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Hi all I am looking at getting my first evo x

had lots of 4s in the past.

Just wanted to know what to look out for besides the basics and also what to look for within the service history ie what should of been done when
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The important thing with the SST is transmission oil replacement AT LEAST every 20,000 miles, ideally every 10,000. Also, the front suspension shocks can have problems where they start to knock, this requires either a rebuild of the front shocks or replacement. Some people say to check timing chain stretch, this can be done by a specialist.
 

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ok great thanks, is there a way of viewing the suspension issue ie visual

just I am going to look at one on Saturday and would like to cover everything before hand :)

Also is that fluid done on a service by dealer?
 

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ok great thanks, is there a way of viewing the suspension issue ie visual

just I am going to look at one on Saturday and would like to cover everything before hand :)

Also is that fluid done on a service by dealer?
things that spring to mind

check condition underneath
listen for knocks / bangs (suspension, gears, engine)
try all modes, normal, sport, s-sport, feel for excessive clutch slip
toggle through the tarmac-gravel-snow settings, make sure they can be selected
check for any warning lights
floor it a couple of times (or get the seller too) to make sure it doesnt cause fault codes

And then just the usual stuff

Stu
 

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ok great thanks,
When you say excessive clutch slip how much should there be if any,
I have only really ever driven a manual, I take it you should not really feel any at all
 

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Visually there is no way of checking the shocks but listen for a knocking noise especially over small imperfections in the road,usually from the fronts shocks.

As for clutch slip mine only does it slightly when cold going up through the lower gears,this is normal but once warmed up I've never noticed any slip even under full throttle going up through the gears.

IIRC Mitsubishi service interval for the sst box is 70k miles but as said should ideally be done every 20k or less. It's a fairly expensive job as the oil isn't cheap. I think Mitsubishi charge about £250.
 

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ok great thanks,
When you say excessive clutch slip how much should there be if any,
I have only really ever driven a manual, I take it you should not really feel any at all
just once warm, that there is no slip on hard acceleration, especially in higher gears, same as you would look for in a manual. there is obviously split second slip as gears change but you shouldnt see revs rising without speed rising too

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Where are you located? There may be a member on here that lives close to you that knows a thing or two about SST's, maybe someone would be willing to go with you to take a look, check ect.

There are plenty of helpfull people on here. :smthumbup

let us know how you get on, good luck. :thumbup:
 

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I'm in West London, Swindon isn't a million miles away. I could be persuaded to come and visit and give you a tour of my X, and help you in a viewing, if the timing was right. Is there much to do in Swindon if I bring my misses and leave her in town to have a mooch around?

Also, did you get my email last night with the pic of the air filter?
 
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