billion8520 wrote:Could anyone recommend if buying a Sharkmouth is smart decision based on availability/price of parts etc ?
I owned a very nice VRG for 3 years. Even though the prices the seem attractive, I would suggest you look at another vehicle. These Galants are old and parts are becoming ever more difficult to find. I called all over the country looking for Japanese cradles when mine needed replacing (front and rear double wishbone suspension) but had to settle for Korean-made which didn't last long.
If you aren't lucky like I was to get one with a good working GDI engine, the conversion to 6A13 is a hefty cost considering the value of the vehicle and it's a gas guzzler. 4G63 is even more expensive. The local model has a reliable N/A 4G63 but it's also guzzler and replacement parts are also difficult to find if your car is down and you need the parts quickly.
I was very lucky to not have any issues with my high pressure fuel pump but I wouldn't touch another Mitsubishi GDI engine of that era with a 10 feet pole.
This was my car. Feeling all the feels now