Evo VI – The Beginning, Brake Refurb and Cold Air Feed.

I’ve owned the Evo for 5 years now and have done a fair bit of work to it over that time. ย I have been keeping a diary of my ownership on the Mitsubishi Lancer Register forum since I bought the Evo in 2011. It’s been fairly popular and had some nice comments, so I thought I’d occasionally pick out some of what I’ve posted there until I catch up with the present.

My first post on the MLR forum back in March 2012:

Hi, I’ve owned a few quick motors over the last few years and now I’ve finally got round to getting myself an Evo 6 which has been on my wish list since first seeing them on old Top Gear, before I could even drive.

I bought it in Dec and have been doing various bits and bobs since then, so thought I’d stick some pics up as i go. Hope they’re not too boring as I’m not doing anything as exciting as 600 bhp engine buildsย  …..

No pictures but the first thing I did was all the oils. Found the guide here to capacities and where to drain and fill very helpful

This is how it looked when I first got it

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I didn’t like these stickers especially as they had faded to a pinky orange colour so they had to go first

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super resin is a great cleaner if you want to avoid cutting the paint

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much better without

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cambelt was due and i hate doing them so my mate who’s a mechanic got the fun job. look what a great time he’s having.

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I want it to look fairly original so got myself a new badge for the rear
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The calipers had suffered the usual lacquer fade. It’s my daily drive so I decided it wasn’t worth getting too keen and pulling them all off for a full repaint. I just got myself some high heat clear lacquer and went to work picking off all the old lacquer that was peeling. Fitted new front discs and pads while I was there.

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The first mod, posted on MLR:

The previous owner had put this crappy mesh in place of the fog light holes and some ali ducting up to the air filter which was not great.

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So I thought I’d try this

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Well that’s how it started…….

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