1992 Mitsubishi RVR Sportsgear TD 2.0 turbo diesel


I have scraped better things off my shoes


Exhaust manifold works loose since most of the weight from the turbo hangs from it, took it in to service agent to be rectified, stripped holes in head were re-threaded and fitted.

A few months it ran very poorly, took it to a different service agent who found that the previous repairer had not replaced manifold gasket, but had used gun gum on the old gasket, parts had been sucked through the turbo and the impeller was destroyed so new turbo.

Engine burning oil, mechanic found that intake pipes had gone soft and were collapsing under boost causing the engine to suck in oil through the breather pipe.

Developed a tapping noise, had swivels on rockers replaced.

Automatic started making a bump when taking off from an almost stop and holding onto gears too long. Had box checked, adjusted and serviced. This has improved matters, but still not right.

Engine developed rattle, big end bearings blown. This vehicle had been having oil changes every 5,00km and full service every 10,000km. Was told that the crank was damaged and the pistons had contacted the head and would need replacement motor.

General Comments:

Very poor performance and thirsty for a diesel. After the engine problems I purchased a cheap toyota diesel for less than the price for the motor being replaced to use for work in the meantime, I have found this has more power, a smoother gearchange and is more economical than the RVR, it is a 1.8 non turbo diesel. Have decided that the RVR is to be reassembled and flicked off and I will hold onto the toyota and sacrifice the creature comforts to have something more reliable and economical, will never touch a Mitsi again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th September, 2003

16th Apr 2004, 07:16

I am sorry to here you have all there problems with your RVR. I also have the turbo version and have had none of what you stated. The only major maintenance I have had done in over 120000k is timing/balance shaft belts being changes. Other than that regular oil changes and tie-rod ends replaced after 90000k I believe. My RVR has been used mainly for a work commuter and weekend trips camping or the the beach. I am also in Japan so it is not vary hard for me to get replacement parts if needed.

1995 Mitsubishi RVR 2


Easily under estimated at the lights..


The only thing so far, has been the idle screw slowly vibrated loose. This caused all sorts of confusion when trying to find the problem. Tires scrub out quickly on the fronts.

General Comments:

This vehicle is poor on fuel economy and slow to respond on initial take off. But don't be fooled, This vehicle is sure makes up for it when she slips into second gear. A fantastic small family vehicle. The vision is unsurpassed making it very safe to drive. The kids love the roomy back seats and compartments where they keep their books and toys. Excellent climate control. Bit of a head turner. A lot of people ask questions. To combat the fuel problem I am fitting a Three inch Exhaust and see how it goes... Overall thumbs up for this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2003

6th Sep 2004, 16:14

I own a 1996 RVR Super Sports Gear or SSG for short.

These vehicles have everything that you could wish for in a car and more.

Performance is second to none and it wipes the floor with anything of the same ilk.

Damn shame that they weren't promoted worldwide because they are serious machines in this guise.

2 litre Lancer Evo Turbo engine pushing out 227bhp as standard for the A/T and 247bhp M/T and permanent 4WD, tons of torque,tardis interior with removable and adjustable seats, wonderful vision, climate control, digital compass, bags of storage for the kids, multiple 12v sockets and above all else Mitsubishi reliability.

I'm looking for a Workshop manual, repair guide or service book.

I would even settle for the Russian version if anybody has one and I'll have it translated.

18th May 2005, 03:33

I have a Mitsubishi RVR Super Sports gear, a nice car, but a lot of electronics. have got a problem with the 4G63 engine, at low engine rpm. the engine stalls and does not accelerate properly, at over 2000 rpm all is well, what is the problem have tried everywhere to find out.

29th May 2005, 09:40

The problem can be the Mass air flow sensor that is between air filter and intake.

I am also looking for that part (E5T06071) for my 1995 RVR.

If anyone can help, just contact me: cvale2005@msn.com.

Best regards.

12th Sep 2010, 02:39

I am almost buying a Mitsubishi RVR. To those who've used it, please advise me. My email is: gudah1285@yahoo.co.uk.

27th Jun 2011, 04:04

I need some help.

My 1995 Mitsubishi RVR just lost its water pump.

How does one replace it? Does the engine require removal?