Mitsubishi Starion — TIMING CHAIN OR BELT?


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The Mitsubishi Starion was a sports car manufactured by the Japanese marque Mitsubishi. It was produced between 1982 and 1989. The Starion was a modern and aggressive sports car that was produced to compete with other highly-regarded sports cars of the time, such as the Toyota Supra and the Nissan 300ZX. It was also distinguished by its powerful turbo engine.

Before being launched, this model was presented at the 1982 Tokyo Motor Show as the “Mitsubishi Colt Starion“. A year later, the vehicle was renamed “Mitsubishi Starion” and went into mass production. The vehicle was marketed under the name “Conquest” in the United States. In Europe, the model was marketed by Chrysler as the Chrysler Conquest. There is one generation of this vehicle.

The Starion featured a turbocharged 2.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an astonishing 200 hp, plus a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 160 hp. Both engines came standard with a five-speed manual transmission, although an automatic transmission was also offered as an option.

The Mitsubishi Starion was one of the most appreciated sports cars of its time. It received favorable reviews from both the general public and the specialized press at its launch. However, as time went by, the Starion began to lose popularity in the face of a growing market rivalry, and was finally discontinued in 1989. Even so, it is still considered one of Mitsubishi’s most recognizable sports cars and it is coveted by car enthusiasts.

Mitsubishi Starion. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Mitsubishi Starion models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Mitsubishi Starion.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Mitsubishi Starion I – First Generation (A18) (1982)


Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Mitsubishi Starion Gen 1.

Petrol Engines

  • 4G63-T (ECI) 2.0 Turbo ECi (A183A) 170 CV (1982 – 1985)
  • 4G63-T/C 2.0 Turbo ECi (A183A) 180 CV (1985 – 1987)
  • 4G63-T (SOHC 8V) 2.0 Turbo ECi (A183A) 150 CV (1985 – 1987)
  • G54B T/C 2.6 Turbo ECi (A187A) 155 CV (1987 – 1990)
  • 4G63-T (ECI) 2.0 Turbo ECi (A183A) 170 CV (1982 – 1985)
  • 4G63-T/C 2.0 Turbo ECi (A183A) 180 CV (1985 – 1987)
  • 4G63-T (SOHC 8V) 2.0 Turbo ECi (A183A) 150 CV (1985 – 1987)
  • G54B T/C 2.6 Turbo ECi (A187A) 155 CV (1987 – 1990)

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