Owning a DSM vehicle requires you to have access to a fountain of information when it comes to upgrade paths and troubleshooting. That information is available but it is scattered in web pages and forum posts. (Gone are the days of archives and digests). You can hunt around and find this information on various sites but images and pages are generally hosted on personal web space and if you cancel such service, all your information goes with it. Internet archive thankfully has a bit of lost information, but we need a more stable place. We are here to help form a single place for DSM frequently asked questions.
If you can't find it here, we recommend visiting Canada DSM Board, DSM Tuners or DSM Talk and find the information there. If you think it's something that belongs here, let us know and we will look into adding the information.
This site began as a copy of Sean Costall's 1000AAQ. We are slowly rewritting and improving the information as it was very much outdated. Stay "tuned" for for more information as we aquire it. If you want to help, please send an email to webmaster(AT)dsmfaq(DOT)com with your name and some information about yourself.
Cheers! DSMFAQ Crew
Recently Added or Modified Questions/Answers
My car blows blue smoke! Is there a fix?
Lorrin Barth pointed out that a fourth cause, especially on rebuilt heads, may be poor fit between the valves and the valve guides.
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Has anybody ever installed 2G brakes on a 1G?
According to Tom Stangl and Kyle Zingg, who wrote the Big Brake VFAQ, 2G front brakes will fit the 1Gs in the same manner as the 1993-1994 brakes fit the earlier cars.
Here is an archived copy (PDF): '90-94 DSM Big Brake FAQ
I keep hearing a 'click' after shutting the car off! Is there a fix?
Similar Questions: What is the 'click' I hear after shutting the car off?
That is the ECU turning off. It is perfectly normal.
What does the power/economy switch on the automatic transmission do?
Similar Questions: How do I get better gas mileage in an auto?
Changes the shift points the transmission uses - that's all. Mitsu recommends that the economy setting not be used except over 50 MPH, to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on the transmission.
My ABS light will sometimes come on, sometimes not. How come?
This may be a symptom of a failing battery - the ABS system can misbehave under low-voltage conditions.