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Just dragged my VR4 across the country 
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Post Just dragged my VR4 across the country
Hi,

I just moved to the greater LA area. I have a 1992 galant VR4 that i brought with me. Besides wheels/rims she is 100% stock with 90k miles on it. Bought her in late January and have been fixing some small issues and doing maintenance. Right noiw she stumbles pretty bad when running under 3,000 RPM. I found some rust in my fuel injectors before i moved so i think the fuel tank is rusty.

I started road racing 2.5 years ago and love it. Hoping to take the Galant to some open track days soon. I autocross here and there but really want to start rallycrossing. Did some quick surfing of the web and havent found the rallycross schedule out here, I am sure there is one though.


Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:26 pm
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Welcome to LADSM. Any pics??


Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:04 pm
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WELCOME to LADSM.com

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I'd drop the gas tank and double check it. also changing the fuel pump/filter would help. when I had my 90 laser rs had rust and would affect the fuel . changed my pump and she was running great. welcome btw.


Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:35 pm
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Here is a pic

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I dropped my fuel tank right after i posted and found a bunch of rust/debris in there. Going to try to find a place that does tank cleaning/repair, I was thinking Harbor Radiator in Costa Mesa? Anyone have any suggestion.

Also going to bend and replace the fuel lines while i am down there.


Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:44 pm
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id personally would try to find another gas tank but that might be a bit hard for your car ; /. hopefully someone will chime in to give you some help


Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:59 pm
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welcome to LADSM!

finding a Tank will be difficult...if you dont mind shipping from Portland Or

text my buddy Paul 360.281.0129

he has more dsm parts than anyone i know. Even GVR4 parts..

good luck

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Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:27 am
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Just have your tank cleaned and have it resealed.

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Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:44 pm
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I called around and was told to use these guys to strip the tank

http://stripcleaninc.com/

Now i just need to find someone to coat it.


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Nice car. Good to see more Galant's in Cali.

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Cool, another GVR-4 :D
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Welcome. You could try cleaning the tank as best you can yourself. Get yourself a couple sections of metal chain, put it in the tank with some sort of cleaner and shake the chain around in the tank. Rinse and repeat until you knock most of the rust and shit off. Then check/change the fuel filter regularly.

You could try cleaning a resealing it yourself, I've read pretty good things about this kit:
http://www.por15.com/FUEL-TANK-REPAIR-KIT_p_62.html

http://qr.absolutecoatings.com/QR-asset ... Sealer.pdf

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Welcome !

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Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:24 pm
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Ended up getting the tank cleaned at stripcleaner. It was super expensive $300 and they lost a bunch of my fuel tanks parts. :doh that doesnt seem to be the issue though. Car is still surging. Its really annoying. Waiting on a usb logger cable, i made a com style one but my new laptop doesn't have that port. :bang:


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Awe that sucks man, well at least you know the tank is clean. You can use your serial cable if you get a Keyspan USB/serial adapter.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Keyspan-High- ... HS/5934005

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