The Mitsubishi Eclipse was introduced in 1989 in the North American automotive marketplace. It was one of the three cars Mitsubishi Motors produced, along with the Plymouth Laser and the Eagle Talon. Diamond Star Motor (DSM) in Illinois manufactured the Eclipse. It was a three-door hatchback with a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine equipped with front-wheel drive. The Eclipse’s chief characteristic was its aggressive, sporty appearance. The Eclipse has undergone various performance modifications and body alterations for more than 20 years and is now extensively available in North America, South Korea, China, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Today, the Mitsubishi Eclipse is a four-seat sports coupe with tremendous appeal.

The 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse featured three variations: the RS, GS and GT. The RS and GS was equipped with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produced 154 horsepower, standard. The GT sport model came with a 205-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine. The following year, the Eclipse was completely revamped and materialized as the Spyder convertible. It was offered in the GS and GT models, with the same engines as the hardtop coupe. The 2001 RS and GS were equipped with a 2.4-I4, 154 horsepower engine that revved to 5500 rpm and 163 lb-ft with 4,000-rpm power. The GT model was powered by a 3.0 V6 engine that produced 205 horsepower with 5500 rpm, 205 ft-lb and 4500 rpm.

One can expect to produce 300-to-600 horsepower in an Eclipse engine with the appropriate Mitsubishi car parts and modifications. Racecar drivers go all-out to get the most power out of the car and frequently use master manufacturing to generate more than 800 horsepower. Turbo chargers and other special Mitsubishi car parts are added to increase the car’s speed, power and maneuverability by constructing calculated adjustments in its suspension, fuel system, intake, clutch, wheels, exhaust system and other Mitsubishi car parts.

Mitsubishi has always incorporated an easy-to-troubleshoot and repair exhaust system. To basically troubleshoot the exhaust system:

* Check the color of the fumes coming out of the tailpipe. If the fumes are white, coolant has leaked into the cylinder. There is oil in the cylinder if the fumes are blue.

* Check for air or fuel leaks in the pipe that connects to the turbocharger

* Inspect the tailpipe for any deterioration or oxidation

* Examine the spark plugs, cylinder head and ignition wires for heat

* Make sure there is no oil leakage on the engine’s heat shield