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Old Feb 11, 2019, 12:48 PM
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Itsjdmpanda's Evo X Build

Hey, everyone, my name is Duy and I've always wanted a Mitsubishi Evolution but the timing was never right to pull the trigger. I've been on the search for a Wicked White Evolution X GSR for quite a while and finally found one at a reasonable price. So here is my first Evolution X and I have already spent 10 hours driving it back home.

Here's a link to my youtube video of my journey acquiring my Wicked White Evolution X



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Old Feb 11, 2019, 12:53 PM
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Old Feb 15, 2019, 06:46 AM
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I absolutely love driving the Evo X everyday as the power delivering is so linear. Just recently I ran into a problem as the car started to misfire when I just got back from pumping gas. I thought it was bad gas but to find out it was my spark plugs needed to be changed.



What scared me is the tip on one of them snapped. I Bore scoped it and it's not where to be found.

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Old Feb 19, 2019, 07:36 AM
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That definitely doesn't look good. Something is definitely wrong there. The tip is snapped and the plug is black while all the rest are white.

So you swapped them and it seems to run fine? The tip/electrode didn't just disappear..
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Old Feb 19, 2019, 07:37 AM
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Did this happen literally just 4 days after buying the new car?
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That happens on X's. Replace the plugs and see how it drives. It's usually from knock because the car is tuned for better fuel than we have in the US.
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The tip most likely exited out the exhaust port, hopefully before scratching up the cylinder walls.

It's hard to tell from your picture. Is the tip sheared off or does it look melted? If it's melted you had something bad going on in that cylinder. If it sheared, somebody probably fatigued it gapping the plug and it finally failed. If that's the case, you're probably fine tossing in new plugs and proceeding on your merry way!

The plug is black because it was misfiring like crazy due to the damaged plug so no worries there.
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Originally Posted by splattj View Post
The tip most likely exited out the exhaust port, hopefully before scratching up the cylinder walls.

It's hard to tell from your picture. Is the tip sheared off or does it look melted? If it's melted you had something bad going on in that cylinder. If it sheared, somebody probably fatigued it gapping the plug and it finally failed. If that's the case, you're probably fine tossing in new plugs and proceeding on your merry way!

The plug is black because it was misfiring like crazy due to the damaged plug so no worries there.
You see the white part of the plug around the tip? On the bad plug, it's alot smaller than the rest of them. Does that normally wear out like that when misfiring?
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Originally Posted by splattj View Post
The tip most likely exited out the exhaust port, hopefully before scratching up the cylinder walls.

It's hard to tell from your picture. Is the tip sheared off or does it look melted? If it's melted you had something bad going on in that cylinder. If it sheared, somebody probably fatigued it gapping the plug and it finally failed. If that's the case, you're probably fine tossing in new plugs and proceeding on your merry way!

The plug is black because it was misfiring like crazy due to the damaged plug so no worries there.
I'll take a look at it when i'm home. The car is not my daily just yet as I'm doing some maintanence to it like flushing all the fluids out with fresh ones because god knows when it was done even with low miles.
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