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Old 05-25-2001, 11:19 AM   #1
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Post the Subaru's engine is a Mitsu make.??? say it ain't so

"the Subaru's engine is a Mitsu make." is this true?.Now I have been here for a short while and doubt this is true but I just want to get my facts straight before I go and flame this guy on another board
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:21 AM   #2
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BLAHHAHAHAHAH! No =). Some components are Mitsu, but then again, so are some components in alot of cars (alternators come to mind).
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:22 AM   #3
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i think it's the turbo??

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Old 05-25-2001, 11:27 AM   #4
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yes it's the turbo
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:28 AM   #5
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The turbocharger on the WRX is a Mitsu TD04. Coincidentally, it sucks.
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:28 AM   #6
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Mitsu makes good turbos... ISUZU desil trucks uses them, I think you can find them on certain years of the 300zx, RX-7, etc...

as far as subies go, I think the WRC mandates mitsu turbos to keep the hassle of illegal turbos to a minimum, and to keep the teams from cheating.

If it works, why re-invent the wheel?
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Old 05-25-2001, 11:56 AM   #7
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WRC cars don't use a crappy sleeve bearing'd mitsu turbo! Try something along the line of an IHI VF-15.. with seriously pricey innards in order to withstand the rigors of an anti-lag system.
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Old 05-25-2001, 01:13 PM   #8
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Mitsubishi actually makes really good turbos.
Dont know about the version on the subaru but on the Evo, it has a light titanium turbine or something similiar which reduces lag and is quite advanced.
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Old 05-25-2001, 02:32 PM   #9
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I think I've got Mitsubishi fan belts on my RS.
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Old 05-25-2001, 03:19 PM   #10
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some *** on another board was spouting out about the cav and neon being the same body structure and spouted out that about subaru's
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Old 05-25-2001, 03:37 PM   #11
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I think Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Industries? are different companies, originated from a single company though. They make all sorts of things. A lot of engine components are not made by FHI. They just put it all together to make a car.
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Old 05-25-2001, 04:26 PM   #12
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For what its worth, the side view mirror switch is made by Nissan.
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Old 05-25-2001, 05:28 PM   #13
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So are the window switches.
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Old 05-25-2001, 05:44 PM   #14
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don't forget the many components made by Hitachi. My old GL had a Hitachi radiator, alternator, distributor and maybe even carburetor.
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Old 05-25-2001, 07:36 PM   #15
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any Datsun 510 owners here?? well i hate to break it to you but the rear diff in your subaru is a Datsun diff!! i believe Fuji started making them for Datsun and continued with subaru!! the Subaru read diff is the same as a datsun 510 i believe!!

there are lots of parts not made by subaru.

on the 80's subaru there is TONNES of hitachi!! almost everything was hitachi!! the carb, alt, dist, vaccum relays and stuff. it's all hitachi!!

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Old 05-25-2001, 09:55 PM   #16
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Next time you guys are under the hood check out the A/C and alternator belts. They're made by MitsubOshi (no that's not a typo) and their logo is a three-triangle design (a knockoff of the Mitsubishi's tri-diamond). I saw this and was amused greatly
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Old 05-26-2001, 12:22 AM   #17
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Old 05-26-2001, 12:39 AM   #18
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who told you such a horrible horrible lie? the day mitsubishi makes a flat 4 will be the day hell freezes over.

the new U.S spec WRX uses a mitsubishi turbo, thats it (none of the other rexes over seas use this turbo either, just the U.S. car)
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Old 05-26-2001, 02:27 PM   #19
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Headlight relays in the kick pannels made ny Nissan also
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Old 05-26-2001, 02:30 PM   #20
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The switches for door locks and windows are also Nissan!
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Old 05-27-2001, 07:18 AM   #21
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Hey xtreme,

You might just want stick with that other board and it's "****" Most people here on I-Club are above that type of ignorance.

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Old 05-27-2001, 07:26 AM   #22
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The seat belt guides (the ones that poke rear passengers in the eye during entry) are made by Nissan.
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Old 05-27-2001, 09:45 AM   #23
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of course many of the minor parts are made by Nissan. NISSAN USED TO OWN 20% OF SUBARU GUYS.
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Old 05-27-2001, 09:53 AM   #24
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Some major parts too. The E4AT Automatic in both of my subies is a Nissan tranny. Same one used in the 300ZX TT!
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Old 05-27-2001, 11:22 AM   #25
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I love the fact that Subaru ( a drivetrain oriented company) buys its interior and electrical parts from nissan (also a drivetrain company). I certainly wouldn't say nissan is any better at interiors than any other company including Ford. My Roomate has a nissan pickup and its a terrible rattle trap with a very minimal level of ergonomics. My dad's F250 of the same era is certainly screwed together better. The engine was nice though in the nissan.

Maybe Subaru should start sourcing wheel bearings and interior parts from somewhere else......
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