Monday, 30 March 2009

Underground Graphics Mitsubishi GTO Update

Following the Photoshoot for Banzai Magazine the GTO decided to start chucking out all its water any time it got boost, even just a fraction of boost was enough to set it off. We put the car off the road for the winter and have just rolled it back out and Simon at Sitech Racing, who carry out performance and race car tuning in Scotland, is currently diagnosing the issue.

Having exausted all the minor possibilities the heads came off and the issue became apparent. Initial thoughts are that both the front and rear heads may have bowed and the water has escaped under the gasket rings. There is no evidence of detination, the heads have not warped, the pistons are good etc. so the cause is not immediately obvious. At this time it looks like the heads may have been weak for some reason.

Further investigation will follow to establish exactly what has caused the issue so it can be resolved and we can get the car on the track again.