-=[the GTO bible]=-
THE GTO BIBLEthis page is heavily under construction and is an ongoing project.
this bible will be focusing on turbos&mr's from japan. if something is not mentioned here it is the same as the north american (NA) equivalent.
-1st gen 1990-1993.5 OBDI (flip ups, shark nose styling)
-2nd gen 1993.5-1996 hybrid[93-94]/OBDII[94-96] (projectors, catfish styling)
-2.5 gen 1996-1997 OBDII (US 97/98 bumper, hoop wing)
-3rd gen 1998-2001 OBDII (US 99 style)
-turbos weighing at 1710kg +-10kg through the years
-mr's at 1680kg +-10kg through the years
-first production was october 25th 1990
-october of 93 is the switch to 2nd gen styling
-the final gto came off the line on august 4th 2000 this car was silver
-combining the whole of 3s platform an estimated little more than 180000 cars were produced over its 10 year production. 151454 being the combined stealth&3kgt while the rest being gto's. for sure it is known that 99 there are 2355 and 00 there are 114. the rarest is the "2001" badged gto with only 2 being made.
-the code on your chassis is the production number off the line, this is also your vin. so for example, e-z16a0002500 = 2500th car off the line for that gen
-z16a are the turbos
-z15a are the n/a's and mr's
-there is no z11a (NA sohc) in japan
-all gto's are awd, the n/a's utilizing the dsm drivetrain from first gen auto eclipses
-5spd/6spd switch over same as NA
-october 92 onwards forged crank, metal head gasket
-93.5 onwards crank&cam angle sensor implemented. larger exhaust shield lip on turbo chra and turbine housing.
-all gto came with 9b. 13g's were not an option
-clutch res on other side
-steering column on other side
-precats are hollow. dont bother pulling your downpipe off to gut them or getting aftermarket ones, there is nothing in there.
-regarding hp difference: during production of the gto there was a "gentlemens agreement" in japan requiring hp advertisements limited at 280ps (276hp). dont worry, throw your car on the dyno and itll show the 300/320hp crank its supposed to.
-single o2 sensor after the downpipe merger, before the main cat. take note that the bung for this area is at 45deg for fitment.
-no egr. the precat doesnt have a place for egr, however the plenum does. this is blocked off from the factory (near the throttle body). the other spot near the brake booster does not, it is not required.
-clutch damper/remote bleed location.
-temp sensor after cat. this sensor in place for watching overheating of the main cat. not necessary for anything. only lights up dash warning light. remedy by unplugging.
-late 98+ active exhaust removed
-90-91 stock wheel 16x8+40mm 225/55/16
-later are the 17/18x8.5+46mm with the 245. dont be suprised by getting a 235, this was factory size
-98+ got 18x8+46mm (optional?)
-no clutch switch for startup
-6spd different gearing (shorter) on all 6spds.
-4ws on all years except mr's&n/a's
-november 91+ got 25spline
-180km/h speed cut (unlike canada 290km speedo). remedy by cutting pin 66 going to ecu (yellow wire). this removes signal to ecu telling it youve hit 180k.
-cruise max of 115km/hr. yet to find a solution.
-ecu mapped for 100ron (96aki here). thread on this over here: http://forum.canada3si.org/showthread.php?t=4936 & here: http://www.3si.org/forum/f76/attn-al...-boost-491036/
all sports cars from japan are mapped for 96. solution retard timing or decrease boost till solution found ex.usdm ecu, fuel controller or meth injection.
-base timing is set between 10-15deg, confirmed at pitroadm
-to disable abs system remove fuse. to disable abs light short pins 2&18 and 9&27 for first gens. complete removal up to you.
-climate control in celsius. this is a very nice feature for canada, as even the canadian spec stealths are in F and not C.
-ecu pins some are different, some missing. pin 53 is egrt on usdm, missing on jdm. front o2 missing, cat conv temp extra, will be adding more later with pin numbers.
-egrt wires are missing because jdm doesnt have egr. however, the circuitry is there in the ecu! just need to connect a wire up to the pin 53 in the harness and you can log boost or afr as you please. tested myself with gm 3bar map sensor.
-gto writing on the door cap available all years as well as raingaurds,mudflaps
door edge protectors and so on, as can be seen here: http://z1516club.fc2web.com/GOODS-Catalog98-4.jpg
-a close up of what it sais on the door cap here: http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3043/1371513.jpg
-close up of gto light up visor. gto lettering lights up neon green when snake eyes turned on: http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/1552/1371797.jpg
turned on: http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2416/1371801.jpg & http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/u...6/05539d79.jpg notice second one is blue, apparently there are 2 different versions of this option.
-yellow rear corner markers (taillights)
-center garnish gto marking on all years cept 99 style, gto moved to top right corner on hatch
-fender side markers additional (turn signal)
-snake eyes with bulbs inside
-front radiator support is different for the first gens compared to NA. take this into consideration if doing front face lift.
-92-95 got optional glass top
-94 on got optional electric sunroof
-96 on active aero removed
-92-93.5 got optional power folding mirrors, 93.5 on standard. vid here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neYd4_nMjXk
-all years have heated mirrors. activated by pressing defrost on ac controls. 2nd gens have seperate button on dash.
- optional rain guards. pic:
-gauges consist of oil pres, boost without numbers and water temp shared, clock
-92 on got power seats
-92.5 on got keyless entry
-optional light up visors for quarter panels saying gto, picture here:
-everything reversed facing driver. this means if you getting shift boot or ebrake boot take not its reverse of NA.
-92 on got leather optional
-minimum 500 made to meet N1 regulations
-ran a 1/4 fastest of 12.89 stock driven by nakaya (n1 puma gto driver)
-available from 94-01
-there is a few 93's as well as seen here: http://z1516club.fc2web.com/GOODS-Catalog93S-2.jpg )
now confirmed: http://forum.canada3si.org/showpost....4&postcount=38
-optional 6piston ap racing brakes. video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozX76...S0k6Lw&index=2
-non adjustable headrests. pic: http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/2...896090full.jpg
-different shocks (bleistein?)
-optional 11g turbos. confirmed by australian member with part numbers stamped on the housing. asa should also confirm this. thread here:
also confirmed by ralliart3000gt, contacted mitsubishi directly: http://www.3si.org/forum/1363910-post44.html
-brake ducts to cool brakes down. picture here: http://3000gt.com.au/Dimi/brakevane1.JPG
-hybrid lsd (torsen/viscous). pic: http://www.3si.org/forum/attachments...hybridlsd1.jpg
-optional abs (except 97 onward, abs standard)
-no cruise control. picture here: http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0028_large.jpg you can see it wrapping around the plenum
-built on the z15a chassis
-no active aero
-optional titanium shift knob. picture here:
-optional bbs wheels with 235/45/17. picture here: http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0028_large.jpg
- optional Multi media pakage (DVD Navigation system)
- optional Carbon fiber meter Bezel
- optional Carrozzeria / KENWOOD audio pakage
92 TT Special Version http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...talog92S-2.jpg
-Choice of 2 special colors - Corse Gray (H89) or Kalder Green (?)
-300 total made
-Different driver seat - Motors & Switches different than normal
-Front leather seats have GTO stitched into the back support http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...atejuly009.jpg
-17" rims painted in Corse Gray and had a diamond cut outer lip
-Had red stripes too although there is a question as to whether or not the stripes were available as an option on stock ones too.
-Had sunroof/CD player/keyless entry before other models.
courtesy of member "markingtime"
video of the mr vs regualr gto in quarter mile:
please note the driver of the mr had a much better launch making a huge difference in the end
video overview of an mr, some options not present:
pitroad m gto - currently fastest gto in japan
bozz speed gto
info collected through various forums, owners, owning one myself, working on others and japanese translations. if you can contribute in any way whether it be how to better organize, or something you found with proof, or anything else please let me know. more info will be added as the later years are allowed into the country for personal inspection.
mmc publicly released documents
member "markingtime" -usa
evil empire performance -uk
I had power folding mirrors on a 92, I also seen them on a 91 here in Calgary.
are you sure every GTO had heated mirrors? I had 5 GTOs and none had heated mirrors 1990/11, 1992/6, 1993/3, 1995/3, 1995/11
LATE 91 got forged (the one i had in the shop was nov 91). there is also another 91 here that has forged. im 99% sure these have not been touched prior. if you ever get your hands on a 91 pull the pan off and check to make me 100% sure. 92 on im 100% sure has it.
about the mirrors, now that you mention it i remember seeing a 92 at a dealer in japan with a video showing the power fold. ill updated the info. i highly doubt the 91 had it stock cause i got the info from the japanese site. if you can confirm this i can look deeper into it.
about the heated mirrors: all gto got it, even if you dont have the sticker or the button. wait till your mirrors fog up, turn on your car and press the defrost button on the ac controls, watch the fog melt away. put your hand on the mirror and you will feel the heat. confirmed on 90,2x91,92. im 99% sure the rest of them got it as well.
question for you, what port did your 93 and 95's have? hybrid?
I've never really checked cause none of them had CELs, just the 92 after I stored it outside for a full season.
I thought there was a separate button for the heated mirrors, guess not.
I might buy an MR or 2 in the next few years If still like these cars then
added a new section, parts numbers list.
tiny update, gonna be working with the ECU soon and getting the pin numbers and their functions down.
im going to be installing a map sensor to log with but jdm doesnt have the egrt wire, gonna have to find another 0-5v input or possibly even solder in the circuit for it. more updates later.
another update, getting input from the Australians now
edit: another nice update going through ralliart3000gt's posts on 3si. for those who dont know, this is the guy that works for ralliart and has worked with all years and model gto's in person [in japan]. he is currently residing in the states as a licensed vendor for them.
edit2: got a pic of the non adjustable headrests for the mr
I am in the process of installing power folding GTO mirrors from a wrecked 98 GTO in Japan on my 94 3000GT. They did not have the heat option and the wiring plugs only had 5 pins in the 7 pin plug. I also bought a spare power folding mirror from a wrecked 92 GTO in Canada that did have the heat option and 7 pins in the 7 pin plug so obviously the mirrors were available with and without heat. The other mirror on the 92 was damaged in the wreck but the wiring was good so I ended up with two 7 pin wiring assemblies. I got the JDM control switch and control unit for the folding mirrors off the 92 also.
The mirror faces on my 3000GT are heated and swap right in for the non heated ones in the 98 housing so I will end up with heated power folding mirrors. The control unit had a lot of extra wires coming out of it that seemed unrelated to the mirrors so I ordered the electrical schematics for the GTO from Japan and they arrived a few days ago. They needed a little translation but I hope to be able to bench test on Tuesday.
Interesting to note, the heated GTO mirror I got from Canada did not have the "heat" symbol etched into the mirror face. The heated ones on my 3000GT do.
All I know is that the 2 power folding mirrors I got off a 98 GTO in Japane did not have heat and only had 5 wires going into their 7 wire plug (male & female) but the mirror out of the 92 grey market GTO in Canada had heat and its plugs had all 7 wires.
Here is something you may wish to include in your "Bible". The first marketed upgrade by John Hennessey was for the 1992 3000GT VR4 sold as the 450hp VR-200 (no idea what it stands for). It was not sanctioned by MMC for liability reasons and it voided the warranty, but Hennessey backed it with a 3 year warranty. Since then he has become more famous for his Hennessey Vetts and Vipers.
At least 8 were made. I have emailed them to try and get more information and I have ordered a back issue of the magazine.
if i include that, i would have to include all the 3k's from USDM like DR, pampena, 3sx, etc. ;) this is GTO only
I suppose you are right. Too bad it wasn't sanctioned like the Spyders.
I'm getting the details on a spec you don't show for UK GTOs. Apparently they have electric height adjustment (I'm assuming 2nd Gen/Mk2). The headlight bucket is a different design for them. When I get less vague information I will pass it on.
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