YACT: 1988 Mitsubishi Galant 3.0L V6

BMdoobieW

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My dad is picking up a 1988 Mitsubishi Galant with the 3.0L V6. I tried all kinds of searches on them there internets but I really can't find any info such as this car's specs, the motor's specs, or the different trim levels. It has leather interior and a sunroof and power everything, and with the V6, it must be somewhere near top-of-the-line, but I'm wondering if anyone has any more info about this car? Thanks for any help.
 

NutBucket

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They used to be better then the piles of crap recent ones are. I'd say maybe 180hp.
 

JulesMaximus

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Originally posted by: NutBucket
They used to be better then the piles of crap recent ones are. I'd say maybe 180hp.

Probably around 150hp I'm guessing. Won't be much that's for sure.
 

jcovercash

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Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
Originally posted by: NutBucket
They used to be better then the piles of crap recent ones are. I'd say maybe 180hp.

Probably around 150hp I'm guessing. Won't be much that's for sure.

150 is still an awful lot i would think. I know the i4's had 102hp so says msn autos in 1989. They dont go back to 88 however.
 

MaxFusion16

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6g72 is the engine code

if it's the sohc version, most likely it is, it's about 140hp.

the dohc version is used in the 3000gt.
 

CrackRabbit

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According to Edmunds the 1990 3.0ltr motor made 142 HP, 168 Ft/lbs of Torque and got 18 City / 22 Highway.
The 3.0ltr motor was used until the mid 90s in Mitsubishi and Chrysler cars.
They are fairly reliable, but the valve guides tend to wear out, causing oil to leak into the combustion chamber and the car to smoke and not pass emissions testing.
 

BMdoobieW

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Originally posted by: CrackRabbit
According to Edmunds the 1990 3.0ltr motor made 142 HP, 168 Ft/lbs of Torque and got 18 City / 22 Highway.
The 3.0ltr motor was used until the mid 90s is Mitsubishi and Chrysler cars.
They are fairly reliable, but the valve guides tend to wear out, causing oil to leak into the combustion chamber and the car to smoke and not pass emissions testing.


Thanks!
 

BMdoobieW

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Originally posted by: jcovercash
Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
Originally posted by: NutBucket
They used to be better then the piles of crap recent ones are. I'd say maybe 180hp.

Probably around 150hp I'm guessing. Won't be much that's for sure.

150 is still an awful lot i would think. I know the i4's had 102hp so says msn autos in 1989. They don't go back to 88 however.


That's a nice site, thanks (MSN Autos). But what I don't like about it, and other similar sites, is that a lot of times they don't list the specs of an optional engine if it wasn't standard on any trim level. For example, I used to own a 1995 Grand Am SE sedan with a 3.1L V-6. Well MSN Autos only talks about the 2.4L I-4 because it was standard in both the SE and GT. :( In any event, I already know that car's specs, but it is just an example of a shortcoming with these sites.
 

RbSX

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If you're buying a 1988 mitsubishi, why do you care about horsepower?

autos.msn.com is your friend douche.
 

BMdoobieW

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Originally posted by: RyanSengara
If you're buying a 1988 mitsubishi, why do you care about horsepower?

autos.msn.com is your friend douche.

I'm just interested in knowing - I like cars. And I like to know what's under the hood of what my family is driving :)

Just in case anyone's wondering I'll give you some more details about the car. It was purchased new by the family of the person my dad is buying it from. It only has 49,000 miles on it. And for the last 10 years, it has been used by snowbirds, so for 8 months a year it sat unused in a garage, and as such, was never run in the cruel Northeast US winters for at least the long. It has no visible body rust.
 

BMdoobieW

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I think I found it on MSN Autos.

Sigma

I think it was called the Mitsubish Sigma or Mitsubish Galant Sigma or something. I guess Sigma was a trim level?

Another link:

from the Gov