The Lancer 9 engine has become popular due to its simple design and ease of maintenance and repair. The car itself was the best-selling in the CIS. This was facilitated by its reliability, high level of technical support and, of course, adaptation to our road conditions.
In the early spring of 2000, Mitsubishi Motors launched the Mitsubishi Lancer, which received the name Cedia in Japan - “the diamond of the century”. In the rest of the world it became known as the Lancer 9. It had a number of differences from the Japanese counterpart, namely:
- different body geometry front and rear;
- budget trim;
- manual transmission.
Varieties and Specifications
The Lancer 9 engine was presented in various variations. Separately for each region. In Europe and North America, the Lancer 9 1.6 liter engine was the best-selling engine, although there were also 1.3 and 2.0 liter models. For native consumers, Lancer was equipped with economical engines with 1.5 and 1.8 liters,which had 100 and 130 liters. With. respectively. There was also a turbocharged engine, but it was installed exclusively on station wagons. In Europe, the latter did not take root, but for the United States a separate modification was even created with a volume of 2.4 liters and a power of 164 liters. s.
Engine design features
The cylinder head is made of an alloy of light metals, and the cylinders are cooled by liquid. Thanks to these properties, the motor becomes very economical, has excellent traction qualities, and also starts easily at any temperature. But despite these advantages, the Lancer 9 engine is very dependent on good quality fuel. A lot of breakdowns are manifested as a result of poor-quality or untimely maintenance.
Engine service and repair
The intricacy of repairing motors is very much due to the amount and frequency of maintenance. The following are routine maintenance and repair operations.
Oil change. On Lancer 9, oil is poured into the engine every 10-12 thousand kilometers. The sequence of actions in this case:
- Removing the oil pan protection by unscrewing the five embedded bolts.
- Unscrewing the drain plug and draining the old oil. Do not forget that the aluminum gasket must be replaced with a new one, as it performs the task of connecting the cork to the pallet and preventing spontaneous unscrewing.
- Replacing the oil filter. Beforeinstalling a new filter, it is recommended to lubricate the sealing ring with oil. This is necessary to prevent displacement at the time of attachment.
- Filling in new oil. You must be extremely careful when performing this operation to prevent oil from spilling onto the engine and getting into the exhaust manifolds. You also need to strictly observe the amount of oil poured. For engines with a volume of 1, 3 and 1.6 liters, 3.3 liters of oil are recommended, and for two-liter units, 4.3 liters, respectively.
- Processing of embedded bolts with protective grease and installation of pallet protection.
Replacing the water pump (pump):
- Draining coolant.
- Removing the timing belt.
- Unscrew the pump mounting bolts.
- Removing the water pump by prying it with a screwdriver.
- Cleaning the seat.
- Applying sealant to the pump and installing it.
- Installing everything previously removed in reverse order.
It is worth mentioning that for better sealing, it is better to fill the coolant no earlier than an hour after installing the pump.
- Disconnect wire from negative terminal.
- Draining the coolant.
- Opening the cover bolts.
- Retract cover and remove thermostat.
- Removing and replacing the O-ring.
- Cleaning the surface from oxidation and dirt.
- Installing the thermostat and its cover.
- Filling coolant, removingair lock.
Despite the apparent complexity of the device at first glance, the Mitsubishi Lancer 9 engine has a built-in possibility for further refinement. With a strong desire, all the necessary actions and operations can be carried out by yourself, but it’s still better to leave it in the hands of professionals, because if you don’t have experience, you can only make it worse and “get” into expensive repairs.
The ability to boost the Lancer 9 engine is to increase the pressure in the turbine. To do this, it is necessary to bore the cylinders. When the power is increased to 300 hp. With. overheating of the motor will not be a problem, the transmission will take it easy, but the brake system will need a little tightening.
Replacing the Lancer 9 engine - you can change 1, 3 to 1, 6, but this is not the best option, since many parts will have to be re-adjusted, and for the money spent you can buy another car.
The most "correct" (least risky) option for building up a power unit is chip tuning - at minimal cost and with little risk, you can get a good increase in power. But in the community of car owners, there are numerous disputes about the rationality of this type of tuning. Some say that this increases consumption and worsens the dynamics of the car, while others say that since there is a power reserve, it simply needs to be used. In any case, the issue is too complex, and it cannot be considered only from one side. It all depends on what you wantdriver.
Mitsubishi Lancer 9 is an excellent car that combines survivability, maintainability, the possibility of tuning, and also ensures the safety and comfort of both the passenger and the driver. The car is definitely worthy of the attention of both lovers and masters of the automotive "craft".