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#2031 of 2502 Re: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Lifters (are they adjustable) [mjwolff]
Jul 08, 2005 (5:42 pm)
Your engine has hydraulic lifters that automatically adjust. Try using a thicker weight of oil and make sure you are changing the oil every 3k. This should help lessen or stop the noise. You might also want to consider adding some Lucas oil stabilizer. This product has worked wonders on tired noisy engines. A noisy lifter is not going to trash your engine though so I would think twice before spending a bunch of money to stop an annoying sound.
#2032 of 2502 Re: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Lifters (are they adjustable) [lngtonge18]
Jul 08, 2005 (10:41 pm)
Also, a good synthetic oil will quiet those lifters down a bit as well.
Jul 11, 2005 (4:47 am)
Some time ago, the SES [Service Engine Soon] Light turned on, on my 2000 Galant. I then took my car to Walmart for a Oil Change and a 15 point evaluation. They changed they oil and reported everything as fine. The SES light also went off. This was about 3 weeks ago.
Then last week, my car was in the garage, to replace a radiator fan that had gone kaput. That was fixed.
Now theres something else on my plate - the SES light turned on again! Any advice on what should be done now?
#2034 of 2502 Hi Ashwinir
Jul 11, 2005 (12:22 pm)
I have a 2004 Galant LS and I have none of the symptoms you describe.... The brakes do pulse easily though when braking and they will groan if pressed hard but don't groan on lift off. The tranny is easy to shift as I live in the mountains I shift manually to hold gears going up and use neutral on the way down, works great... I love the V6, wish it had the new 5 speed auto tranny that the '05 LS's get. But they don't have the Free maintanence program I have so I'll just be happy with the old technology....
Have you seen the reviews on the '06 Eclipse GT? They love the car BUT Car&Driver reported mileage on the new MIVEC V6 as barely 16 miles to the gallon!!!! I get 23 in town and am glad I don't have that variable valve technology if that is the result...
Interesting my LS weighs exactly the same as the '06 Eclipse GT, yet with the extra 32 horsepower of the MIVEC heads and manual tranny it get's to 60 in almost a second faster.... Guess that's why it consumes fuel the FUN factor is so much higher with the manual tranny and a foot planted to the floor....
#2035 of 2502 Re: SES Light [aditya]
Jul 11, 2005 (2:04 pm)
The most common reason for a check engine-type light coming on is a loose gas cap. Once you make sure it's tightened enough, it may take a couple of days for the light to go out. It's also possible the gas cap is no longer making the correct seal and needs replacing. Failing that, I'd take it to a shop that can read the computer diagnostic codes.
#2036 of 2502 Re: SES Light [fushigi]
Jul 11, 2005 (10:44 pm)
thanks for ur advice. will go and check the gas cap rite away! maybe that could also explain why my gas level has gone down faster than i had expected this week.
#2037 of 2502 2004-05 Galant ride harsher than 1999-2003 models?
Jul 12, 2005 (2:02 pm)
We had a 1999 and now have a 2002 Galant (both V6) and they have had the same responsive, quiet engine and nice but not too cushy ride, and we were thinking of moving to a 2005, since it has more interior room, but when we test drove it, the larger V6 didn't seem as responsive and the ride was harsher, even though it didn't seem to handle any better. A salesman said that was the first he'd heard comments like that. I haven't reviewed all the comments in this forum, so maybe this has come up before, but does anyone have the same opinion of the 2005 model (which I believe is the same as the 2004)?
#2038 of 2502 Re: 2004-05 Galant ride harsher than 1999-2003 models? [pmcrock]
Jul 14, 2005 (5:52 am)
The two cars do provide very different rides. I have the 2004 V6 (came from a 2000 Galant 4C) and I'm amazed in the difference - I find the 2004 much more fun to drive and find excuses to drive it more than I should. The 2004 has a sportier and beefier suspension, resulting in a more stiffer/tighter ride than the 2000. The result though really improves the handling of the car. In tough driving situations I feel much more confident in the 2004 than I ever felt in the 2000 - no sway, no dip, no slide, corners great.
You might want to take it for another test drive, Mike
#2039 of 2502 Re: Service Engine Soon indicator light [aditya]
Jul 14, 2005 (6:01 am)
A problem or leak in the exhaust system will also trigger the SES light. I use to own a 2000 Galant and a hole developed in what I think is called the "flex" pipe - connects the engine to the exhaust system. After the repair - $100 - the light went away.
Good Luck, Mike
#2040 of 2502 Re: Hi Ashwinir [usayso]
Jul 14, 2005 (2:38 pm)
I don't know then what to say. I guess I'll take it into the dealer to have checked out.
See, I park on a driveway that's upward inclined. I put the gear in Reverse (and the transmission is STIFF!), let down the handbrake and it kind of groans.
And the other thing: when putting the car into drive, when you depress the brakes to put the transmission into drive, there's a "groaning" kind of noise that comes from there.
I guess I got a "groaner" !
But other than that, love the car. It could have been slightly lighter and it would handle even better. Sometimes, it does feel heavy.
But the music system in my LS is fantastic, I don't know why people don't buy more of the Galants.