…

Mitsubishi 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 3.8 Water Pump or Timing Belt Replacement

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© DenLorsTools.com  Summary: In this auto repair blog we cover the basic timing belt R&R procedure on common Mitsubishi 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 3.8 V-6 SOHC engines. These interference engines can sustain valve damage if the timing belt breaks. We’ve got suggestions that can help make the job of replacing the timing belt and/or water pump successful. Listed are different Chrysler and Mitsubishi models that use engines with the same basic design when it comes to water pump and timing belt replacement. Also a diagram for timing belt routing and marks for the 3.5 SOHC.

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Timing Belt Replacement 2.4 Mitsubishi – Questions and Answers

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© DenLorsTools.com  Summary: In this automotive repair article we cover timing belt R&R instructions on the Mitsubishi 2.4 L SOHC engine and the recommended replacement interval. We list the different makes and models that use this particular engine. Automotive repair questions and answers are included along with a diagram for timing belt marks.

The Mitsubishi 2.4 Liter SOHC engine is used in the Eclipse, Galant and Outlander. Many people are unaware that the engine is also used in the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus.  It’s important to know that the 2.4 is an interference engine that may end up with bent valves and possibly damaged pistons if the timing belt strips or breaks during driving. The motor includes a main timing belt and a smaller balance shaft belt. Both of these should be replaced at the same time. The manufacturer recommended replacement interval is every 60,000 miles.

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