Timing

Asked by Aug 02, 2016 at 08:25 PM about the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there clearance between valves & pistons if
timing belt breaks on a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Spyder 3.0 v6. GTS

1 Answer

6,235

Yes it's an interference engine EXCEPT if you have the 3.0 SOHC 12 valve engine. If you have the DOHC which is double over head cam it's possible you bent the valves. Sometimes you can get lucky but can't really find out unless you replace timing belt and do a compression test or inspect with a digital inspection camara, it's a special camera that fits in the spark plug hole and check for damaged piston, if you can see where the valve hit the piston with the camera, most likely the valve got bent.

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Questions

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,680
#2 spyder99
spyder99
Reputation 350
#3 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
21 Great Deals out of 1,317 listings starting at $1,998
Used Ford Mustang
301 Great Deals out of 45,096 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
19 Great Deals out of 572 listings starting at $12,950
Used Chevrolet Camaro
158 Great Deals out of 35,580 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
28 Great Deals out of 5,455 listings starting at $1,799
Used Nissan 350Z
50 Great Deals out of 1,289 listings starting at $4,250
Used BMW 3 Series
1,131 Great Deals out of 35,653 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic
511 Great Deals out of 80,658 listings starting at $558
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
39 Great Deals out of 4,946 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Corvette
137 Great Deals out of 20,665 listings starting at $3,499
Used Toyota Celica
3 Great Deals out of 335 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda RX-8
15 Great Deals out of 347 listings starting at $1,299

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 62 listings starting at $6,988
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
22 listings starting at $6,999
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
48 listings starting at $4,995
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 74 listings starting at $3,350