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Old 05-11-2019, 04:45   #1
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Bought a bit of a dog evo 4

I've just bought my first evo, never owned one before so I've a lot to learn, obviously the car looked a lot worse in person but I bought it anyway, it's an evo 4 in scotia white, there isn't a single panel on the car that doesn't have either lacquer peel or surface rust, it feel ok to drive but having said that I can't compare it to anything,

It has 12 month's mot, but I've sent it in to a mot station near me to see if it is legitimate or not, if it isn't I will be contacting the seller and the mot station if I don't get a reasonable response from them I will be contacting vosa? Dvla? I bought a legnum vr4 once with 12 months not that was rotten beyond repair and 3 garages said that it definitely never had a mot a year ago but there was nothing I could do as I couldn't prove it hadn't rotted in my ownership,

One issue I'm concerned about is the idle it hovers around 900 rpm but seems a bit hesitant, when I want to pull away it bogs down, I've tried applying a bit more rpm but seems to kangaroo then fly off?

No cig lighter, easy fix

No reverse light is this on same circuit as lighter socket?

Drivers door cloth peeled away from the door? Strange

Drivers seat is ruined

Water in the driver's foot well which I do need advice on? Not a clue about that?

Going over little pot holes makes my soul want to leave my body, the bangs are sickening like metal on metal no rubber at all,

I'll be sorting paint first then move onto suspension components, starting from bushes if anyone can recommend a full car kit?

I've got brembo front and rear calipers, new drilled/grooved disks front and rear and pads, braided hoses,

Ayc pump has been removed, he cut the pipes and folded them over to stop leaks? Bodge, pump needs a new solenoid, going to relocate to the boot,

Got twins and a house to decorate so this will be an on going thing but respray will hopefully start in 2 weeks time when I'm off,
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Old 05-11-2019, 04:48   #2
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I filled it to the brim drove 351.9 miles and filled it back up to the brim on same fuel it cost £48.66 which I think is really good but I was doing mostly motorway miles at about or slightly below 70 home as I was worried about making it
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:38   #3
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No reverse light is this on same circuit as lighter socket?
>> hhmm..

Drivers door cloth peeled away from the door? Strange
>>Just a door card thats an easy fix.

Drivers seat is ruined
>>this is normal - you can get replacement seat / upgrade it or refurb.

Water in the driver's foot well which I do need advice on? Not a clue about that?
>>THat is not a good sign - check all the rubber seals.

Going over little pot holes makes my soul want to leave my body, the bangs are sickening like metal on metal no rubber at all,
>> not good.

I'll be sorting paint first then move onto suspension components, starting from bushes if anyone can recommend a full car kit?
>> replace the lot with coilovers and super pro bushes.


Ayc pump has been removed, he cut the pipes and folded them over to stop leaks? Bodge, pump needs a new solenoid, going to relocate to the boot,
>> not normal but it probably had a fault ( most do with age)
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:58   #4
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I'd start underneath first with the work.
No point in spending money to have a sparkling turd
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Hi mate,

Iím confused that youíve done this before and not learnt from it? These cars can be notorious for rust. I would completely forget doing anything else or spending anymore money until youíve been under it properly and assessed the rot.

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It has 12 month's mot, but I've sent it in to a mot station near me to see if it is legitimate or not, if it isn't I will be contacting the seller and the mot station if I don't get a reasonable response from them I will be contacting vosa? Dvla? I bought a legnum vr4 once with 12 months not that was rotten beyond repair and 3 garages said that it definitely never had a mot a year ago but there was nothing I could do as I couldn't prove it hadn't rotted in my ownership,
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Just this minute got back from an mot, the underneath is solid, I bought it because the mot he put on is about 10 days old so I knew if there was anything major I could go and seek legal action but ifld first approach the garage and give them a chance to rectify it, I will call AMD in Wigan, I've heard good things about them stripping the underneath and redoing it all perfect and in white also,

I'm going to sort the little electrical niggles myself, it has aftermarket headlights at the minute so I'm after some original headlights, ful beam doesn't work at all and side lights,

Only thing I need to do my research on is the driver's footwell filling with water, I had a quick look through the forum but couldn't find anything definitely, I'll have a better look tonight, are seals easy enough to get hold of?

Ordered all 4 front and rear wheel hub bearings, when they arrive they will go on with all the new brake stuff including reflector rings etc

Thanks for the input I'll get pics up later it is a dog I'll be honest but it will get tidied up soon enough
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:14   #7
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Only thing I need to do my research on is the driver's footwell filling with water, I had a quick look through the forum but couldn't find anything definitely
Is it water or coolant?
If coolant - heater matrix or pipes in / around matrix.
If water - check your window and door seals as a starting point

Check your over flow tank / radiator isnt filled with water as well. Could be water from your heater matrix if some idiot didn't used coolant.

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Windscreen being badly fitted could also be worth checking for footwell leak
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Here's one route for investigation:

https://www.lancerregister.com/showt...light=footwell
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With footwell water the connector blocks in that area often get corroded so worth checking those if you have electric issues. Plenty of contact cleaner should protect them while sorting out water source.
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I would do paintwork last and make sure car is worth painting by going over mechanical's etc first and sorting suspension etc.

First thing is to check for crankwalk if its a still a Evo4 motor?, this is where crank endfloat (side to side movement) is excessive ( max is around 0.4mm but ideally less than 0.2mm) if you have more than 0.4mm it can mean engine is scrap and common issue on Evo4's, best fix is swap in a later model engine.

Good luck with it all and hope you have deep pockets
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Have someone run a hose over the car while you're inside, see if any water appears.

Did it pass the MOT with broken headlights and some dodgy knocking noises while driving?
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One issue I'm concerned about is the idle it hovers around 900 rpm but seems a bit hesitant, when I want to pull away it bogs down, I've tried applying a bit more rpm but seems to kangaroo then fly off?

No cig lighter, easy fix

I'm having a similar issue with the car bogging and then flying off in the higher revs, as well as a very jerky throttle on my V GSR.

Am taking it into an evo specialist here in Japan this week, so hopefully they can fix it and I can give you some feedback.

My cig lighter is not working either, but hopefully an easy fix.

Anyways, good luck
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Sounds like you have some work to do but good on you for getting stuck in and going for it.
I did the same and spent alot of time and effort on my 4 before I got the crank walk issue. So worth it to check what codes are on your engine block before doing anything else mate as you might need to buy and fit a later version engine first.
As for the cig lighter, prob a fuse or a damaged wire if it has an aftermarket head unit.
Reverse light could be a bulb, damaged wire or the switch itself on the gearbox but I would guess it had something to do with the water leak you have soaking the connector so check and investigate your leak first.
As for your seat and door card issue, I'm breaking my 4 and have those available in the correct colour etc for sale, just message me if your interested.

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